James R. Helms, Jr.

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Practice areas

  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Business

Bar and court admissions

  • California, 1952

Honors and awards

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1952
  • B.S., University of the South, 1949

Certifications

  • Certified Specialist, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Professional memberships

  • Foothill Bar Association
    • President, 1967–1968
    • Vice-President, 1966–1967
    • Treasurer, 1965–1966
    • Secretary, 1964–1965
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California

Military

  • Maj. Inf., USA-Ret.

Biography

  • Born in Chattanooga, TN
  • Judge Pro Tem, Superior Court, Law and Motion Probate, 1989–present
  • Master Arcadia Lodge 278, Free & Accepted Masons of California, 2009
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation, 1999
  • Chairman, Arcadia Centennial Celebration Commission, 1998
  • President, San Gabriel Valley Association of Cities, 1975–1976
  • San Gabriel Valley Lawyers Referral Service
    • President, 1974–1975
    • Vice-President, 1973–1974
    • Secretary, 1970–1973
  • City of Arcadia
    • Mayor, 1971–1972
    • Mayor Pro-Tem, 1970–1971
    • Councilman, 1968–1976
  • Chairman, Foothill Area United Way, 1965–1967
  • President, Arcadia Community Chest, 1963–1964
  • Senior Warden, Arcadia Episcopal Church