James M. Toma

Lecturer in Law

  • A.B. Yale University, 1992
  • M.P.P. UC Berkeley, 1995
  • J.D. UC Berkeley, 2001

James Toma will teach a Government Externship seminar as part of UCLA School of Law’s part-time externship program. He is currently Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the Charitable Trusts Section for the California Department of Justice where he investigates and litigates on behalf of the People of State of California against individuals, public benefit corporations, and businesses engaged in charitable solicitation fraud and other violations of charitable trust law. He was previously a council member and Mayor for the city of West Covina.

Toma received his B.A. with distinction from Yale University, his M.P.P from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Public Policy, and his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law where he won the McBaine Honors Moot Court Award for Best Oral Argument.