Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Honoree


James Hervey

James Edgar Hervey was born in El Centro in 1926. He died in San Diego in 1996. In between was 69 years of adventure, both professionally and personally. His first and foremost dedication was to his family, and that is how he wants to be remembered, as someone who worked hard, provided well for his family and met his responsibilities. Jim attended Point Loma High School, USC, Hastings College of the Law and the School of Hard Knocks. He learned by doing. He married Jean Jessop, helped raise 5 children, traveled the world, sailed boats, hiked the Sierras and coached little league. Life, both the exultation and tribulation were challenges to be enjoyed. He lived his life with the credo: Do the best you can with what you have.