Borton Petrini



James Jr. Kroll

Practice Areas
Business, Corporate, and Partnership Transactions
Construction Law
Estate & Tax Planning
Real Estate Law

Modesto, CA

(209) 576-1701


(209) 527-9753

James Kroll Jr. is Of Counsel in the Modesto office of Borton Petrini, LLP. Jim received his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University in 1966. In 1970, Jim received a Master’s Degree in history from San Francisco State University.

While engaged in a career as a public high school teacher, Jim attended the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was an honor student and member of the McAuliffe Scholastic Honor Society. Jim received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco in 1976, and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year.

After a brief career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office from 1977–1978, Jim returned to the San Joaquin Valley where he was born and raised.

Since 1978, Jim has been in private practice as a Modesto lawyer. His present practice as a Modesto lawyer includes an emphasis in real estate law, business law, corporate law, construction law, estate planning, probate and trust administration.

Burton v. Sosinsky, 203 Cal.App.3d 562 (1988)
Sutco Construction v. Modesto High School District, 208 Cal.App.3d 1220 (1989)

Lectures, Seminars & Publications:
Instructor, Modesto Junior College, Legal Aspects of Real Estate.


San Francisco State University, B.A., 1967
San Francisco State University, M.A., 1970
University of San Francisco, J.D., 1976


State Bar of California, 1976
United States District Court, Eastern and North Districts of California

Business & professional Associations

Stanislaus County Bar Association
Past President, Modesto Lions Club

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