Our Attorneys:

Joseph M. Earley III

Joseph Earley has been practicing law since 1992. Mr. Earley graduated in 1981 from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, and received his Master of Science degree in molecular biology from San Diego State University in 1984. Between 1984 and 1988, Mr. Earley studied as a graduate student at the University of Arizona in the Ph.D. program in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. In 1991 Mr. Earley received his law degree from Arizona State University. In 1992 Mr. Earley settled in the beautiful foothill community of Paradise California where he and his family continue to reside.

Mr. Earley’s law practice focuses on elder neglect and abuse, wrongful termination, employment retaliation and estate planning. His employment practice concentrates on advising and representing employees who are discriminated against for protecting the rights of others, particularly employees of care facilities. Mr. Earley has successfully litigated and resolved many other types of personal injury cases and provides confidential free consultations for most matters.


James Schacht

Mr. Schacht was admitted to the California Bar in 1998.  He graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography in 1990.  In 1991 he completed a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Davis.  He received his law degree from Cal Northern School of Law in 1998. Mr. Schacht was also admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2009. Among other interests, Mr. Schacht enjoys philosophizing, birdwatching, and silent films. Mr. Schacht has been an associate of the Law Offices of Joseph M. Earley for over five years and has developed a cutting edge level of expertise in long term care litigation issues.


Cameron Easterling

Mr. Easterling received his Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law in 2014, concentrating in Business Law. There he was an Editor of the McGeorge Law Review, a member of the Dean’s List, and received scholarship and awards for his academic excellence, including in Banking, Securities Regulations, & International Business studies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Certification from California State University Chico. Mr. Easterling was a member of the Dean’s list there as well, and was awarded several distinctions upon graduating, including winning the Moot Court Best Brief award.

Mr. Easterling is a published legal author, who has managed hundreds of cases, served in leadership positions at multiple legal clinics in the North State, and is a former Professor, Financial Advisor, and Federal Judicial Extern Clerk.