James Cavin is the founder of Cavin Law, LLC. and assists Smith, Cavin & Corbin, LLC in real estate matters.

James M. Cavin

Of Counsel

Jim has practiced law since 1995 and has extensive courtroom experience in Georgia.

The son of a Navy surgeon, James Cavin was born at the Subic Bay Naval Base in the Phillipines and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jim attended the University of California Santa Barbara, where he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science. He earned his law degree at the California Western School of Law in San Diego.

He was an Assistant District Attorney in Cobb and Gwinnett Counties for the first half of his career and then in private practice with the firm of Thompson, O’Brien, Kemp & Nasuti handling litigation and banking matters.

Jim formed his own firm in May of 2013, Cavin Law, LLC. and continues to assist Smith Cavin & Corbin, LLC in real estate matters. Jim proudly served 21 years in the Marine Corps Reserves and retired in 2009 as a Gunnery Sergeant.

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James Cavin and Kristine Cavin
Jim met his future wife Kristine while they were attending law school at California Western. They returned to Georgia to start a family and today juggle careers with raising 3 very active boys.
James Cavin
A supporter of the Boy Scouts, Jim stays active in his local Cub Scout organization. In his leisure time he enjoys sports, hiking, gardening and camping with his family.

Professional Bio

  • Present: Founder, Cavin Law, L.L.C.
  • Present: of Counsel, Smith Cavin & Corbin, L.L.C.
  • 2006-2013: Thompson, O'Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, P.C.
  • 1998-2006: Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996-1998: Smith Ronick & Corbin, L.L.C.
  • 1995: California Western School of Law - Juris Doctor
  • 1988: University of California at Santa Barbara


“ Jim is a fine legal thinker, writer and trial counsel with immense experience in the courts.
He has provided extraordinary services to our clients and our firm.”

J. Patrick O'Brien, Attorney
Thompson, O'Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, PC