James M. Perez was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California. James achieved a bachelor’s degree in business from California State University of Fullerton in 2009, while working for AT&T. Some years later, James decided to increase his advocacy skills and learn about the law. James attended the University of Minnesota School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate degree in 2018. James hopes to continue advocating for others and advancing in a career at law and business.