Jim joined the B&H in 2007 as a partner after a successful 14-year tenure as a trial and dispute resolution lawyer at Hughes & Luce. Prior to that, he clerked for the United States Court of Appeals—Fifth Judicial Circuit. Jim’s primary practice areas include: commercial litigation, OSHA and MSHA matters, transportation litigation, and FLSA cases.
Jim is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble. He is licensed to practice in Texas, as well as in the United States Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for both the Fourth and Fifth Judicial Circuits, and all United States District Courts of Texas. Jim has been involved in cases in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, including briefing for cases heard by the United States Supreme Court.
Jim graduated from Baylor Law School with honors after completing his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington. While at Baylor, he served as Managing Editor of Baylor Law Review and interned for Judge Walter Smith of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Judicial Circuit before entering private practice.
Jim is also a veteran Texas peace officer with over twenty-five years of experience, which has provided invaluable insight in cases involving use of force and other civil rights issues, motor vehicle accidents, and investigative matters.
- Baylor University School of Law, J.D., with honors
- Managing Editor, Baylor Law Review
- University of Texas at Arlington,