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James M. Parker Jr.



James “Jamie” Parker is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, with additional extensive experience in trial courts throughout the State of Texas handling numerous types of complex civil litigation matters. He has defended everything from multi-party toxic tort claims, to construction defect matters on buildings exceeding $250M in value, to death cases arising from both negligence and products liability issues. He has also defended legal, medical, nursing home, architectural, engineering, accounting and agency professional liability claims, insurance fraud litigation, insurance coverage issues, and trucking liability matters.

Having served both the Texas and United States Supreme Courts as a briefing attorney or Staff Counsel, he is able to handle matters from their inception throughout the appellate process. He is also in a unique position to assist with the sometimes difficult initial assessment of the potential liabilities in even the most complex of matters.

In addition to his practice, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University, and is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rated Lawyer

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rated Lawyer

Certifications & Specialties

Certifications & Specialties

Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • State Bar of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court  Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court  Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court  Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. 1986

  • Mary’s Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • Dean’s List

Texas A&M University, B.A., 1983

  • Dean’s List

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