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Jim received his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he served on the Law Review. During his time in law school, he was also a member of numerous varsity...
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Texas Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
John earned a BBA from the University of North Georgia, where he was on academic scholarship, participated in ROTC military training and was on the college tennis team. John then earned an MBA from Georgia Tech, where he served as a Research Assistant.
John headed to Texas to Baylor Law School on an academic scholarship. During law school, he was a summer associate with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corp in Germany. Upon graduation, John practiced law in the trial section at Woodard, Hall & Primm in Houston.
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Houston, TX 77023
South Texas College of Law
Jim is a certified mediator and was primary counsel in a nationwide “early look program” designed to resolve claims before suit was filed. He earned recognition from Thomson Reuters among the Texas Super Lawyers in civil litigation defense in 2006-2007. Jim is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubble.
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