James P. Roy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, LA

Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, LLC
 | 556 Jefferson Street, Suite 500
Lafayette, LA 70501-6979
Phone: 337-233-3033
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

James P. Roy is a senior partner and managing member of plaintiffs' personal injury firm Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb LLC in Lafayette, Louisiana. Focusing his practice on civil litigation, he represents plaintiffs throughout Louisiana in individual and class action matters involving vehicular accidents, admiralty and maritime law, personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Roy has served as court-appointed plaintiffs' co-liaison and co-lead class counsel for the ongoing multi-district federal litigation concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

A native of Louisiana, Mr. Roy obtained a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 1973. After receiving his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1976, he went on to obtain a Master of Laws from Georgetown University. Admitted to practice in Louisiana, Mr. Roy is also admitted before the all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Highly regarded by his peers, Mr. Roy has received an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of maritime law, personal injury litigation and mass tort class action litigation. Listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Louisiana by The National Trial Lawyers, he is a two-time recipient of the President's Award given by the Louisiana Association for Justice.

A Fellow and former board member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (limited to 500 active members under age 70), Mr. Roy is an active participant in several other professional and civic organizations, including the Louisiana Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice, among other bar associations. Mr. Roy is also a fellow in the LSU Foundation's 1860 Society and is a former member of the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University (Chairman, 2008-2009).

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Transportation/Maritime (40%): Admiralty & Maritime Law

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Transportation/Maritime: Admiralty & Maritime Law

Class Action/Mass Torts: Class Actions


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About James Roy

Admitted: 1976, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.wrightroy.com/attorney/james-parkerson-roy/

Honors and Awards:

  • Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated (Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1999 - Present
  • Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, LSU Law School Alumni Board of Trustees
  • Chairman, LSU Board of Supervisors, 2008 - 2009
  • Member, LSU Board of Supervisors, 2005 - 2010
  • Past President, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Louisiana, 1976

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairman of 232-HELP, Inc/211

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The National Law Journal named him Litigator of the Month in August, 2001

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $43 million federal court jury trial verdict for a double amputee in Becker v. Tidewater, for which the National Law Journal selected him "Litigator of the Month", August 20, 2001

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctorate, LSU Law School, 1976
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1973
  • Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1977
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Office Location for James P. Roy

556 Jefferson Street
Suite 500
Lafayette, LA 70501-6979

Phone: 337-233-3033


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