R. James Amaro, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Amaro Law Firm
 | 2500 E TC Jester Boulevard, Suite 525
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-597-4121
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

R. James Amaro Jr., the founder of the Amaro Law Firm, handles matters of personal injury for clients in Houston, Texas. His experience extends to insurance coverage, products liability, class action/mass torts, business litigation and general litigation. With an in-depth understanding of how an injury affects the life of a client, Mr. Amaro approaches each case with a goal to receive compensation for any costs associated with the injury.

Mr. Amaro earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics with a minor in history at The University of Texas at Austin before moving on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. At the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, Mr. Amaro extended his education to international law. He has an Avvo rating of “Superb,” and for his adherence to legal ethics and superior skills, he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Amaro is admitted to practice by the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Illinois State Bar Association, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. District of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits. Additional admissions are to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts for Texas. 

A member of the national advisory board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Mr. Amaro also maintains membership with the American Association of Justice, including activity in the Trucking Litigation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Collision and Gulf Coast Oil Spill Litigation groups, and membership with the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Business Litigation (10%)

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

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation: Litigation

Class Action/Mass Torts: Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About James Amaro, Jr.

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: www.amarolawfirm.com/attorneys/r-james-amaro-founder/

Honors and Awards:

  • Houstonia Magazine – Top Houston Personal Injury Attorney 2015, 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40 for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2011-Present
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell®

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association of Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision Section
  • American Association of Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Group
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Western District Court of Texas
  • American Association of Justice – Trucking Litigation Group
  • American Association of Justice – Gulf Coast Oil Spill Litigation Group
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America – National Advisory Board
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana – Pro Hac Vice – Deepwater Horizon MDL
  • U.S. Western District Court of Oklahoma – Pro Hac Vice
  • U.S. Southern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Texas

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Trucking Litigation Discovery: Flipping Boulders Over, 2015
  • Never Should Have Been on the Road in the First Place - How to Prove a Truck Driver is Medically Disqualified, 2015
  • Co-author of article for The Harmonie Group: Texas Law: UM/UIM Coverage
  • European Union Regulations of Electronic Communication Networks: Stifling Global Integration of Securities Markets, 20 Wis. Int’l. LJ 397

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, economics and chemical engineering
  • University of Groningen – Groningen, Netherlands – International Law
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Economics, Minor in History

Industry Groups

  • Insurance Claims
  • Mass Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Office Location for R. James Amaro, Jr.

    2500 E TC Jester Boulevard
    Suite 525
    Houston, TX 77008

    Phone: 713-597-4121

     

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    Last Updated: 4/6/2017

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