James H. Furman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Aviation & Aerospace Attorney in Austin, TX

Furman Law Group
 | 3736 Bee Cave Road, Suite 1-189
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512-410-1202
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2014, 2016
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Aviation and Aerospace (60%),
  • E-Discovery (10%),
  • Military/Veterans Law (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

James H. Furman is the founder of Furman Law Group in Austin, Texas. Mr. Furman is an aviation attorney and handles matters involving airline, aviation, commuter and military air disasters. He also practices general personal injury law, representing individuals injured in car or other types of accidents. He serves clients throughout the city of Austin.

Mr. Furman has over 35 years of legal experience. He has been licensed to practice law since 1981 and is admitted in all Texas state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Furman has litigated airline, airplane and helicopter matters. He previously served as a major in the U.S. Army and spent 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Recognition Mr. Furman has achieved for his accomplishments in the legal profession, include being listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and receiving an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating awarded by the respected association.

Mr. Furman is active in the aviation sections of the American Association for Justice and has served in various leadership roles for the organization. He also belongs to the Texas Bar College and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mr. Furman received a master of business administration degree from the University of North Florida. He attained his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

*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
  • 60%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10%E-Discovery
  • 10%Military/Veterans Law
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2014, 2016

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About James Furman

Admitted: 1981, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.hillandponton.com/about-us/attorneys/james-housl...

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • FAA Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor in Airplanes, Helicopters and Instruments

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U. S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of Texas
  • State of Texas
  • U. S. District Courts for the Northern Districts of Texas
  • Past Chairman, American Association of Justice Aviation Section
  • U. S. District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
  • U. S. Court of Veteran Appeals

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boy Scouts of America Rotary Club International

Educational Background:

  • University of North Florida, M. B. A., 
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, B. S. in Aeronautical Science, Cum Laude
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Office Location for James H. Furman

3736 Bee Cave Road
Suite 1-189
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 512-410-1202

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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