James Hatchitt

James Hatchitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Howry, Breen & Herman, L.L.P.
 | 1900 Pearl Street, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-474-7300
Fax: 512-474-8557
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

James Hatchitt is a Partner at Howry, Breen & Herman. As a skilled Austin trial lawyer, Mr. Hatchitt strives to help his clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. He focuses his practice on business torts, commercial litigation, contract disputes, fraud, and insurance issues. He is also experienced in personal injury, employment law, mass torts, internal investigations, and pro bono criminal and immigration cases. At the firm, Mr. Hatchitt represents clients in both state and federal courts and is committed to providing compassionate, personalized, and aggressive representation. Contact Howry, Breen & Herman to schedule a free case evaluation.

About James Hatchitt

Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.howrybreen.com/attorneys/james-hatchitt/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected to Rising Stars list by Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Selected to Rising Stars list by Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Selected to Rising Stars list by Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Selected to Rising Stars list by Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Austin Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 2019
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 2019
  • Austin Bar Association, Bench/Bar committee member, 2015
  • Austin Bar Association, Law Day committee member, 2015
  • Austin Bar Leadership Academy, selected and completed course, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Representing a client referred by Volunteer Legal Services, in a lawsuit regarding a fallen tree limb that crushed the client's car while it was parked in an apartment parking lot., 2021
  • Appointed attorney ad litem for respondent in divorce proceedings in Travis County district court, on a pro bono basis.  Located and conferred with client in Honduras and negotiated terms of divorce decree that was later entered by a Travis County district judge., 2020
  • Appointed attorney ad litem for respondent in divorce proceedings in Travis County district court, on a pro bono basis.  Negotiated terms of divorce decree on behalf of absent client, which was later entered by a Travis County district judge., 2019
  • Participated in Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas's monthly legal clinic., 2019
  • Participated in Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas's monthly legal clinic., 2018
  • Participated in Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas's monthly legal clinic., 2017
  • Represented client referred by Volunteer Legal Services in dispute with late spouse's former employer over retirement funds., 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Second chair for trial team that secured $13 million verdict product liability verdict against Textron in the Western District of Texas., 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Obtained reversal of $1 million default judgment on a restricted appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.  Client hired us after suffering a default judgment in the trial court., 2020

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Business Administration - Engineering Route to Business - Finance/Accounting and Mechanical Systems, 2006
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Office Location for James Hatchitt

1900 Pearl Street
Austin, TX 78705

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Last Updated: 4/7/2021

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