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James H. Hunter, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Brownsville, TX

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
55 Cove Circle
Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone: 956-542-4377
Fax: 956-542-4370
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

James H. Hunter, Jr. is a senior partner in Royston Rayzor's Rio Grande Valley, Texas, office. Mr. Hunter devotes his practice to assisting industries, institutions and insurers in a broad range of litigation. Mr. Hunter is sought out because of his skills and experience in complex cases and multiparty litigation. Representative clients include banks, contractors, transportation companies, manufacturers, energy companies and marine industries. Mr. Hunter has advocated successfully on behalf of his clients in jury and bench trials, appeals, and arbitration proceedings.  Recently, he has been a frequent speaker on trials in the pandemic age.

Mr. Hunter earned his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1989 and his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1992. He is licensed to practice law before the state courts of Texas; the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Hunter is a member of more than a dozen professional and civic organizations, including the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Defense Research Institute, the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and the Brownsville Economic Development Council.

In addition to representing his clients and serving as outside counsel to several Rio Grande Valley businesses, Mr. Hunter gives back to the community that his family has lived in for four generations by performing pro bono work on behalf of local residents and charitable organizations. He serves with the Texas Association of Defense Counsel as a district director, and he is a former Cameron County Bar Association president. His legal knowledge, professionalism and high ethical standards have earned him a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

* 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
  • 40%Transportation/Maritime
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About James H. Hunter, Jr.

First Admitted: 1992, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.roystonlaw.com/attorneys-19

Honors/Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Proctor in Admiralty Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • Award bestowed on a lawyer or judge who exemplifies the altruistic goals of the legal profession, Paula Waddle Distinguished Service Award, Cameron County Bar Association, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Past President, Cameron County Bar Association
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • South Cameron County Division
  • Past Director, American Heart Association
  • Past President, Brownsville-Port Isabel Propeller Club
  • Past State Bar of Texas District 12B Grievance Committee Chair
  • Past Director, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of the Maritime Committee)
  • District Director, Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Past Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of Texas at Brownsville

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Brownsville Economic Development Council
  • Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Brownsville-Port Isabel Propeller Club
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Educational Background

  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.A., 1989; Phi Alpha Delta

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Elected At-Large Director of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2012

Industry Groups

  • AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maritime Law Association Of The United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Texas Association Of Bank Counsel.
  • Texas Association Of Defense Counsel (Officer)
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Office Location for James H. Hunter, Jr.

55 Cove Circle
Brownsville, TX 78521

Phone: 956-542-4377

Fax: 956-542-4370

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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