James A. McCorquodale

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Dallas, Texas

Law Office of Sandy McCorquodale, P.C.
James A. McCorquodale
Law Office of Sandy McCorquodale, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1983

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2022 - 2023
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Law Office of Sandy McCorquodale, P.C.

12700 Hillcrest Rd
Suite 125
Dallas, TX 75230 Visit website


James (Sandy) McCorquodale is the founding attorney of the Law Office of Sandy McCorquodale, P.C., in Dallas, Texas, and Houston, Texas. With nearly four decades of law practice experience, Mr. McCorquodale represents clients throughout Texas in state and federal courts as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Experienced and professional, with the mental toughness to take a case to trial. The law firm handles accidents, injuries, workers’ compensation claims, on the job injuries, wrongful death claims, brain injury, burns, broken bones and amputations caused by accidents, defective products, explosions, fires, hurricanes, big rig trucks, 18-wheelers, cars, autos, slip and fall, trip and fall, and motor vehicle accidents. The law firm handles professional malpractice claims, legal malpractice and accounting malpractice. The law firm handles insurance claims, insurance coverage issues, and insurance bad faith claims. He deals with a wide array of personal injury matters with a specific focus on construction accident injuries. He also represents clients in professional, legal and accounting malpractice lawsuits. 

 He also assists clients with insurance coverage issues. Clients regularly seek his advice on claims for bad faith, for breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, for violation of the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act (Chapter 542 of the new Texas Insurance Code, formerly Articles 21.21 and 21.55 of the old Texas Insurance Code) and for alleged DTPA violations.

He has successfully tried and appealed several high-profile cases that have resulted in rulings that have helped existing Texas businesses operate effectively.

Mr. McCorquodale majored in chemistry and biology at the California Institute of Technology. Upon completing his B.G.S. from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1980, he attended law school at the University of Houston and received his Juris Doctor in 1982. For the next two years, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Lou Robinson, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Bad Faith Insurance, Brain Injury, Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Insurance Coverage
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1983, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.smqlaw.com/about/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Treasurer, Native American Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Office location for James A. McCorquodale

12700 Hillcrest Rd
Suite 125
Dallas, TX 75230

Phone: 469-405-7154


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2022 - 2023

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