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James B. Kennedy, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in El Paso, TX

The Law Firm of James Kennedy P.L.L.C.
6216 Gateway Blvd E
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: 915-544-5200
Fax: 915-532-2423
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

James B. Kennedy Jr., the founder of The Law Firm of James Kennedy P.L.L.C. in El Paso, Texas, focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death. He has handled many cases involving work injuries, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents and brain and spine injuries. He also handles personal injury cases in which people were injured or killed due to defective products and employment-related cases in which people were fired from their job in violation of their legal rights.

Mr. Kennedy is admitted to practice in state courts in Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for Nevada and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. He has been board-certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Having taken cases to trial in Texas and New Mexico state courts as well as federal courts, Mr. Kennedy has the skill and experience to take cases all the way to judgment when necessary. However, he also has experience with alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration, through which he has negotiated numerous cases to a settlement favorable for his clients without the expense and uncertainty of going to trial.

Mr. Kennedy is a 1994 honors graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he graduated with special honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Kennedy is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has received a BV Distinguished* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

About James B. Kennedy, Jr.

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow
  • Cum Laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1994
  • Recipient for Outstanding Civility and Professionalism in the practice of trial law El PasoChapter of ABOTA, 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Educational Background

  • Bachelors of Art with Special Honors from the University of Texas in Austin, 1991

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas, 1994
  • Nevada, 2006
  • Federal Court in Texas Western District since 1995
  • Legal Research Board Editor, Texas Tech School of Law, 1994
  • New Mexico, 1999
  • President of El Paso Chapter of ABOTA, 2012
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2006
  • Colorado, 2004
  • Arizona, 2014
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals since 2000
  • Member Phi Alpha Theta, 1991
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Office Location for James B. Kennedy, Jr.

6216 Gateway Blvd E
El Paso, TX 79905

Phone: 915-544-5200

Fax: 915-532-2423

Last Updated: 5/18/2022

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