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James D. Tawney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in El Paso, TX

Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C.
906 N. Mesa St., 2nd Floor
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: 575-222-1000
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Civil Rights (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney James D. Tawney is a partner at the El Paso law firm of Flores, Tawney & Acosta PC. Since co-founding the law firm, Mr. Tawney has focused his practice on providing high-quality legal representation to victims of negligence living throughout New Mexico and Texas. Thanks to Mr. Tawney's excellent reputation as a dedicated client advocate, injured victims and their families know to turn to him for assistance when facing legal challenges related to the following:

• Personal injury
• Wrongful death
• Premises liability
• Products liability

Mr. Tawney earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in justice policy and planning from Northern Arizona University in 2005. He decided to further his education at Texas Tech University School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 2010. Later that same year, the State Bar of Texas granted him admission and the State Bar of New Mexico followed suit in 2011. Today, he serves the injured residents of both states.

Over the past decade and more, Mr. Tawney has earned a reputation as a skilled trial attorney and compassionate legal professional. This reputation has earned him the respect of his clients and the legal community, in which he is an active participant. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the El Paso Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the El Paso County Trial Lawyer Association, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, and the American Association for Justice.

 

Other Locations to Serve You:

 

Las Cruces

1485 N. Main Street Suite B

Las Cruces, NM  88001

 

El Paso

906 N. Mesa, 2nd Floor

El Paso, TX 79902

 

Carlsbad

102 W. Hagerman St. Ste. D.

Carlsbad, NM 88220

 

Albuquerque

1121 4th Street NW, Ste. 1-C.

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Selections

7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

About James D. Tawney

First Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://ftalawfirm.com/our-firm/james-tawney/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Texas, Admitted in November 2010, Bar # 24060970
  • El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas Committee for Pattern Jury Charges: Malpractice, Premises, and Products 2014-2015
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Admitted in May 2011, Bar # 142518
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2014-2015
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors 2017-2021
  • State Bar of Texas, Leadership SBOT Class, 2014
  • El Paso Young Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Calling All Criminals, Our State Will Protect Your Crack House: Homestead Protection's Application To Forfeiture Resulting From Criminal Conduct"; Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Volume 2, Book 1
  • Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Lead Articles Editor, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • “Civil Law Update”; Sam Jackson Legate & James Daniel Tawney, El Paso Bar Association 17th Annual Civil Practice Seminar, February 14th-16th, 2013

Educational Background

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2010
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, B.A.S., Major: Justice Policy and Planning, Honors: GPA: 3.95, Honors: National Dean’s List, Honors: Golden Key International Honor Society, Honors: Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization, 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Albuquerque Business First "40 Under Forty" Award Recipient, 2018

Honors/Awards

  • , America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, https://www.top100personalinjuryattorneys.com/, 2021
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, https://www.milliondollaradvocates.com/, 2021
  • The Trial Lawyers Association - Top 10 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 10 attorneys from each state or region in a given field. James Tawney - The National Trial Lawyers, TOP 10 TRUCKING TRIAL LAWYER, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, https://www.milliondollaradvocates.com/, 2021
  • Personal Injury Law, Lawyers of Distinction, https://www.thelawyersofdistinction.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu7WPu--c8gIVyhOtBh1QqQArEAAYASAAEgK__PD_BwE, 2020
  • , America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, https://www.top100personalinjuryattorneys.com/, 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, https://thenationaltriallawyers.org/, 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, https://thenationaltriallawyers.org/, 2019
  • Personal Injury Law, Lawyers of Distinction, https://www.thelawyersofdistinction.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu7WPu--c8gIVyhOtBh1QqQArEAAYASAAEgK__PD_BwE, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, https://thenationaltriallawyers.org/, 2018
  • Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal Executive Board Scholarship, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2009-2010
  • Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Business Entities, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Fall Advanced Mock Trial Finalist, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Spring Advanced Moot Court Quarter-finalist, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Scholarship, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2008-2009
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • GPA: 3.46 Rank: 32/216 (Top 15%), Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Practice I & II, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Procedure, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Co-Founder, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Fall Advanced Moot Court Top Oralist Award, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
  • George Mahon Fellowship, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2009-2010
  • Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in NAFTA, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Dean’s List, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Advanced Negotiations Semi-finalist, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Hispanic Law Student Association, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Texas Tech University Regents' Scholarship, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2007-2009

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision - Traumatic Brain Injury $1,000,000.00, 2021
  • Construction Accident - Spinal Injury $1,310,000, 2020
  • Semi-Truck Crash - Spinal Injury $600,000.00, 2020
  • Police Misconduct/Civil Rights - Torn Rotator Cuffs $180,000.00, 2020
  • Car Crash - Torn Rotator Cuff $90,000.00, 2020
  • Forklift Crash - Knee Injury $400,000.00, 2019
  • Car Crash - Spinal Injury $155,000.00, 2019
  • Oil Field Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury, Torn Shoulder, Broken Leg $900,000.00, 2019
  • Work Accident - Spinal Injury, Shoulder Tear $350,000.00, 2018
  • Work Accident - Spinal Injury $250,000.00, 2018
  • Police Vehicle Crash/Wrongful Death - $450,000.00, 2017
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Office Location for James D. Tawney

906 N. Mesa St.
2nd Floor
El Paso, TX 79902

Phone: 575-222-1000

Last Updated: 9/29/2021

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