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James M. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Houston, TX

Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP
1600 Smith Street, Suite 5000
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-224-8380
Fax: 713-225-9945
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed in Texas Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

Representing clients in Houston, Texas, James M. Thompson is partner at Royston Rayzor. With over two decades of experience, he handles legal issues related to environmental law and toxic torts, commercial and business litigation and counseling, and admiralty and maritime law. This includes patent infringement claims, partnership disputes, pricing discrimination, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and business torts.

After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, Mr. Thompson attended law school at South Texas College of Law Houston. In 1999, he graduated with honors and his Juris Doctor and began a long career full of litigation experience. During his career, he has also represented premises owners and manufacturers in asbestos litigation.

Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice in the state of Texas. He is also admitted to practice before the following federal courts: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. A member of the Federal Bar Association, he is also actively involved with the State Bar of Texas, the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the Houston Bar Association.

During his career spanning more than two decades, Mr. Thompson has investigated and defended claims that were the result of maritime and oilfield casualties, and products liability issues. He represents both individuals and businesses in federal and state courts, and has a reputation as a highly qualified, skilled, intelligent attorney who advocates strongly for his clients.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

About James M. Thompson

First Admitted: 1999, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • How To Help Clients Avoid The Responsible-Third- Party Label, Texas Lawyer, November 13, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas, 1999

Educational Background

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A. Finance, 1996
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Office Location for James M. Thompson

1600 Smith Street
Suite 5000
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-224-8380

Fax: 713-225-9945

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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