R. James Amaro, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Amaro Law Firm
 | 2500 E TC Jester Boulevard, Suite 525
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-597-4121
Fax: 713-864-1942
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

R. James Amaro Jr., the founder of the Amaro Law Firm, handles matters of personal injury for clients from the firm's Houston, Texas office.  The firm's culture is built upon a culture of contribution and service to the community.  Mr. Amaro handled cases arising from the 2005 BP Refinery Explosion in Texas City, tried the first Hurricane Ike case to verdict, assisted thousands of Deepwater Horizon oil spill claimants, and argued a landmark Texas Supreme Court decision on behalf of hospital patients being overbilled.  His extensive trial and litigation experience extends to motor vehicle accidents, trucking litigation, trauamtic brain injury litigation, class action/mass torts, and product liability. 

Mr. Amaro earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics with a minor in history at The University of Texas at Austin before moving on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. At the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, Mr. Amaro extended his education to international law. He has an Avvo rating of “Superb,” and for his adherence to legal ethics and superior skills, he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Amaro is admitted to practice by the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Staet Bar of Colorado, the Illinois State Bar Association, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. District of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits. Additional admissions are to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts for Texas. 

A member of the national advisory board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Mr. Amaro also maintains membership with the American Association of Justice, including activity in the Trucking Litigation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Collision and Gulf Coast Oil Spill Litigation groups, and membership with the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association. 

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Business Litigation (10%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation, Class Actions, Toxic Torts, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About James Amaro, Jr.

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.amarolawfirm.com/attorneys/r-james-amaro-founder...

Honors/Awards:

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2014, 2015, 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2011-Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40 for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Houstonia Magazine – Top Houston Personal Injury Attorney 2015, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Colorado, 2018
  • United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2016
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Association of Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision Section
  • U.S. Southern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America – National Advisory Board
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice – Gulf Coast Oil Spill Litigation Group
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Texas
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin
  • American Association of Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Group
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana – Pro Hac Vice – Deepwater Horizon MDL
  • American Association of Justice – Trucking Litigation Group
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Western District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Western District Court of Oklahoma – Pro Hac Vice
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • American Association of Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author of article for The Harmonie Group: Texas Law: UM/UIM Coverage
  • European Union Regulations of Electronic Communication Networks: Stifling Global Integration of Securities Markets, 20 Wis. Int’l. LJ 397
  • Never Should Have Been on the Road in the First Place - How to Prove a Truck Driver is Medically Disqualified, 2015
  • Trucking Litigation Discovery: Flipping Boulders Over, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, economics and chemical engineering
  • University of Groningen – Groningen, Netherlands – International Law
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Economics, Minor in History

Industry Groups

  • Insurance Claims
  • Mass Torts
  • Personal Injury
Office Location for R. James Amaro, Jr.

2500 E TC Jester Boulevard
Suite 525
Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713-597-4121

Fax: 713-864-1942

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Last Updated: 6/11/2019

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