Scott H. James

Top rated Eminent Domain attorney in Waco, Texas

Cherry Johnson Siegmund James PLLC
Scott H. James
Cherry Johnson Siegmund James PLLC

Practice Areas: Eminent Domain, Personal Injury, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2002

Education: Baylor University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2015

Cherry Johnson Siegmund James PLLC

400 Austin Avenue
Suite 903
Waco, TX 76701 Visit website


A former businessman with a successful record of entrepreneurship, Scott H. James brings a unique perspective as an attorney at JCherry Johnson Siegmund James PLLC. Representing clients in Central and South Texas, Mr. James handles cases of eminent domain and condemnation, oil and gas law and real estate, serious personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial and business litigation. 

After earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in telecommunications – film and media from Baylor University, Mr. James went on to The University of Texas at Dallas to earn an MBA, graduating magna cum laude. He then attended Baylor Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor and graduated as the highest-ranking student in his graduating class. 

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. A previous member of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, Mr. James also directed Region 12 at the Central Texas High School Mock Trial Tournament for several years. He is admitted to practice in Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

A believer in giving back to the community, Mr. James does pro bono work with many organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Waco Triathlon Club, the Greater Waco Sports Commission, Legacy Outfitters and the Harris Creek Baptist Church. Known for his work ethic and energy, Mr. James has experience handling complex litigation matters from both sides of the courtroom. During his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, coaching his kids in sports, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Practice areas

Eminent Domain, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Eminent Domain
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 2002, Texas

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Educational Background:
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, M.B.A. magna cum laude, Honors: - Highest Ranking student in commencement class
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, B.A., Major: Telecommunications - Film and Media
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
  • “Litigating Terms and Values for Easements and Condemnation”, Key Note speaker at Magnolia, Arkansas Landowner’s Conference
  • 6th Timberland Investment World Summit, New York City, Speaker
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Harris Creek Baptist Church, Deacon and Life Group Leader
  • Legacy Outfitters, Inc., Legal Counsel to National Board of Directors , 2003 - 2014
  • Legacy Outfitters, Inc., Leadership team and Committee Member , 2003 - 2012
  • American Red Cross Board Member , 2002 - 2005
  • Waco Triathlon Club, Board of Directors, Vice-President
  • Waco Sports Commission, Exploratory Committee and Advisory Board
  • Greater Waco Community
  • Highest Ranking student in commencement class, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
  • National Mock Trial Competitor, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
  • Order of the Barristers, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyer – Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine, a Thompson Reuters Service, 2007-2009, 2011-2015
  • McLennan County Young Lawyer of the Year, 2009
  • Region 12/Central Texas High School Mock Trial Tournament, Director, 2007 - 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, 2002 - Present
  • Texas Bar Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, Past Member

Office location for Scott H. James

400 Austin Avenue
Suite 903
Waco, TX 76701

Phone: 254-633-3011


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2015

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