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James Douglas Uloth

James Douglas Uloth

also known as Doug Uloth

Practice areas:

Litigation, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, General Practice, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Contracts & Agreements, Appeals

About Me

I focus on representing individuals and businesses (from family owned to Fortune 100) in the areas of creditors’ rights, business litigation, and general business. However, my experience extends broadly into other areas, including engagements involving issues related to manufacturing, retailing, oil and gas exploration and production, financial services, real estate, and severe personal injury.

As a trial lawyer, my experience includes the prosecution and defense of lawsuits involving fraud, breach of fiduciary obligations, loans, secured transactions, real estate contracts, commercial and residential construction, equipment, commissions, placement and removal of materialman’s and mechanic's liens upon real property, government seizure of property, and commercial leases.

In the area of creditors’ rights, I primarily work to protect the interests of secured and unsecured creditors, and businesses that have partially performed contracts with the debtor, during the bankruptcy and restructuring process. My work in this area is furthered by my experience in representing borrowers/debtors in the reorganization of industrial, service, and real estate companies.

My general experience includes the formation of numerous businesses, assistance regarding matters arising out of operations, and the review, negotiation, and drafting of business documents (including leases, licenses, employment documents, stock and asset sales agreements, and purchase orders).


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Litigation: 40%
    30 years
  2. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 20%
    30 years
  3. General Practice: 15%
    30 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    30 years
  5. Other: 12%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • J. Hamilton Rial III

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Doug is among the most conscientious and capable attorneys with whom I have had the pleasure to work with for more than twenty years. I have referred many matters to Doug, generally business litigation, corporate, and complex bankruptcy matters. My clients report good results.


    J. Rial Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Doug on several cases and he is an excellent lawyer. He is capable of handling all types of civil litigation from the simplest to the most complex. I highly recommend Doug to anyone needing an attorney.


    Daniel Meyer Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Uloth, P.C.

15455 Dallas Parkway
Suite 600
Addison, TX, 75001-6760



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198508/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Super Lawyers ListTexas Super Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Texas Super Lawyers ListTexas Super Lawyers2013
Texas Super Lawyers ListTexas Super Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Board Certified - BankruptcyTexas Board of Legal Specialization2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Board Certification in Business BankruptcyTexas Board of Legal Specialization2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell Legal Directory1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderUloth, P.C.2008 - Present
AttorneyGlast, Phillips & Murray, A Professional Corporation2008 - 2008
PartnerUloth & Peavler, L.L.P.2002 - 2008
ShareholderSmith & Uloth, P.C.1991 - 2002
AssociateMatthews, Carlton, & Stein, P.C.1989 - 1991
AssociateCalhoun, Gump, Spillman, & Stacy, P.C.1985 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2006 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2004 - Present
Texas Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. Gulf-Tex Construction Company and Fidelity and Casualty Company of MarylandReversed trial court on appeal.
Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation v. DixonAffirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded.
English v. Ashland Chemical, Inc.Affirmed.

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalPre-Petition Termination of Executory Contract as Fraudulent Transfer.2013
Review of LitigationEquitable Estoppel as a Basis for Compelling Non-Signatories to Arbitrate - A Bridge Too Far?2002
Texas Bar JournalEnforcing Arbitration Against Non-signatories.2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityEdwin L Cox School of BusinessGraduate Finance Certificate2002
Southern Methodist UniversityEdwin L Cox School of BusinessCertificate-Fundamentals of Telecom2001
University Of TexasDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)law1985
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Construction Law Section-Dallas Bar AssociationIssues Commonly Arising in Commercial Construction Bankruptcies2010