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James D. Bertsch

James D. Bertsch

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Personal Injury, Litigation, Mediation

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About Me

Overview


James Bertsch began practicing law with Touchstone Bernays in 1983 and has been a partner since 1990. James has represented clients in matters involving personal injury, construction law, medical malpractice, health care, professional malpractice, products liability, premises liability, trucking litigation, taxi cab litigation, insurance defense, mold litigation, and general civil litigation. James has been appointed by courts to act as a guardian ad litem and as a mediator. James completed formal mediation training in 2010 and is actively involved in the ADR/mediation process.


 


Honors & Awards


Texas Super Lawyer – 2012 (construction litigation),2011 (construction litigation), 2010 (construction litigation), 2009 (personal injury defense),2008 (personal injury defense), 2006 (medical malpractice)


 


Professional Affiliations


Texas Bar Association (T.B.A.)
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc. (T.A.D.C.)
Defense Research Institute (D.R.I.)
Texas Association of Mediators (T.A.M.)


 


Education


Southern Methodist University Law School, J.D. 1983 Dallas, Texas;
Southern Methodist University, B.A, Major: Political Science 1980;
Mediation Training in Dispute Resolution Techniques (2010);
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.


 


Admitted


State Bar of Texas (1983)
U. S. District Court Northern District (1984)
U. S. District Court Eastern District (1986)
U. S. District Court Western District (1991)


 


Personal Information


Born Houston, Texas, November 30, 1958. Resident of Mesquite, Texas. Married to Rhonda, with two adult children (Chris, U.T. ’06 and Kyle, Texas A&M ’09). Valley Creek Church of Christ; member and former deacon at Seagoville Church of Christ.


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Construction & Development: 65%
    12 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    32 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    5 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    32 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Stephen Lee Daniel

    Excellent lawyer. Highly recommended.

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    Stephen Daniel Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Touchstone, Bernays Attorneys at Law

4040 RENAISSANCE TOWER, 1201 ELM STREET
Dallas, TX, 75270

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTouchstone, Bernays, Johnston, Beall & Smith1983 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Association of Mediators (TAM)Member2010 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1983 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Texas Association of Defense CounselMember1983 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1983 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Successful in multiple Jury Trials over a span of 30 years.Successful Jury Verdicts

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Southern Methodist UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Law UpdateTexas Law2012