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James W. Bartlett Jr.

James W. Bartlett Jr.

also known as Jim

Practice areas:

Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

For over 18 years, including 9 years as a partner in a national Am Law 200 firm, I have represented numerous corporations and individuals in complex litigation matters throughout and outside the United States, including corporate transactions litigation, civil RICO litigation, commercial litigation, securities litigation, products liability litigation, regulatory litigation, defamation litigation, class action litigation, and employment litigation, among others.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    1 year
  2. Litigation: 40%
    19 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    1 year


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • David Mira Stiles III

    Jim is a great lawyer. He is smart, attentive to client needs and always well prepared. I highly recommend Jim to handle matters ranging from simple business consultation to complex litigation. He can do it all.


    David Stiles Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Lee Curry Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a hard working, well prepared lawyer who you can trust to provide sophisticated legal counsel on any litigation matter. Further, Jim understands when and how to be aggressive in a manner that best suits his clients' needs and goals.


    David Curry Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Bush & Ramirez, PLLC

5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX, 77005



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2015
"Top Lawyer" - LitigationHoustonia Magazine2014
"Top Lawyer" - Commercial, Securities, and Employment LitigationHoustonia Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
"Rising Star" in LitigationTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Outstanding Young Lawyer of HoustonHouston Young Lawyers Association2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
President's Award for Outstanding Service to HYLAHouston Young Lawyers Association2002
President's Award for Outstanding HYLA Committee ChairHouston Young Lawyers Association2000
Dean's Outstanding Student Advocate AwardSouth Texas College of Law1995
Outstanding Male Graduate AwardSouth Texas College of Law1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberBush & Ramirez, PLLC2015 - Present
PrincipalThe Bartlett Firm LLLP2014 - 2015
PartnerKasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP1999 - 2014
AssociateBush, Burck & Lapidus, P.C.1995 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
St. Thomas Episcopal School BaseballVolunteer Program Director and Coach2011 - Present
West University Little LeagueBoard Member2009 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2007 - 2008
Texas Bar FoundationChair2006 - 2006
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers FoundationLife Fellow2005 - Present
Hope for ALSV.P., Co-Founder, Board Member, General Counsel1999 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of HoustonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Strake Jesuit College PreparatoryN/AHigh School Diploma1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Lawyer In-House Counsel SummitTexas Indemnity Law Update2013
Advanced Civil Discovery SeminarAdmissions and Interrogatories: Complying with Control Plans and Drafting Good Discovery in Complex Cases2003
Client PresentationReserving Reserving Rights under an Insurance Policy1998
Client PresentationTexas Tort Reform Summaries1997