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James W. Bartlett Jr.

James W. Bartlett Jr.

also known as Jim

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


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Norman W. Peters Jr.

    I have known Jim for over 16 years, and practiced with him for most of that period at an Am Law 200 law firm. Jim is an exceptional litigator who is also gifted with a tremendous amount of common sense and drive. He is adept at crafting litigation strategies that suit the needs of individual clients, and has successfully handled matters of all sizes as lead counsel. I would not hesitate to refer a matter to Jim.


    Norman Peters Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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

Contact info

Bush & Ramirez, PLLC

5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX, 77005


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199610/19/2015
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