He was also awarded a “Superb” Rating by AVVO (a perfect score of 10.0 out of 10.0), a Top Attorney rating calculated using a mathematical model that evaluates relevant data in an attorney’s profile, including experience, disciplinary history, professional achievements, client reviews, peer reviews and industry recognition .The rating system periodically collects background data from multiple sources, including state bar associations, court records, lawyer websites, and other information, and is considered a premier consumer dedicated attorney rating system.
Mr. Williams is also a Member of the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM Alliance), an alliance comprised of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and insurance defense attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Mr. Williams was also selected by ALM to be included in the 2017 and 2018 Annual section of Texas’s Top Rated Lawyers in The Texas Lawyer.
He was also invited to be included in the 2016 publication of Legal Leaders: Insurance Law in The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel. Additionally, American Registry LLC, has named James L. Williams to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence.
He was selected to be included in U.S. News Lawyer Directory Best Lawyers.
The firm has been selected as one of the "10 Best Law Firms for Texas" by The American Institute of Legal Counsel (AIOLC) for workers' comp litigation defense which recognizes excellence of practitioners in their practice areas. This is a significant achievement as each firm must be formally nominated by the Institute, clients, and/or fellow attorneys, have attained the highest degree of professional achievement and have an impeccable Client Satisfaction Rating, with client satisfaction being of paramount importance.
The firm has also been selected by Expertise.com as among the Top 17 Litigation Attorneys serving Fort Worth, Texas in 2018. Expertise.com scored litigation attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, including reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism and analyzed the results to give a hand-picked list of the best litigation attorneys in Fort Worth, Texas.
Each year The American Registry reviews industry data and recognition criteria throughout the world to identify and award the “Best of the Best”. Mr Williams has been selected as within the TOP 1%, attaining the “America’s Most Honored Professionals” Recognition for 2018.
Williams, McClure & Parmelee provides a broad range of legal services with concentration in the areas of insurance defense litigation and business representation. Our attorneys have over 90 years of combined legal experience. The firm has extensive experience in business and insurance company representation including insurance defense, construction law, transportation law, workers' compensation defense and employment law defense. Our firm places special emphasis on representation of insurance companies, third party administrators (TPA's) and assisting insurance claims management and claims personnel. Williams, McClure & Parmelee combines large firm performance with small firm relationships and small firm fees. Williams, McClure & Parmelee is a preferred law firm for the Insurance Management Institute Insurance Law List. The firm is recommended counsel of the Directory of American Business & Insurance Attorneys (ABIA). The firm includes an Associate Member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) as well as a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA). We are also a listed Insurance Defense Law Firm by Casualty Adjusters Guide (CAG). Attorneys at Williams, McClure & Parmelee have litigated cases before state administrative agencies, state courts, federal agencies, federal courts and the American Arbitration Association.
Williams, McClure & Parmelee has also been recognized for excellence in adherence to the highest professional standards and integrity by Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||07/22/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent® Rated Attorney||Martindale-Hubbell®||2019|
|Top 1%, Best of the Best, America's Most Honored Professionals||American Registry||2018|
|Top Litigation Attorneys, Fort Worth, Texas||Expertise.com||2018|
|Highest Possible Judicial Ranking by the Judiciary, Preeminent||American Registry, Martindale Hubbell||2018|
|2018 Top Rated Lawyer in Texas||ALM||2018|
|10 Best Law Firms for Texas||The American Institute of Legal Counsel (AIOLC)||2018|
|U.S. News Lawyer Directory Best Lawyers||U.S. News||2018|
|Top Attorney Litigation/ Superb||AVVO||2018|
|Top Attorney||Fort Worth Magazine||2018|
|2017 Top Rated Lawyer in Texas||ALM||2017|
|Top Attorney||Fort Worth Magazine||2017|
|AV Preeminent® Rated Attorney||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Top Attorney||Fort Worth Magazine||2016|
|AV Preeminent® Rated Attorney||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Attorney||Fort Worth, Texas Magazine||2015|
|AV Preeminent® Rated Attorney||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Attorney Litigation/ Superb||AVVO||2014|
|Top Attorney||Fort Worth, Texas Magazine||2014|
|Selected Attorney||National List of Attorneys||2014|
|Selected Preferred Member Attorney||Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)||2013|
|Special Commissioner||Tarrant County||2011|
|Designated Expert Witness in Texas Workers' Compensation Law||Multiple Issues||2005|
|Top Lawyers, Insurance Defense||Fort Worth, Texas Magazine||2002|
|Preferred Panel Counsel Award||National Insurance Carrier||1995|
|President & Managing Partner||Williams, McClure & Parmelee||2015 - Present|
|President||Williams, Lacy, McClure & Parmelee||2012 - 2015|
|President and Managing Partner||Williams, McClure & Parmelee||2001 - 2012|
|Of Counsel||Chappell, Hill & Lowrance||1998 - 2001|
|Principal||Chappell & McGartland||1994 - 1998|
|Associate Attorney||Riddles, McGrath & Greenberg||1990 - 1994|
|Assistant City Attorney||Dallas City Attorney's Office||1989 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National List of Attorneys||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Risk And Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)||Associate Member||2013 - Present|
|The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Grapevine High School Football Booster Club||N/A||2012 - Present|
|The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose Insurance Organization||N/A||2012 - Present|
|DFW Council of Safety Professionals||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Tarrant County Bar Referral Service||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Texas Association of Non Subscribers||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Workers’ Compensation Section, State Bar of Texas||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Texas Association of Defense Counsel||Member||2001 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Tarrant County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)||N/A||2006 - 2014|
|Subrogation Association of North Texas||N/A||2005 - 2014|
|Tarrant County Bar Young Lawyers Association||N/A||1994 - 1996|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||1991 - 1991|
|Lorman Education Services||Workers' Compensation Defenses||2001|
|Lorman Education Services||Adjudication of Workers Compensation Claims in District Court||2000|
|Lorman Education Services||Recent Appeals Panel and Case Law Update||2000|
|Lorman Education Services||Non-Subscriber Issues and Update||2000|
|The Examiner||Supplemental Income Benefits Based on Ratable Impairment||1997|
|Claims Educational||Claims Investigations and the Witness Statement||1995|
|Client Communications||Do’s and Don’ts of Depositions||1994|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Washington and Lee University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Washington and Lee University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Workers Compensation Seminar||Defenses to Workers Compensation||2001|
|Claims Conference||Mediation Strategies for Insurance Claims||1998|
|Claims Organization Sessions||Evaluating Personal Injury Damages||1997|
|Claims University||Automobile Accidents and the Claims Adjuster||1993|
|Pickens v A&W||Defense victory with appeal|
|Velesco v Kenworth||Successful defense with appeal|
|Gomez v Northwest||Defense victory maintained|
|Stell v. Moore||Defense Victory|
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