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James W. Bartlett Jr.

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Jim

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About James

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With over 27 years of experience, I'm not just any trial lawyer. I've crafted deals, negotiated and drafted complex contracts, and represented corporations across the nation during my career—which includes a 15-year tenure at a top-notch national Am Law 200 firm. My experience spans complex business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent transfers, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil RICO, shareholder derivative litigation, products liability, the UCC, class actions, and more. My approach? Clear communication, pinpointing client goals from the outset, and devising innovative and efficient strategies to achieve them. I genuinely care about my clients and have a relentless service mentality, both personally and professionally.


Okin Adams Bartlett Curry LLP
1113 Vine Street, Suite 240
Houston, TX, 77002

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Posted by Jim | March 27, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Jim represented me in a complex shareholder dispute relating to my company. He is a sophisticated, prepared, and appropriately aggressive attorney and his efforts helped me prevail in the case. Jim’s tenacity was impressive and I felt confident and relaxed throughout the process, knowing that I was in excellent hands. He is a master advocate with a complete skill set.
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Posted by Tim | December 19, 2013
James W Bartlett Review
As General Manager of the largest property damage class action settlement in the country (in excess of $1 billion), I worked with James for several years on issues relating to that case. James was very knowledgeable and involved in the case and I appreciated his counsel in all respects


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Okin Adams Bartlett Curry LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Member
  • Bush & Ramirez, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Principal
  • The Bartlett Firm LLLP
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
  • 1999 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Bush, Burck & Lapidus, P.C.
  • 1995 - 1999
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  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
  • High School Diploma
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Arbitration Award
  • $4.2 Million Arbitration Award
  • Multimillion Dollar Settlement
  • $2 Million Settlement
  • Successful Settlement
  • Successful Settlement
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  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Athletic Booster Club Board
  • Vice-President/Membership Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • West University Little League
  • Board Member/Division Director
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer In Commercial Litigation
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2005
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • President's Award for Outstanding Service to HYLA
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2002
  • President's Award for Outstanding HYLA Committee Chair
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Male Graduate Award
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1995
  • Dean's Outstanding Student Advocate Award
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1995
  • Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course
  • Spoliation, Litigation Holds, and Other Things That Keep Lawyers Awake at Night
  • 2015
  • Texas Lawyer In-House Counsel Summit
  • Texas Indemnity Law Update
  • 2013
  • Advanced Civil Discovery Seminar
  • Admissions and Interrogatories: Complying with Control Plans and Drafting Good Discovery in Complex Cases
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a wonderful lawyer. He is hard-working, dedicated and professional. He enjoys a strong reputation within the field as a man who is honorable, ethical, and intelligent. I would not hesitate to hire him on the most complex matter, knowing that his skill and understanding would bring the matter to an acceptable conclusion. Jim is a tireless advocate for his clients, and his accomplishments speak for themselves. I endorse him as a friend, a colleague, and as a highly successful attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a great lawyer, he has exceptional analytical skills and is extremely prepared. I have known Jim for years and he continually impresses me with his ability to assess issues and come up with solutions that benefit his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I first worked with Jim as attorneys at the same law firm. I have since opposed Jim in a lawsuit involving a business dispute. Jim is always very well prepared, thoroughly researching both the law and facts in every matter. He has the unique ability to clearly convey his message in complicated matters to the court, opposing counsel, and his clients. Jim's ethics are beyond reproach. His word is his bond. Jim is a zealous advocate for his clients. Yet, at all times, he is always professional and a true gentleman."
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Houston Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer James W. Bartlett Jr.
James W. Bartlett Jr.
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 27 years