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R. James Amaro Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   107 reviews

also known as Randolph James Amaro Jr.


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About R. James

Learn R. James’s areas of practice.

1
Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    100%
    personal injury, trial attorneys, trucking accidents, car wrecks, work injuries, oil filed injuries, offshore injuries, maritime accidents

    21 years

Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Northern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Western District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Southern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Western District Court of Oklahoma – Pro Hac Vice
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana – Pro Hac Vice – Deepwater Horizon MDL
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Member:

·        Texas Trial Lawyers Association

·        National Trial Lawyers Association

·        Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers

·        American Association of Justice

·        Houston Bar Association

 

Education:

·        University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Economics, Minor in History

·        University of Wisconsin, J.D.

 

Articles:

·        European Union Regulations of Electronic Communication Networks: Stifling GlobalIntegration of Securities Markets, 20 Wis. Int'l. LJ 397

·        Co-author of article for The Harmonie Group: Texas Law: UM/UIM Coverage

 

About:

R. James Amaro founded the Amaro Law Firm after leaving his position as an attorney at a defense law firm. Not long after founding the firm, Mr. Amaro was hired to represent many individuals and families who had their lives destroyed by the BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas. Since then, Mr. Amaro has successfully represented thousands of people and businesses in various legal matters, including personal injury claims, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, and commercial litigation.   Under his leadership, the Amaro Law Firm tried the first Hurricane Ike case to verdict, assisted thousands of individuals and businesses with their claims against BP for damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and won a landmark case before the Texas Supreme Court which will provide a mechanism for millions of Texans to protect themselves from hospital billing fraud. 

 

Every year since being founded, the Amaro Law Firm has recovered several millions of dollars for its clients who have been personally injured or suffered damages in business and insurance disputes. Mr. Amaro has instilled his firm and staff with his relentless drive and determination to effectively represent the firm's clients with the utmost duty of candor and loyalty.


Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Amaro gained a wide breadth and invaluable work experience working at some of the largest national and state based law firms in Wisconsin and Texas. In his career, Mr. Amaro has written federal opinions for a federal judge and worked for many large defense law firms. His experiences have given him the perspective to manage his firm's cases efficiently and effectively. In the beginning of his legal career, Mr. Amaro was an aggressive defense attorney with a Houston insurance defense firm where he learned how the "insurance racket" works. As a defense attorney, Mr. Amaro practiced in the areas of insurance coverage and defended clients in the areas of construction law, real estate law, toxic torts, products liability, commercial litigation and arbitration, personal injury and wrongful death.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Amaro worked and studied in real estate, engineering, and internet technology as a student and as an entrepreneur during and after his college studies. To finance his education, he had obtained multiple academic scholarships to several top-tier universities across the United States. Despite the offers, Mr. Amaro decided to stay in Texas and attend the University of Texas at Austin to study chemical engineering in its reputable program. In his chemical engineering studies, Mr. Amaro excelled and obtained an internship with a large engineering company in Houston called Bechtel Corporation at which he reviewed process flow diagrams and wrote a visual basic program for engineers to use to perform calculus and differential equations. He was in the advanced sequence of his studies in the middle of his junior year before he decided to change his major to economics and pursue a career in law. Before finishing his studies in economics at the University of Texas, Mr. Amaro co-founded a popular internet based business in Austin which provided marketing and social services to students and to companies marketing to students. The company exploded in popularity and was advertised on the radio within 3 months of launching and became one of the most visited websites in Austin by university students. Also while in Austin and only at the age of 20, Mr. Amaro obtained his real estate license and began selling and leasing apartments and condos all over the Austin area. Today, Mr. Amaro still owns interests and invests in real estate and internet technology companies.

Through this experience, Mr. Amaro has learned how the judicial system perceives insurance and personal injury claims and the common strategies of insurance defense law firms and the insurance companies that pay them. Through his business and entrepreneur experiences, he understands what makes businesses successful and how to protect valuable business interests.

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Licensed for 20 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 01/13/2023
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/06/2023
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/23/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/05/2022
State NM
Status Active
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact R. James

Amaro Law Firm
2500 E TC Jester
Suite 525
Houston, TX, 77008

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  107 customer reviews
Posted by Kim | June 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I worked with Laura and she was amazing. She was always helpful, responded to every email same or next day. She kept me updated through the entire process. I would recommend this firm to anyone that is having difficult with the insurance companies paying any settlement.They have truly amazing customer service.
Posted by Sergio | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Having never had a previous experience with attorneys much I hope that all will be as easy to deal with and have such helpful service
Posted by Ashly | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!!
This lawyer along with his law firm at Amaro Law Firm are amazing they helped me so much in my personal injury claim. This was my first time experiencing something like this where I was in a bad accident and needed a lawyer for a personal injury claim and I have had such a great experience working with this law firm and all of the personnel working there everyone is so professional, courteous, and welcoming. I strongly recommend them to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer. Thank you everyone at Amaro Law Firm.
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Posted by armando | May 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
nice and helpful
Is the best personal injury law firm in Texas, they will work and work until everything is in good order for you.
Posted by Diana | May 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reliable
Staff is friendly in answering all questions! Very helpful and useful to a stressful situations. Incredibly reliable! You can only win!
Posted by Jackie soler | May 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great firm
Hard working lawyer and staff they helped me with information with my personal injuries thank you for all you do
Posted by Jackie harris | May 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great firm
Hard working lawyer and staff they assisted me with my car accident incident
Posted by Grace | May 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great firm
Hard working lawyer and staff
Posted by Ssachy | May 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great firm
Hard working lawyer and staff
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great firm!
I would recommend The Amaro Law Firm to anybody who has a car accident they are very professional, dedicated, and very organized . They made a very stressful situation so easy to deal with.
Posted by Sandra | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great law firm
The Amaro law firm is my go to place for my personal injury/ car accident claims. I highly recommend them to everyone!
Posted by Giovannie | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Amaro Law Firm is the greatest when it comes to personal injury law that has an amazing and dedicated staff, guiding and helping make the process as smooth and understanding as possible. Their case manager Emily Tiburcio was professional, dedicated and friendly the whole time! I would definitely recommend to any of my family or friends!
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Posted by Perla Salvador | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing firm!
The Amaro Law Firm treats their clients with the utmost respect! They are diligent in working car accident cases and obtain the best results. If you've been involved in a car accident or work related injury the Amaro Law Firm will handle your case with ease!
Posted by Norma | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism
Amaro Law Firm is very professional the staff is great very nice. Communication for the clients is important and they are on top of it. Great service !!!
Posted by Norma Saenz | May 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trusting
Attorney Amaro is a great attorney. He is truly committed to helping to his clients reach a settlement for their personal injury claims. Great staff!
Posted by Victoria B | May 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great law firm.
Extremely helpful staff, always answered my questions clearly when i called to request about their services. My inquiry was due to a car accident that I had unfortunately been a part of and they made everything a lot less stressful for me.
Posted by diana | May 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful attorney
Very knowledgeable and helpful when I called in regards to my car accident. They really care for clients, would definitely recommend.
Posted by Gavriela C. | May 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very helpful!
Attorney James Amaro is very knowledgeable, I strongly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"Personal injury"
The amaro law firm is great personal injury clams
Posted by Marco saenz | May 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
The Amaro law firm is a great personal injury law firm. They are great with car accidents
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Amaro Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Brown Sims, PC
  • 2002 - 2005

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • IN RE NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER OPERATING CO., LTD. IN TEXAS SUPREME COURT
  • Affirmed
  • IN RE KRISTENSEN IN THE 14TH COURT OF APPEALS OF TEXAS
  • Affirmed for client
  • Edwards et al v. Fear
  • $68,830.52 Verdict
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Associations

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Elite Trial Lawyer Finalist in Other
  • National Law Journal
  • 2018
  • Elite Trial Lawyer Finalist in Consumer Protection
  • National Law Journal
  • 2018
  • Rated AV-Preeminent in Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Trucking Trial Lawyers Association - Top 10
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • National Advisor
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • 2015
  • Diplomat
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Wisconsin International Law Journal
  • European Union Regulations of Electronic Communication Networks: Stifling Global Integration of Securities Markets, 20 Wis. Int'l. LJ 397
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Brain Injuries CLE at South Texas College of Law
  • Steps to Protect Your Client in a Defense Medical Examination
  • 2018
  • Best Practices and Innovation
  • Truck Driver Qualifications - You Don't Know What You Don't Know
  • 2018
  • APITLA SUMMIT
  • Truck Driver Qualifications - You Don't Know What You Don't Know
  • 2018
  • APITLA Summit
  • Truck Wreck Discovery: Developing Your Action Plan Before Your First Deposition
  • 2017
  • Super Summit
  • Experts: Box Them In and Knock Them Out
  • 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trucking Discovery: Flipping Boulders Over
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse R. James
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always willing to go the extra-mile for his clients. Fantastic advocate and attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James has great organizational skills and a keen eye for detail. A top notch trial attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known James for over five years. He is a smart, hard working lawyer, who always looks out for his clients' best interests."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are injured in an accident, you want an attorney who is willing to fight for every penny you are entitled to. James Amaro is that attorney. He has no problem fighting back against insurance companies whose main goal is to settle for as little as possible. James Amaro is willing to go all the way to trial to see justice done for his clients (something few other personal injury attorneys are willing to do)."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Amaro is a preeminent personal injury lawyer in the Houston area. If you are injured - he is the lawyer you need to speak with. He will help you all the way!"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is diligent and persistent in his representation of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is ready and willing to go to the distance. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
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Houston Personal injury Lawyer R. James Amaro Jr.
R. James Amaro Jr.
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 20 years