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James Madison Ardoin III

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Jimmy Ardoin

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    34%

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    Representation in both State and Federal matters for any and all criminal charges

    20 years

  3. White collar crime
    33%
    Representation of individuals and companies in a variety of white collar crime allegations including but not limited to: bank fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud allegations, environmental crimes, health care fraud, and immigration violations.

    20 years

OWNER AT JIMMY ARDOIN & ASSOCIATES, PLLC

James M. Ardoin, III is the owner of Jimmy Ardoin & Associates, PLLC based in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Ardoin has a national practice representing clients in criminal and civil litigation in both federal and state courts across the country. His experience includes representing individuals and companies in high stakes cases, including everything from health care fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, and violations of federal foreign sanctions laws on the criminal side, to personal injury claims by individuals, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent transfer of assets on the civil side. In addition to his litigation practice, he also helps companies with their internal investigations as well as responding to governmental investigations that the company might receive.

Mr. Ardoin has been named a Texas Super Lawyer in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense since 2015 and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in both White Collar Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense. He is also fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. In addition, Mr. Ardoin is a frequent contributor to news outlets across the country on complex, white collar defense legal issues and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, the Houston Business Journal, KPRC, KHOU and many more.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Jimmy Ardoin & Associates, PLLC
4900 Fournace Place
Suite 550
Houston, TX, 77401

Reviews

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Posted by Alex | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch White Collar Crime Attorney in Texas
Jimmy has been above and beyond in this case. Hes been one person I could never thank enough for what he and his team have done for my family. So far 7 charges dropped which isnt all of them, but were not stopping there. I highly recommend James and his entire team!
Posted by Akil | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Lawyers I have worked with
I recently hired Jimmy for a large national case. He has been amazing. I’m so happy to have him represent me. If there is one person who I can trust with my life it’s him!
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
When in need, trust in Jimmy Ardoin.
Jimmy Ardoin was a great recommendation and was a great decision on my part to hire him. He was prompt to court so I never had to wait long or worry when and if he was going to show up. If he was every going to be later than usual, Jimmy always let me know ahead of time so I would not be worried. When I had questions he was very quick to respond. Jimmy was also very clear in describing what our options where and what if any risks were involved in them. Ultimately he gave me the power to make the final decision. In my meetings with him, no time wasted nor was I made to wait long. Discussions were quick and to the point. If we had thoughts of other channels to investigate, he would get opinions on them first before any money was spent to hire experts. Every dollar I spent was well spent to give me peace of mind and an expert trial attorney to work hard in getting the results I needed.
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Posted by Hank | December 30, 2014
If you want your second chance at life, call Jimmy Ardoin
From the first time I met jimmy I was in complete confidence in his ability to get me through every phase of the judicial process. His knowledge of every aspect of what you can expect to go through was extremely comforting. My journey was a long process, and knowing that Jimmy was right there gave me the peace of mind to get through to the end. Fortunately for me, and for all of Jimmy's expertise, my case had a positive outcome. Jimmy - thank you for MY second chance.
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Posted by James | November 9, 2014
Glad to Free
Mr Ardoin believed in me and that I had been unjustly arrested. He held his position and was resolute with the assistant prosecutor that there was no proof I had committed a crime. The process was very scary but I firmly believe that had I not had such a determined and knowledgeable attorney that I could an innocent man in prison.
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Posted by John | November 9, 2014
"Boutique" style service lawyer
Jimmy did a perfect job of explaining all the legal options available to me in my legal challenge and how much each option would cost. In doing so, I was able to make wise financial decisions regarding the legal expenses of representation needed to get my desired courtroom outcome. Worth it!!
Posted by alynch111 | November 5, 2014
Most compassionate, caring, and generous man and attorney
If you are looking for an attorney who will go above and beyond for you, Jimmy is by far-- the BEST! He was referred to me by a mutual friend and being a "first time offender", I really didn't understand much. Jimmy sat down with me at our first meeting and explained the "law" to me in terms that I could understand. Not once did he ever make me feel "dumb" for questions I had, as I assumed most attorneys would. He calmed me when I panicked the day of my hearing, assuring me, "everything will be OK"...and it was. He fought for me, knowing I was innocent, just in the "wrong place at the wrong time" situation. The punishment I was given (even though I didn't want any punishment, but who does..) fit the crime. Jimmy returned every phone call, text message, or email to me so quickly, I honestly couldn't believe it. Watching Jimmy work his magic in the court room was amazing. There is no question as to why so many people want Jimmy to represent them. Just being around him makes you feel better. He is so confident in his work, but never shows any disrespect or looks down upon anyone. Just for laughs, if I could commit a crime just to be around him, I would. :) I've honestly never met a more caring man in my life, and for an attorney, that's major brownie points! Thank you, Jimmy!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Jones Walker, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner
  • ArdoinLaw, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Cogdell & Ardoin, LLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Cogdell Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2010
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2004
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. G.M.
  • Dismissed
  • State of Texas vs. W.Y.
  • Dismissed
  • State of Texas vs. HL
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • White Collar Crime
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • White Collar Crime
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • White Collar Crime
  • Texas SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse James
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred business to Jimmy and never regretted it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy is an intelligent and creative defense attorney who is well respected in the legal community. He fights hard for his clients. I endorse Jimmy Ardoin."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He had provided an Outstanding analysis and answers on several issues that I have taken note of and he is highly respected among his peers as a leader in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jimmy has great experience beyond his years. He is a very persuasive and highly effective advocate for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James Ardoin. He is one of Houston's preeminent federal criminal defense trial lawyers. Jimmy has gone out of his way to hone a very particular skill set that allows him to aggressively and thoroughly defend the most complicated criminal cases. Anyone charged with a crime should consider hiring James Ardoin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I represented a client in a medicare / medicaid fraud trial where James defended one of two other co-defendants. James has an impressive eye for detail and was able to expose the weaknesses in the government's case through a skilled attack on the legitimacy of the evidence and the credibility of the witnesses. He's a great trial lawyer."
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