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James L. Story

Criminal defense Attorney at Corpus Christi, TX

3.4   10 reviews

also known as Jim Story

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    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.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%

    27 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%

    25 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support etc.

    25 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

    27 years

  5. Federal crime
    10%

    19 years

I have more than 20 years of litigation experience. Six of those years were as a prosecutor with the Nueces County District Attorney's Office. I started in Justice of the Peace Court, moved on to Misdemeanor's and then finally to Felony court. This experience was invaluable as I learned how to evaluate, develop and prosecute cases. In 2005 I transitioned into private practice with my law firm in Corpus Christi. I now handle criminal and family law cases. My years of service in the DA's office and my work since leaving allows me to effectively represent my clients in trial courts around the state. I enjoy helping good people caught in bad situations. My firm has offices in Corpus Christi and Houston. Check our firm website at for more information and FAQ videos. 

Photos and videos

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Location

McLemore, Reddell & Story, P.L.L.C.
102 N. Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401

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Reviews

3.4 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Definitely hiring
Spoke with Mr Storey on sat very impressed that he took the time out of his day to call me back on a Saturday. I live 8 hours away and he made me feel very confident about my case. Will be hiring him this week!
Posted by Alice | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank go I found him!
James Story helped me get a divorce from my ex husband, even if I wasn’t in the country. He was the only one willing to help me. He did a great job
Posted by Lance | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer, DWI and Petition to Expunge
We hired Mr. Story after my daughter's DWI arrest. He represented her admirably in the DWI charge, Administrative License Revocation proceedings, and Petition to Expunge her arrest. Mr. Story got the results we needed. Moreover, he worked to get my daughter clearance to return to campus after a surprise expulsion from her college teaching observation coursework because of the DWI arrest in her background check. Mr. Story is an outstanding attorney.
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Posted by Frances | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI ,unauthorized use of motor vehicle , criminal mischief
Mr. Story is an excellent lawyer. We called him up and asked him if he could help our son . He said yes and agreed to meet with us right away. We explained our situation to him and we hired him right then and there. He worked tirelessly for us in our long and complicated case. The outcome was just what we wanted and are very pleased with his work. He continues to answer questions and always calls us right back. I would recommend Mr. Story to anyone who asks me for an attorney. He is reliable and always right on the spot when he is needed. I'm so happy we found someone who is so kind and understanding of our situation. Thank you Mr.Story for being there for us.
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Posted by Heather | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer who gets great results!
I was really nervous about my domestic assault case. Mr. Story did an amazing job finding all aspects of the case that rendered it unable to be prosecuted. He went and found my husbands affidavit of nonprosecution and had presented it and gotten my case dismissed before my case even made it to docket call. If you want a thorough, focused, and talented lawyer, Mr. Story is an excellent choice.
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Posted by Adams | September 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rock Star!
Mr. Story has a sense of humor along with a brilliant legal mind. He is my go-to attorney for consultations, legal advice and representation for everything from criminal, vehicular, property to medical. I highly recommend him to anyone. In fact, I have referred two friends to him already. I have been using him for over 10 years and he has not disappointed me yet.
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Posted by No name | July 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
For one every single attorney can be court-appointed
Well this attorney is court appointed to my significant other and no he does not return any phone calls and this is on a court appointed case but it doesn't matter if your court appointed or you're paid you still have the responsibility of representing your client still have not heard anything back from him and it's a simple case his first case ever no victim no case I don't understand why he's still sitting in the county jail if murderers are out here walking the street with their cases dismissed what is wrong with our court system...
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took my money and didn't do anything to earn it
I hired this man to defend me in a case, I paid $5k for a retainer. Before even getting anywhere near trial or even getting discovery he was suggesting plea bargains. I decided this was not the lawyer for me and went with someone else. I asked for my money to be refunded but he never gave anything back. If you want to fight a case go with someone else, this man just wants easy money by taking pleas.
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Posted by Suzi | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU MAKE A HIGE MISTAKE
I hired James "Jim" to represent me on a first time possession charge ( under 2 grams). Should of got 2 years probation max. James came with his "best plea" deal of 6 years probation. He is working with the judge. Now I get to pay for 6 whole years. They charged me all sorts of fines, took my car and was unwillingly to give it back. James couldnt do anything about my car and made me pay to get my own car back!!! This is unheard of. As soon as the court case was over and he had his $5000 I paid him, he didnt feel the need to respond. Even though my case is 6 years. He wont help me any longer. IT GETS WORSE, on my court day while we were waiting on everyone's sentencing. JIM/James got called to be a court appointed attorney for free. I'm not rich and this was gut wrenching since the lawyer I paid 5000 could be attained for free. Unless you have a magical lawyer dont hire one. Get a appointed one. You get the same outcome and save money. Plus this dude was supposed to help me for 6 years of simple legal questions and. It was a leg and arm to get him to respond. I wonder why he has 2 names online. JIM AND JAMES.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So far a horrible experience!
I retained him and it take forever for him to respond! I’ve waited over 30 days for him to respond to an email- then I have to call and track him down. I started this process in January and it’s now July. No updates unless I track him down! It’s been a horrible situation. Now what do I do??? I already paid him!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McLemore, Reddell & Story, P.L.L.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Nueces County District Attorney
  • 1999 - 2005

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1996
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v L. Bachman
  • No Charged by District Attorney
  • State of Texas v Roselinda O.
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor Class B
  • State of Texas v. H.M.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 20 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor 2015 Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • United States Army
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Class Presentation
  • Criminal Law
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (34)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Story. He is a highly qualified DUI attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been on both sides of the aisle on cases with Mr. Story. He was a good prosecutor and he is an excellent defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a Great Attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a very smart, savvy lawyer who can handle all varieties of criminal matters with expertise and experience from prior success."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very well respected lawyer who represents his clients very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"To be sure, James knows the practice of criminal law. He is a former prosecutor, and the experience on both sides is invaluable when it comes to evaluating cases and getting great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly regarded lawyer. Mr. Story is an experienced attorney. I endorse him as a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Story is a respected member of the legal community."
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Corpus Christi Criminal defense Lawyer James L. Story
James L. Story
Criminal defense Attorney
Corpus Christi, TX
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation