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James A. Rodman

Personal injury Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 37 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1986
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1988
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About James

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I was born and raised in Odessa, Texas and  graduated from Permian high School in 1978. I  then attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received my BBA in Petroleum Land Management in 1983. Following undergraduate school I attended the University of Texas Law School, graduating in 1986. After law school I went on active duty with the United States Marine Corps where I served as a Judge Advocate General. It was in United States Marine Corps that I developed my love for the courtroom and my desire to be a trial lawyer. 


After being honorably discharged from the Marines in 1990, I returned to Austin and began work at the firm of Ford & Ferraro (currently Fritz, Byrne, Head and Harrison). There, I represented insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of cases, primarily personal injuries. In 1996, I left the law firm and became a solo practitioner representing individuals (plaintiffs) against insurance companies and their insureds. I have been a plaintiffs’ attorney for the past 25 years.


During my now 25+ year practice as a plaintiff’s attorney, I have represented clients in matters involving injuries and death caused by car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, shoddy construction, boating accidents, dog bites and host of other causes. I have also successfully represented clients in employment disputes, contract disputes, deceptive trade practice cases and real estate disputes.


My philosophy for handling plaintiff’s cases is simple and straightforward: every client who I have the privilege of representing is entitled to first rate representation and personalized service. Clients are entitled to have their day in court to see that justice is done.


James A. Rodman
3508 Far West Blvd.
Suite 350
Austin, TX, 78731

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Posted by Scott | July 27, 2016
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Scott P.
I was sued by a Fortune 500 company and had no idea where to turn. Mr. Rodman gave me excellent advice, handled every aspect of the case and successfully got the suit dismissed. He is knowledgeable, thorough and very competent. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Matt | January 15, 2014
M. Marshall
My mother passed away in 2009 and I needed help with the family estate. Mr. Rodman took it from start to finish, including some very complicated oil and gas properties, but got the work done. My brother and I were more than pleased with his knowledge and work ethic. He was responsive to every issue within the process. He has earned a client for life!
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Posted by Honi | September 13, 2013
Jim Rodman did a great job handling my case. He is extremely knowledgeable in personal injury and I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. His legal assistant, Angela is awesome. The office has a warm comfortable feeling and I highly recommend Jim and Angela. Thank you for all you did for me.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • James A. Rodman, Attorney-at-Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rhea & Rodman, LLP
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Ford & Ferraro
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Judge Advocate General
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1987 - 1990
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1983


  • American Board of Trial Advocates, TEX-Abota
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1994
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • USMC
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim Rodman is an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable about personal injury law and he fights very hard for his clients. He has the dogged determination of the former Marine that he is. I have worked with Jim on several personal injury cases and he did an outstanding job on each case. I recommend Jim highly for any personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known this attorney for over two decades; first, as a criminal defense attorney in the U.S. Marines and later as a personal injury lawyer certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have collaborated with him on a number of cases and I have referred quite a few cases to him with impressive and quick results. He is a an outstanding source as a consulting attorney, and has earned a reputation as a top notch litigator. A practical attorney with the common sense, skills, and work ethic to get the job done."

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Austin Personal injury Lawyer James A. Rodman
James A. Rodman
Personal injury Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 37 years