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James Monroe Scurlock

Employment and labor Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   12 reviews

also known as James M Scurlock, James Scurlock


Licensed for 11 years

Virtual consultation available

Free consultation

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    25%

    13 years, 200 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    25%

    13 years, 150 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    25%

    13 years, 400 cases

  4. Discrimination
    10%

    13 years, 240 cases

  5. Insurance
    5%

    10 years, 40 cases

  6. Real estate
    5%

    11 years, 50 cases

  7. Sexual harassment
    5%

    13 years, 150 cases

HELPING WITH EMPLOYMENT AND DISCRIMINATION LAW ISSUES FOR PEOPLE AND BUSINESS IN TEXAS, ARKANSAS, AND TENNESSEE. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

My areas of practices are listed above.  I provide representation for both plaintiffs and defendants in all such actions.  My focus is on helping people in difficult situations and trying to find a way to resolve issues before the become legal problems when possible.  As such, I never charge for my first consultation with a client becaus it isn't fair for me to charge you if I don't even know if I can help you yet. 

I practice in all the state and federal courts of Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee.  I specifically practice in the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee.  In addition, I practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits.  During the course of my working life, I have negotiated millions of dolars in settlements and other contracted business by finding ways to resolve difficult cases without the need for unnecessary litigation.

My clients are always my top priority in every representation.  I know how to get business done and bring that ability to every case I work.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

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Licensed for 11 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2019
Updated 10/23/2022
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/05/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/17/2023

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

Contact James

Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC
3800 North Lamar
Suite 200
Austin, TX, 78756
Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC
100 Crescent Court
Suite 700
Dallas, TX, 75201
Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC
Centre Place Building, 1st Floor
212 Center Street
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Zach | February 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sometimes the truth hurts...
Went into my payment dispute thinking there was no other way than file a lawsuit to get the payment I invoiced. After speaking with Mr. Scurlock and realizing that the costs associated with filing this lawsuit would be much greater than just claiming it as a holdover agreement I decided to take his advice and reinvoice. If the former employer still refuses to pay, Mr. Scurlock will be my go to in resolving that issue.
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Posted by Blake | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and Trustworthy
Finding Mr. Scurlock through an internet search engine makes it even more incredible how talented he is as a contract lawyer. I have had lawyers who seem to want to push me to do things for more billable hours. I have had lawyers who as much as they want to help me, just don't have the skills and knowledge to effectively do this. Mr. Scurlock has an exceptional ability to interpret contracts and make wise predictions about possible and probable outcomes of different actions. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Emily | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Invaluable Resource
Our company uses Mr. Scurlock as our HR attorney for all of our HR related needs when they rise to a level beyond the comfort zone of our small internal HR team. He gives reasonable, actionable advise and understands the nuances of our industry as well as a desire to protect not just our company but to do the right thing by our employees. We greatly appreciate his guidance in all employment and labor concerns!
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Posted by Chris B | March 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Raises the Bar for all other Attorneys!
James Scurlock raises the Bar for all other Attorneys! Yes, pun intended. My last attorney screwed me bad, cost me $29K and accomplished almost nothing for over a year. After a bizarre meltdown he abruptly quit. So I was left with a really messy open lawsuit. I needed to find an attorney that could make sense of the ugly mess I was left with. So I started calling and calling. Obviously, I was very skeptical of every attorney I spoke with. But then I spoke with Mr. James Scurlock. I thought my case was just a business contract dispute, but after a very thorough review of my ugly case, including consulting other attorneys, Mr. Scurlock determined that the best direction for my case should include a divorce. (FYI, don’t start a business with your wife!) In full honesty and transparency Mr. Scurlock suggested an attorney with family law experience and he stated that was not part of his practice. We went over every angle possible angle to make it a just a business suit, but Mr. Scurlock concluded it was not the best option. I mentioned that I had previously consulted with an attorney who does both business and family, he suggested I again talk to him for consideration. He even said if it doesn’t work out and I still need a lawyer to file a response to the Defendant’s motion to give him a call back and he would figure something out so I don’t miss my hearing date. I could tell he was serious, he meant it, he was not just saying it to get me off the phone. During the time of our fairly lengthy consultation I was impressed with his deep legal knowledge, vibrant passion for the law, and the willingness to turn down a case if it could be handled better by another attorney. I can’t tell how good I felt consulting with a very competent and sincere individual after getting screwed for $29K by a jackass. Yes, James Scurlock WILL be the first business attorney I’ll call next time. Not only did I get James is decent person, he’s also a someone I would invite out to have a beer!
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Posted by Ron | February 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful & Supportive
Great help and understanding of my case. Exactly what I needed to be free of the guilt. Thank you a lot
Posted by Ghada | January 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
We Mr.Scurlock asking for advice in regards tenants/landlord situation. He was very knowledgeable. He gave us many useful advices that helped us with our case. We will definitely considering hiring him any any similar issues.
Posted by Adrian | January 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I really appreciate you answering all my questions. He was very knowledgeable and easy to speak to!
Posted by Malcolm | December 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful
Provided relevant information to my situation and advice I can actually use.
Posted by Adrian | December 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable, Empathetic,
Mr. Scurlock is a very rare find in the legal world. He is extremely well-informed across various aspects of the law, even if they are not his practicing focus. Mr. Scurlock will listen to you as a friend but offer you his professional opinion as a seasoned attorney. If you are unsure how to proceed in a difficult situation, or are seeking zealous representation, he is the man you should be looking for.
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Posted by Alisa | May 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful, Knowledgable, Professional and Kind.
James was delightfully patient and kind, very informative and professional, honest and clear with his advisement. Though it turned out we did not need to retain his services at this time, I would not hesitate to hire him in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help
I am so impressed with this man, took time out of his day to really give me his opinion and great advice on my my question as to if I actually had a good case. I would recommend this man to all. Thank you James
Posted by Kim | January 26, 2014
Great lawyer
Best choice I ever made. He lead me and i trusted everything he said. Fantastic lawyer. I would recommend him for anyone. He truly cared about what happened to me. Thank you for all you do.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney of Texas Operations
  • Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Head of Federal Litigation Team
  • Wallace, Martin, Duke & Russell, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • DebnamRust, PC
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney (Previously Rule XV Attorney)
  • Sutter & Gillham, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Gill Ragon Owen
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Harrill & Sutter, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Phoenix
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2004
  • Wabash College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • United States Department to Labor v. Ozark Adult Health Care
  • The DOL determined that no action should be taken based on evidence provided
  • Karlson v. Action Process, et. al.
  • Defendant won both at trial in the Eastern District of Arkansas and on appeal before the Eighth Circuit
  • Epps v. Fred's Stores
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Associations

  • American Inns of Court Chapter
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Co-Chair of Mentoring Taskforce Team
  • 2018 - 2019
  • American Inns of Court Chapter
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member of the Committee on Diversity
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Inns of Court Chapter
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Inns of Court
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • American Inns of Court
  • Head of CLE Programs
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Life Magazine
  • 2018
  • Achieving Excellence Platinum Level Award
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2017
  • Labor and Employment Law Spotlight
  • American Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Little Rock - Labor & Employment Law
  • Soirée Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in Little Rock - Labor & Employment Law
  • Soirée Magazine
  • 2014
  • Faculty Spotlight Honoree
  • University of Phoenix
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Arkansas Real Estate Review
  • Appeals: Brasfield v. Murray
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Leadership in the Law
  • 2022
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Changing Landscape of Criminal Justice, Bail, and Bonds
  • 2022
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • The Conflicts Presentation
  • 2021
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Sports Law in Texas and Nationally
  • 2020
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Hot Legal Topics
  • 2019
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Employment Laws Supreme Court Review
  • 2019
  • UALR Bowen School of Law
  • 1983 Qualified and Absolute Immunities
  • 2017
  • Judge William R. Overton American Inn of Court
  • Ethically Letting Go: Terminating Attorney-Client Relationships
  • 2016
  • Judge William R. Overton American Inn of Court
  • The Ethics and Legal Requirements of Representing People with Disabilities
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse James
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse James as a hardworking and ethical civil litigation attorney. James is a strong advocate for his clients while providing them effective representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scurlock is one of the leading Employment and Discrimination Law attorneys in Arkansas in both Federal and State courts. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Scurlock."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Scurlock for several years. He simply does not take the easy way out. I don't know too many folks like that. His practice seems to be totally focused on the underdog. The bottom line is, I trust Mr. Scurlock and his judgment."
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Contracts and agreements
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Austin Employment and labor Lawyer James Monroe Scurlock
James Monroe Scurlock
Employment and labor Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available