David E. James

David E. James (Beaumont, Texas)

David E. James

Attorney in Beaumont, TX
409-291-5424
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.5 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Maritime Law

Peer Reviews (16)

Peer Reviews (16)
AV Rated
4.5/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Marine Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy Chapter 11, Admiralty Law and Maritime Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.5/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.5/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.5/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.5/5
Peer Reviews (16)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 05/14/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 01/18/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 01/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
David is a diligent and tenacious advocate for his client.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/27/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have litigated against David in maritime cases. He is highly professional, and very good at what he does. I recall one case where he got the entire thing dismissed from federal court on jurisdictional grounds. It was a stinging defeat for me, but a great victory for him. He was remarkably humble about his win--which was professionally done. I highly recommend him.sparks
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. James' impressive representation of a mariner in an admiralty-related administrative proceeding demonstrated his in-depth knowledge of a complex body of law. His excellent communication skills, both oral and written, garnered his client a significantly reduced penalty.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
David is among the best maritime lawyers in East Texas. I have know and worked with David for over 5 years, and have found him to be highly knowledgeable, ethical and effective.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a General Counsel on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
David James is a thoughtful, analytical lawyer who thinks outside of the box and makes recommendations that are most helpful to his client. I would recommend him unequivocally to anyone in need of a very competent, effective admiralty lawyer.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Outstanding, ethical lawyer. You can always count on his word, without needing confirmation letters, etc.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have been workng with Mr. James for the past 2 years on an extremely compicated litigation matter. His lawyering skills are at the highest level I have seen in over 20 years of practice.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/30/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/30/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/26/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Very capable, responsible and ethical lawyer and man.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
1.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/22/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
David is a bright, thorough young lawyer with an excellent grasp of the operations and business activities of the clients he represents. He handles a broad range of maritime issue and disputes and does so ethically, diligently and professionally.
Legal Knowledge
1/5
Analytical Capabilities
1/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
1/5
Legal Experience
2/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 2001, Texas, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and U.S. District Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
2002, Louisiana
2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
2004, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Law School Attended
Louisiana State University Law Center
Class of 2001
J.D.
University Attended
Texas A & M University at Galveston
Class of 1994
B.S.
Maritime Administration
Associations & Memberships
Jefferson County, Louisiana and American Bar Associations; Maritime Law Association of the United States; Defense Research Institute; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; The Association of Average Adjusters of the United States.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Stevens Baldo Freeman & Lighty, L.L.P.
550 Fannin Street, Suite 700,
Beaumont, TX 77701-3108
U.S.A.
Phone
409.835.5200
Office Information
Office Information
David E. James
Partner
Stevens Baldo Freeman & Lighty, L.L.P.
550 Fannin Street, Suite 700,
Beaumont, TX 77701-3108

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