Jim Clancy

Attorney in Corpus Christi, TX
Jim Clancy is the president of Branscomb | PC. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He also handles selected matters defending the firm's clients in personal injury lawsuits. His experience includes million dollar verdicts for his clients and numerous significant settlements and dismissals. Jim’s greatest professional satisfaction is serving as a trusted advisor. A West Point graduate, Jim is a former Armored Cavalry Captain. He served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Operation Desert Storm.

B.S., U.S. Military Academy, 1986
Highest Honors

J.D., University of Texas, 1995
Associate Editor, The Review of Litigation, University of Texas

•Defended industrial contractor from claims of wrongful death for man-lift accident.
•Defended property damage and business interruption claim as a result of refinery fire.
•Defended major industrial contractor for claims of wrongful death from refinery fire.
•Defended engineering defect claims in design and construction of a new recycling plant.
•Defended major oil company from claims by dozens of contractors allegedly injured during evacuation of plant after refinery explosion.
•Pursued claims against a downstream energy company for theft of trade secrets, violation of
noncompete agreements using advanced forensic computer tools.
•Pursued claims for unpaid change orders in arbitration of dispute involving a new heat recovery
steam generation system in a legacy power plant, with unique contract terms.
•Pursued claims for unpaid oil and gas production in complex oil and gas dispute, stemming from
disputed renewal clause and, two decades of contested litigation in multiple matters.
•Obtained jury verdict for fraud, conversion, and quantum meruit in favor of geologist.
•Obtained breach of fiduciary duty verdict for charitable foundation against accountant and former
trustee for misuse of trust funds.

AV rated, peer-reviewed, Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation
Thompson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers
Thompson Reuters' Top 100: 2014 Houston Super Lawyers
Chairman, Texas Ethics Commission (appointed by Gov. Rick Perry)
Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)

For years, Jim coached youth baseball and he still has strong opinions on teaching hitting and smart defense. He was also an avid golfer, whose attempt to find it in the dirt was blocked by a bum left shoulder. Now, his Saturday mornings are spent on a bike searching for speed and trying not to get dropped.
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Commercial LitigationFiduciary Litigation
Commercial Litigation
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Admission Details

Admitted in 1996, Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Law School Attended

University of Texas
Class of 1995

University Attended

United States Military Academy
Class of 1986
with high honors


Captain, U.S. Army, 1986-1993

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas
Corpus Christi Bar Association

Representative Transactions

•Defended industrial contractor from claims of wrongful death for man-lift accident.
•Defended property damage and business interruption claim as a result of refinery fire.
•Defended major industrial contractor for claims of wrongful death from refinery fire.
•Defended engineering defect claims in design and cons... More

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Jim Clancy
Frost Bank Plaza 802 North Carancahua, Suite 1900,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-0036


Branscomb | PC (Corpus Christi, Texas)

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