Jim Hart – Partner

Areas of Practice

  • Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Personal Injury
  • Toxic Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Fires and Explosions at Chemical Plants and Refineries

Professional Experience

  • Jim is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has handled various matters before most state and federal employment and labor related agencies. Additionally, Jim has tried numerous personal injury lawsuits in Texas and Pennsylvania. A majority of his personal injury cases have involved toxic torts, product liability, and work-related injuries, with numerous cases involving fires and explosions at chemical plants and refineries. He practiced labor and employment law in Houston with Andrews & Kurth, until making the move to Williams Hart in 1995.


  • Juris Doctorate degree, with honors Texas Tech School of Law in 1991
    Member of Phi Delta Phi and Order of the Coif
  • Texas Tech University B.B.A. in Finance in 1984
    Four-year varsity letterman on the football team and a captain his senior year

Legal Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Honors

  • Jim was named a Super Lawyer®, by Thomson Reuters, in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 as selected by practicing attorneys in Texas
  • Named 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

Licensed to Practice

  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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