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About James

James D. Piel grew up in a small farming community in north-central Oklahoma and quickly learned that average people are far more important than, although often treated by the American justice system as far less important than, businesses and corporations. Following graduation from the Georgetown University Law Center, Jim started his legal practice at a major law firm and found himself engaged in complex work on behalf of corporations as diverse as high technology companies, major retailers and, eventually, the tobacco industry. Jim’s experiences confirmed his beliefs about the treatment of the common man in our system of justice. Disillusionment soon followed, and Jim happily left the world of corporate legal defense to use his skills to work exclusively on behalf of individuals who have suffered physical injury as a result of the wrongful conduct of corporations and individuals. Jim joined Baron & Budd, P.C. in 1999 to work on cases involving persons injured as a result of exposure to toxins, and unsafe medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. He became a shareholder in Baron & Budd’s toxic tort litigation section in 2002, and handled such cases as the settlement of physical injury damage claims resulting from the mass exposure of workers in Louisiana to the chemical Ethylene Dichloride; the litigation of physical injuries resulting from the long-term exposure of students to oil production and power generation emissions at Beverly Hills High School; the litigation of personal injury claims on behalf of residents of a Mississippi gulf coast community exposed to emissions from a large chemical production facility; and the litigation of personal injury claims related to medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Jim’s many professional accomplishments include being named a “Texas Rising Star” in 2003 and a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine each year from 2004 – 2009. Outside of the office, Jim’s primary focus is his family. He is devoted to his wife of 16 years, is an unrepentant lover of the game of golf, and is actively involved in his two sons’ sporting exploits, including select travel ice hockey and organized junior golf tours. Jim is a dog lover and has two blonde Labs, Boomer and Sooner, and a Cockerdoodle named Daisy.

work Experience

Shareholder
Baron & Budd, P.C.
Jan. 1, 1999 - Jan. 1, 2007

Shareholder/Attorney
Allen Stewart, P.C.
Jan. 1, 1998 - Jan. 1, 2007

Senior Associate Attorney
Jones Day
Jan. 1, 1995 - Jan. 1, 1998

Associate Attorney
Herbert Adams Crawford & Atwood, LLP
Jan. 1, 1992 - Jan. 1, 1995

Associate Attorney
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Jan. 1, 1990 - Jan. 1, 1992

school Education

Georgetown University
N/A
- 1990
No accolades provided

University of Oklahoma
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1985
No accolades provided

bookmark Awards

Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine
2009
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine
2008
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine
2007
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine
2006
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine
2005
Texas Rising Star
Texas Monthly Magazine
2004
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine
2004
Best Clnical Advocate - Georgetown University
International Association of Trial Lawyers, Inc.
1990
Order of the Coif
Georgetown University Law Center Chapter
1990

group Associations

Member
New York State Bar Association
2006 -

Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association
2004 -

Member
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
2000 -

Member
American Association for Justice
1999 -

Member
Oklahoma Bar Association
1998 -

Member
Colorado Bar Association
1993 -

Member
State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
1990 -

Board of Directors
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
2003 - 2005

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