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James T. Liston
(D) 713 460 9800

James Liston has been an attorney for the past 25 years over which time he has seen firsthand how the lawsuit and appeals process can be effectively navigated by someone whose experience with courts helps ensure that a case is properly presented at trial and on appeal and in posture for review. His expertise in appellate matters carries over into his work in trial courts –including jurisdictional and venue contests, preparing and responding to motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, preparing the jury charge, preserving error for appeal, and a myriad of other portions of a lawsuit. He has over 50 published appeals and has handled close to 75.

James obtained a BA with honors at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, and graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1987. While in law school, he served as Research Editor of the Houston Law Review and President of the Admiralty Law Society. Over the 25 years of his practice, his experience includes work as a central staff attorney for the First Court of Appeals in Houston and an adjunct professor of legal research and writing at the University of Houston Law Center.

James also has a particular interest and strong background in admiralty and maritime law, including maritime personal injuries, collision, vessel registration and all aspects of marine insurance. He served as Commodore of the Houston Yacht Club and is a member of the national Flag and Etiquette Committee for the US Power Squadrons.

James is admitted to the State Bar of Texas as well as the bars of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the US Supreme Court.