R. James Amaro

R. James Amaro

R. James Amaro founded the Amaro Law Firm in 2005 after leaving his position as an attorney at a defense law firm. Not long after founding the firm, Mr. Amaro was hired to represent many individuals and families who had their lives destroyed by the BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas.

Since then, Mr. Amaro has successfully represented thousands of people and businesses in various legal matters, including personal injury claims, truck wrecks, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, and commercial litigation. Mr. Amaro tried one of the first lawsuits related to Hurricane Ike and took many more to the eve of trial for many business and homeowner clients.

More recently, the Amaro Law Firm has been active in assisting thousands of cleanup workers and businesses which suffered injuries and losses due to the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill. Every year since being founded, the Amaro Law Firm has represented clients in legal matters and obtained just compensation for its clients who have been personally injured or suffered damages in business and insurance disputes. Mr. Amaro has instilled his firm and staff with his relentless tenacity to effectively represent the firm’s clients with the utmost duty of candor and loyalty.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Amaro gained a wide breadth and invaluable work experience working at some of the largest national and state based law firms in Wisconsin and Texas. In his career, Mr. Amaro has written federal opinions for a federal judge and worked for many large defense law firms.

In law school, Mr. Amaro served as a managing editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal and his article was one of few selected for publication in that journal. His experiences have given him the perspective to manage his firm’s cases efficiently and effectively.

In the beginning of his legal career, Mr. Amaro was an aggressive defense attorney with a Houston insurance defense firm where he learned how the “insurance racket” works. As a defense attorney, Mr. Amaro practiced in the areas of insurance coverage and defended clients in the areas of construction law, real estate law, toxic torts, products liability, commercial litigation and arbitration, personal injury and wrongful death.

• Licensed in Texas, Wisconsin, and Illinois
• Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
• Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2014-2015)
• National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40 (2013 – 2014)
• National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2011-present)
• National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Diplomat (2015)
• Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
• Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
• Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
• American Association of Justice
• Texas Trial Lawyers Association
• Houston Trial Lawyers Association
• Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
• American Association of Justice – Gulf Coast Oil Spill Litigation Group
• American Association of Justice – Trucking Litigation Group

View my website at www.amarolawfirm.com

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