David James

Clark Hill PLC

David James is an experienced litigator at Clark Hill PLC, Beaumont Office. He focuses his practice on Admiralty, Maritime, and Commercial litigation. He represents a vast range of clients including vessel owners, charterers, shipyards, drilling contractors, terminal operators, port authorities, and marine underwriters.

David James attended Texas A&M University-Galveston, Galveston, Texas, 1994 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1994. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana in 2001.

David routinely advises clients on a variety of business issues such as shipyard damage claims, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury claims by seamen, among others.

He has been admitted and licensed to practice in the State Bar of Texas, Louisiana and in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas, U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas, U.S. District Circuit.


  • Responded and investigated casualties and other maritime incidents; correspondent for several members of the International Group of P&I Clubs.
  • Prepared and reviewed maritime related agreements, including vessel construction and repair contracts, charter parties, master service agreements, vessel sale, and vessel finance documentation.
  • Handled large allision matter involving the total destruction of an oil terminal’s dock; matter settled before commencement of litigation on terms highly favorable to shipowner client.
  • Successfully received dismissal of breach of contract claim due to claimant’s failure to fulfill discovery obligations.


  • J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2001
  • B.S., Texas A & M University-Galveston, Galveston, Texas, 1994

State Bar Licenses:

  • Texas
  • Louisiana

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Louisiana


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What types of cases Attorney David James & Clark Hill PLC can handle?
Clark Hill PLC can handle cases related to laws concerning Personal Injury, Transportation, Limited Liability Company, Admiralty & Maritime, Energy Utilities & Environmental. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Clark Hill PLC located?
Clark Hill PLC is located at 2615 Calder Ave #240, Beaumont, TX 77702, USA. You can reach out to Clark Hill PLC using their phone line 409.351.3802. You can also check their website clarkhill.com.
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