James Bilton

Locke Lord LLP

James H. Bilton concentrates his practice on complex business litigation and arbitration. He has substantial and broad experience representing financial institutions, insurers, manufacturers, contractors and other domestic and international clients, before both federal and state courts as well as in arbitral forums, in complex commercial contract disputes, securities-related matters, class actions and construction-related disputes.

James also has extensive experience representing annuity issuers in statutory structured settlement transfer proceedings in venues across Texas.

Representative Experience :

  • Handled well over one hundred proceedings as Texas counsel for large national insurance company and annuity issuer with respect to transfer proceedings filed in Texas state court pursuant to the Texas Structured Settlement Protection Act.
  • Participated in securing writ of certiorari from U.S. Supreme Court regarding question of exclusivity of federal jurisdiction on behalf of financial services client
  • Participated in obtaining dismissal on jurisdictional grounds in matters pending in multiple state and federal courts for international financial institution facing wrongful death and other related tort claims based on alleged successor liability
  • Participated in defending broker-dealer in FINRA arbitration proceedings against suitability, churning, failure to supervise and related allegations
  • Represented international contractor in multiple complex commercial construction disputes related to projects of civic significance
  • Represented and secured early dismissal for paint and coating manufacturer client in litigation regarding breach of contract, warranty- and marketing-related claims
  • Represented and secured pre-suit settlement and collection of outstanding debt on behalf of international manufacturer in purchase order dispute

Professional Affiliations :

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Area Young Lawyers

Education :

  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 2002

Admissions : Texas, 2005

Admitted To Practice :

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


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Locke Lord LLP is located at Chase Tower, 2200 Ross Ave #2800, Dallas, TX 75201, USA. You can reach out to Locke Lord LLP using their phone line 214-740-8532. You can also check their website lockelord.com or email them at [email protected].
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Locke Lord LLP
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