James Hatchitt represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts, with a focus on serious personal injury, commercial litigation, business torts, contract disputes, and insurance coverage matters.
Mr. Hatchitt also has significant experience with employment and mass torts claims, internal corporate investigations, and pro bono criminal and immigration cases.
While in law school, Mr. Hatchitt represented Baylor at mock trial competitions throughout the country, including the 2009 American Association of Justice competition as a national semi-finalist and the 2009 Tournament of Champions.
Before joining Howry Breen & Herman, Mr. Hatchitt served as a law clerk to Judge Ed Kinkeade of the United States District Court for Northern District of Texas in Dallas and practiced commercial litigation at an international law firm in Houston.
Mr. Hatchitt grew up in south Austin and attended Bowie High School. In college, he marched in two Rose Bowl parades and a presidential inauguration with the Longhorn Band and was president of Delta Sigma Phi. All of his family still lives in Central Texas: an accounting student, a middle school teacher, a nurse, and cattle ranchers.