James H. Nye focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with a concentration in the energy industry. He understands all aspects of his clients’ businesses, as well as what is important for efficient day-to-day business functions in order to serve them as fully and fairly as possible. Because James cares deeply about client issues and the results he achieves, he works diligently for effective outcomes.
- Acted as counsel in an AAA arbitration trial for an international engineering company involving damages against the subcontractor on construction of an ethylene plant. The case related to the design and construction errors of the subcontractor. Conducted multiple examinations of key witnesses at trial. The case settled in favor of the client.
- Represented an engineering client in a suit for $30 million after the rupture of a high-pressure steam meter. The rupture caused the petrochemical plant to stop operations and resulted in alleged damages of $30 million. The matter was resolved by the dismissal of all claims.
- Represented an industrial equipment manufacturer in a multiple-plaintiff suit in which the plaintiffs alleged physical injuries due to benzene exposure. The case resulted in favor of the client, with the dismissal of all claims.
- Represented a medical device manufacturer when a competing company began using confidential information acquired in negotiations. After completing discovery on an expedited basis, obtained a federal court order prohibiting the use of certain confidential information and providing for royalty payments. The case ultimately resulted in a highly favorable settlement for the client.
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- Texas State Bar Association
- Houston Bar Association
- City of Friendswood Planning and Zoning Commission
- City of Friendswood Charter Review Commission
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2006; magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Order of the Barons; Byron McCoy Excellence in Advocacy Award; John R. Brown National Admiralty Moot Court Competition Team; Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
- B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1991
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
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