J.-Haltom-newsizeJim Haltom is a partner with haltom & doan, practicing throughout the Southwest.  His primary areas of litigation practice are product liability, complex commercial and business, class action, catastrophic personal injury, and pharmaceutical litigation.  Jim has also practiced in federal courts throughout East Texas as an advocate for numerous clients in intellectual property matters, including Markman hearings.  He has represented clients in telecommunication, medical devices, breast implant, drug and product liability litigation, as well as cases involving interference with business relations.  Ford, Chrysler and General Motors are just a few clients from Jim’s long list of client representation.  Over the years he has also represented the railroad and trucking industries.

Licensed to practice in Texas and Arkansas, he has tried or argued over 300 cases in state and federal courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 10th, and 11th Circuits.  Along with his extensive trial and appellate experience, Jim has served for years as a litigant-selected and court-appointed mediator in state and federal courts.

Jim evokes a keen sense of trial awareness and preparedness from his vast trial experiences over the years.  He offers guidance to attorneys throughout the firm and decisiveness to clients getting ready to try their case.  His dedication to his practice has produced a law firm of attorneys that have repeat clients returning for a successful outcome.

  • Business and Commercial
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Environmental/Toxic Tort

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Education
  • B.B.A. – University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D. – University of Texas School of Law
Awards & Honors
  • Texas Super Lawyers – Thomson Reuters (2004-2015)
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White Inc. (since 2008)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Commercial Litigation - Tyler, TX, Woodward/White Inc. (2014)
Publications / Seminars
  • A speaker at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.
Admissions
  • Texas State Courts
  • Arkansas State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Certifications
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Mediator
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Texarkana Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Community Involvement
  • Represented local county and its officials and city owned utilities and its representatives.