Civil Appellate Lawyer
James B. (“Jim”) Lewis
Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, since 1994


Lead appellate counsel on scores of post-judgment and appellate matters since 1987. Briefed and argued as lead counsel at the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court and the courts of appeals throughout Texas.


Successfully resolved dozens of cases for Plaintiffs since 1994, including the following decisions of note:


Stewart & Stevenson, LLC v. Foret, 2013 WL 4337319 (Tex. App- Houston [1st Dist.] 2013, no pet.) (appeal dismissed by agreement after confidential settlement), (Affirmed $10.7 million verdict in worksite injury case).


Check the links hereunder to view oral argument at the First Court of Appeals, Houston, in Stewart and Stevenson v. Foret:

  • [lightbox type=”youtube” title=”” href=”” youtube_id=”fw_4qx1MuU4″ vimeo_id=””]Jim’s oral argument in 2013 at the First Court of Appeals, Houston. [/lightbox]


Faucette v. Chantos, 322 SW3d 901 (Tex. App- Houston [14th Dist.] 2010, no pet.)(Plaintiffs verdict affirmed in business dispute)


Travelers personal Security Insurance Company v. McClelland, 189 S.W.3d 846 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 2006, no pet.)(Plaintiffs win in of insurance code violation case affirmed)


Rice v. Louis A. Williams & associates, Inc., 86 S.W.3d 329 (Tex.App. – Texarkana 2002, pet. denied)


Perseus, Inc. v. Canody, 995 S.W.2d 202 (Tex.App. – San Antonio 1999, no pet.)
(Dram shop liability verdict affirmed)


Russell v. Ramirez, 949 S.W.2d 480 (Tex.App. – Houston [14th Dist.]1997, no pet.)
(Seven figure auto accident case won and affirmed)


Convalescent Services, Inc. v. Schultz 921 S.W.2d 731 (Tex.App. – Houston [14th Dist.]1996, writ denied) (punitive damages award affirmed)


American Home Assurance Company v. Stephens, 130 F.3d 123 (5th Cir. 1997), (insurance contract provisions struck down as against public policy, withdrawn only after certified question to the Texas Supreme Court).



Prevailed at the Texas Supreme Court for Plaintiffs in a medical liability case, collecting over $2 million for our clients after briefing and oral argument:


West Oaks Hospital, Inc. v. Jones, 2001 WL 83528 (Tex.App. – Houston [1st Dist.], 2001, rev. granted (Oct. 11, 2001); order withdrawn July 3, 2002), review denied July 3, 2002) (Court granted review and case proceeded to oral argument before Texas Supreme Court January 16, 2002. Nearly 6 months later, on July 3, 2002, the Texas Supreme Court withdrew its Order Granting Review}.


Click hereunder to hear oral argument at Texas Supreme Court in West Oaks v Jones.


As Lead Appellate Counsel for Defendants: Successfully resolved scores of cases since 1987, including the following published decisions of note:

Padilla v. La France, 907 S.W.2d 454(Tex. 1995)(reversed court & appeals, and trial court judgments; enforced settlement agreement).

Click here to hear oral argument at Texas Supreme Court in Padilla v. La France.

Michaelski v. Wright, 444 S.W.3d 83 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist] 2014, no pet.)


Sunsinger v. Perez, 16 S.W.3d 496 (Tex.App. – Beaumont 2000, pet. denied)


Soto v. Seven Seventeen HBE Corp., 52 S.W.3d 201 (Tex.App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2000, no pet.)


Klager v. Worthing, 966 S. W.2d 77 (Tex.App. – San Antonio 1996, writ denied)


Molina v. Kelco Tool & Die, Inc., 904 S.W.2d 857 (Tex.App. – Houston [1 Dist.]1995, writ denied)


Roberts v. Friendswood Development Co., 886 S.W.2d 363 (Tex.App. – Houston [1st Dist.]1994, writ denied)


King v. Bishop, 879 S.W.2d 222 (Tex.App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1994, no writ)


Rodriguez v. Universal Fastenings Corp, 777 S.W.2d 513 (Tex.App. – Corpus Christi 1989, no writ)


As both a trial and appellate lawyer, Jim Lewis has the skill and experience to successfully represent his clients through the entire legal process of each case.