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James M. Hall, Jr

Mr. Hall specializes in commercial, products and premises liability litigation. He has tried over 100 cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He is national trial counsel to a major steel company in asbestos litigation and serves as national asbestos liaison counsel for two other Fortune 500 companies. He has handled numerous matters before state and federal appellate courts and the U. S. Supreme Court. Since 2001, Mr. Hall has tried to defense verdicts four wrongful death cases involving claims of asbestos-related cancer and mesothelioma. In 2004 he obtained a $25 million jury verdict in Harris County, Texas against a manufacturer of gas turbines and generators based on its breach of contract and the application of international commercial delivery terms. He has participated in the management of a catastrophic plant explosion including a major neighborhood rebuilding program and the defense of environmental class actions that followed the explosion. For many years, he represented general contractors in construction disputes, public bidding issues and claims for property damage and personal injury arising from construction projects. He has successfully defended consumer class action litigation involving the sale of pesticides and supervised a statewide coupon program. His international experience includes proceedings under the Hague Evidence Convention for taking discovery abroad and the successful presentation of a $38 million claim in 2010 before the London Court of International Arbitration. Mr. Hall is a certified mediator and was primary counsel in a nationwide "early look program" designed to resolve claims before suit was filed. He has been recognized by Texas Law & Politics as a Texas "Super Lawyer" in civil litigation defense (2006-7).


PRACTICE AREAS

Catastrophic Injury & Premises Liability Defense
Energy Litigation
Government Contracts Litigation
Insurance & ERISA Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Securities Litigation, Arbitration & Regulatory Representation
Toxic Tort & Product Liability Defense

T: 713.844.3006

E-Mail: jhall@ogblh.com

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EDUCATION

  • J.D., New York University School of Law 1975
  • B.A., Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1972

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Texas
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the Southern District of Ohio