James Bartlett Jr

James Bartlett Jr

Experienced Business and Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer
  • Business Law, Bankruptcy, Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Texas
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Summary

James “Jim” Bartlett, Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer who also offers deal negotiation services to his corporate clients, including all aspects of drafting and completion of the related contractual agreements. Jim has successfully represented numerous corporations and other business entities in complex litigation matters throughout and outside the United States for over 22 years, including nine years as a partner in a national Am Law 200 firm.

Jim received his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he served on the Law Review. During his time in law school, he was also a member of numerous varsity moot court and mock trial teams, winning tournaments at the regional and national levels, and receiving Best Individual Oral Advocate honors at the Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Competition. Upon graduating law school, Jim began practicing at Bush, Burck & Lapidus, P.C. before eventually joining the New York law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. Jim joined Okin Adams in 2018 and provides the quality legal representation that clients have come to expect from the firm.

During his extensive career, Jim has represented clients in matters involving a diverse set of issues including corporate transactions litigation, civil RICO litigation, commercial litigation, securities litigation, products liability litigation, regulatory litigation, defamation litigation, class action litigation, and employment litigation, among others. Jim is an excellent communicator who provides value to his clients through early identification of the clients’ desired litigation goals and creative strategies for obtaining them.

Jim has been recognized by organizations such as the Houston Young Lawyers Association for his dedication to the legal community. He has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and carries an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Okin Adams LLP
- Current
Member
Bush & Ramirez, PLLC
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Partner/Principal
The Bartlett Firm LLLP
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Partner
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
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Associate
Bush, Burck & Lapidus, P.C.
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Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (1995)
Honors: National Order of Barristers, Phi Delta Phi, Texas Young Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition-Best Individual Oral Advocate, Outstanding Male Graduate Award, Outstanding Student Advocate Award
Activities: Assistant Articles Editor of South Texas Law Review, Varsity Moot Court
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University of Houston - Main Campus
B.A. (1992)
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Awards
Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
Houstonia Magazine
Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
Houstonia Magazine
Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
Houstonia Magazine
Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
Houstonia Magazine
Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
Houstonia Magazine
Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation
Houstonia Magazine
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston
Houston Young Lawyers Association
AV® Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
President’s Award for Outstanding Service to HYLA
Houston Young Lawyers Association
President’s Award for Outstanding HYLA Committee Chair
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
American College of Trial Lawyers
Dean’s Outstanding Student Advocate Award
South Texas College of Law
Outstanding Male Graduate Award, South Texas College of Law
South Texas College of Law
Professional Associations
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Athletic Booster Club
Vice-President/Membership Chair
- Current
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Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow
- Current
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West University Little League
Board Member/Division Director
- Current
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Houston Bar Foundation
Life Fellow
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Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
Life Fellow
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Texas Bar Foundation
Life Fellow
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Texas State Bar # 00795238
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Admissions and Interrogatories: Complying with Control Plans and Drafting Good Discovery in Complex Cases, Advanced Civil Discovery Seminar, Houston
UH CLE
Texas Indemnity Law Update, In-House Counsel Summit, Houston
Texas Lawyer
Spoliation, Litigation Holds, and Other Things That Keep Lawyers Awake at Night, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, Houston and San Antonio
State Bar of Texas
Contact & Map
Okin Adams
1113 Vine Street
Suite 240
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Telephone: (713) 228-4100
Fax: (888) 865-2118