Jim Rodman is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial lawyer located in Austin, Texas. Jim Rodman was originally licensed in Texas in 1986. He received his Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1994.
Jim was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. He graduated from Permian high School in 1978 and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his BBA in Petroleum Land Management in 1983. Following undergraduate school Jim attended the University of Texas Law School, graduating in 1986. After law school he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Judge Advocate General. It was in United States Marine Corps that Jim Rodman developed his love for the courtroom and his desire to be a trial lawyer.
After being honorably discharged from the Marines in 1990, Jim returned to Austin and began work at the firm of Ford & Ferraro (currently Fritz, Byrne, Head and Gilstrap). There, he represented insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of cases, primarily personal injuries. In 1996, Jim left the law firm and became a solo practitioner representing individuals (plaintiffs) against insurance companies and their insureds. Jim has been a plaintiffs’ attorney for the past 22 years.
During his now 22+ year practice as a plaintiff’s attorney, Jim has represented clients in matters involving injuries and death caused by car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, shoddy construction, boating accidents, dog bites and host of other causes. Jim has also successfully represented clients in employment disputes, contract disputes, deceptive trade practice cases and real estate disputes.
Jim’s philosophy for handling plaintiff’s cases is simple and straightforward: every client who he has the privilege of representing is entitled to first rate representation and personalized service. Clients are entitled to have their day in court to see that justice is done.