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R. James Amaro – Founder

Admissions:
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  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Southern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Western District Court of Oklahoma – Pro Hac Vice
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana – Pro Hac Vice – Deepwater Horizon MDL
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Northern District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Western District Court of Texas
  • U.S. Eastern District Court of Texas

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Education:

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Economics, Minor in History
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison Law School, J.D.
  • University of Groningen – Groningen, Netherlands – International Law

Honors & Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers Association 2013-2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer – National Trial Lawyers Association 2011-2016
  • Houstonia Magazine – Tope Personal Injury Attorney 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers – Diplomat, 2015-present
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

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Amaro Law Firm
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R. James Amaro founded the Amaro Law Firm in 2005 after leaving his position as an attorney at a defense law firm. Not long after founding the firm, Mr. Amaro was hired to represent many individuals and families who had their lives destroyed by the BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas.

Since then, Mr. Amaro has successfully represented thousands of people and businesses in various legal matters, including personal injury claims, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, and commercial litigation. Mr. Amaro tried one of the first lawsuits related to Hurricane Ike and took many more to the eve of trial for many business and home owner clients.

More recently, the Amaro Law Firm has been active in assisting thousands of cleanup workers and businesses which suffered injuries and losses due to the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill. Every year since being founded, the Amaro Law Firm has represented clients in legal matters and obtained just compensation for its clients who have been personally injured or suffered damages in business and insurance disputes. Mr. Amaro has instilled his firm and staff with his relentless tenacity to effectively represent the firm’s clients with the utmost duty of candor and loyalty.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Amaro gained a wide breadth and invaluable work experience working at some of the largest national and state based law firms in Wisconsin and Texas. In his career, Mr. Amaro has written federal opinions for a federal judge and worked for many large defense law firms.

In law school, Mr. Amaro served as a managing editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal and his article was one of few selected for publication in that journal. His experiences have given him the perspective to manage his firm’s cases efficiently and effectively.

In the beginning of his legal career, Mr. Amaro was an aggressive defense attorney with a Houston insurance defense firm where he learned how the “insurance racket” works. As a defense attorney, Mr. Amaro practiced in the areas of insurance coverage and defended clients in the areas of construction law, real estate law, toxic torts, products liability, commercial litigation and arbitration, personal injury and wrongful death.

In college, Mr. Amaro worked and studied in real estate, engineering, and internet technology as a student and as an entrepreneur during and after his college studies. To self-finance his education, he had obtained multiple academic scholarships to several top-tier universities across the United States and was heavily recruited by many Ivy league schools due to his competitive college entrance exam scores and his ranking number 4 in his senior class of nearly 400.

Despite the offers, Mr. Amaro decided to stay in Texas and attend the University of Texas at Austin to study chemical engineering in its reputable program. In his chemical engineering studies, Mr. Amaro excelled and obtained an internship with a large engineering company in Houston called Bechtel Corporation at which he reviewed process flow diagrams and wrote a visual basic program for engineers to use to perform calculus and differential equations. He was in the advanced sequence of his studies in the middle of his junior year before he decided to change his major to economics and pursue a career in law.

Before finishing his studies in economics at the University of Texas, Mr. Amaro co-founded a popular internet based business in Austin which provided marketing and social services to students and to companies marketing to students. The company exploded in popularity and was advertised on the radio within 3 months of launching and became one of the most visited websites in Austin by university students. Also while in Austin and only at the age of 20, Mr. Amaro obtained his real estate license and began selling and leasing real estate all over the Austin area.

Today, Mr. Amaro still owns interests and invests in real estate and internet technology companies. Through his experience, Mr. Amaro has learned how the judicial system perceives insurance and personal injury claims and the common strategies of insurance defense law firms and the insurance companies that pay them. Through his business and entrepreneur experiences, he understands what makes businesses successful and how to protect valuable business interests.

Mr. Amaro comes from a large family from Sugar Land, Texas. His paternal grandmother came from a Sioux Indian reservation in North Dakota after meeting his grandfather who served in the Air Force in WWII with his brothers. Other parts of his family sought refuge from the violent Mexican Revolution which occurred in the early 1900s. They all settled in Sugar Land eventually and many of his family members worked hard and tirelessly at the Imperial Sugar Refinery for decades to support their families while living in housing subsidized by the refinery.

In high school, Mr. Amaro worked nights and weekends as a ranch hand driving tractors, as a grocery sacker at Gerland’s, as a car washer at an auto dealership, and as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. It’s from this experience and this great line of fighters, survivors, and blue collar workers that Mr. Amaro has developed his tenacious work ethic and his deep empathy for his clients’ circumstances.

Mr. Amaro leads an active life when he’s not busy helping his clients. His personal activities and hobbies include attending weekly church services, participating in various charities for the poor, needy, and immigrants, cycling, weight training, boxing, playing the piano, gardening, snowboarding, managing real estate interests, assisting animal rescue organizations, and traveling.

Articles:

  • European Union Regulations of Electronic Communication Networks: Stifling Global Integration of Securities Markets, 20 Wis. Int’l. LJ 397
  • Co-author of article for The Harmonie Group: Texas Law: UM/UIM Coverage

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what our clients are saying

I have known the Amaro firm for many years, and have had many great experiences with them. I have referred clients to them that have also had great experiences, and rave about how hard the Amaro firm worked for them. The Amaro firm is my number one firm to go to for anything including personal injury claims, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, and commercial litigation. ”
Travis Funkhouser
Hard worker who goes the extra mile for his clients! I have worked with James for many years now and I am always blown away about his dedication to his firm. He truly cares about his staff and clients. Great guy and a very knowledgeable attorney. ” Kris Cox
This is a great firm that I highly recommend. They are very responsive, attentive, and aggressive in their representation of you. The attorneys and staff will fight hard for you! ”
Jennifer Shanahan
Best Lawyer in H-Town! Mr Amaro is the lawyer to have on your side when it comes to understanding your client's needs. He fought to give us the best result, highly recommended. ” Sam Barroso
I highly recommend Amaro Law Firm! The entire team at the firm are knowledgeable and courteous, and most importantly, get the job done! These guys are not afraid of trial cases, and will fight until the end. Thanks guys! You're the best! ”
Kenneth Akiri
Satisfied client I chose Amaro Law Firm after an insurance company tried to take advantage of me. As soon as I spoke to one of the representatives I automatically felt comfortable and confident that I was going to be taken care of. They communicated all plans and any changes during the process and most of all they were always honest. I was extremely happy with the settlement and would recommend them to anyone who wants results. Thank you Amaro Law Firm for the great customer service and for taking action! ” A client
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Amaro and his team for over 5 years. He and his staff are always so pleasant and professional. ”
Amber Epperson
“ Great lawyer
James worked so hard for me..great guy listen when I had questions about my case....Very honest I trust him with my life....He did what he said he would do for me and won a big case.....Thank you James........ ”
Eve
Amaro Law Firm has great customer service. They are very professional and alway a pleasure to work with. Mr. Amaro has a great team especially Wendy. They are very dedicated employees. ”
Regena Ratcliff
Great to do business with them, good service! ”
Abid Sattani
“ I highly recommend the Amaro Law Firm. The attorneys and staff are attentive, professional and GREAT at what they do. It was been a pleasure to work with them, and they get GREAT results! Give them a call, you won't be disappointed!! ” Jennifer Sindelar Shanahan
Billy Hext
“ The Amaro Law Firm was very thorough and fast in resolving my claim, I would recommend their service. ” L. D.
“ We have had the pleasure of working with the Amaro Law Firm recently.... I have found the Mr. Amaro and the entire Amaro Law Firm staff to be friendly, knowledgeable, fair and always available to speak with us when we need them.... I would highly recommend the Amaro Law Firm to my friends, colleagues and family! Thanks for being there for us Amaro Law Firm! It's nice to have people we can trust and depend on!!! Brett M. Downey, D.C. Fairview Health Center ” Fairview Health Center
The professionals at The Amaro Law Firm are talented, responsive and always fight for the best results for their clients. I have worked together with this firm over the past several years, and always have had a positive experience. ”
Alan Quiles
“ The Amaro Law Firm is not afraid to pick a fight with money hungry insurance companies. In my case, they were extremely professional and achieved results that I thought were totally out of reach. I highly recommend this firm. ” R. L.
After choosing the Amaro Law Firm it was evident that I had made the right decision in hiring them! They have been wonderful to work with. Always keeping me up to date with the progress of my claim and answering any questions that I may have. I would definitely recommend the Amaro Law Firm for anyone that wants a company that will stand up for them and work hard for what is theirs. ”
Katherine Sirmon
“ James is a great resource for me when it comes to case analysis, trial strategy, and responding to legal issues. He is a great person to help think of different way to present cases or to handle complex issues. ” A Private Practice Attorney
Joe T Olvera
“ Great experience! James was very knowledgeable, responsive and was always accessible to answer my questions and concerns. I will definitely work with his firm again. Thank you! ” Scott
They care greatly about the experience their clients have, when calling their business. Clients are treated with the utmost respect by the Amaro Law Firm. They take the time to really address their concerns and problems, effective and accurately. ”
Kelly Cammack
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Fredo Rodriguez
My case was a sucess My attorney Mr. James Amaro was spectacular during my entire case. His staff and office were always very helpful and always made sure to answer all my questions during my legal process. I am very happy with the settlement of my case and how aggressive he was against the insurance companies who were not willing to settle before mediation. ” Don
Satisfied client, I was very pleased on how fast he settled my case and the amount. I will refer my friends and family, thank you Amaro Law Firm . ” Rosie Navarrette
I have performed work for the Amaro Law Firm in support of their recent move to their new location. Such a pleasant staff! All friendly & so very helpful! Great attitudes! A wonderful group of folks to work with and for! ”
Herb Zieschang
I was very fortunate to be able to work with David Miller of the Amaro Law Firm. They went above and beyond what other attorneys were willing to do to get the maximum recovery they could for their clients. I would highly recommend them to anyone for any type of case. ”
Venetia Varden
“ Thank you to the Amaro Law Firm. Professional and courteous the whole way through. I recommend anyone who is need of legal assistance to contact Amaro Law Firm. Kept in such good communication with me as well as follow ups. Truly a great team! ” Nicholas Carter
Amaro law firm did an outstanding job getting me the most money for my insurance claim. They always kept me well informed and provided me with a great case manager!! ”
Alberto Flores
The Amaro Law Firm Peer Review James Amaro is a very knowledgable and thorough lawyer. He puts his clients' interests first. He will help you in your time of need. ” Jeff Greco
Excellent knowledgeable attorneys with helpful and patient staff. Zealous advocates for their clients' rights and interests. You want these guys on your side. ”
Kristen Osborne