1997: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona
2000: Doctor of Jurisprudence from Arizona State University


Over 15 years of experience dealing with complex family law, criminal defense and civil litigation issues.

  • Licensed to practice in the State of Texas
  • United States District Courts of both the Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • The 5th and 11th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
About James:

James is a lifelong El Pasoan who spent eight years living in Arizona while attending to his studies. He returned to El Paso in 2000 to practice law.

Having been raised by his mother who has been involved in the El Paso legal industry and downtown real estate market for all of his life, James has purchased several properties in the downtown redevelopment area. His mother founded Amigo Bail Bonds in 1975. He is a third generation attorney on his father’s side and has been involved in the El Paso legal community nearly all of his life. The combination of these things have molded James into one of the most honest, hard-working, well-respected attorneys and entrepreneurs in El Paso.

James and his family have committed themselves to renovating and restoring their newly acquired properties and are dedicated to the movements being made to revitalize the entire downtown area. James is one of the founding board members of the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Theatre project. He has a passion for El Paso and the success of this community.

On a more personal note, James is known throughout the country for his achievements in tennis. He was the 1992 High School State Tennis Champion while playing at Coronado High School. He went on to become a four-year letter winner for Men’s Tennis at the University of Arizona. In 1994, he made the Pac-10 Conference Men’s Tennis All-Academic First Team. James still enjoys playing competitive tennis and spending time with his family.

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