James D. Nebout graduated from Texas City High School in 1986, Houston Baptist University with honors with a B.A. in Accounting and Political Science in 1990 and South Texas College of Law with honors in 1993.
He lettered in varsity golf while attending H.B.U. He lives in League City with his two children, Niko and Chloe. James is an avid golfer. Niko attends the University of North Texas and plays on the golf team.
James is past President of the Galveston County Bar Association and past President of the Galveston County Young Lawyers’ Association.
He was the Galveston County Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2004. James is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Areas of Practice
75% Personal Injury
25% Commercial Litigation
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
J.D. – 1993
Honors: With High Honors
Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas
B.A. – 1990
Honors: Dean’s List 1986 – 1990; NCAA Div. I – Golf Team
Major: Accounting – Political Science
BP Texas City Explosion 2005 – liaison counsel
Deepwater Horizon Explosion
BP Benzene Release 2010 – M.D.L. Trial Counsel
Texas City Oil Spill 2014
Paxl Special Master
Effects of Settlement, Galveston County Bar Association
Trying the Automobile Injury Case, Galveston County Bar Association
Honors and Awards
Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2006 – 2007
Galveston County Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2003 – 2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
Galveston County Young Lawyers, President, 1999 – 2000
Galveston County Bar Association, President, 2001 – 2002
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1994 – Present
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member, 2000 – Present