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Meet James D. Nebout

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 Houston with his two children, Niko and Chloe. James is an avid golfer.

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.

Representative Cases

  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996

Practice Areas

Education & Awards

  • 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


  • 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
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 2003 – Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 1993 – Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2012 – Present

Client Reviews

I will definitely work with him again

Russ busted his butt to get the very most for me in my settlement from a car accident! I’m SO glad I went to him. He went way above and beyond!!! Kim was also so kind and helpful. She always got back to me instantly with any questions I had. Russ took his time to explain things every step of the way. I’ve dealt with many lawyers before but I will definitely work with him again with any issues I have in the future!

T. S.
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attorneys are top-notch!

James Nebout and his team of attorneys are top-notch! When I had my car accident, they went above and beyond what I had expected and got more than what I had dreamed I could get in my pocket. If you have any type of auto accident, I highly suggest Burwell Nebout and their team.

M. S.
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Whole-Heartedly Recommend

These guys represented me in a serious auto-truck accident. They fought hard and settled my claim quickly and for way more money then I expected. I wholeheartedly recommend them for any serious injury case.

M. K.
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Our Proven Results

Successful Cases

Deepwater Horizon


The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico resulting in the largest environmental disaster in American history. Represented water based and land based seafood specific industries.

Automobile Accident


Two clients killed as a result of a special defect in the shoulder of the roadway. A state court jury trial resulted in a $19.2 million verdict.



Children that attended school on a former toxic dump site made claims for exposure injuries. $10 million settlement.