Jim Girards has over 23 years of experience representing families of those harmed by severe spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, birth injuries, and severe heart damage. He also has experience helping families who are the victims of catastrophic trucking collisions and construction accidents. Recently, Girards obtained what the Texas Lawyer newspaper determined was the 4th largest medical malpractice verdict in Texas for 2011. The firm handles cases against hospitals, trucking companies, and other major corporations. Girards is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been recognized as one of Dallas’ Best Attorneys by D Magazine and one of the top attorneys in the country by Newsweek magazine. He is a Governor of the American Association for Justice, is a Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and is a past President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member and past Vice-Chair of the State Bar of Texas District 6A Grievance Committee, and is Chair of the Interventional Cardiology Litigation Group and the Pharmacy Liability Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The firm has the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
• Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2012
Admitted: 1989, Texas
Professional Webpage: www.girardslaw.com/bio/james-girards.cfm
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