James G. Mendez


James G. Mendez

Associate

Email: jmendez@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3374

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942


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AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Construction Litigation

  • Food, Drug, and Medical Device

  • Premises Liability

  • Products Liability

  • Toxic Tort and Environment

Overview Meticulous preparation, constructive collaboration, and a talent for crafting persuasive arguments form the foundation of James Mendez’s litigation practice. James brings his advocacy skills to bear in a wide range of matters, with experience defending clients in trucking, premises liability, construction defect, and employment disputes.

James has obtained pretrial dispositions in his clients’ favor in multiple cases, sparing them from the continued expense, uncertainty, and disruption of ongoing litigation. He has secured summary judgment on behalf of a general contractor in a premises liability suit, in favor of an aeronautics company in trucking litigation, in favor of a subcontractor in a wrongful death matter, and on behalf of a multi-national construction materials provider in an employment dispute.

A graduate of St. Edward’s University, James earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he won the Dean’s Distinction Award in Trial Advocacy, Depositions, and Contracts and was a 2019 National Pre-Trial Competition Semi- Finalist, among other recognitions for his effective advocacy. When not serving his clients, James enjoys reading and outdoor activities with his wife and pets.


Representative Experience

  • James has experience representing a diverse list of commercial clientele in trucking, premises liability, construction defect, and employment disputes.

  • Represented general contractor in premises liability suit – won on summary judgment.

  • Represented Aeronautics company in trucking lawsuit which implicated various federal motorcarrier regulations, won on summary judgment.

  • Represented a subcontractor in a wrongful death matter- won on summary judgment.

  • Represented a multi-national construction materials provider in an employment dispute- won on summary judgment.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association

  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Section

Honors and Recognitions

  • Dean’s Distinction Award in Trial Advocacy, Depositions, and Contracts

  • National Advocacy Competition Honors: 2019 National Pre-Trial Competition Semi-Finalist, Preliminary Round Best Advocate, and Best Non-Movant Brief

  • 2020 Phi Alpha Delta – National Trial Competition: Best Prosecution

Educational and Professional Background

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2020

  • St. Edward’s University, Bachelor of Arts, 2015

Court Admissions

James G. Mendez is licensed to practice law in the following areas:

  • Texas