James C. Barber*, born Greenville, Texas; admitted to bar, 1965, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Preparatory and legal education, University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1965, L.L.B., 1965). Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1978 to the present; Certified, Civil Trial Advocate Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1999 to the present; rated AV by Martindale Hubbell; listed in Martindale Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Attorneys, 1999 to the present. Life Senior Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.
Experience: Extensive experience with over 45 years in the practice of personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice law, with emphasis in recent years pharmaceutical liability litigation.
Member: Dallas and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; College of the State Bar of Texas; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (Director 1975-83; President 1980-81); Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Director. 1975-90; Co-Chairman, Malpractice Committee, 1976-77; Editor, The Verdict, 1976-78; Chairman, Automobile Liability/No Fault Committee, 1980-81); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Sustaining Member (Chairman, Affirmative Action Committee, 1982-83).
Author: "The Texas Tort Claims Act - An Update in Personal injury Litigation," The Texas Trial Lawyers, Forum, 1976; "Employer Discrimination and the Injured Worker: Race, Sex, Handicap and Discrimination Because of Filing A Workers' Comp Claim," Seminar Paper, Dallas Trial Lawyers
Association, 1980; "Discovery in the Computer Age: Obtaining The Adversary Data Base and Using Computers to Simplify Trial Preparation, "Seminar Paper, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, San Francisco 1982; "Employment Discrimination Class Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective," State Bar of Texas Seminar, New Orleans, 1983; "Tips on Handling a Railroad Crossing Case." Texas Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, El Paso,1988; "The Problem of the Ambiguity in Government/Railroad Responsibility for Railroad Crossing Safety, and Some Proposed Solutions," International Symposium on Railroad - Highway Grade Crossing Safety, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1990; "Police Civil Rights - Making the Plaintiff's Case," State Bar of Texas Seminar, July 1992; "Handling Railroad Crossing Cases, "State Bar of Texas Seminar. October 1992; "Federal Preemption and Title 23 U.S.C. 409 - The Railroad Attempt to Railroad Victims of Grade Crossing Collisions," University of Tennessee Symposium on Railroad Crossing Design and Safety, 1994; "Procedural Requirements for Discrimination Suits under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act," 58 Texas Bar Journal 318, March 1995.
*Unless otherwise noted, not all attorneys in the firm are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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