James W. Veale, Jr.


  • Texas Monthly “Rising Star” Super Lawyer for 2007, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Super Lawyer for 2016 – 2023
  • OMSNIC/Fortress Rising Star Award For 2012 And Continuing Excellence Award In 2014
  • SA Scene – SA Lawyers: Best Of 2012 – 2023 In Medical Malpractice Defense/Top Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

James works with clients who are faced with litigation involving commercial disputes, medical negligence, products liability and other personal injury matters. He also represents dentists and physicians in matters before their respective state boards. James handles cases across Texas from El Paso to Brownsville as well as South and Central Texas.

James is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas.  He is also a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, El Paso Bar Association and the Medical-Legal Liaison Committee. James was elected to membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates in 2013.  Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only.  Trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation, and who meet the qualifications of required trial experience are eligible to become members of ABOTA upon nomination and election.  James has also been elected a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation; an honor reserved for the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys each year.

James earned a J.D. from St. Mary’s university school of law in 2001, where he was on the Dean’s List and the National Dean’s List and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity. He completed his undergraduate work in Religious Studies with a minor in Biology at Southern Methodist University in 1998, where he was awarded the Dorothy Amann Award for service, and where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.