R. James Amaro


Amaro Law Firm

Firm Website


(713) 864-1941


2500 E TC Jester Blvd Ste 525








R. James Amaro founded the Amaro Law Firm in 2005 after leaving his position as an attorney at a defense law firm. Not long after founding the firm, Mr. Amaro was hired to represent many individuals and families who had their lives destroyed by the BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas.Since then, Mr. Amaro has successfully represented thousands of people and businesses in various legal matters, including personal injury claims, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, and commercial litigation. Mr. Amaro tried one of the first lawsuits related to Hurricane Ike and took many more to the eve of trial for many business and home owner clients.

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of Illinois
State Bar of Colorado
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Northern District Court of Texas
U.S. Western District Court of Texas
U.S. Eastern District Court of Texas
U.S. Southern District Court of Texas
U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin
U.S. Western District Court of Oklahoma – Pro Hac Vice
U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana – Pro Hac Vice – Deepwater Horizon MDL
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Court of Federal Claims


University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Economics, Minor in History
University of Wisconsin at Madison Law School, J.D.
University of Groningen – Groningen, Netherlands – International Law

Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2014, 2015/li>
Super Lawyers – 2016, 2017, 2018
National Trial Lawyers – Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Top 25
National Trial Lawyers – Trucking Trial Lawyers Top 10
National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40 for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Houstonia Magazine – Top Houston Personal Injury Attorney 2015, 2016
Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Lifetime Member
Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers Association 2013-2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyer – National Trial Lawyers Association 2011-2016
National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Lawyers – Diplomat, 2015-present