Resolving Your Legal Crisis Through Innovative Strategies

James B. Jameson

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate


With over 30 years of legal and business experience to draw on, Mr. Jameson is available to serve as a legal representative, outside General Counsel, or as a third party neutral.

Since being admitted to the Texas Bar in 1984, Mr. Jameson has dedicated his law practice to the representation of individuals and business owners in distressed financial situations. The scope of his representation has focused on Chapter 11 restructuring cases in the oil and gas, real estate, and related industries. He has also been appointed by Bankruptcy Court to serve as a Liquidating Trustee, to manage and negotiate the sale of assets and make distributions to creditors.

In 2021, Mr. Jameson also was admitted to practice law in Colorado.

 Mr. Jameson has also served as outside General Counsel and advisor for several successful start-up ventures in various industries. As General Counsel, he has been responsible for all legal aspects of operations and management, specifically, employment matters, contractual disputes, litigation in state and federal court, and sales as well as acquisitions of assets and businesses. 

In 1992, Mr. Jameson expanded his law practice to serve as a Mediator and Arbitrator. Since that time, he has mediated over 500 mediations in all areas of pending civil litigation. He also serves as an Arbitrator for the Texas State Controller Office adjudicating property valuation disputes. 

Recent Accomplishments

  • Sale of dormant oil and gas refinery for $16,000,000.00 through a contested Chapter 11 plan, which was appealed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result of the sale, creditors were paid 100% of their claims, with a substantial return to equity holders.
  • Appointed by Bankruptcy Court to serve as Liquidating Trustee to manage the sale of assets and operating restaurants, resulting in a return to creditors of over 50% of their claims.
  • Representation of purchasers of oil and gas producing properties from Chapter 7 Trustee.
  • Successfully confirmed Chapter 11 Plan for steel fabrication business, restructuring several millions in secured debt.
  • Represented secured creditors in negotiating favorable payment terms under a Sub-Chapter V Reorganization plan for Small Business.
  • Represented business owners in discharging personal guarantees in Chapter 7 cases.


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of Denver
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: History
  • General Mediator Training (40 Hour Course) - Attorney Mediator Institute (AMI), 1992
  • USA&M Mediator Training, 1993
  • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 1994
  • Mediation Panelist USA&M, 1993
  • AMI Advanced Mediator Program
  • Advanced Negotiation Training
  • Advanced Mediator Training (AAM)
  • Arbitration Training 2017 (Barnham Graduate School and Seminary)
  • Arbitrator and Mediator Panel with Better Business Bureau (Houston)
  • Arbitrator Panelist with FINRA

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984
  • Colorado, 2021
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • Texas State Controller Office, Arbitrator
  • State Bar of Texas (licensed since 1984)
  • Colorado Bar Association (licensed 2021)
  • Real Estate Sales License (Texas Real Estate Commission)
  • Associate Real Estate Broker (State of Colorado)
  • Licensed Escrow Officer and Fee Title Attorney (Texas Dept. of Insurance)
  • Texas Association of Mediators (TAM)
  • Association of Attorney Mediators (AAM)
  • Member of Mediation Association of Colorado
  • Section Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution, State Bar of Texas and Colorado

Published Works

  • “Applying the Non-Priority Exception to express Warranties - Another Step Toward extending Strict Liability to Recover Solely Economic Losses” V.24 No. 1; South Texas Law Review; P. 243 (1983), 1983