James Parkerson Roy - Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, L.L.C.

James Parkerson Roy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999





Jim Roy is a senior partner and managing member of Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb,LLC in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is primarily involved in the representation of plaintiffs in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Mass Tort/ Class Actions.

A past president of the Louisiana Association for Justice, he has been peer-selected for inclusion  in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of maritime law (since 2001), personal injury litigation (since 2001), and complex litigation-class actions (since2012). He was selected  Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyer of the Year (Admiralty/Maritime Law) for the Baton Rouge area (which includes Lafayette). He holds the highest possible Martindale peer-reviewed lawyer rating (“AV”) for legal ability and professional ethics.

Jim has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which has an active membership of only 500 plaintiff and defense lawyers in North America. He has also been listed since 2007 as one of the Louisiana Super Lawyers (Top Fifty: 2007-2012,2014). He was lead counsel in the $43 million federal court jury trial verdict for a double amputee in Becker v. Tidewater, for which the National Law Journal selected him “Litigator of the Month” (August, 20,2001). Jim also gave the opening statement and was a leader of the Plaintiff Steering Committee trial team for the Phase I liability Trial  in MDL 2179 (BP Deepwater Horizon). He is the court appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison and Co-Lead Class Counsel for MDL 2179 (the BP Deepwater Horizon Oilspill Litigation in Federal Court in New Orleans).


A resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, he graduated from LSU in 1973, and LSU Law School in 1976. He also received his LL.M. from Georgetown University School of Law in 1977.


Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeBS 1973LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1976Georgetown University Law CenterLL.M 1977
International Association of Trial LawyersLouisiana Association for Justice LSU Board of Supervisors232-HELP, Inc.

Case History

Becker v Tidewater, et al — Lead  plaintiff counsel. WDLA, USDC Jury Trial of double amputee offshore: $42 million verdict; reversed on appeal; re-tried to bench: $35 million.
MDL 2179: DEEPWATER HORIZON/BP OIL SPILL LITIGATION — EDLA, USDC. Court-appointed Co-Lead Class Counsel and Co-Liaison Counsel in largest, most complex ecological disaster/oil spill litigation in US history.

Office Location

556 Jefferson Street, Suite 500
Lafayette, LA 70501
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Lafayette Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty and Maritime Law of the Baton Rouge Metro Area
James Parkerson Roy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!James Parkerson Roy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law (Litigation, Personal Injury, Plaintiffs)
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Automobile Collision, Aviation Litigation, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Civil Litigation, Maritime, Mass Tort, Product Liability, Wrongful Death)