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
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.
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.