James R. Watkins - Royston Rayzor

James R. Watkins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 409-763-1623

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas, 1976
  • All state courts - State of Texas
  • U. S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U. S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U. S. Court of Appeals,5th Circuit
  • U. S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Houston, J.D., 1975
  • University of Texas/University of Houston, B.S., 1973; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi

Memberships

  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

University of HoustonBS 1973University of Houston Law CenterJ.D. 1975
Maritime Law AssociationSoutheastern Admiralty Law InstituteTexas Association of Defense CounselDefense Research Institute

Case History

M/V Harbel Tapper — Significant cargo damage case against freight forwarder and others arising out of loss of valuable turbine in Singapore due to sinking of barge utilized as part of trans-shipment.   
Tug Laura Haden — Collision case involving three deaths, serious personal injuries, and property damage.
Castorina v. Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. — Resolved standard of care owed longshoremen by vessel owner for latent disease developed as result of exposure to deleterious substance in cargo.

Office Location

The Hunter Building, Suite 301
306 22nd Street
Galveston, TX 77550
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty and Maritime Law of the Houston Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Admiralty and Maritime Law of the Houston Metro Area
James R. Watkins has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!James R. Watkins has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law (Limitation of Liability, Litigation, Marine Insurance, Medical, Personal Injury)