Jim Roy, Partner
Jim Roy is a senior partner and managing member of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards,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.