Mr. Francis has been practicing law since 1974, after having graduated from the University of Texas in 1971 and Baylor University School of Law in 1974. His practice has focused on personal injury matters, but since 1995, has also included employment matters. He is a past president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a former director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and state committeeman to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justice. He is a current member of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice.
Mr. Francis has also been awarded an AV® Peer Review Rating—the highest rating a lawyer can obtain. Conducted by Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer's expertise and other professional qualifications.
An AV® Peer Review Rating identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability, and is a reflection of the attorney's expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.
Mr. Francis’s firm focuses on representing individuals who have been damaged by personal injury, insurance claims abuse and employment-related misconduct. Combining substantial experience and knowledge of the federal and state laws governing personal injury claims, insurance claim practices and employment and employee rights, James N. Francis is committed to helping clients with conviction, passion and sophistication. Using both finesse and aggressive tactics in his representation, he consistently achieves excellent results both in and out of court. The legal complexities involved in representing individuals against today’s corporate and insurance opponents demands that those who suffer wrongs in those arenas have a better quality of legal representation than their adversaries if they are to obtain a just result. Mr. Francis offers such representation for a fairer fee.