James “Jim” Francis

Mr. Francis’ firm focus is on representing individuals suffering from a personal injury. Using both finesse and aggressive tactics in his representation, he constantly achieves excellent results both in and out of court.

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Combining substantial experience and knowledge of the federal and state laws governing personal injury claims, James N. Francis is committed to helping clients with conviction, passion, and sophistication. 

James “Jim” Francis is a third generation plaintiff's attorney representing persons injured in serious accidents throughout his career. He is a former president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, former director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and state committeeman to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association for Justice).

Mr. Francis has been recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers Association and has received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, which is 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 they reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the lawyer’s practice area, expertise, and other professional qualifications. An AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s most trusted legal resource.

Mr. Francis’ father was a lawyer, which cultivated his passion for helping people. In his free time, Mr. Francis enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids, running with his oldest son, attending Bible studies, going on mission trips, and hunting turkeys, ducks, and doves.

Education

  • University of Texas, B.A.
  • Baylor University School of Law, JD

Associations

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, former president, and current member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, former director, and current member
  • American Association for Justice, committeeman

Awards

  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers Association in 2015 
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer by Legal Leaders, an ALM Media Properties service, from 2013-2015 
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell