James Martingano

James Martingano Shareholder

Houston
  • t: 713-210-8947
  • JamesMartingano@MehaffyWeber.com

James G. Martingano represents sophisticated clients involved in complex litigation where results matter. He has been practicing law for over 25 years with a focus on civil litigation including arbitration. He currently spends a majority of his time defending catastrophic injury and loss claims for Fortune 500 clients. He also handles toxic tort cases, specifically the defense of premises and product exposure claims to a variety of allegedly carcinogenic industrial products and chemicals including benzene, butadiene, vinyl chloride, silica, manganese (welding rods), and asbestos.

Mr. Martingano has experience with other types of litigation, including product liability cases involving wrongful death and personal injury. Mr. Martingano has represented clients in environmental nuisance claims as well as mass tort litigation, including medical devices and pharmaceutical litigation. In addition to personal injury claims, Mr. Martingano represents clients as both plaintiff and defendant in complex commercial litigation claims involving contract disputes, oil and gas litigation, subrogation and insurance coverage claims.

He also serves as local counsel for national firms representing major corporations in claims filed in both state and federal courts all over Texas. His clients include ExxonMobil, DuPont, Chemours, and other Fortune 500 companies. He has successfully tried both personal injury and property loss claims to verdict in State and Federal courts all over Texas.

EDUCATION
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (1994)
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. (1990)
  • State of Texas, 1994
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Super Lawyers
    • Selected to Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters (2005 – 2008)
    • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters (2008 – 2019)
    • Selected to Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition by Thomson Reuters in Civil Litigation Defense (2008, 2011-2012)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (2016-2020)
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Avoiding Astronomical Penalties: Creating Medicare Compliant Releases when Settling Chemical Exposure Cases”
  • “Common Issues Defense Strategy, joint defense issues in Toxic Tort litigation” American Conference Institute Chemical Products Litigation, 2010
  • “HarrisMartin – New York Benzene Mock Trial, direct examination of Industrial Hygiene expert,” 2008
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