Jim Clancy is the president of Branscomb Law. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He also handles selected matters defending the firm’s clients in personal injury lawsuits. His experience includes million dollar verdicts for his clients and numerous significant settlements and dismissals. Jim’s greatest professional satisfaction is serving as a trusted advisor.

A West Point graduate, Jim is a former Armored Cavalry Captain. He served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Operation Desert Storm.

Education

B.S., U.S. Military Academy, 1986 — Highest Honors
J.D., University of Texas, 1995 — Associate Editor, The Review of Litigation
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Representative Matters
  • Defended industrial contractors from a variety of property and personal injury claims as a result of refinery explosions.
  • Defended refineries and industrial contractors from claims of wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.
  • Defended engineering defect claims in design and construction of a new recycling plant.
  • Pursued and defended claims theft of trade secrets, violation of employment agreements and use of advanced forensic computer tools.
  • Pursued and defended claims in industrial construction disputes in arbitration and litigation.
  • Pursued and defended claims in complex oil and gas disputes for independent exploration companies and landowners.
  • Obtained take nothing verdicts for fiduciaries accused of breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Obtained million-dollar jury verdicts for fraud and quantum meruit in favor of geologist.
  • Obtained million-dollar verdict in breach of fiduciary duty case for charitable foundation against accountant and former trustee for misuse of trust funds.
Professional

AV rated, peer-reviewed, Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation
Thompson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers for Business Litigation,
Chairman and Commissioner, Texas Ethics Commission 2010-2018
Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Personal

For years, Jim coached youth baseball and he still has strong opinions on teaching hitting and smart defense. He was also an avid golfer, whose attempt to find it in the dirt was blocked by a bum left shoulder. Now, his Saturday mornings are spent on a bike searching for speed and trying not to get dropped.



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