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James “Jim” H. Brannon

In 1954, Mr. Brannon, a native Houstonian, graduated from Lamar High School where he was a champion debator, and also won the Texas State (UIL) competition in Declamation. He joined the Army so he could go to college and after serving his time, worked his way through the University of Texas, where he graduated with honors, and the University of Texas School of Law. At one time, Jim worked three different jobs while he was in law school. After graduation, he accepted a job as a briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court.

The next four years, Jim enjoyed a general civil practice, but the Army called again. From 1969–1971 Jim served in Vietnam as Group Judge Advocate of the 5th Special Forces Group (Green Berets). Upon his safe return to the United States, Jim taught at three law schools including three years full-time at South Texas College of Law.

Beginning in 1976 until the present, Jim has tried civil cases to juries. More than 75 times he has taken a client's case to verdict. He believes strongly in the jury as a source of justice and truth. Notably, he represented twenty-three children who had died in Waco when the Branch Davidian compound was burned down.
Amarillo Globe-News, CNN

Throughout all this, Jim has learned to work hard, respect his clients, and get their cases in front of a jury

Education

The University of Texas
Law School

Austin, TX
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1964
Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, 1962

Experience

Private Law Practice
Houston, TX
trial of civil cases, small corporate and business
1976–Present

Law Teaching
University of North Dakota
University of Houston
South Texas College of Law
1972–1976

Military Law
U.S.Army; Group Judge Advocate
5th Special Forces Group
Vietnam
1970

Private Law Practice
San Antonio, Nacogdoches, and Houston
trial of civil cases
1965–1969

Briefing Attorney
The Supreme Court of Texas
1964–1965