James “Jim” Bartlett, Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer who also offers deal negotiation services to his corporate clients, including all aspects of drafting and completion of the related contractual agreements. Jim has successfully represented numerous corporations and other business entities in complex litigation matters throughout and outside the United States for over 22 years, including nine years as a partner in a national Am Law 200 firm.
Jim received his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he served on the Law Review. During his time in law school, he was also a member of numerous varsity moot court and mock trial teams, winning tournaments at the regional and national levels, and receiving Best Individual Oral Advocate honors at the Texas Young Lawyers Association State Moot Court Competition. Upon graduating law school, Jim began practicing at Bush, Burck & Lapidus, P.C. before eventually joining the New York law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. Jim joined Okin Adams in 2018 and provides the quality legal representation that clients have come to expect from the firm.
During his extensive career, Jim has represented clients in matters involving a diverse set of issues including corporate transactions litigation, civil RICO litigation, commercial litigation, securities litigation, products liability litigation, regulatory litigation, defamation litigation, class action litigation, and employment litigation, among others. Jim is an excellent communicator who provides value to his clients through early identification of the clients’ desired litigation goals and creative strategies for obtaining them.
Jim has been recognized by organizations such as the Houston Young Lawyers Association for his dedication to the legal community. He has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and carries an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell.