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James Dunnam

James Dunnam

Waco's lawyers since 1925.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Texas
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Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law. Jim was born and has spent his entire life in Waco. He graduated from Baylor University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and from Baylor Law School in 1987 with a Juris Doctor degree. Since being licensed to practice law in 1988, Jim has worked as a member of Dunnam & Dunnam, where he is a partner. Jim was named Young Lawyer of the Year by Baylor University in 2001. Among other positions, Jim has served on the Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee and the Texas Sunset Advisory Committee, during which time he oversaw the full evaluation and re-authorization of the State Bar of Texas and the State Board of Law Examiners. He has also been listed as a Texas Super Lawyer. In addition to being licensed to appear before the Texas Supreme Court and all other Texas Courts, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit), and the U.S. District Court (Western District of Texas). Jim is a Public Policy Fellow through the University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, a Credentialed Mediator in the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, and a member of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association. Jim Dunnam has been certified as a specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the practice of Civil Trial Law since 1994 and Family Law since 1995. In addition to those two specialties, he engages in the practice of Appellate Law, Business Law, Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, General Law, and Personal Injury Law. During his 14 years as a Texas State Representative, Jim served on the House Select Committee on Judicial Interpretation of the Law and on the House committee responsible for oversight of Family Law and the Texas Family Code. Jim has received numerous awards and recognitions, including: - 2011 Star of Texas Award, Texans Uniting fo

Baylor University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Professional Experience
Dunnam & Dunnam LLP
Civil Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Family Law
Texas State Bar
Star of Texas Award
Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom
One of the Most Influential Lawmakers
Associated Press
The Third Most Powerful Member of the Texas House
Capitol Inside Online Magazine
One of the Ten Best Legislators
Capitol Inside Online Magazine
2007 Honorable Mention
Texas Monthly Magazine
Smart on Crime Award
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
One of the Ten Best Legislators
Capitol Inside Online Magazine
One of the Ten Best Legislators
Capitol Inside Online Magazine
One of the Top Five in the House
Legislative Star
Texas Classroom Teachers Association
Champion for Children
Equity Center
One of the Ten Best Legislators
Texas Monthly Magazine
One of the Top Five in the House
Star of Texas Award
Common Cause Texas
Statewide Texas PTA Legislator of the Year
Texas PTA
Heart of Honor
American Heart Association
Friend of Education
Texas Classroom Teachers Association
Legislative Leadership Award
National Associations of Allstate, State Farm and United Farmers Agents
Texas Monthly Magazine - Best Legislators Edition
Golden Apple Award
Texas Mid-Size School Association
Excellence in Leadership Award
Texas Association of Rural Schools
Texas PTA Legislative Guardian
Texas PTA
Honorary Life Member
Texas Association of Community Schools
Distinguished Service Award
Vocational Agriculture Teacher Association
Special Recognition
Texas Rural Education Association
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 06258010
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Intellectual Property
Nursing Home Abuse
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Waco's lawyers since 1925.
Contact & Map
4125 W Waco Dr
Waco, TX 76710
Telephone: (254) 753-6437