James Parkerson Roy: Lawyer with Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards & Colomb, L.L.C.

James Parkerson Roy


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Practice Areas
  • ......................... 34%
    Personal Injury
  • ......................... 33%
    Civil Litigation
  • ......................... 33%
    Mass Tort Litigation
Other Areas of Law

Wrongful Death,Complex Litigation,Class Actions,Catastrophic Injury
Contact InfoTelephone: 337-233-3033
Fax: 337-233-2796
University Louisiana State University, B.S., 1973
Law SchoolLouisiana State University, J.D., 1976; Georgetown University, LL.M., 1977
Admitted1976, Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Lafayette Parish Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1987-1988;

Louisiana State Bar Association (Member: Section on Civil Law and Litigation, and Insurance, Negligence, Compensation and Admiralty Law; American Inns of Court (Acadiana Chapter, 1993-1994); )

Federal Bar Association (Lafayette/Acadiana Chapter)

ATLA Board of Governors (Vice-President, 1983-1987; Board of Governors, 2005-2006); ATLA State Delegate.

"AV" Rating-- Highest Piossible-- Peer Reviewed- MARTINDALE HUBBLE(2014)

BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, Named for: Maritime, Personal Injury & Class Actions (2014)

The Round Table: America's 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, Trial Lawyer Magazine (2014)

TOP FIFTY Louisiana Lawyers, SUPER LAWYERS (2014)

LAWYER OF THE YEAR- Admiralty & Maritime Law (BR, LAF area) - US NEWS BEST LAWYERS (2012)

Litigator of the Month (August, 2001)- NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

BP Cries Foul in Massive Oil Spill Settlement; Aired on CBS "60 Minutues" May 4, 2014

Speaking Engagements:

"Overview of MDL 2179 & BP Settlement" Texas ABOTA Santa Fe Meeting and Seminar;

"Recent BP Developments" High Stakes on the High Seas Conference, 2014

"Recovery of Economic Losses in Maritime Tort Actions" GNOBFA 2014 River and Marine Industry Seminar 2014;

"The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses" Apprenticeship Week/Guest Instructor for one week, 2014;

"Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP?" 60 Minutes, 2014

"How to Respond to Mass Casualty" Maritime Personal Injury in Louisiana, 2013

"Lessons from the Oil Spill Trial" High Stakes on the High Seas, 2013

"Deepwater Horizon" Settlement Seminar ,2012

"Don't Miss the Deadlines: What You Need to Know About Presentment and Filing of Non-Settled BP Claims" Joint Webinar Presentation, 2012

"The BP Litigation Status, Settlement Status and Lessons Learned" 19th Annual Admiralty Symposium, 2012

"BP Deepwater Horizon Litigation Status and Maritime Issues" High Stakes on the High Seas, 2012

"Maritime Death Claims and Remedies" High Stakes on the High Seas, 2009

"Maritime Personal Injury" Class of Prof. Frank Maraist, 2008

"Navigating the Labyrinth of a Complex Maritime Case" 6th Judge Alvin B. Rubin Conference on Maritime Personal Injury Law, 2008

"Professionalism" Joint Professionalism Program, 2007

"Professionalism - Is Continuing Education the Answer?" John M. Duhe, Jr. Chapter 2007

"Evidence" Evidence Program, 2007; "Evidence" 2nd Annual Civil Trial Evidence Workshop, 2007

"Evidence Seminar and Workshop" LSU CLE, 2006

"Maritime Personal Injury"Class of Prof. Frank Maraist, 2006

"Maritime Personal Injury"Class of Prof. Frank Maraist, 2005

Bar Fellowship: International Academy of Trial Lawyers" (Fellow since 2002 and Member, Board of Directors, 2006-2012. IATL is an invitation-only organization, limited to 500 active members from both the defense and plaintiff Bars);

President of the Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association), 1990-91

Recipient Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association President's Award (1989 and 2011)

Recipient of the 1988 Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Leadership Award

232-HELP/211 (Member of Executive Committee and Board)

The Jewell Parkerson Lowe Foundation (Chairman).

Fellow: LSU 1860 Society; LSU Foundation; LSU Alumni Association; LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Lifetime Member; Sustaining Member; President, 1990-1991; President-Elect, 1989-1990; Board of Governors, 1986-1989; Executive Committee, 1987-1989, 2011-2012; Ethics Committee, 1992-1993).

Reported CasesViator v. Liverpool and London Steamship Protection, Indem. Ass'n 701 So. 2d 487 (La. 3rd Cir. 1997); Writ denied 712 So 2d 880 (La. 1998)

Becker v. Tidewater, Inc. 335F. 3d 376 ; Becker II, 405 F.3d257 (2005).


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James Parkerson Roy

556 Jefferson Street, Suite 500
LafayetteLA 70501


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