James D. Bertsch

James D. Bertsch: Attorney with Touchstone Bernays Attorneys at Law AV stamp icon
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James Bertsch began practicing law with Touchstone Bernays in 1983 and has been a partner since 1990. James has represented clients in matters involving personal injury, construction law, medical malpractice, health care, professional malpractice, products liability, premises liability, trucking litigation, taxi cab litigation, insurance defense, mold litigation, and general civil litigation. James has been appointed by courts to act as a guardian ad litem and as a mediator. James completed formal mediation training in 2010 and is actively involved in the ADR/mediation process.

Litigation Matters

- Defended multiple commercial contractors in construction litigation.

- Defended numerous professionals in professional malpractice litigation.

- Defended multiple individuals and businesses in personal injury litigation.

- Defended physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nursing homes in medical malpractice litigation.

- Defended home health agencies in health care and abuse litigation.

- Defended placement agencies in child abuse litigation.

- Defended trucking companies in personal injury litigation.

- Defended taxi companies in personal injury litigation.

- Defended national insurance carriers in bad faith insurance litigation.

Representative Clients

- Hanover Insurance Group

- Anchor General Insurance

- Bitco Insurance Company

- Philadelphia Insurance Company

- American Safety Insurance

- Dillard's

Professional AffiliationsTexas Bar Association (T.B.A.)

Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc. (T.A.D.C.)

Defense Research Institute (D.R.I.)

Texas Association of Mediators (T.A.M.)

Personal Information

Born Houston, Texas, November 30, 1958. Resident of Mesquite, Texas. Married to Rhonda, with two adult children (Chris, U.T. '06 and Kyle, Texas A&M '09). Valley Creek Church of Christ; member and former deacon at Seagoville Church of Christ.

Honors & Awards

Texas Super Lawyer - 2006 (medical malpractice), 2008 (personal injury defense), 2009 (personal injury defense), 2010 (construction litigation), 2011 (construction litigation), 2012 (construction litigation), 2013 (construction litigation), 2013 (construction litigation), 2014 (construction litigation).

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-646-1512  Phone
214-741-7548  Fax
University Attended:
Southern Methodist University, B.A., Political Science, 1980
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983, Texas
State Bar of Texas.
Birth Information:
November 30, 1958

Peer Reviews

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Dallas, Texas

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