James Parkerson RoyManaging Member

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Professional Bio

Jim Roy is a senior partner and managing member of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is primarily involved in the representation of plaintiffs in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Mass Tort/ Class Actions.

Mr. Roy was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law School in 1976 and earned an LLM from Georgetown University Law School in 1977. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A past president of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, he is listed in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of maritime law and personal injury litigation. This book has been described as the “most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

He has been inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which has an active membership of only 500 plaintiff and defense lawyers in North America. He was lead counsel in the $43 million federal court jury trial verdict for a double amputee in Becker v. Tidewater, for which the National Law Journal selected him “Litigator of the Month” (August, 20,2001). Jim also gave the opening statement and was a leader of the Plaintiff Steering Committee trial team for the Phase I liability Trial in MDL 2179 (BP Deepwater Horizon). He is the court appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison and Co-Lead Class Counsel for MDL 2179 (the BP Deepwater Horizon Oilspill Litigation in Federal Court in New Orleans).

He has also been awarded the highest possible peer-reviewed rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, for professional excellence and integrity. A Member of the LSU Board of Supervisors from 2005-2010, he served as its Chairman (2008-2009) and is a member of the LSU Law School Alumni Board of Trustees.

• The Best Lawyers in America (Since 1999)

• Louisiana Super Lawyers (Featured as a Top 50 Attorney since 2007)

• LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014)

• Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated (Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)

 
Memberships

Past-President of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association

Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America

Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

The National Law Journal named him Litigator of the Month in August, 2001

Member of the LSU Board of Supervisors

Member of the LSU Law School Alumni Board of Trustees

 
Recognitions
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James Roy named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum