James L. Ware

James L. Ware


Mr. Ware began the practice of law in 1975 in Galveston, Texas in a general civil practice firm but quickly gravitated into complex trial work in State courts for the state of Texas as well as various federal trial and administrative courts.  He joined Sheehy, Ware & Pappas in 1997 and has represented clients in a variety of complex personal injury, mass tort actions, environmental matters, product liability suits, FELA, maritime claims, and various commercial disputes.  He has also published an article in the Texas Bar Journal entitled “It is Time for Texas to Tell the Jury” regarding jury instructions in personal injury and wrongful death actions.  He regularly lectures at continuing legal education seminars, rehabilitation specialist seminars, and in-house courses for clients.  Mr. Ware has been appointed to serve on the State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee for 2007-2010 and again for 2010-2013 and has been appointed to the Texas Bar Foundation Nominations Committee for 2011-2012, 2012-2013.

Mr. Ware is also active in his community having served as President and/or on the boards of several organizations including Boy Scouts of America, Bay Area Council, Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club, the Railroad Museum, Galveston Arts Council, Knights of Momus, Inc., City of Galveston Zoning Board of Adjustments, and various other committees, both for non-profit and civic organizations.


University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1975)
University of Texas at Austin (B.A. cum laude, 1972)

Legal Memberships

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Sustaining Life Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation
    • Harris County Bar Association
    • Galveston County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Texas Associated Defense Counsel
    • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    • Litigation Counsel of America
    • The Trial Law Institute
    • Diversity Law Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer,  2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • H Magazine, 2005 Super Lawyers
  • Phi Sigma Alpha Honors Fraternity
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (Advisory Board, 2009-2014)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Publications and Seminar Presentations

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy Faculty 2007
  • DRI Silica Medicine Seminar, 2006
  • Harris Martin Texas Asbestos and Silica Seminar, 2006
  • Harris Martin Silica Seminar, 2004
  • Harris Martin Silica Seminar, 2003
  • South Texas School of Law Seminar, 1995


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