James A. Tatem, Senior Trial Counsel

                        James A. Tatem

Houston Office

James A. Tatem, senior trial counsel with the firm, is a graduate of the University of Texas where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1989.  He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in 1992.  Jim is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.  Jim has served as a first-chair trial lawyer in a variety of personal injury cases and contract cases. 

Jim has extensive experience in products liability, premises liability, toxic torts, superfund and environmental litigation, construction litigation, real estate, civil litigation, class and collective actions, commercial litigation, employment law, insurance law, mediation/arbitration, personal injury defense, and torts.

Professional Background

  • Joined Germer in 2002

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas - 1992
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • All Texas state courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

Professional Certifications

  • Texas Association of Defense Council
  • Houston Bar Association


  • South Texas College of Law
    • Juris Doctor - 1992
  • University of Texas
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - 1989



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  • Golf

Contact Information

Email Address:
Houston Office