James D. Nebout

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Meet James D. Nebout

James D. Nebout graduated from Texas City High School in 1986, Houston Baptist University with honors with a B.A. in Accounting and Political Science in 1990, and South Texas College of Law with honors in 1993.

He lettered in varsity golf while attending H.B.U. He lives in Houston with his two children, Niko and Chloe. James is an avid golfer.

James is the past President of the Galveston County Bar Association and past President of the Galveston County Young Lawyers’ Association.

He was the Galveston County Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2004. James is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Representative Cases

  • BP Texas City Explosion 2005 – Liaison counsel
  • Deepwater Horizon Explosion
  • BP Benzene Release 2010 – M.D.L. Trial Counsel
  • Texas City Oil Spill 2014
  • Paxil Special Master


  • Effects of Settlement, Galveston County Bar Association
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case, Galveston County Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996

Education & Awards

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas J.D. – 1993
  • Honors: With High Honors
    Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas B.A. – 1990
  • Honors: Dean’s List 1986 – 1990; NCAA Div. I – Golf Team
  • Major: Accounting – Political Science


  • Galveston County Young Lawyers, President, 1999 – 2000
  • Galveston County Bar Association, President, 2001 – 2002
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1994 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member, 2000 – Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 2003 – Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 1993 – Presen
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2012 – Present