A Greater Houston Business And Civil Litigation Law Firm

James P. Pennington

  • Retired


Richmond, TX





Accomplished trial attorney with over twenty nine years of complex commercial litigation experience primarily focused in the areas of oil and gas, construction, and employee / employer disputes.

Jim has extensive experience in oil and gas litigation, accounting disputes involving breach of fiduciary duties, and estate and business accounting disputes. Jim's hobbies and outside activities include scuba diving and training, volunteering with the Cypress Volunteer Fire Department and dog breeding and training.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Oil and Gas

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Major: Accounting and Pre Law

Representative Cases

  • BP America Production Co. v. Marshall, 342 S.W.3d 59, 2011, Texas Supreme
  • Glattly v. Air Starter Components, Inc., 332 S.W.3d 620, 2011, Houston (1st Dist.), 2011
  • Houston Endowment Inc. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 972 S.W.2d 156, 1998, Houston (1st Dist.)
  • B.F. Goodrich Company v. McCorkle, 865 S.W.2d 618, 1993, Houston (14th Dist.)
  • Crouch v. Tenneco, Inc., 853 S.W.2d 643, 1993, Waco

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. District Court of Texas

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of James Pennington, Owner, 2008 to 2012
  • King & Pennington, Managing Partner, 1997 to 2008
  • Scott, Douglas & McConnico, Partner, 1986 to 1997