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James McGoldrick is a trial lawyer with extensive national and regional courtroom experience who has a record of delivering winning outcomes when bet-the-company risk is at stake.

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James McGoldrick

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Mr. McGoldrick has litigated high-stakes products, premises, industrial accident, healthcare, transportation, construction, chemical exposure, and environmental liabilities, as well as complex business disputes, including breach of contract, interference with business relations, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, officer and director liability, fraud, and deceptive trade practices.





University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1996


University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A, 1993


University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1993










United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas


United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


Admitted pro hac vice as lead counsel hundreds of times in more than thirty states and U.S. territories


James McGoldrick is a Dallas-based trial lawyer with extensive national and regional courtroom experience who has a record of delivering winning outcomes when bet-the-company risk is at stake.  He has served as lead counsel and national counsel in hundreds of state and federal cases spanning more than thirty states and U.S. territories and in trials from coast to coast.


Mr. McGoldrick is a dual American-Irish citizen born in Malaysia who has lived in nine countries and visited more than forty others.  He attended a Jesuit Preparatory School in Ireland and speaks multiple languages.  His life experiences bolster his ability to succeed in any courtroom and relate to any jury.


Representative Matters

Mr. McGoldrick has represented product and chemical manufacturers and distributors in catastrophic injury and property damage cases, trucking, aviation and transportation clients, hospitals and healthcare companies, as well as businesses with commercial litigation risks and complex disputes in a variety of industries, including the successful prosecution of a Texas fraud and breach-of-contract aviation case featured in America's Top 100 Verdicts.


When a Fortune 500 company faced massive claims for lost profits on the purchase of 670 tank rail cars, or risked large consequential damages arising out of its alleged failure to comply with the California Air Resource Board's Ozone Depleting Substance Protocol thereby preventing the plaintiff from selling carbon offset credits, or needed a national trial counsel to defend an onslaught of hundreds of high-stakes product liability and chemical exposure lawsuits across the country, it was Mr. McGoldrick who got the call.  He is versatile and strategic both in and out of the courtroom, and he is equally adept at creatively resolving disputes in manner calculated to serve a client's business or legal strategy.


Professional Affiliations

Mr. McGoldrick was named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2020.


Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and candidates for membership are initially identified as meeting the stringent “High Stakes Litigator” requirements through third-party research and analysis.  Thereafter, all data regarding qualifying candidates is evaluated using proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision making methods to assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results and verdicts, history of high stakes amounts in controversy, peer reputation, client satisfaction, media notoriety, and community impact.  Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of attorneys in the United States have received this honor.









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