James E. Urmin, Sr.

James E. Umin, Sr. P.C.

Dallas, Texas 75201


Business, Collaborative Law, Contract, Family, Franchise, Probate, Trusts and Estates, Wills

  • Collaborative law, Collaborative Divorce & Family law; Franchise & Distribution law; Employment law (employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competes, etc.); Business law and Commercial agreements.
  • Beverage Industry expertise with 25 years of legal experience.
  • Strategic counsel in Franchise matters such as: distribution agreements; pricing and antitrust, “best efforts”; actual or implied franchise fees; breach-cure; product quality; sale, succession and/or termination; and mediation, arbitration & litigation pertaining to the foregoing.
  • Draft, negotiate and enforce supply-chain, Franchise, Distribution, Bottling, Co-packing, Funding & volume incentive agreements.
  • Investigation, litigation and negotiation services relating to employment, business or commercial disputes in the above areas.
  • Help preserve in-house work product and privilege by conducting experienced, independent EEO investigations, recommendations, and position statements.


University of Baltimore School of Law – 1985 – 1987

JD, Law



  • Casenote Debtor-creditor Relations, 16 U.Balt. L.Rev. 389-401 (1986)
  • Casenote Maritime Liens & Containers, 19 J.Mar. L. & Com. 425 (1987)
  • Activities and Societies: Associate Editor, Law Review
Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management – 1978 – 1980

MBA, Business

Cleveland State University – 1972 – 1977

BBA, Accounting

Mediation is often court-ordered as part of the litigation process, or it may be voluntarily chosen prior to or during litigation. Opting for mediation when involved in a legal dispute in Texas can provide a variety of benefits. The process is less expensive and requires less time. It keeps control of the process and the outcome of the dispute within the hands of those affected most – the disputing parties. It is a private and confidential process, so the general public will never be aware of the discussions held during the process. This keeps sensitive personal and potential valuable proprietary information out of the public eye.

Mediation is also effective for protecting important relationships. It can preserve mutually beneficial business arrangements and ensure that the parties are able to move forward following a dispute. This can be especially helpful when resolving family legal matter, including divorce and its effect on children.

If you are involved in a Texas legal dispute and you want to resolve it efficiently and effectively through mediation, James Urmin can help. For more information about mediation or to schedule a consultation, contact James at 972-913-4467 or by email at [email protected].

502 South Waterview Drive
Richardson,TX 75080

P: 972-913-4467
E: [email protected]