Jim McLeroy

McLeroy Law Office

201 N. Davis Street
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

903-439-5299

Business, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Commercial, Contract, Divorce, Family, Insurance, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Wills

EDUCATION

1975      Borden County High School, Gail, Texas

1979      Texas Tech University; Bachelors of Business Administration-Accounting

1982      Texas Tech University School of Law; Doctor of Jurisprudence

LICENSURE

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United states District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

ASSOCIATIONS

1982-1984          Shank, Irwin & Conant, Attorneys Dallas, Texas. Associate Attorney

1984-1988          Maxwell, Bennett, Thomas & Feldman (Now Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen) Dallas, Texas; Partner

1988-2005          McLeroy, Litzler, Rutherford, Bauer & Friday; Sulphur Springs, Texas; Founder and Partner

2005- present    McLeroy Law 0ffice; Sulphur Springs, Texas

2014- present   The City of Sulphur Springs, Texas;  City Attorney (part time)

HONORS, AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Martindale-Hubbell A/V Peer Review Rating

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, I992

Board Certified, Civil Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, I992

Certified Mediator, Attorney Mediators Institute, 1994


Certified Family Mediator, Dallas Dispute Resolution Center, 1998

Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

More than 600 cases mediated

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

City Attorney, City of Sulphur Springs, Texas; 1991-Present

City Attorney, City of Detroit, Texas; 2004-present

City Attorney, City of Campbell, Texas; 2005-present

City Attorney, City of Quitman, Texas; 2007-present

City Attorney City of Alba, Texas 2009-present

City Attorney, City of West Tawakoni, Texas 2012-present

City Attorney, City of Point Texas; 2016-present

City Attorney, City of Commerce, Texas; 1997-2013

City Attorney, City of Wolfe City, Texas; 2007-2015

Former Special Counsel, The Sulphur Springs Independent School District;

General Counsel, North Hunt Special Utility District; 2003-present

(Formerly North Hunt Water Supply Corporation)

General Counsel, Delta MUD; 2006-present

General Counsel, Sulphur Springs/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation; 1991-present

General Counsel West Tawakoni Economic Development Corporation; 2012-present

General Counsel, Wolfe City Economic Development Corporation; 2009 -2015

Practice Areas

Mediation          

Beginning in 1994, I have mediated more than 600 matters in litigation or headed to litigation.  In more than 90% of those matters, the mediation successfully resolved the ongoing dispute.  As part of my mediation strategy, I strive to meet and know clients and counsel and to actively learn the respective stories and investigate the material issues.  At each mediation, I work hard to learn the case, the substantive issues, the evidence, the strengths and weaknesses of each side's story and to engage with the competing narratives: affirming, challenging, pushing, and reframing.  I believe that by deepening the understanding through facilitated conversation between the parties I can frame solutions that are creative, flexible and acceptable.

Certifications/Specialties:

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Education:

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX, 1982
J.D.

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1979
B.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

    Texas Bar Association
    Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
     
    Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section
     
    General Counsel, Metroplex Glass Dealers Association, 1987 - 1988
     
    State Bar of Texas
     
    American Bar Association
     
    Northeast Texas Bar Association

201 N.Davis Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

P: 903-439-5299
F: 903-438-9548
E: [email protected]