Richard C. James

Richard C. James

Owner, James Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
The Woodlands, Texas

Richard James was raised in Corinth, Mississippi in a family of four. He attended The University of Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Accountancy (1999) and a Master of Taxation (2000). While at Ole Miss, he received a Taylor Medal, the top honor given to each of the university's school's top students, and he passed the Mississippi Certified Public Accountancy Exam with the second highest score in the state, among all first-time test takers. In 2003, Mr. James received his J.D. from Tulane Law School where he served on The Tulane Law Review. He then received an LL.M. in Tax Law from The University of Florida, one of the top tax law programs in the country, where he served on The Florida Tax Review. Mr. James has served as a general counsel of a chemical company and a construction company, where he obtained valuable experience with contracts for the acquisition of business, industrial leases, sales of goods, and other commercial transactions and with commercial litigation. He also received valuable experience with working with businesses on a daily basis, including management, human resources, and accounting. Mr. James' practice focuses on business law, tax, and estate planning/probate. He advises businesses on general corporate matters, commercial transactions, and business acquisitions and sales, and he advises families with respect to property law, probate, and estate planning. He lives with his wife Molly in Montgomery County, and they have young boys. They also have two adult children and a granddaughter. Mr. James and family attend the Ark Church in Conroe. In his spare time, Mr. James enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his sons' teams, college football, reading, and grilling.

Areas of Practice

  • 45% Business Law
  • 30% Estate Planning and Probate
  • 15% Tax Law
  • 10% Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2003
  • Florida, 2004


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Law Review: Tulane Law Review, Editor, 2001 - 2003

Representative Cases

  • Represented Majority Shareholders in sale of glass manufacturing business in North Houston for $7M
  • Represented executor in complex estate administration with multi-generation GST trusts and partnership interests with real estate
  • Represented business owner in buy-sell agreement for local self-storage business and development of new self-storage business
  • Represented minority business owner in the buyout of his stock appreciation rights
  • Represented applicant to sell real property interest of a minor without a guardianship
  • Represented professional in asset protection planning and acquisition of rental properties
  • Represented owner of truck stop business in sale of business for $3M and reinvestment of proceeds in a like-kind exchange under Section 1031

Past Employment Positions

  • RB Products, Inc., General Counsel, 2008 - 2012
  • Stone & Associates, LLP, Associate, 2006 - 2008


  • English (Primary)