Jim M. Perdue Jr.

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Jim M. Perdue, Jr. is a partner in Perdue & Kidd, with a national practice focusing on trying lawsuits, from cases involving defective medical products and pharmaceutical liability claims to catastrophic injuries of all types. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Medical Professional Liability by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He currently serves on the Rules Advisory Committee of the Texas Supreme Court.   Mr. Perdue is both an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and Fellow in the International Society of Barristers. Mr. Perdue is listed among the “Top 100 Attorneys in Texas” in Texas Monthly by Thomson Reuters, where he has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” since the list’s inception 11 years ago. He is also named in “The Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward/White 2006-15) for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury practice.

Mr. Perdue has tried over 30 personal injury cases to jury verdict, including multi-million dollar verdicts for cases involving pharmaceutical liability, work place injury, and medical malpractice. This includes his $27.6 million dollar verdict against Boston Scientific, listed as one of the largest product liability verdicts of 2014 by the National Law Journal. Mr. Perdue has spoken at over 100 legal seminars and published on a wide range of topics, from trial techniques to tort law. He has made appearances on Good Morning America, Court TV and local television as a legal commentator on civil justice legislation, automotive safety, and product liability law.

Mr. Perdue attended the University of Texas and graduated summa cum laude. He then received his J.D. cum laude at the University of Houston Law Center and was named their Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2006. He is Past-President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Past-Chair of the Professional Negligence Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a member of Leader’s Forum of American Association for Justice, a fellow of the Texas and Houston Bar Foundations, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. The Houston Young Lawyers Association honored Mr. Perdue with the Woodrow B. Seals Outstanding Young Attorney Award in 2002.

Mr. Perdue serves on the Boards of TIRR Foundation, which is the charitable research arm of TIRR Hospital in Houston, Texas, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Foundation (Houston); and the Silver Spurs Alumni Association. He is a past director of the Texas Lyceum and Past President of the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Organization. He and his wife Nicole have three sons, 13, 11, and 9.

Education
  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in Government & Economics
  • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctor
  • Honors: Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Apeals
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Professional Liability-Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Alumnus of the Year – University of Houston Law Center, 2006
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • “The Best Lawyers in America” Woodward/White, 2006 – 2015
  • Woodrow B. Seals Outstanding Young Attorney Award HYLA, 2002
  • Texas Super Lawyers – Top 100 Attorneys in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America 2015
  • Super Lawyer, 2003 – 2014
  • Fellow, Texas and Houston Bar Foundations
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
Professional Association Memberships
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Lyceum, Board of Directors
  • University of Houston Law Center Alumni Organization, Past President
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, Past-Chair
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Former Board of Directors
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Member of the Board of Directors, on Executive Committee
  • International Society of Barristers
Publications
  • “Duties to People You Don’t Know, Will Never Meet, and Who Hate Your Client: The Objections to Proposed Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15,” Jim M. Perdue, Jr., The Advocate, Summer 2011
  • “Grand Openings,” Jim M. Perdue, Sr. and Jim M. Perdue, Jr., Trial, May 2010
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation After HB 4,” Jim M. Perdue, Jr. and Paula Sweeney, The Advocate, Winter 2008
  • “Arrogance as Evidentiary Gift,” Jim M. Perdue, Jr., Trial, October 2008
  • Jim M. Perdue, Jr., “Maybe it Depends on What Your Definition of ‘Or’ Is – A Holistic Approach to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.0105, the Collateral Source Rule, and Legislative History,” 37 T. Tech L. Rev. 241 (2006)
  • “Technology and Your Expert,” Jim M. Perdue, Jr., The Advocate, Winter 2005
  • “The Art of Demonstrative Evidence,” Jim M. Perdue, Jr., Trial, May 2005
  • “Putting the Pieces Together: Plaintiff’s Closing Argument,” Jim M. Perdue, Sr. and Jim M. Perdue, Jr., Trial, May, 2003
  • “Establishing Hospital Liability Through Physician Contracts,” Jim M. Perdue Jr.,The Professional Liability Reporter, Spring 2002
  • “My Dad’s A Trial Lawyer,” Jim M. Perdue, Jr., Trial, January, 1999
  • “Trial Themes: Winning Jurors’ Minds and Hearts,” Jim M. Perdue, Sr. and Jim Perdue, Jr., Trial, April, 1998
Professional Seminars (Speaker/Author)
  • “Overcoming Objections — An Opportunity to Persuade,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Dynamic Advocacy Seminar, Whitefish, Montana, July, 1997 Hot Tips for Hot Times, South Padre Island, August, 1997
  • “The Federal False Claims Act — Trial Lawyers Wanted,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Hot Tips for Hot Times, South Padre Island, August, 1998
  • “Managed Care Litigation — Plaintiff’s Perspective,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Civil Trial Program, Houston, September 1998
  • “Overcoming Objections at Trial,” University of Houston Law Center, How to Offer and Exclude Evidence, Austin, Houston & Dallas, 1997; 1998; 1999
  • “Examination of Witnesses,” Corpus Christi Bar Association, Advanced Civil Trial Update, Corpus Christi, April 1999
  • “Introduction to Damages,” Lorman Education, Personal Injury for Paralegals, Houston, May 1999
  • “Medical Malpractice Experts,” Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Daubert/Robinson Challenge Hearings in the Trial Court, Houston, May 2000
  • “Settlement Hot Buttons,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Cutting Edge Trial Tactics, New Orleans, May 2000
  • “Medical Malpractice and Managed Care Liability Update,” University of Texas School of Law, 24th Annual Dean Page Keeton Products Liability and Personal Injury Seminar, Austin, October 2000
  • “Demonstrative Evidence,” South Texas College of Law, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Houston, March 2001
  • “Demonstrative Presentations,” Corpus Christi Bar Association, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar, Corpus Christi, April 2000; 2001
  • “Overcoming Objections,” Houston Young Lawyers Association, Young Attorney Trial Skills Seminar, Houston, May 2001
  • “Privileges–Plaintiffs’ Perspective,” Lorman Education, Document Management and Production, Houston, June 2001
  • “Medical Malpractice Update,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Colors of Fall Seminar, Manchester, Vermont, October 2001
  • “Medical Malpractice Update,” South Texas College of Law, Personal Injury Law Seminar, Houston, March 2002
  • “Medical Malpractice,” Corpus Christi Bar Association, Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar, Corpus Christi, March 2002
  • “Evidence Update,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar, Dallas, April 2002; Houston, May 2002
  • “Litigating with the Impaired Insurer – Dealing with the Texas Guaranty Fund,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Dallas, July 2002; Houston, August, 2002
  • “Mediating the Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiffs’ Perspective,” South Texas College of Law, Mediation for Litigators, Houston, October 2002
  • “Maximizing Case Value In House,” St. Mary’s/Texas Tech Schools of Law, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, San Antonio, November 2002
  • “What Does Proposed Medical Malpractice Legislation Look Like?,” Houston Bar Association, December 2002
  • “Legislative Update,” South Texas College of Law, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar, Houston, February 2003
  • “Legislative Update,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Medical Malpractice Law Seminar, Santa Fe, NM, March 2003
  • “Legislative Update,” Corpus Christi Bar Association, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar, Corpus Christi, April 2003
  • “Demonstrative Evidence,” San Antonio Bar Association, Anatomy of a Civil Trial VII, San Antonio, May 2003
  • “They Did What?! – Legislative Summary,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Real World CLE, San Antonio, July 2003
  • “Expert Reports in Medical Malpractice Cases after Palacios,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, June, July, August 2003
  • “HB 4-Legislative Summary,” Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Practice After HB 4, Houston, September 2003
  • “Charity Care and Other Gotchas,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, Houston, September 2003
  • “Maximizing Damages,” University of Texas Law School, Law Practice After HB 4, Houston, September 2003
  • “Governmental Immunity after HB 4″, South Texas College of Law, Personal Injury Law Conference, Houston, March 2004
  • “Understanding the Medical Issues Involved in Heart Disease Cases,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Failure to Diagnose and Treat Heart Disease Cases Teleseminar, May 2004
  • “Qualifying and Disqualifying Experts,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Mid-Year Convention CLE, New Orleans, June 2004
  • “Recovering Medical Expenses After HB 4,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Personal Injury Course, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, July-August 2004
  • “Voir Dire – Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Cooper & Scully CLE, Medical Legal Seminar, Houston, September 2004
  • “Heretofore Unheard of Jury Instructions – Jury Charge Demonstration,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, Dallas, September 2004
  • “Paid or Incurred – What’s all the Fuss?,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, Dallas, September 2004
  • “Use and Abuse of Expert Witnesses,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Meeting Evidence Course, Houston, November 2004
  • “Jury Charges After HB 4,” South Texas College of Law, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar, Houston, February 2005
  • “Recovery of Medical Expenses After HB 4,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, Santa Fe, NM, March 2005
  • “Building a Personal Injury Practice,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Nashville, TN, April 2005
  • “Life After HB 4,” Houston Bar Association, Harris County Bench Bar Conference, Galveston, April 2005
  • “Paid or Incurred – The Medical Bills Battle,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury Course, Dallas, April 2005
  • “Paid or Incurred – Again,”  Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, Houston, September 2005
  • “Closing Argument – Failure to Diagnose Cancer,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Handling and Trying Medical Malpractice Cases,  Washington, D.C., October 2005
  • “Medical Expense Recoveries,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, New Techniques Under HB4, Austin, October 2005
  • “Incurred v. Paid – Medical Recoveries After HB 4,” University of Texas Law School CLE, The Car Wrecks Seminar, San Antonio and Houston, November 2005, January 2006
  • “Teaching Insurance Adjusters to Read a Statute,” San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, March 2006
  • “The Law of Expert Reports Under TMLA,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, San Antonio, March 2006
  • “Expert Reports Under § 74.351,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Maximizing Your Case Recoveries, Houston, April 2006
  • “Medical Expense Recoveries,” South Texas College of Law, Personal Injury Law Seminar, Houston, May 2006
  • “Screening Medical Malpractice Cases in a New Environment,” Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston, June 2006
  • “Hot Topics in PI Litigation,” Harris County Judiciary Retreat, San Antonio, June 2006
  • “Key Statutes Outside of Chapter 74,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, Houston, September 2006
  • “Creative Investigative Techniques,” University of Houston Law Center CLE, Litigation and Trial Tactics, Dallas, Houston, November, December 2006
  • “Tension Between Doctors and Hospitals,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, Santa Fe, NM, March 2007
  • “Paid or Incurred Medical Expenses,” Corpus Christi Bar Association, Advanced Civil Trial CLE, Corpus Christi, April 2007
  • “Legal Update – Paid or Incurred and Gore v. Faye,” San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, May 2007
  • “Economic Damages – Plaintiff’s Perspective,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Course, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, July-August 2007
  • “Products Liability and Personal Injury Law Update,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Civil Trial Course, Dallas, Austin, Houston, August, September, October 2007
  • “Persuasion: Constructing Themes to Appeal to Heart and Mind,” University of Houston Law Center CLE, The Jury Trial, Houston, Dallas, October 2007
  • “Land Mines and How to Avoid Them,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Nuts and Bolts Seminar, Austin, November 2007
  • “Creative Investigative Techniques,” University of Houston Law Center CLE, Litigation and Trial Tactics, Dallas, Houston, November-December 2007
  • “Storytelling and Persuasion,” University of Houston Law Center CLE, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar, Houston, Dallas, February 2008
  • “Maximizing Economic Damages,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, San Antonio, March 2008
  • “Different Approaches to Persuading the Modern Juror,” Corpus Christi Bar Association, Advanced Civil Trial CLE, Corpus Christi, April 2008
  • “Damages Update 2008,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Litgation, San Antonio and Houston, August 2008
  • “Examination of Expert Witnesses,” Hidalgo County Bar Association, Essentials of Civil Trial, McAllen, October 2008
  • “Landmines from 2008 – What to Look Out For,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Nuts and Bolts Seminar, Austin, December 2008
  • “Personal Injury Update,” State Bar of Texas CLE, 2009 Litigation Institute, San Antonio, January 2009
  • “Hot Topics at the Courthouse,” Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Luncheon CLE, February 2009
  • “Wrongful Death Damages – What Can You Recover?,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, Santa Fe, NM, March 2009
  • “Persuading the Modern Juror,” Austin Bar Association, 2009 Bench Bar Conference, Austin, April 2009
  • “New Concepts of Persuasion: The Theory and Effect from a Recent Trial,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Two Hour Webcast, July 2009
  • “From Intake to Filing Suit,” UT CLE, Car Wrecks Seminar, Austin, August 2009
  • “Persuasion and Storytelling in Opening Statement,” UT CLE, Car Wrecks Seminar, Austin, August 2009
  • “Medical Malpractice Update,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Update, Houston, September 2009
  • “Paid or Incurred Issues,” State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, League City, October 2009
  • “How to Not Try Your Case Twice,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Car Wrecks Seminar, Austin, December 2009; Dallas, July 2010
  • “Primer on Oil and Gas Litigation,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, New Laws and New Tactics Seminar, Las Vegas, February 2010
  • “Winning with Stories – Another Perspective,” Webb County Bar Association, Mock Trial Seminar, Laredo, April 2010
  • “Opening Statement,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury Law, Austin, April 2010
  • “Digging Deeper to Maximize Damages in 18 Wheeler Cases,” Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Serious Auto Torts Seminar, Baton Rouge, LA, May 2010
  • “Voir Dire Amidst the Immigration Debate,” TrialSmith Webinar Series, May 2010
  • “Closing Argument,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy College of Texas, Austin, May 2010
  • “Developing Trends in Oil & Gas Law,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar, Dallas, August 2010
  •  “Effective Advocacy at Trial”, University of Texas CLE, Car Wrecks Seminar, Austin, August 2010
  • “Medical Malpractice Update,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Houston, September 2010
  • “Voir Dire During the Immigration Debate,” San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Real World CLE, San Antonio, September 2010
  • “What Does Neuroscience Teach About Opening?” Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas, October 2010
  • “Opening Statement,” University of Texas CLE, 34th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, Austin, October 2010
  • “Debating Health Care Liability Reform,” Rhodes College, 23rd Annual Symposium of the Institute of the Profession of Law, Memphis, TN, October 2010
  • “Focus Group Performance – Auto Pedestrian Case with Debriefing,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE, Annual Meeting, December 2010
  • “Personal Injury Law Update,”  State Bar of Texas CLE, 2011 Litigation Institute, San Antonio, January 2011
  • “Opening Statement in Auto Cases,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Road Rules Seminar, Houston, March 2011
  • “New Federal Causes of Action,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, Santa Fe, NM, March 2011
  • “Power Point at Trial – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly,” Amarillo Bar Institute, Amarillo, April 2011
  • “Growing the Reptile – From Intake to Trial,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, June 2011
  • “New Thoughts on Thinking,” Tex-ABOTA, Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM June 2011
  • “False Claim Act Update,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, July-August, 2011
  • “The Art of Persuasion,” UT CLE, 35th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, Austin, October 2011
  • “Pharmaceutical Litigation Update,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Winning in Las Vegas Seminar, February 2012
  • “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Pharmaceutical Litigation,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, San Antonio, March 2012
  • “Opening Statement,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, TACT College, Austin, May 2012
  • “Persuasion, Neuroscience and Decision Theory,” UT CLE, Conference on State and Federal Appeals, Austin, May 2012
  • “The Art of Persuasion – Redux,” UT CLE, 36th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, October 2012
  • “Two Generations – Two Perspectives on Persuasion,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, What Happens in Vegas Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, February 2013
  • “Rules of the Road for Product Liability Cases,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Rules of the Road Seminar, Annual Convention, Austin, June 2013
  • “Persuading the Modern Juror,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, August 2013
  • “Connecting with the Modern Jury,” Kentucky Association for Justice, KAJ Annual Convention, French Lick, IN, September 2013
  • “Keepers of the Flame,” Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Ethics, Beaumont, TX, September 2013
  • “Neuroscience and Persuasion,” University of Houston CLE, The Science of Communication, Houston, November 2013
  • “Hot Medical Device Litigation,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, Santa Fe, NM, March 2014
  • “Persuading the Modern Jury,” Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Houston, TX, April 2014
  • “Can You Make Your Audience Smarter?,”  UT CLE, Conference on State and Federal Appeals, Austin, April 2014
  • “Just Because They’ve Always Done It That Way Doesn’t Make It Right,” UT CLE, 36th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, Austin, October 2014
  • “Medical Devices,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, San Antonio, March 2015
  • “Why Your Case Won’t Settle,” State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, San Antonio, March 2015

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