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James Freeman is a Partner in Zabel Freeman and has been practicing law since 1996. James has over twelve years of litigation experience and has been a partner in Zabel Freeman since its inception in June 2006. James' practice has focused and continues to focus primarily on cases involving energy, land, oil and gas, real estate, contractual disputes and eminent domain.
James' clients include major and independent gas utility and common carrier pipeline companies, trucking companies, oil and gas companies, service companies and individuals. James began his legal practice in Galveston, Texas, specializing in insurance defense litigation, including, personal injury, medical malpractice and environmental litigation. In 1998, James joined a small litigation firm in Houston, Texas, specializing in commercial and business litigation. In 2006, James and Tom Zabel formed Zabel Freeman. Since that time, James' primary focus has been on commercial litigation, including, eminent domain, real estate, oil and gas, toxic tort and environmental.
James has been selected as a 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Texas Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition, in Energy & Natural Resources by Texas Monthly magazine.


South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate Degree, 1996
Magna Cum Laude Member South Texas Law Review
Sam Houston State University, Bachelor of Science, 1992 Cum Laude


Texas, 1996
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas

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