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James H. Stilwell

James Stilwell

James H. Stilwell is a licensed Texas attorney who handles a wide-range of litigation matters within the practice, including probate, trust and fiduciary litigation,  builder and developer litigation, and commercial litigation. James earned his Bachelor of Arts double degree in Economics and Political Science from Baylor University in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate in 1995 from the University of Texas School of Law.

In addition to the vast number of Articles, Publications, Briefings, Seminars and Speeches that James has authored and presented, several of the cases in which he was the lead trial lawyer have been published, including: Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, et al v. City of Conroe, Texas et al; 09-16-00201-CV;__S.W.3d__(Tex.App.-Beaumont, 2/2/17)LaChina V. The Woodlands Operating Company, LP, etal, TX CA 14, 14-12-00066-CV (Tex.App.-Houston [14th Dist.] August 8, 2013); Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. 61 v. FWO Development, Ltd., 012913 TXCA14, 14-12-00496-CV (Tex.App. — Houston [14th Dist.] January 29, 2013)(Writ denied, Texas Supreme Court, 2014); Smalley v. Smalley, 042612 TXCA9, 09-11-00023-CV (Tex.App. — Beaumont, April 26, 2012); Smalley v. Smalley, 022411 TXCA9, 09-11-00023-CV (Tex.App. — Beaumont, February 24, 2011); McDuffee v. Miller, 102810 TXCA9, 09-10-00293-CV (Tex.App. — Beaumont, October 28, 2010); Bryer v. The Woodlands Land Development Co., L.P., 090910 TXCA9, 09-09-00326-CV (Tex.App. — Beaumont, September 9, 2010); In re Estate of Hersey, 223 S.W.3d 457, (Tex.App. — Amarillo, April 25, 2006); Lee v. Hersey, 223 S.W.3d 439, (Tex.App. — Amarillo, March 24, 2006), Paul v. Merril Lynch Trust Co. of Texas, 183 S.W.3d 805 (Tex.App. — Waco, December 14, 2005); and Parks v. Landfill Market Consultants, Inc., 2004 WL 1351545 (Tex.App.—Houston [1st Dist.] June 17, 2004).

James has served our profession and community as a Vice President and Director of The Woodlands Bar Association, Chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, and as the chairman of  Leadership Montgomery County. James received the 2005 Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Award, the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award and has participated in the Woodlands Bar Association's Pro Bono "Wills for Heroes" Project since its inception. As a clergy spouse, James serves on several church and district committees for the United Methodist Church, and has been a voting delegate to the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Churches many times.