James Hatchitt

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James Hatchitt


James Hatchitt represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts, with a focus on commercial litigation, business torts, fraud, contract disputes, and insurance matters.

Mr. Hatchitt also has experience with serious personal injury, employment, and mass torts claims, internal corporate investigations, and pro bono criminal and immigration cases.

While in law school, Mr. Hatchitt represented Baylor at mock trial competitions throughout the country, including the 2009 American Association of Justice competition as a national semi-finalist and the 2009 Tournament of Champions.

Before joining Howry Breen & Herman, Mr. Hatchitt served as a law clerk to Judge Ed Kinkeade of the United States District Court for Northern District of Texas in Dallas and practiced commercial litigation at an international law firm in Houston.


State Bar of Texas
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas


Baylor Law School, J.D., 2010, cum laude

The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 2006
Engineering Route to Business
Business Block: Finance/Accounting
Engineering Block: Mechanical Systems

Professional Affiliations/Organizations

State Bar of Texas
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Austin Bar Association
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Fellow, Texas Bar Association
Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation


Arbitrational Decisions Upheld under the FAA, American Bar Association, Mass Torts Litigation, Summer 2013, Vol. 11 No.4