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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 serious personal injury, commercial litigation, business torts, contract disputes, and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Hatchitt also has significant experience with 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.

Mr. Hatchitt grew up in south Austin and attended Bowie High School. In college, he marched in two Rose Bowl parades and a presidential inauguration with the Longhorn Band and was president of Delta Sigma Phi. All of his family still lives in Central Texas: an accounting student, a middle school teacher, a nurse, and cattle ranchers.

If you need an attorney in Austin, reach out to Howry Breen & Herman for a free consultation. Contact us online or at (512) 430-4844 to get started.


  • 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


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


  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, by Thomson Reuters, 2017 – 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers List®, by Thomson Reuters, 2017-2019

Professional Affiliations/Organizations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Life Fellow for Texas Bar Association
  • Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation


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

Contact James:

Office: 512-439-4129

Mobile: 512-695-5532

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