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7800 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 100N,
Austin, Texas 78757
Phone: (512) 732-0111
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6600 Amelia Earhart Court, Suite C
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone: (702) 988-2631
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James M. Baker
Partner in civil litigation firm specializing in complex business and commercial litigation, as well as personal injury, primarily plaintiff-oriented. All aspects of civil litigation, including preparation of pleadings, conduct of discovery, negotiation of settlements, alternate dispute resolution, trial and appellate work. Licensed in Texas and Nevada. See Website: www.teknolaw.com.
CLEMENTS, O’NEILL, PIERCE, NICKENS & WILSON, L.L.P., Dec. 1999 – Aug. 2001
1000 Louisiana Avenue, Suite 1800, Houston, Texas 77002, Tel: (713) 654-7676
Complex business litigation, oil & gas litigation, representing Fortune 500 companies, municipalities and foreign governments. All aspects of civil litigation, including preparation of pleadings, conduct of discovery, negotiation of settlements, alternate dispute resolution, trial and appellate work.
BAKER & CRAMPTON, L.L.P., Feb. – Sep. 1999
2579 Western Trails, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78745, Tel: (512) 892-9300
Partner in civil litigation firm specializing in business and commercial litigation, as well as personal injury; primarily plaintiff-oriented. All aspects of civil litigation, including preparation of pleadings, conduct of discovery, negotiation of settlements, alternate dispute resolution, trial and appellate work.
WATT CASTRO & HOUSER, P.C. , Oct. 1996 – Jan. 1999
901 S. MoPac, Plaza 2, Suite 525, Austin, Texas 78746, Tel: (512) 306-9695
Business and commercial litigation, including complex, multi-party litigation; personal injury litigation, primarily plaintiff-oriented. Five arbitrations and six jury trials (four first chair) representing plaintiffs -- all verdicts for plaintiffs, including a $2.5 million verdict against Ryland Homes on January 30, 1999, after three week trial.
Legal Counsel, ADVANCED DELIVERY & CHEMICAL SYSTEMS, Mar. – Oct. 1996
6805 Capital of Texas Highway, Ste. 330, Austin, Texas 78731 (512) 418-8200
Assist in managing the legal affairs of a high-tech manufacturer and supplier of ultra pure chemicals to the semiconductor industry; draft pleadings and initiate lawsuits on behalf of the partnership; oversee complex litigation and billing by outside counsel; monitor applications for issuance of patents; and assist in human resource management to include investigation of Title VII complaints.
HANCE, SCARBOROUGH, WOODWARD & WEISBART, Aug. 1995 – Mar. 1996
111 Congress Ave., Suite 800, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 479-8888
Draft pleadings and conduct discovery in a variety of business and commercial litigation, including a series of complex construction industry disputes involving multi-million dollar claims; assist in drafting successful appellate brief to the Austin Court of Appeal in medical malpractice suit; assist in successful prosecution of legal malpractice claim on behalf of The State Bar of Texas.
Military Career Summary
Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel (1970-1992) with 22 years of service specializing in Asian affairs, intelligence and politico-military affairs. Awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam. Proven leadership, managerial skills; experienced in foreign negotiations and problem resolution. Basic Mandarin Chinese language capability. U.S. State Department Executive Agent for Humanitarian Assistance Program in the Republic of the Philippines. Final assignment: Director of Intelligence, Headquarters 13th Air Force, Andersen Air Base, Guam. Top Secret/ Special Compartmented Intelligence (TS/SCI) security clearance.
Attorney & Award-Winning Author
Dan Castro is both an attorney and an award-winning author. His book CRITICAL CHOICES THAT CHANGE LIVES has won the International Latino Book Award, the Parent to Parent “Adding Wisdom” Award, and was a Finalist for the Book of the Year Award, the Fresh Voices Award, and the Independent Publishers Award.
You can download the first chapter of this book free at www.mycriticalchoices.com
Dan Castro is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.