About 1 in every 5 auto accidents in Texas involves a distracted driver. In 2016 alone, distracted driving contributed to nearly 109,660 crashes, causing 455 deaths and injuring more than 3,000 others.1 Looking to curb this dangerous and deadly behavior, in June 2017, Texas lawmakers passed a new texting while driving law. This law2, which […]»
Meet Our Attorneys
R. James Amaro – Founder and Principal Attorney
R. James Amaro founded the Amaro Law Firm in 2005 after leaving his position as an attorney at a defense law firm. Mr. Amaro has successfully represented thousands of people and businesses in various legal matters, including personal injury claims, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, and commercial litigation. He has helped clients overcome disasters such as the BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas, in 2005, Hurricane Ike in 2008, and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
David Miller – Managing Attorney
A native of Monroe, Louisiana, David Miller graduated Magna Cum Laude from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. As a student at the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. Miller spent a semester working in the Elder Law Clinic, a program designed to provide pro bono legal services to members of the community over sixty years of age who could not afford legal representation on their own. After graduating law school and passing the bar exam, Mr. Miller helped clients who had filed insurance claims after a devastating series of tornadoes struck the Tuscaloosa area in April 2011. He joined the Amaro Law Firm in the summer of 2013, where he helps clients with claims stemming from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Zachary D. Norris – Of Counsel
Zach Norris blends the courage and determination of a West Texas gunslinger with the skill and knowledge of an experienced trial attorney. Mr. Norris grew up in Odessa, Texas, the city made famous by the film “Friday Night Lights.” He graduated from Texas Tech University with Magna Cum Laude honors and obtained his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Norris previously worked for a large maritime insurance defense firm. Today, he applies that knowledge to the benefit of his clients to ensure that they receive the maximum compensation available for their injuries.
Matt Elwell – Of Counsel
Matt Elwell is an East Texas native, born in Longview and raised in the small town of Greenville. He’s been a Houston resident since 2009 and recently put down roots in Houston’s Heights neighborhood.Mr. Elwell graduated cum laude from Texas State University in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business Administration. He focused on courses in business management, business law, economics, marketing, and communications.
Kara L. Kellogg – Associate
Kara L. Kellogg is a trial lawyer who currently represents plaintiffs involved in Civil Litigation. As a plaintiffs’ attorney, she has handled a wide variety of civil litigation lawsuits. While working at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ firm, she handled over 15,000 Transvaginal Mesh cases by playing a pivotal role in the review, evaluation and management of medical records. Prior to this, Kara settled over $40 million dollars in lawsuits for approximately 500 plaintiffs involved in first party bad faith insurance disputes as a result of suffering damages due to Hurricane Ike. Other types of cases she has handled, include, but are not limited to, pharmaceutical lawsuits, personal injury, construction and commercial litigation.
G. Daniel Garcia Carranco – Associate
Mr. Garcia Carranco had a Catholic upbringing and he spent most of his childhood in Mexico City up until he turned 14 years old, when his father decided to enroll him at a Military School called Missouri Military Academy which is about 110 miles northwest of St. Louis, MO. Mr. Garcia Carranco spent the next five years of his life at this military school learning the values that he lives by today: Discipline, Ethic, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Determination.
Ashlee Dunham – Associate
Ashlee E. Dunham graduated from the University of North Texas (UNT) in December of 2003 with a B.A. in Philosophy. She then pursued additional graduate work in Environmental Ethics from 2004-2006 at UNT, one of the nation’s top ten schools in the field. Driven by her inherent sense of justice, Ms. Dunham began law school at South Texas College of Law in August of 2010, graduating and becoming licensed in the State of Texas in 2013. Ms. Dunham has experience handling civil rights cases, first-party bad faith insurance claims, mass torts, and personal injury matters related to bad pharmaceuticals, product defects, commercial motor vehicle collisions, toxic plant releases, premises liability, dog bite injuries, food poisoning, and catastrophic work injuries. She joined the team at Amaro Law Firm in October of 2016 and looks forward to sharing her passion and hard work with our clients.
Brian Crockett – Of Counsel
As a Soldier, Leader and Lawyer, I have been honored to support and defend the rights of those who have been wronged. My primary focus has been upon representing those who have been harmed in their community. In the military, we protect those who cannot protect themselves. In my cases, I bring that same mindset in to the practice of law. We will never give up. We will never accept defeat. We will never quit. My successes in court, settlements and mediations, on behalf of my clients, is tightly connected with my diverse background as a psychological operation specialist, a commissioned officer and leader of Soldiers in the United States Army. Over the past decade, I have had the distinguished opportunity of serving this Nation during peacetime and combat operations overseas.
If you have been injured in an accident, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm can help. We can pursue cases against individuals, businesses and government agencies whose actions or negligence led to your injury. Call our offices today to set up a FREE consultation!
The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm stand ready to help victims of catastrophic injuries. Victims who suffer from serious burns, traumatic brain injury, limb loss or paralysis can count on our lawyers to pursue the maximum compensation for their injuries. Contact our staff today and get your FREE consultation!
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries in America today. Drunk, fatigued or distracted drivers pose a threat to everyone on the road. If you have been injured in an auto accident, call the offices of the Amaro Law Firm today to get the answers you need and the compensation you deserve!
Accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks often lead to serious injuries or fatalities. Truck drivers may cause such accidents due to fatigue, drugs, or speeding. If you have suffered injuries in a tractor-trailer accident, call the Amaro Law Firm today. Our FREE consultation will give you the answers you need.
Thousands of workers sustain injuries on their job sites every year. These injuries can stem from unsafe working conditions, lack of proper safety training, or inadequate protective equipment. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm are trained to help workers get the compensation they need, including lost wages and lost future earnings due to their injuries. Call today to get a FREE consultation!
Whether you work on a dock, on board a ship, or on an offshore platform, you understand that maritime environments can be among the most dangerous work settings. Injured maritime workers can contact the offices of the Amaro Law Firm to get a FREE consultation with an experienced maritime injury attorney.
Victims of explosive accidents can sustain serious injuries. These injuries can range from burns and skin damage to limb loss and paralysis. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm help victims of explosive accidents get the compensation they need for their physical and financial recovery. Call today to get a FREE consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.
Millions of people count on their insurance providers to cover them in their times of need. When the insurance providers deny or underpay legitimate claims, the victim can often feel powerless. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm have the experience and the drive to fight the big insurance companies for our clients. Get your FREE consultation today to learn more!
When businesses fail to live up to their promises, customers suffer. Whether a company breaches a contract, makes false promises in its advertising, or fails to fulfill its fiduciary duty, customers are left to feel the impact. At the Amaro Law Firm, our attorneys have decades of experience in commercial litigation. Call us today and get a FREE consultation to learn more!
Companies that make and sell defective products can harm more than their reputations. Thousands of customers suffer devastating injuries every year from defective products. The Amaro Law Firm knows how to help clients in mass tort cases get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Get a FREE consultation today and find out how we can help.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
“Great law office, very professional, they handle my husband’s BP case and always kept contact. Thank you for all you did!!!”— Emily Gonzalez
Great Experience! James was very knowledgeable, responsive and was always accessible to answer my questions and concerns. I will definitely work with his Firm again. Thank you!— Scott
Mr Amaro is the lawyer to have on your side when it comes to understanding your client’s needs. He fought to give us the best result highly recommended.— Sam Barroso
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In the aftermath of a serious traffic collision, the representation of an attorney can be crucial when it is time to seek financial recovery and justice. However, not any lawyer can successfully represent the victim of any traffic wreck. Different types of accidents – like a truck wreck versus a passenger vehicle crash – can […]»
While TBI treatments focus on addressing the physical, cognitive and emotional impacts of brain injuries, it can be remarkably challenging for treatments to restore TBI patients’ quality of life. This is due, in part, to the facts that: There is no single tool or instrument that can definitively assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for […]»
With the death of one worker confirmed following the October 15th oil rig explosion on Lake Pontchartrain, the rig’s owner, Clovelly oil Co., has drawn some attention regarding its safety record. The incident landed seven other workers in the hospital, but it is not Clovelly’s first brush with safety concerns. What happened on October 15? […]»
Verdicts & Settlements
Recent Successful Cases
After nearly two years of litigation with Allstate in a case where a woman ran a red light and broadsided our client, they finally agreed to pay for her medical bills and other damages as result of this wreck. It was not until the deposition of the Defendant that Allstate finally changed their tune and offered fair and just compensation to settle the claims.Read More
Two teenage boys were passengers in their friend’s car on a dark and rainy night in the country outside of Houston. The driver ran a stop sign and subsequently struck an 18 wheeler. The two passengers were tragically were killed in the wreck and their families sought the help of the Amaro Law Firm to find out what happened and how the wreck could have been prevented.Read More
After feeling that his previous counsel was not representing his interests to the best of their ability, our client terminated them and found the Amaro Law Firm on Avvo.com after reading the reviews online. Our firm was hired about 30 days before trial and the court would not grant a continuance so that the necessary work that was not completed could take place before trial.Read More