CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Jim Buchanan is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Leading Lawyer of 2017. Jim is a Founding Partner at Welder Leshin LLP.
Jim’s professional title is Partner at Welder Leshin LLP. His areas of expertise include civil litigation, personal injury, maritime law and oil and gas litigation, as well as business and fiduciary law, and eminent domain.
An esteemed legal professional with over 40 years of experience, Jim has worked in his role at Welder Leshin for 13 years.
“The attorneys at Welder Leshin are engaged in the practice of law, deep in experience and tradition,” the firm’s website states. “Four of the current partners have been practicing together for more than 25 years, and several of our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our clients, and have limited our practices to discrete areas of the law, but are able to assemble multi-disciplinary teams to meet clients’ needs.”
Following a two-year clerkship position with the Honorable Owen D. Cox, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, Jim joined the Kleberg Law Firm in 1973, where he began his practice of maritime law. In August, 2003, he formed Welder Leshin LLP with his partners.
In his role, Jim “handles all types of maritime claims and has represented international oil exploration and producing companies which led to the handling of oil and gas lawsuits, including royalty disputes, drainage claims and take-or-pay claims,” according to his company bio. “He also has dealt with a wide variety of personal injury claims including those against trucking companies and claims for contractual indemnities and insurance coverage issues. Jim’s practice also includes the defense of business disputes.”
“My goals as an attorney are to be responsive to my clients’ needs and to resolve issues in a manner that most closely meets my clients’ circumstances, whether through negotiation, trial or an alternative form of dispute resolution,” Jim said.
Jim earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas in 1969. He then went on to complete his Juris Doctor, also from the University of Texas, in 1971 – for which he earned honors. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law through the Texas Board of Legal Certification.
To further his professional development, Jim is a member of the American Bar Association; the State Bar of