James P. Roy

Personal Injury Attorney

Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney James P. Roy serves clients in all of Louisiana, including Lafayette, Lake Charles, Morgan City, Opelousas, Carencro, Crowley, Jennings, Welsh, Broussard, New Iberia, Patterson, Berwick, Morgan City, Baton Rouge, Hammond, Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, New Orleans, Gretna, Marrero, Alexandria, Pineville, Shreveport, Bossier, and Monroe.

Recognitions & Memberships

Maritime & Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette

Mr. Roy was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law School in 1976 and earned an LLM from Georgetown University Law School in 1977.

He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. A past president of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, he is listed in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of maritime law and personal injury litigation. This book has been described as the “most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

He has been inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which has an active membership of only 500 plaintiff and defense lawyers in North America.

He was lead counsel in the $43 million federal court jury trial verdict for a double amputee in Becker v. Tidewater, for which the National Law Journal selected him “Litigator of the Month” (August, 20,2001). Jim also gave the opening statement and was a leader of the Plaintiff Steering Committee trial team for the Phase I liability Trial in MDL 2179 (BP Deepwater Horizon).

He is the court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison and Co-Lead Class Counsel for MDL 2179 (the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation in Federal Court in New Orleans).

He has also been awarded the highest possible peer-reviewed rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for professional excellence and integrity. A Member of the LSU Board of Supervisors from 2005-2010, he served as its Chairman (2008-2009), and he is a member of the LSU Law School Alumni Board of Trustees and Dean’s Council.

  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lafayette
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge
  •  The Best Lawyers in America (Since 1999) • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014)
  • AV Rating from Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review (Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)

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