The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Jim  Perdue Sr.
PERDUE & KIDD, L.L.P.

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JIM M. PERDUE, SR. Mr. Perdue received his B.S. Degree (cum laude) and his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Houston. Mr. Perdue is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and a fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is Director Emeritus of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and member and past President of the Houston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Perdue served as an adjunct Professor at the University of Houston School of Law from 1974-1982, 1989. His special Honors include Outstanding Committee Chairman of the Year - Houston Bar Association, 1974-1975; Outstanding Alumnus - University of Houston College of Law, 1977; Distinguished Alumnus - Order of the Coif, University of Houston College of Law, 1986. In 1995, the State Bar of Texas bestowed the Gene Cavin Award for outstanding contribution to continuing legal education. The Best Lawyers in America names him in every edition from the inception of the publication in 1983 up to the present. His books include, The Law of Strict Tort Liability (1977), The Law of Texas Medical Malpractice (2nd Ed. 1985), Who Will Speak for the Victim?, A Treatise on Plaintiff's Jury Argument, (1989) State Bar of Texas, Editor, Who Speaks For Justice?, (1999), Author, Chapter 37 entitled "Opening Statement" for ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases, Vol. 3 (2003), I Remember Atticus: Inspiring Stories Every Trial Lawyer Should Know, (2004) State Bar of Texas and Winning With Stories: Using the Narrative to Persuade in Trials, Speeches & Lectures, (2006) State Bar of Texas. Mr. Perdue has traveled all over the United States speaking to numerous state bar organizations and advanced trial programs on the principles and concepts of courtroom storytelling.