Jim Collura represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across the United States, including courts in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio and his home state of Texas. Mr. Collura has tried and managed cases in state and federal courts as well as domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Collura’s clients range from large multi-national corporations to new startups.
Since joining Coats Rose, Mr. Collura has worked on a wide variety of complex commercial and construction litigation including covenants not to compete, trade secrets, commercial construction, fraud, breach of contract, oil & gas, business torts, trademark infringement and environmental issues. Mr. Collura also advises clients on master service agreements and provides guidance on contractual matters to reduce litigation exposure and maximize corporate opportunity.
Jim was selected by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star five times. For the past three years Jim has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Jim is married to Brenda Keller Collura and has three children.
Recent Representative Matters
Represented a Chinese oil rig manufacturer in claims by a former Venezuelan sales representative. The amount in controversy exceeded $200mm. This matter was tried in international arbitration.
Represented a steel supplier for a $75mm federal building against the General Services Administration in the Board of Civilian Appeals. The amount in controversy exceeded $35mm. This matter was resolved prior to trial.
Represented an oil field service company and its financier against covenant not to compete and trade secret claims. The amount in controversy exceeded $2mm. This matter was tried in arbitration.
Represented an oil field technology company against a former engineer in a covenant not to compete and trade secrets claim in Texas state court. The matter was resolved with a permanent injunction in favor of the oil field technology company.
Represented an oil field service company in a merger and acquisition dispute against the former owners of a hydraulic fracturing company. This matter was tried in state court in Wilmington, Delaware.
Represented an oil field service company in a technology and warranty dispute regarding open hole wireline tools in Texas state court. This matter was resolved prior to trial.
Represented a construction firm against claims of theft of trade secrets, trademark infringement and theft in hiring an engineer from a competitor in federal court. This matter was resolved prior to trial.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.S., Biological Sciences, 1995; J.D., with distinction, 1998)
U.S. District Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit
United States Supreme Court
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Georgia
Houston Bar Association
Fellow, Texas Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
State Bar of Texas District 4 Grievance Committee Past Chairman,