Winston & Strawn Welcomes Trial Lawyer to Houston Energy Practice

HOUSTON Winston & Strawn LLP continues to strengthen its litigation and energy practice capabilities with the addition of trial lawyer James “Jim” Nye. Joining from Baker Hostetler, Jim will serve as a partner in Winston’s Houston office and focus on complex commercial litigation with a concentration in the energy industry.

“We are thrilled to have a well-known trial lawyer like Jim that has handled litigation in multiple states throughout the U.S. join the firm,” said Winston Chairman Tom Fitzgerald. “His experience in high exposure emergency management and investigations bolsters our litigation department capabilities for clients, especially within the energy sector.”

“Jim’s experience in high exposure oil and gas personal injury cases, particularly in the Houston energy sector, will be beneficial for our clients,” added Doug Atnipp, the firm’s Houston managing partner. “Bringing him on board expands our robust litigation offerings across the firm.”

Jim’s practice focuses on several areas of litigation, including commercial, real estate, environmental, and trade secrets. He has counseled clients with high-exposure investigations and industrial emergencies and has successfully taken numerous cases through to a jury verdict. Most recently, he won a $62 million verdict in a jury trial in Texas. In addition to his extensive track record in trial work, Jim has substantial experience with arbitration.

“Winston has a renowned Litigation Department that I am excited to be part of,” said Jim. “I’m looking forward to serving our clients across the firm, especially in our growing energy practice here in Houston.”

Jim is an honors graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and earned a B.B.A degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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