James B. Greer

 5910 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 925 
Dallas, Texas 75206
Tel. (214) 628-9966
JGreer@RGLaw.com
 

A veteran commercial litigator, James Greer represents businesses, financial institutions and defrauded investors in complex litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation, in federal and state courts across the nation.  With his beginnings as a law clerk to the Hon. Joe J. Fisher, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, he represents a diverse clientele comprised of small businesses and large publicly traded companies alike. He has entered appearances in numerous federal district courts and federal circuit courts of appeal.

His experience includes the prosecution and defense of litigation involving allegations of abusive debit card overdraft practices, systemic mortgage servicing abuses, oil and gas operations and royalty disputes, check fraud schemes, inverse condemnation claims, offshore investment disputes and fiduciary litigation.

His significant experience litigating on both sides of the docket afford him a tactical advantage in representing clients in today’s challenging business environment.

Texas Monthly Magazine has repeatedly recognized him as one of the top litigators in the State of Texas.

Representative Client Matters*

Banking and Finance Industry

  • Represented major U.S. financial institution in prominent class action involving the assessment of bank overdraft fees pending – on MDL transfer – in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Mr. Greer’s involvement in this representation included the examination of each named plaintiff and the pivotal plaintiff expert at deposition.
  • Represented major U.S. financial institution in complex multi-million dollar forged endorsement check fraud scheme.
  • Successful defense of class certification in financial services case (Finley v. Washington Mut. Bank, F.A., 2008 WL 2008850) (E.D.Tex. May 08, 2008) (“… the Court agrees with Defendant that Plaintiff has failed to show how individual issues will not overwhelm this case… Moreover, Defendant has submitted a detailed and comprehensive predominance analysis to show the many individualized issues implicated by Plaintiff’s claims.”).

Oil and Gas Litigation

  • Obtained significant favorable settlement for clients in oil and gas investment fraud dispute involving complex “bait and switch” scheme with recurrent changes in title ownership of the subject mineral interests.
  • Successful defense of working interest owners in putative class action brought by royalty interest owners alleging failure to reasonably develop mineral acreage in the Rosewood Cotton Valley formation of Upshur County, Texas.
  • Successful defense of independent oil and gas operator/primary working interest owner in dispute with non-operator working interest owners seeking appointment of receiver operator for 40 oil and gas wells in the Permian Basin.

*Some matters handled at prior firms.

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers magazine — recognizing the top 5% of lawyers in the State of Texas, 2014-2016.
  • Selected Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers magazine — recognizing the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in the State of Texas, 2005, 2008-2013.
  • Master, William ‘Mac’ Taylor American Inn of Court, 2014-present

Noteworthy Experience

  • Law clerk to the Hon. Joe J. Fisher, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas.

Publications

  • Co-authored The Subprime Morass:  Past, Present and Future, 12 N.C. Banking Inst. 125 (March 2008).

Affiliations & Involvement

  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel (2016-present)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • DBA Entertainment Committee, Co-Chair 2017
  • DBA Media Relations Committee, 2004–2007
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • DAYL Judiciary Committee, Co-Chair 2003–2005
  • DAYL Leadership Class 2001
  • DAYL Freedom Run Co-Founder & Committee Member, 2001–2005
  • Member, Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Dallas Baylor Law Network, Steering Committee (2012-present)

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law
  • Member: Order of the Barristers; Harvey M. Richie Moot Court Society
  • B.A., Millsaps College, magna cum laude