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Attorney Jim Adler

Jim Adler, “The Texas Hammer,” is founder of Jim Adler & Associates, a law firm with more than 15 attorneys and a professional legal support staff of more than 250. Mr. Adler practices law with full-service law offices in Houston, Dallas, Channelview and San Antonio.

Mr. Adler has been a TV and radio personality serving the public as the voice of victims of personal injury accidents for more than 30 years. He’s appeared on TV and radio programs, on civic group panels and in magazine and newspaper interviews speaking of accidents and the rights of personal injury victims. Mr. Adler has devoted his professional life to representing seriously or catastrophically injured citizens in Texas and other states.

Mr. Adler has spoken before various State Bar and professional organizations regarding automobile collisions, insurance, personal injury, general negligence, law firm management and other topics.

Mr. Adler is active in local, state and national politics as well as charitable causes. In 2009, Houston Mayor Bill White appointed Mr. Adler to the Board of Directors of The Joint City/County Commission on Children. This was in recognition of his lifelong devotion to causes that benefit children, and it enabled the commission to receive a Jim Adler review of various children’s issues.


  • The University of Texas at Austin, undergraduate degree
  • The University of Texas Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence law degree


  • Admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, 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 Northern and Western District of Texas and United States Court of Appeals


  • Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Director of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Houston Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Served on the State Bar of Texas Special Issues Panel and the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee

Legal Work

  • Handles lawsuits for victims of automobile accidents, trucking accidents, offshore accidents, refinery accidents, construction injuries, burn injuries, brain injuries, on-the-job accidents, slip-and-fall cases, railroad accidents, electrical accidents and all areas of personal injury practice
  • Assists claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Has represented clients in court at trial on cases involving automobile accidents, product liability, workers compensation, Jones Act, third party liability, stock fraud, trucking accidents and other cases

Charity and Community Involvement

  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Houston and Harris County Joint City/County Commission on Children
  • Contributor to American Cancer Society, Armed Forces Relief Trust, Association for Community Television, Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders, Arthritis Foundation, American Heart Association, American Health Assistance Foundation, Special Olympics, Child Advocates of Fort Bend County, The Center for Hearing & Speech, Covenant House, Easter Seals Society, Galena Park Choir Boosters, Habitat for Humanity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Federation of Greater Houston, Guild for the Blind, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, March of Dimes, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Primera Rosa De Saron, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Texas Bar Foundation, Texas Children’s Hospital, US Olympic Committee, University of Texas Law School Foundation and UTMB Burn Care Research

Military Experience

  • United States Army
  • United States Navy, serving as a Naval Officer in a reserve capacity
  • Appointed judge for the Office of Civilian Health and Medical Programs United Services (OCHAMPUS), adjudicating health and medical disputes for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel
  • Received a United States Navy Officer’s Commission as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps from the President of the United States of America
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