James McGoldrick is a Dallas-based trial lawyer with extensive national and regional courtroom experience who has a record of delivering winning outcomes when bet-the-company risk is at stake. He has served as lead counsel and national trial counsel in hundreds of state and federal cases across more than thirty states and U.S. territories and in trials from coast to coast.
Mr. McGoldrick is a dual American-Irish citizen born in Malaysia who has lived in nine countries and visited more than forty others. He attended a Jesuit Preparatory School in Ireland and speaks multiple languages. His life experiences bolster his ability to succeed in any courtroom and relate to any jury.
Mr. McGoldrick has represented clients including product and chemical manufacturers and distributors in catastrophic injury, industrial accident, premises, fire, toxic exposure and property damage cases, construction, trucking, aviation and transportation clients in catastrophic injury lawsuits, hospitals and healthcare companies in medical, device and drug liability matters, as well as businesses with commercial litigation risks and complex disputes in a variety of industries, including the successful prosecution of a Texas fraud and breach-of-contract aviation case featured in America’s Top 100 Verdicts.
When a Fortune 500 company faced massive claims for lost profits on the purchase of 670 tank rail cars, or risked large consequential damages arising out of its alleged failure to comply with the California Air Resource Board’s Ozone Depleting Substance Protocol thereby preventing the plaintiff from selling carbon offset credits, or needed a national trial counsel to defend an onslaught of hundreds of high-stakes product liability and chemical exposure lawsuits filed across the country, it was Mr. McGoldrick who got the call. He is versatile and strategic both in and out of the courtroom, and he is equally adept at creatively resolving disputes in manner calculated to serve a client’s business or legal strategy.
Mr. McGoldrick was named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019-Present.
Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and candidates for membership are initially identified as meeting the stringent “High Stakes Litigator” requirements through third-party research and analysis. Thereafter, all data regarding qualifying candidates is evaluated using proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision-making methods to assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results and verdicts, history of high stakes amounts in controversy, peer reputation, client satisfaction, media notoriety, and community impact. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of attorneys in the United States have received this honor.