Jim Bradbury grew up wanting to be a lawyer. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1988 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. At graduation he had to decide between law school and chasing cows with this grandfather. Jim attended law school at the University of Idaho, graduating cum laude in 1991. He joined the Dallas office of Jones Day practicing business litigation and environmental law. Jim spent a rich portion of his legal career practicing with a statewide firm in Arkansas. Thereafter he became a partner in the Fort Worth office of Jackson Walker, LLP. Mr. Bradbury is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, admitted to Practice before State and Federal Courts in Arkansas and Texas and also admitted to practice before US Supreme Court, Fifth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
After spending many years in large law firms, Jim Bradbury left to form his own practice focused on land, environmental, water and regulatory matters, including the imminent water policy issues facing Texas. His firm has offices in Fort Worth and Austin. Jim is a recognized authority on agricultural law as well as eminent domain. Mr. Bradbury also has significant experience in land use and the environmental aspects of hydraulic fracturing production, including surface use rights, eminent domain and pipelines. Jim has served as an advisor to the US Department of State regarding the regulation of unconventional energy production, including presentation to the governments of China, Argentina and South Africa. Mr. Bradbury is a proud adjunct Professor at Texas A&M Law School, teaching Ag Law, serves as a member of the Natural Resources Program and taught a Special Projects course in Texas Eminent Domain Policy. He regularly testifies at the Texas Legislature on landowner rights and water issues as they affect Texas public policy and serves on the Board of the Texas Land Trust Council working to conserve the last best places in Texas.