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Meet Our Attorneys

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R. James Amaro – Founder and Principal Attorney

R. James Amaro founded the Amaro Law Firm in 2005 after leaving his position as an attorney at a defense law firm. Mr. Amaro has successfully represented thousands of people and businesses in various legal matters, including personal injury claims, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, and commercial litigation. He has helped clients overcome disasters such as the BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas, in 2005, Hurricane Ike in 2008, and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

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David Miller – Managing Attorney

A native of Monroe, Louisiana, David Miller graduated Magna Cum Laude from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. As a student at the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. Miller spent a semester working in the Elder Law Clinic, a program designed to provide pro bono legal services to members of the community over sixty years of age who could not afford legal representation on their own. After graduating law school and passing the bar exam, Mr. Miller helped clients who had filed insurance claims after a devastating series of tornadoes struck the Tuscaloosa area in April 2011. He joined the Amaro Law Firm in the summer of 2013, where he helps clients with claims stemming from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Zachary D. Norris – Of Counsel

Zach Norris blends the courage and determination of a West Texas gunslinger with the skill and knowledge of an experienced trial attorney. Mr. Norris grew up in Odessa, Texas, the city made famous by the film “Friday Night Lights.” He graduated from Texas Tech University with Magna Cum Laude honors and obtained his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Norris previously worked for a large maritime insurance defense firm. Today, he applies that knowledge to the benefit of his clients to ensure that they receive the maximum compensation available for their injuries.

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Kara L. Kellogg – Associate

Kara L. Kellogg is a trial lawyer who currently represents plaintiffs involved in Civil Litigation. As a plaintiffs’ attorney, she has handled a wide variety of civil litigation lawsuits. While working at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ firm, she handled over 15,000 Transvaginal Mesh cases by playing a pivotal role in the review, evaluation and management of medical records. Prior to this, Kara settled over $40 million dollars in lawsuits for approximately 500 plaintiffs involved in first party bad faith insurance disputes as a result of suffering damages due to Hurricane Ike. Other types of cases she has handled, include, but are not limited to, pharmaceutical lawsuits, personal injury, construction and commercial litigation.

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Ashlee Dunham – Associate

Ashlee E. Dunham graduated from the University of North Texas (UNT) in December of 2003 with a B.A. in Philosophy. She then pursued additional graduate work in Environmental Ethics from 2004-2006 at UNT, one of the nation’s top ten schools in the field. Driven by her inherent sense of justice, Ms. Dunham began law school at South Texas College of Law in August of 2010, graduating and becoming licensed in the State of Texas in 2013. Ms. Dunham has experience handling civil rights cases, first-party bad faith insurance claims, mass torts, and personal injury matters related to bad pharmaceuticals, product defects, commercial motor vehicle collisions, toxic plant releases, premises liability, dog bite injuries, food poisoning, and catastrophic work injuries. She joined the team at Amaro Law Firm in October of 2016 and looks forward to sharing her passion and hard work with our clients.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

“James is at the forefront of 18 wheeler trucking accident litigation. He will take on the big trucking companies and get every dime his injured clients deserve.”— Matt Elwell
Great Experience! James was very knowledgeable, responsive and was always accessible to answer my questions and concerns. I will definitely work with his Firm again. Thank you!— Scott
Mr Amaro is the lawyer to have on your side when it comes to understanding your client’s needs. He fought to give us the best result highly recommended.— Sam Barroso
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Latest from the Blog

Amaro Law Firm News

  • Jul18

    Fatal Truck Accidents Have Doubled on the “Death Highway” to West Texas Oil Fields

    One of the main roads used to take supplies to and from West Texas’s oil fields has been dubbed the “Death Highway.” Route 285 earned this ominous nickname due to the dramatic surge in deadly truck accidents that have occurred on its lanes in recent years. In fact, 93 people were killed in trucking wrecks […]

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  • Jul15

    Why Permian Basin Truck Wrecks Are on the Rise

    Within six years, the Permian Basin is expected to produce more oil than Saudi Arabia and Russia combined.1 While this boom brings a lot of wealth and benefits to the region, it’s not without some drawbacks. In fact, one of the biggest downsides to the Permian Basin oil boom has been the surge in serious […]

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  • Jul8

    Driving in Highway Construction Zones: The Do’s & Don’ts

    Highway construction zones pop up across the state during spring, summer, and even into fall. No matter where you live or work in Texas, the chances are that you’ll drive through a roadway work zone at some point during the warmer seasons. And whenever you do, here’s what you need to know to safely navigate […]

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  • Jul1

    Oil & Gas Trucking in Texas: The Dangers of Oil & Gas Truck Accidents & Who’s Liable

    The oil and gas industry is one of the most dangerous industries to work in.1 Of all the risks oilfield and gas workers face, the single biggest threat to their lives is truck accidents. To help the victims oil and gas truck accidents, below, we have answered some commonly asked questions about these wrecks. While […]

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Verdicts & Settlements

Recent Successful Cases

  • Confidential Settlement

    In Dimmit County, four men were traveling on a rural road when an 18 wheeler decided to ignore a stop sign from a side road from an oil gas field and pull in front of them. The driver was unable to stop in time before hitting the 18 wheeler.

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  • Confidential Settlement 7 Days Before Trial

    Two teenage boys were passengers in their friend’s car on a dark and rainy night in the country outside of Houston. The driver ran a stop sign and subsequently struck an 18 wheeler. The two passengers were tragically were killed in the wreck and their families sought the help of the Amaro Law Firm to find out what happened and how the wreck could have been prevented.

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  • Truck Wreck Verdict – Neck and Back Injuries, and PTSD

    After feeling that his previous counsel was not representing his interests to the best of their ability, our client terminated them and found the Amaro Law Firm on Avvo.com after reading the reviews online. Our firm was hired about 30 days before trial and the court would not grant a continuance so that the necessary work that was not completed could take place before trial.

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  • Confidential Settlement

    Our client was traveling on Ranger Hill Road south of Fort Worth on rainy afternoon when she came upon an a18 wheeler which had jackknifed on the road. The 18 wheeler completely blocked the highway. She safely came to a stop behind the 18 wheeler. A few seconds later, another 18 wheeler came around the […]

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  • Settlement $835,000.00. Client netted $497,906.14 after attorneys’ fees and expenses.

    The truck wreck lawyer team at the Amaro Law Firm was able to swiftly resolve a severely injured client’s case prior to a lawsuit being filed. Our client was a backseat passenger in a vehicle being driven by his friend and was asleep in the backseat when his friend pulled into oncoming traffic, thinking a […]

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  • Settlement $835,000.00

    The truck wreck lawyer team at the Amaro Law Firm reached an accident settlement in a case with a severely injured client’s prior to filing a lawsuit. Our client rode in the back seat in a vehicle driven by his friend. The client slept in the backseat when his friend pulled into oncoming traffic. The […]

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