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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G. Daniel Garcia Carranco – Associate

Mr. Garcia Carranco had a Catholic upbringing and he spent most of his childhood in Mexico City up until he turned 14 years old, when his father decided to enroll him at a Military School called Missouri Military Academy which is about 110 miles northwest of St. Louis, MO. Mr. Garcia Carranco spent the next five years of his life at this military school learning the values that he lives by today: Discipline, Ethic, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Determination.

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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

  • Mar28

    18 Wheeler Fire Shuts Down Freeway

    A massive 18 wheeler fire involving a FedEx truck closed down a section of Interstate 35 early Thursday morning. The truck was hauling a double set of trailers when it struck several concrete barriers in a busy freeway construction zone. Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety closed down the freeway for nearly eight […]

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  • Mar21

    Fatal 18 Wheeler Accident Claims 3 Houston Teens

    The victims of a fatal 18 wheeler accident near Corpus Christi included three teenage girls from the Houston suburb of Bellaire. The driver, a fourth teenage girl and friend of the other victims, was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The truck driver in the fatal 18 wheeler accident reportedly did not suffer […]

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  • Mar14

    I-35 Truck Accidents Cause Injuries, Traffic Delays

    A series of I-35 truck accidents last week caused numerous injuries and several traffic delays on the busy freeway. The accidents included an incident in Dallas involving two 18 wheelers and a major fuel spill. Another I-35 truck accident in Waco involved a tractor trailer and two other vehicles on a rain-slicked highway. A FedEx […]

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  • Mar7

    Brake Failure Blamed For Austin Truck Accident

    Austin police have cited brake failure as one of the reasons behind a truck accident involving a gravel hauler that struck several vehicles and rolled off a bridge. Local and state authorities are still investigating the accident to determine if any other factors were involved. A witness recorded the truck accident on her dash cam, […]

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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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