Firm Profile

Meeting the needs of  International, Business, and Insurance Clients

Jim Robinson’s areas of practice include a broad range of general business representation, concentrating on the representation of businesses in corporate, regulatory, and litigation matters. Jim says:  “My focus on this client base has resulted in my often occupying the role of a general counsel for my clients.  This is, in fact, a role I particularly enjoy as it gives me an opportunity to truly take part in the business.  I would look forward to speaking with any business that is in need of general and ongoing representation without the expense of adding a full-time attorney to the payroll. ”

Areas Of Practice:
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Insurance Law
International Law
Internet — Cyberspace
Litigation Percentage:
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1994
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1994
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1998
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1992
Juris Doctor
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Law Scholarship Recipient
Honors: Law School Representative, Council of Graduate Students
Honors: Board of Governors, Student Bar Association
Law Journal: Associate Editor, Texas International Law Journal
University of London, London, England, 1991
International Law Program
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1989
M.A., Master of Arts
Honors: University Fellow
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1987
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, National Merit
Honors: Scholar, President’s Scholar/Trustees Scholar, Baumberger Fellow
Published Works:
Myth and Migration in Eastern Polynesia, Pacific Island Focus, Vol. 1
Representative Cases:
Salinas v. Rafati, 948 S.W.2d 286 (Texas 1997)
Honors and Awards:
Global Law Experts Annual Awards – International Project Finance Law Firm of the Year in Texas – 2016
Acquisition International M&A Awards–Best Business & Commercial Law Firm (Texas)–2016
Acquisition International M&A Awards–Most Innovative Business Law Firm (USA) — 2015
Acquisition International Lawyer Awards–Best Texas Lawyer–International Trade & Finance — 2014
Acquisition International Lawyer Awards–Capital Formation Law Firm of the Year (USA) — 2013
Who’s Who in American Law
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the World
National Merit Scholar
Phi Beta Kappa
President’s Scholar, Trinity University
University Fellow, University of Minnesota
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  1. State Bar of Texas, 1992 – Present, Member
  2. State Bar of Texas, Section on Business Law, 1992 – Present, Member
  3. State Bar of Texas, Section on International Law, 1992 – Present, Member
  4. State Bar of Texas, 1990 – 1991, Member, Long Range Planning Committee
  5. American Bar Association, Section on International and Business Law, 1992 – Present
  6. Member, Committee on Cyberspace Law, San Antonio Bar Association, 1992 – Present, Member
  7. San Antonio Bar Association, Section on International Law, 1994 – 1995
  8. Member, Executive Committee
  9. San Antonio Young Lawyers’ Association, 1992 – 2000, Member
  10. International Bar Association, Section on Business Law, 1993 – 1996, Member
  11. Association International des Jeunes Avocats, 1993 – 1996, Member
  12. World Affairs Council of San Antonio, 1992 – Present, Member
  13. World Affairs Council of San Antonio, 1994 – 1995, Chairman, Program Committee
  14. Free Trade Alliance San Antonio, 1993 – Present, Member
  15. San Antonio Zoological Society, Member
  16. Saltwater Conservation Association of Texas, Founding Board Member
  17. Friends of the McNay, Past Board Member
Past Employment Positions:
Skelton & Woody, Austin, Texas, Attorney, 1995 – 2003
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, San Antonio, Texas, Associate, 1992 – 1995
Mandarin Chinese (basic)
French (basic)
Spanish (basic)