Jim L. Culpepper

Jim L. CulpepperJim L. Culpepper was born on April 19, 1944, in Houston, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1967 from the University of Houston, and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 1971.

Mr. Culpepper is Board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the following areas of law:

  • Civil Trial Law, certified in 1984
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, certified in 1993
  • Commercial Real Estate Law, certified in 1983

Mr. Culpepper is currently admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, and all Texas State Courts. He has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, continuously, since 1983. Since 1986, he has been a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar, providing legal services without charge to the those who are unable to pay. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation.

Mr. Culpepper represents plaintiffs to recover from injuries and losses sustained as a result of the negligence or fraud of others, claims based upon defective products, and other claims providing remedies for injured and damaged clients.

He is fluent in Spanish, and able to communicate fully in Spanish with clients who only speak Spanish.

Jim's wife of 33 years, Lana, passed away in February, 2006. Jim, Lana and their family are members and worked in the churches of Christ in the Houston area. They were especially involved and worked for many years with the Spanish-speaking congregations of the churches of Christ in Texas, Mexico, and central and south America.

Jim preached for the Spanish speaking brethren at the Katy church of Christ from June, 1996 to December 31, 2008. Beginning in January, 2009, Jim worked with several other congregations of Spanish speaking brethren in the Houston area.  Presently, Jim is a member of the Spring Branch Church of Christ on Hammerly near Blalock, which began in January, 2011.  The congregation is English speaking, and has a Spanish speaking group. Jim preaches, teaches, and works with both the English speaking and with the Spanish speaking. Jim is regularly invited by other churches to teach and preach in English and Spanish.

Mr. Culpepper has been involved in a number of  professional, civic and charitable organizations, including he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Building Fund for The Houston Christian Institute, a school for inner-city young people operated by the Fifth Ward Church of Christ.

Jim & Lana With Daughter Joanna
Jim and Lana with Daughter Joanna

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