Meet James Craig Orr, Jr.
Watch this brief introduction video to personal injury attorney James Craig Orr, Jr. as he talks about his accomplishments throughout his career, important cases he’s taken on and his interests and hobbies.
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Here in the state of Texas, I’ve been voted as a Super Lawyer 13 different times, and that’s where other lawyers, my peers, vote on who they think are the top lawyers in the state, and I’ve been voted as one of those top lawyers, like I said, 13 times.
I’m handling a case right now involving the death of a 15-year-old boy. He was at a Boy Scout camp in west Texas, and he went out there because he needed to complete his last merit badge to become an Eagle Scout, and to do this, he needed to go on a four-mile backpack. But he wasn’t a real athlete; he was a little bit overweight, and so his parents signed him up for this beginner backpacking course. But when he got out there to the camp, no one else had signed up for the course, and the camp sent him on an advanced backpacking trek without any adults. He was sent out with just two other boys, up into the mountains of west Texas in the west Texas heat, carrying a 40-pound backpack, and about 7 and a half hours into the hike, he died of a heat stroke. And it’s a real rewarding case, ‘cause I’m kind of serving two roles. I’m being lawyer, and these parents are just – they’re devastated, and so I’m kind of being lawyer and grief counselor, and I’m real hopeful. It’s going to trial in August, and I’m real hopeful that we’re able to get some justice for these parents that maybe they’ll be able to find some kind of peace.
Well I’ve given presentations to groups of lawyers, both at regional meetings and at national meetings. I’ve given talks on cross-examination techniques. I’ve given talks on different kinds of litigation that we were handling. For example, we’ve handled a lot of opioid overdose cases. I’ve given presentations to lawyers about that. We’ve handled a lot of table saw injury cases. I’ve given presentations to lawyers about that.
I love basketball, and I, still, at 52 years old – I know I look kinda young, but I am 52, just turned. I play basketball every week, and I have a group of guys. Some played in college; some played in high school, and we play all the time. But then my son is a better basketball player than me, and he’s 15 years old, so I’m constantly going to various basketball tournaments. For example, we were just this last weekend at Texas A&M for a high school basketball tournament, so I really enjoy that. My son and I also play golf. My wife plays golf, too.