James E. Hunnicut


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2007
  • SMU Dedman School of Law

While in law school, James competed in several advocacy competitions, was Associate Managing  Editor of theSMU Law Review and represented clients in the SMU Civil Clinic – Consumer Advocacy Project.


U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

James E. Hunnicut

James Hunnicutt represents employees in a wide variety of employment and labor cases, including negotiating severance agreements and representing employees in court, in arbitration, and before government agencies in wrongful termination, discrimination, equal pay, FLSA, and whistleblower cases.

Professional Background

Before joining the Jackson Spencer Law Firm, James was an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, enforcing federal consumer protection laws against deceptive and abusive telemarketers, debt collectors, and other scam artists.

James has brought this same passion for protecting everyday Americans from abusive practices to Jackson Spencer, where he now counsels and represents employees in a wide variety of employment and labor cases, including discrimination, harassment, FMLA, equal pay, overtime, and whistleblower cases.  Whether the situation involves negotiating a severance agreement, representing wrongfully terminated employees before the TWC, EEOC, or OSHA, or taking the case to court, James works aggressively and thoroughly to vindicate employees’ rights.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Law and Litigation Sections

Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law and Trial Skills Sections

Client Testimonials:

“I was very pleased with the efficiency of Mr. James Hunnicutt. He took the time to understand my situation and provided the right counsel which resulted in a favorable resolution. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.”

– Victor S.

“I am so impressed with James Hunnicutt! He is an excellent attorney! Having practiced employment law for two years when I was first licensed as an attorney in Texas, I was impressed with how quickly and effectively he produced better results than I was able to get. He was on my side and got me fast results that I wasn’t expecting. I highly recommend him and expect that he has many more successes in his future for you!”

– Name withheld for privacy.

“James is what any lawyer should be. He is professional, very respectful, caring, excellent listener and prompt. Assisted me with my case and guided me in the right direction to help resolve it. I would recommend and hire him again for any future legal matter.”

– H.A.F.

“Jennifer and her associate attorney, James Hunnicutt, were very responsive to my phone calls and questions and I would highly recommend their services if you’re in need to assistance with an Employment Law issue.”

– Carolyn

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