James E. Hunnicutt


  • 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. Hunnicutt

James Hunnicutt’s entire professional history has been focused on advocating for those who have been taken advantage of and treated unfairly. In fact, his track record for advocacy started even before he passed the Bar. As a law student, James represented clients in consumer advocacy cases as part of the SMU Civil Clinic—Consumer Advocacy Project. This experience was a jumping-off point that led him to the Federal Trade Commission, where he protected everyday Americans by enforcing federal consumer protection laws against deceptive and abusive telemarketers, debt collectors, and other scam artists.

Now at Jackson Spencer, James draws on his consumer protection background to protect employees who have been treated unfairly in the workplace. From discrimination and harassment, to equal pay, overtime and medical leave, James has achieved courtroom victories for his clients who have been wronged by their employers. In addition to representing clients in state and federal courts, James has extensive experience representing clients before various government agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

His extensive litigation experience also informs his negotiation strategies, understanding when it’s in his clients’ best interests to take their cases to the conference table rather than the courtroom.

Whether the situation involves a severance agreement, handling whistleblower protections, or a myriad of other employment and labor issues, 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:

“After experiencing wrongful termination from a previous employer, I was going through a really rough time with the company and seeking mediation and a more agreeable term for the separation. During this time having an attorney like James Hunnicutt made me feel better about my situation. He listened to me and was very detailed in his communications with me and remained vigilant through a lengthy back and forth process. Once he learned about what happened in my situation, he made all applicable legal assessments and argued for my fair treatment. For an attorney, he was not cold and he showed unparalleled compassion for me and my situation. His patience and steadfastness during all of the negotiations allowed us to receive the results we wanted. Stellar attorney.”

– Name withheld for privacy.

“I am so lucky to have found Jackson Spencer Law Firm and James Hunnicutt. They were so quick at putting my case together and keeping me informed through the whole process. I feel privileged to have James Hunnicutt represent me. I would recommend Jackson Spencer Law Firm to anyone that needed a lawyer. They are professional, honest and knowledgeable. This is a law firm you can trust and have confidence in.”

– R.S.

“James Hunnicutt accommodated and advocated for me in an extremely discriminatory situation. I feel like I couldn’t have chosen a better attorney to deliver the results I requested. James was very diligent in his approach from beginning to end. While my employer situation was less than ideal, James was very thorough in explaining my options and delivered on his proposals. I recommended an ex-coworker to the firm, and would definitely appoint James as my attorney again, should I come across injustice in my personal or professional life.”

– Name withheld for privacy.

“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.

“I cannot say enough good things about the Jackson Spencer law firm and, specifically, attorney James Hunnicutt. My case was the first time I had to use an attorney and James made me comfortable throughout the entire process. My questions were handled quickly and thoroughly. I never had to wait for answers and the professionalism with which everything was handled was top notch. I would highly recommend James along with the Jackson Spencer law firm for any workplace legal needs.”

– J.M.

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