James L. Drought

Of Counsel
Tel: (210) 225-4031
Fax: (210) 222-0586
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Jim Drought was born in San Antonio, Texas.  He is a fourth-generation lawyer and has been actively engaged in civil litigation for over 45 years, concentrating his practice in oil and gas, wills, estates, real estate, business and commercial litigation.  Board Certified in Civil Trial Law for over 25 years, he has been named in Best Lawyers in America and selected as a Texas Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in San Antonio numerous times.  The C.B. and Anita Branch Scholarship at St. Mary’s Law School was established by a former client in recognition of the excellent legal services he provided.

  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Member, State Bar College
Community Activities
  • Past-president, Boysville Board of Trustees
  • Past-president, Sarah Roberts French Home Board of Trustees
  • Director, San Antonio NE-YMCA
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial & Trust and Estates Litigation) (2018-2019)
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Business Litigation) (2004-2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell (AV Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence)
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio San Antonio (Business Litigation) Scene Magazine (Numerous times)
  • San Antonio Business Journal (Who’s Who in Energy) (2017)
  • Speaker: Ethics Seminar St. Mary’s Law School (January 31, 2018)

Board Certified

Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • St. Mary’s School of Law
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1966