ATTORNEYS

JIM BOTELER

PARTNER

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BIO

James Joseph Boteler “Jim” was born in Houston, Texas in 1966. Jim spent his junior year of college abroad at the University of Durham, England studying Russian and British history. In law school he was on both Law Review and the Board of Barristers. He is admitted to practice in Texas state court, before all four Federal District Courts in Texas, the Federal District Court in Kansas and before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim is a founding partner of Boteler, Mahoney & Gray, LLP.

Jim’s practice is focused primarily on large loss property subrogation, specializing in natural gas and acetylene explosions, heavy equipment failures, crane collapses and fires. Jim successfully handled the subrogation recovery on the 2007 acetylene gas plant explosion in downtown Dallas, and recently received a favorable verdict in Federal Court in Kansas against a large farm equipment manufacturer. Jim has also reached successful settlements against a number of public utilities and electric delivery companies.

Prior to forming BMG, Jim was a partner with Cozen O’Connor practicing in the subrogation and recovery department. While with Cozen O’Connor, Jim was the editor of the firm’s Subrogation Alert and was in charge of the firm’s Continuing Education program under the Texas Department of Insurance. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Jim was in the commercial litigation section of Jones Day.


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts - Russian/Soviet Studies, 1989

The University of the South - Sewanee, with honors

 

Juris Doctorate, 1994

Texas Tech School of Law, magna cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Texas, 1994

BILL MAHONEY

PARTNER

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BIO

William D. Mahoney was born in Santa Monica, California.  After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years on active duty in Germany.  Later in the U.S. Army Reserves, he served in Operations Desert Storm (Iraq), Hurricane Andrew (Florida) and Joint Endeavor (Bosnia).  While in law school, he served as a member of the Board of Barristers.  Also during law school, he worked as a misdemeanor clerk for the Lubbock County District Attorney’s office, trying 22 criminal jury trials.  He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves after 22 years of service, his last several years in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

 

Bill is a founding partner of Boteler, Mahoney & Gray, L.L.P.  Prior to the formation of Boteler, Mahoney & Gray, he was a partner with the firm of Cozen O’Connor.  His legal experience is in a variety of civil litigation areas, including business, insurance subrogation, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and professional malpractice cases.  He has tried many cases to verdict.  

 

Much of Bill’s work has been in the field of defective vehicle product litigation.  He previously handled a multitude of cases involving the Ford Speed Control Deactivation Switch and authored an article published in the National Association of Subrogation Professional’s (NASP’s) Subrogator magazine entitled “Ford Vehicle Fires Require the Right Expert.”

 

Bill is licensed to practice law before all Texas and Arkansas courts, as well as before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits; United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; Eastern and Western District of Oklahoma; Eastern District of Tennessee; and the US Court of Federal Claims. 

 

In addition to his legal practice, Bill has served as a commissioner on Irving's Building and Standards Commission, a member of Irving's Green Advisory Committee, and as Chairman of Irving’s Transportation Management Association.


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, 1993

Texas Tech University

 

Juris Doctorate, 1996

Texas Tech School of Law

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Texas, 1996

State of Arkansas, 2018

CAMERON GRAY

PARTNER

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BIO

While studying law at U.T., Cameron spent a semester studying at University College, London, taking classes in international law and jurisprudence.  He is admitted to practice law in Texas state courts, all of the Federal Courts sitting in Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  

 

Prior to attending law school, Cameron received a B.B.A. in Finance with a secondary concentration in Economics from West Texas State University, which is now West Texas A&M University.

 

Between undergraduate and law school, Cameron worked as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, assisting in safety and soundness examinations of financial institutions in Texas and in the Boston, Massachusetts area. 

 

Cameron is a founding partner of Boteler, Mahoney & Gray, L.L.P, and his law practice includes property and commercial litigation, complex commercial litigation, and core bankruptcy on behalf of secured creditors as well as debtors.


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance, 1990

West Texas State University

 

Juris Doctorate, 1996

University of Texas School of Law, with honors

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Texas, 1996