Jamie R. Guidry

Jamie R. Guidry

Associate

Jamie Guidry is licensed in Texas and Louisiana and is experienced in defending corporations in  products liability, premises liability, and employment discrimination cases. She has successfully defended against products liability claims for a variety of clients, including worldwide aerial lift manufacturer, a former Texas talc supplier, and an international cosmetics manufacturer. She is also experienced in defending against premises liability claims for clients in the retail, hospitality, and amusement industries. She has provided employment law consulting to multiple companies and has achieved dismissal of employment discrimination claims in federal court.

Ms. Guidry earned her law degree and master’s degree in business administration concurrently and graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2013. She also completed internships with the Texas First Court of Appeals; the 237th Judicial District Court of Lubbock County, Texas; Texas Tech University’s General Counsel’s Office; and a Houston defense litigation firm. Ms. Guidry graduated from Harding University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and studied abroad for a semester in London, England.

Community Activities

Jamie has been involved in a variety of community activities, including serving as a board member for Odessa Day Nursery and as a volunteer judge for Ector County’s Teen Court Program. Jamie currently volunteers in the youth program of her church and participates in the annual Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Areas of Practice

Publications and Seminars

Co-author of “Rules: Good Ones, Bad Ones, Do We Need Them?” for the State Bar of Texas 31st Annual Litigation Update Institute.

Products Liability

  • Drafted a successful response to a motion in limine to admit evidence of a plaintiff’s comparative fault in a crashworthiness case in federal court in Missouri.
  • Obtained dismissal of a mesothelioma case on a no-evidence motion for summary judgment against a lengthy expert affidavit.
  • Obtained dismissal on appeal arising out of a personal jurisdiction challenge in Iowa.
  • Obtained dismissal of an untimely filed appeal of summary judgment in Oklahoma.

Premises Liability

  • Obtained orders to compel independent neuropsychological, psychiatric, and neurological examinations in traumatic brain injury cases.
  • Obtained dismissal of multiple cases under the Texas Certificate of Merit statute.
  • Drafted applications for supervisory writ to Louisiana courts of appeal and achieving exclusion of a biomechanical expert from trial and dismissal of a premises liability case on summary judgment.

Employment Litigation and Consulting

  • Obtained dismissal of employment discrimination claims on summary judgment in federal court.
  • Drafted employee handbooks for seven oilfield companies and presented handbooks to owners and top management personnel.
  • Advised clients regarding Department of Labor audits, OSHA retaliation claims, and termination of employees.

Other Practice Areas

  • Achieved settlement on behalf of county in prisoner death case.
  • Handled defense of third-party and first-party insurance claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents from filing to resolution.
  • Performed examinations under oath in cases of suspected insurance fraud.
  • Represented clients in real property matters, including eviction proceedings.
  • Represented clients in family law matters, including adoption, child support modification, and paternity proceedings.
  • Assisted in other matters, including collections, probation revocation, and defense of prisoner claims.

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, M.B.A., 2013
  • Harding University, B.B.A., cum laude, 2008

Legal Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Houston Bar Association