James Bertsch began practicing law with Touchstone Bernays in 1983 and has been a partner since 1990. James has represented clients in matters involving personal injury, construction law, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, products liability, premises liability, trucking litigation, taxi cab litigation, insurance defense, mold litigation, and general civil litigation. James has an active docket as a guardian ad litem for Dallas County Courts. James completed formal mediation training in 2010 and is actively involved in the ADR/mediation process as a mediator in both personal injury/wrongful death and commercial/construction litigation.
Litigation Matters- Defended multiple commercial contractors in construction litigation.- Defended numerous professionals in professional malpractice litigation.- Defended multiple individuals and businesses in personal injury litigation.- Defended physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nursing homes in medical malpractice litigation.- Defended home health agencies in health care and abuse litigation.- Defended placement agencies in child abuse litigation.- Defended trucking companies in personal injury litigation.- Defended taxi companies in personal injury litigation.- Defended national insurance carriers in bad faith insurance litigation.
Representative Clients- Bitco Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Western World, AmTrust, Turner Construction, Qualitas Insurance
Affiliations - Texas Bar Association (T.B.A.), Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc. (T.A.D.C., )Defense Research Institute (D.R.I.), Texas Association of Mediators (T.A.M.)
Personal Information: Born in Houston, Texas, November 30, 1958. Resident of Mesquite, Texas. Married to Rhonda, with two adult married children (Chris, U.T. '06 and Kyle, Texas A&M '09). Valley Creek Church of Christ; member and former deacon at Seagoville Church of Christ.
Honors & Awards: Texas Super Lawyer - 2006 (medical malpractice), 2008 (personal injury defense), 2009 (personal injury defense), 2010-2019 (construction litigation).