James Roy

Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, LLC
556 Jefferson St Ste 500
Lafayette, LA 70501


Maritime Personal Injury
Serious Injury
Wrongful Death
Complex Litigation
Class Actions
Business Litigation

Jim Roy is a senior partner and managing member of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is primarily involved in the representation of plaintiffs in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Mass Tort/ Class Actions.

Mr. Roy was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law School in 1976 and earned an LLM from Georgetown University Law School in 1977. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A past president of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, he is listed in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of maritime law and personal injury litigation as well as class action plaintiffs. This book has been described as the “most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

He has been inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which has an active membership of only 500 plaintiff and defense lawyers in North America. He has also been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He was lead counsel in the $43 million federal court jury trial verdict for a double amputee in Becker v. Tidewater, for which the National Law Journal selected him “Litigator of the Month” (August 20, 2001). Jim also gave the opening statement and was a leader of the Plaintiff Steering Committee trial team for the Phase I liability Trial in MDL 2179 (BP Deepwater Horizon). He is the court appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison and Co-Lead Class Counsel for MDL 2179 (the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation in Federal Court in New Orleans).

He has also been awarded the highest possible peer-reviewed rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, for professional excellence and integrity. A Member of the LSU Board of Supervisors from 2005-2010, he served as its Chairman (2008-2009) and is a member of the LSU Law School Alumni Board of Trustees.

He was selected by Best Lawyers in 2012 as Lawyer of the Year (in the area of maritime law) for the Baton Rouge area (which at the time included Lafayette).  In 2016 and 2018 Best Lawyers selected him as the Lawyer of the Year in the area of personal injury law for the Lafayette area.  U.S. News and World Report list his firm, Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC, in the Tier 1 Best Law Firm’s Section for Lafayette.
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Since 1999)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Featured as a Top 50 Attorney since 2007)
  • LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014)
  • Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated (Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)


Past-President of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America
Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
The National Law Journal named him Litigator of the Month in August, 2001
Member of the LSU Board of Supervisors
Member of the LSU Law School Alumni Board of Trustees