After 38 years with MAPA James D. “J.D.” Bashline has retired effective January 31, 2018, JD will remain as Of Counsel to the Firm. The Firm will miss JD’s day to day presence in the office.
JD served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He graduated from Camron University in 1975 and attended Baylor Law School, graduating in 1980, the same year he associated with the firm and became a firm officer in 1986. JD represented such clients as BNSF Railway Company, ExxonMobil, Unimin Corp and The Morie Company. JD successfully tried many cases in a broad spectrum of personal injury (both plaintiffs and defendants) and toxic tort.
Mr. Bashline has also presented numerous lectures on trial tactics and substantive issues in proprietary and industry legal seminars, including Harris Martin Publishers (silica related topics); Buckeye Seminars (FELA toxic tort issues; medical aspects of selected diseases), Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (silica trial tactics); Houston Claims Association (Insurance bad faith; various coverage topics); Texas Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (trial tactics).
He will continue to serve toxic tort and railroad clients while travelling with his wife Helen to destinations far and wide.