James D. Bradbury

Adjunct Professor

Jim Bradbury

Jim Bradbury '88 grew up wanting to be a lawyer. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1988 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Jim attended law school at the University of Idaho, graduating cum laude in 1991.

Mr. Bradbury is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, admitted to practice before State and Federal Courts in Arkansas and Texas and also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Fifth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

After spending many years in large law firms, ​Mr. Bradbury left to form his own practice focused on land, environmental, water and regulatory matters, including the imminent water policy issues facing Texas. His firm has offices in Fort Worth and Austin.

Mr. Bradbury is a recognized authority on agricultural law as well as eminent domain and has extensive experience in land conservation and helping landowners preserve their ranches. Mr. Bradbury also has significant experience in land use and the environmental aspects of hydraulic fracturing production, including surface use rights, eminent domain and pipelines.

Mr. Bradbury is a proud ​Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M Law School, teaching Ag Law, serves as a member of the Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems Law Program and taught a Special Projects course in Texas Eminent Domain Policy.

He regularly testifies at the Texas Legislature on landowner rights and water issues as they affect Texas public policy and serves on the Board of the Texas Land Trust Council working to conserve the last best places in Texas. Mr. Bradbury regularly speaks for groups statewide regarding topics of importance to Texas landowners.

Recent publications, presentations and speeches include:

  • The Road Ahead: Key Issues in Ag Law and Policy, Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association Annual Convention, July 19, 2019 

  • The Fight for Footprint: Energy Development and Competing Surface Use Issues, Texas State Bar Summer School Course, July 18, 2019 

  • 2019 Legislature: Eminent Domain Recap, Texas Wildlife Association Annual Convention, July 13, 2019 

  • 2019 Legislature: Eminent Domain Recap, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Summer Meeting, June 14, 2019