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James Bohus Sales


James Bohus Sales, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1960. Named among Best Lawyers in American, since 1989; recipient Lifetime Achievement award, University Texas Law School Alumni, 2005.


Sales, James Bohus was born on August 24, 1934 in Weimar, Texas, United States. Son of Henry B. and Agnes Mary (Pesek) Sales.


Bachelor of Science, University Texas, 1956. Bachelor of Laws with honors, University Texas, 1960.


Practiced in, Houston, since 1960. Head litigation department Fulbright & Jaworski, 1979—2000, senior partner, 1960—2000, of counsel, since 2000.


  • Bar: Texas 1960.


Trustee South Texas College Law, 1982—1988, 1990—2005, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, 1991—1994. Circuit chair membership Supreme Court History Society, 1998—2001. Trustee Texas Supreme Court History Society, since 2003.

Chair commissioners Texas Access Justice Commission, 2004—2009, emeritus chair, since 2009. Board directors Texas Resource Center, 1990—1997, Texas Bar History Foundation, 1990—2001. Fellow: National Conference Bar President (council 1989-1992, Outstanding Service award 2007), Houston Bar Foundation (chairman board 1982-1983, sustaining life, James B. Sales Pro Bono Leadership award 2010), American Bar Foundation (state chairman 1993-1998, sustaining life, Outstanding Service award 2009), Texas Bar Foundation (trustee 1991-1995, vice-chairman 1992-1993, chairman 1993-1994, chair advisory board planned giving 1994—2004, sustaining life member), American Board Trial Advocates, International Academy Trial Lawyers, American College Trial Lawyers (state chairman 1993-1996, Samuel E. Gates Litig. award 2011).

Member: Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association (house of deals 1984—2003, member Commission on IOLTA 1995-1997), Anti Defamation League (Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence award 2010), Texas Association Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy award 2009), Bar Association 5th Federal Circuit, Gulf Coast Legal Foundation (board directors 1982-1985), Houston Bar Association 1970-1979, (president-elect 1979-1980, president 1980-1981), Texas Law Review Association (board directors 1996—2002, president 1999—2000), Texas Association Defense Counsel (vice president 1977-1979), State Bar Texas (board directors 1983-1988, chairman board 1985-1986, president 1988-1989, President's award 2006), Southern Texas College Trial Advocacy (director 1983-1987), Southern Conference Bar (Texas Associate of Civil Trail Appellate Specialists), International Association Defense Counsel, The Forum, Order of Coif, Inns of Court (board directors 1981-1984), Westlake Club (board governors 1980-1985).


Married Beuna M. Vornsand, June 3, 1956. Children: Mark Keith, Debra Lynn, Travis James.

Henry B. Sales

Agnes Mary (Pesek) Sales

Beuna M. Vornsand

Mark Keith Sales

Debra Lynn Sales

Travis James Sales