James P. Keenan - Of Counsel

“Our firm’s ability to respond quickly and effectively to the legal needs of our clients is a result of our commitment to take the time to learn about their business and their goals. With this understanding and our depth of legal experience, we are able to provide creative and cost-effective solutions appropriate to each individual client’s needs.”


Jim Keenan has practiced trial law for the past 30 years, taking more than 50 trials and arbitrations to verdict. His wealth of experience includes involvement in numerous multimillion dollar verdicts, settlements and international arbitration. He is AV Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to founding Buck Keenan, Jim spent 10 years at Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P. (now Bracewell L.L.P.) in Houston, Texas, where he served as a partner for three years. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and his law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.

His community activities include long time membership to The Houston Club, The Briar Club and support for area youth sports, particularly with local lacrosse programs. He is also an active member at St. Anne Catholic Church.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

James P. Keenan