James B. Moulton is the President, and a founding shareholder in the law firm of Moulton & Price, P.C. located in Whitehouse, Texas. Mr. Moulton has been in the full time practice of law since graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1998. Mr. Moulton’s practice emphasizes complex litigation work as insurance defense counsel for businesses and individuals which work includes defense of personal injury claims, property casualty claims, and particularly business related claims for construction defect, products, and other services and employee claims against the employer. Mr. Moulton is admitted to practice in Texas, and has routinely appeared before the U.S. District Court – Texas Northern District, Texas Eastern District, Texas Southern District, and district and county courts throughout Texas.

Professional Work History

Moulton & Price, PC – 2011 to Present. President and Founding Shareholder, Director and managing attorney. The firm’s practice is focused on representing and advising business clients in matters involving complex litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of areas of the law including business formation and dissolution, contracts, labor and employment law, real estate and property law, commercial law, real estate development including land use and zoning, and construction law, including construction defects, payment disputes, mechanic’s liens, bond claims, delay claims, and federal and state government procurement contracting. Mr. Moulton has also represented employees in a number of collective actions against employers for failure to pay overtime wages.

KD Foods Enterprises, Inc., Jacksonville, TX – 2012 to 2017. Mr. Moulton served as General Counsel. The company owned a number of restaurants and franchises located throughout Texas.

Smith, Smith, & Smith, Terrel, TX – 2005 to Present. Mr. Moulton provides contract legal services to businesses and individuals as insurance defense counsel in complex litigation matters involving personal injury, construction defect, business disputes, oil & gas lease disputes, real estate litigation and employment matters. Mr. Moulton has long experience in dealing with the concerns and matters involved in balancing the relationship between the insurance carrier and the insured in resolving claims in the best interest of the insured and favorable to each.

Southern Multifoods, Inc. and Affiliates, Jacksonville, TX – June 1998 – February 2005. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Moulton served as General Counsel and corporate secretary to the company. The combined entities are one of the largest Taco Bell franchisees, with 100+ restaurants, and more than 1,700 employees. Mr. Moulton’s practice and responsibilities involved dealing with and managing internal corporate matters, and concentrated on commercial real estate (purchasing, selling, and leasing; $80+ million in transactions), contracts, mergers and acquisitions, premises liability, insurance, lending, corporate governance, non-subscriber, and employment law and construction procurement and contract administration.

Reported Cases

  • Abdelmajid v. Enersafe, LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190166, 2015 WL 12911458 (E. Dist. Tex., 2015);
  • Edwards v. 4JLJ, LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181015 (S. Dist. Tex, 2016);
  • Ferrara v. 4JLJ, LLC, 150 F. Supp. 3d 813, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2697 (S. Dist. Tex, 2016);
  • Miller v. Team Go Figure, L.L.P., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65425 (N. Dist. Tex., 2017);
  • Knight Renovations, LLC v. Thomas, 525 S.W.3d 446 (Tex. App. 12th Dist. 2017);
  • Lenham v. Oetting, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 626, 2014 WL 259805 (Tex. App. 12th Dist. 2014).

Education History and Background

University of Texas School of Law – Austin, Texas. Doctor of Jurisprudence, graduated May 1998. Staff member on the International Law Journal and received the Judge Joe J. Fisher Chief Judge Emeritus Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law.

Lamar University – Beaumont, Texas. Bachelor of Science in Economics, minor in Chinese, graduated Magna Cum Laude May 1995. Member of both the Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Societies.

Shandong Teacher’s University – Jinan, China – 1988 -1989. Obtained a one-year certificate of completion in Chinese language and arts studies.

Other Professional and Personal Experience

Professional Association – Since earning his law degree, Mr. Moulton has played an active role in the restaurant law arena. He has participated in the drafting of legislation effecting the restaurant industry, and has been an active member of the Texas Restaurant Association. He has given numerous lectures to and for franchisees and Texas Restaurant Association members on limiting liability and employer employee relations.

Certified Mediator – Mr. Moulton is a certified mediator, obtaining his certification through the University of Texas at Austin Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and long experienced in mediation, arbitration and many other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Travel – Mr. Moulton has traveled extensively throughout Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan and has spent more than 3 years abroad, including two years as full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Taiwan.

Hobbies – Mr. Moulton has a myriad of hobbies, including combat robot building (has appeared on the show “Robot Wars” in London, and “Battlebots” in San Francisco), wood working, furniture building, salt water aquariums, scuba diving, classic car restoration, etc.

Languages – Mr. Moulton speaks and understands fluent Mandarin Chinese, and to a lesser extent, Japanese.

Family – Mr. Moulton is married with four sons