Jim Ashmore is recognized as one of the more well-known, respected, and top-rated Texas attorneys in Denton County. Backed by an extensive legal career that spans nearly three decades, Jim is routinely sought out for his honesty, practical legal advice, compassion, and devotion to prioritizing solutions acceptable to both sides and providing the least disruption for a family. He is also the perfect advocate when a peaceful resolution is not an option, and a client needs someone to fight for the best possible outcome. His focus at Nelson Law Group will be family law, probate, and mediation. He is a credentialed mediator and a certified ad litem, which means he can represent people who cannot represent themselves.
Before practicing law, Jim spent a little more than a decade as a radio disc jockey. He also spent time in real estate. But Jim’s true calling was the law and the way he has handled his family law, mediation, and probate practice has resulted in him receiving honors and accolades in an industry where it’s important to stand out for the right reasons. He attended law school at the University of Tulsa College of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1992. While at Tulsa, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Jim came to Denton County in 1997 and has been here ever since. He currently plays an active role in the North Texas legal community, including a stint as the President of the Denton County Bar Association.
Just a few of his honors and accolades include:
- Best Lawyers, Family Law (2019-2022)
- Texas Super Lawyers, Family Law (2019-2021)
- Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
- Top-Rated Lawyer, AVVO (2009-2021)
- Top Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly (2018-2021)
- America’s Most Honored Professionals, The American Registry (2016-2021)
Jim is excited to join the growing team at Nelson Law and came to us having already built trusting relationships with several employees and founding partner, Brett Nelson. He was drawn to the firm’s devotion to providing clients with unwavering individualized attention, and he can not wait to add to that stellar reputation.
In his free time, he enjoys being at his place in Galveston, the beach and saltwater fishing in the Gulf.