Sufian & Passamano, L.L.P., Houston, Texas


James Passamano received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1990 from South Texas College of Law, where he was an editor of the South Texas Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Lytæ Legal Honor Society. James also received an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge in England with honors in 1999, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Since 2010, Mr. Passamano has served as a community member on the Methodist Hospital Institutional Review Board, which reviews, monitors and approves human subject studies conducted at the hospital. is a former Senior Trial Attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and served as a Judicial Clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. James has served as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, Rice University and the University of Houston School of Law. He is the author of several articles and books.

James concentrates his practice in health law representing doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of medical equipment and other health care providers. He also represents health care providers in regulatory compliance matters and licensing matters. His practice also includes Social Security disability claims, employee benefits and insurance law. He is rated AV (the highest rating) in the Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating.

James is also a mediator trained at the Harvard University Law School Mediation Training Program. He served as an officer in the Texas State Guard for seven years.