Scott H. James

Scott H. James


Office Location

The Roosevelt Tower
400 Austin Avenue, 9th Floor
Waco, Texas 76701


Scott is a founding partner of Cherry Johnson Siegmund James PLLC.  Scott is an accomplished trial lawyer, and his legal practice focuses primarily on catastrophic personal injury litigation, business litigation, eminent domain/condemnation, and real estate litigation.

In the courtroom, Scott has handled and tried a wide variety of complex litigation matters on both sides of the docket. His tireless work ethic, dynamic personality, energy, and sharp intellect make him a force to be reckoned with in the court room

In addition, Scott’s deep expertise in land ownership, land management, and oil and gas law give him a unique and valuable perspective on the dynamic nature of real estate litigation and condemnation matters.

Scott was also a founding partner of Scanes, Routh & James, LLP where he helped manage the law firm for nine years.

Interestingly, from 2014 to 2016, Scott took a break from the private practice of law to co-found Texas Endurance Sports, LLC d/b/a Bicycle World. During his time as CEO, President of Operations, and General Counsel of Texas Endurance Sports, Scott helped lead an expansion that involved the acquisition or opening of seven (7) recreational retail locations throughout the State of Texas. Under his oversight, the company more than doubled its annual gross sales in only nineteen months. His success in the business industry, in addition to having his MBA, gives Scott the practical experience necessary to assist his clients in all aspects of their business litigation and transactional needs.

Scott graduated from Baylor Law School as the highest-ranking student in his commencement class, having already graduated as the highest ranking student in his MBA commencement class.

During his legal career, Scott has been named to the Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star list numerous times.  Scott was also named the McLennan County Young Lawyer of the Year in 2009.

Scott is married to Lee Ann, who is also an accomplished attorney and teaches full-time at Baylor Law School.  They have three children: Jonah, Ainsley, and Juliana.

Scott is deeply involved in the Greater Waco community. He is proud to currently serve as a Deacon at Harris Creek Baptist Church and as a member of Legacy Outfitters Ministry.

Scott is also an accomplished endurance sports athlete having competed in numerous marathons and IronMan Triathlons, including IronMan Austin 70.3, IronMan Galveston 70.3 (twice), IronMan Texas (three times), and the IronMan North American Championships.

Scott’s favorite activities include:

  • Spending time with his family;
  • Coaching his kids in sports;
  • Hunting;
  • Fishing;
  • Land management; and
  • Competing in triathlons, marathons, and other endurance races


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D., magna cum laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Highest Ranking student in commencement class
    • Executive Editor of Baylor Law Review
    • National Mock Trial Competitor
    • State Moot Court Competitor
    • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • M.B.A., magna cum laude
    • Highest Ranking student in commencement class
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A.
    • Major: Telecommunications – Film and Media

Awards and Accolades