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~McLemore, Reddell & Story~

Lawyers Helping Good People Through Difficult Circumstances

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jimJim Story

Jim Story, a U.S. Army veteran, developed his litigation skills while serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Corpus Christi for six years. Mr. Story was the lead prosecutor in more than 40 jury trials, ranging from murder to possession of drugs. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors Degree in History and earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Mr. Story is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law in all Texas State and Appellate Courts. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Story handles numerous cases involving family, personal injury and criminal law.

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davidDavid Riddell

David Reddell is a founding partner of the firm.  He is a former Assistant District Attorney who has been featured statewide in Texas Lawyer and nationally in The  National Law Journal for his efforts in the courtroom.  Mr. Reddell was selected in 2008 and 2009 by H Texas Magazine as one of Houston's Top Lawyers.He practices in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and products liability.

Mr. Reddell is a graduate of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law.

Mr. Reddell is licensed in all Texas state and appellate courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit. He is a member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and The Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

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scottScott H. McLemore

Scott H. McLemore is one of ten children in a hard-working family from Wewahitchka, Florida. Scott was raised to appreciate hard work in his Father’s grocery business. Scott’s first vacation from bagging groceries and stocking shelves came when he left home for college to obtain a degree in Finance and Economics. He has a strong family bond that extends beyond the family business. His firm logo bears the crest of his family name that predates his family’s immigration to America.

Scott obtained his law degree in 1997 from South Texas College of Law where he had the distinct honor of being inducted into the Order of Barristers, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy and competing on the law schools National Mock Trial and Moot Court Advocacy teams. After law school, Scott had the distinct honor of training with one of the best trial lawyers in Texas. He eventually went out on his own founding his firm in 2003. In addition to having his own firm where he dedicates himself to personal injury victims, Scott is a partner with the law firm McLemore, Reddell & Story.

Scott continued to excel in courtroom advocacy after law school. He has had success working on cases ranging in size. Mr. McLemore was a member of the trial team responsible for the largest verdicts in the country involving the recalled diet drug Fen Phen. In 2010, Scott was trial counsel in a verdict for $393 mm, involving theft of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty involving mineral interests, which was ultimately reversed and remanded for a new trial by the Texas Supreme Court. This verdict was one of the top verdicts in the State of Texas for 2010. Previously in 2009, Scott was trial counsel in a $2.9mm verdict for clients involving an 18-wheeler wreck and has participated in numerous private settlements in catastrophic injury cases involving paralysis, brain injury, loss of limb and life.

When Scott isn’t in the courtroom or working for his clients, he enjoys being on the water with his son. Just as he is passionate about each of his cases and clients, Scott has a passion for the water. Scott has extensive dive experience. He was scuba trained since he was 11-years-old. He has been spearfishing for over 34 years and enjoys offshore fishing.

Scott is dedicated to help his clients, whether their case is large or small. Each client and each case is important. Scott goes on the offensive early in his cases looking for advantages and opportunities to resolve the case.

“You have a Constitutional Right to pursue those who do you, your family or loved ones’ harm. This is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. American Citizens shouldn’t have to bear the burden of the harm caused by someone else’s neglect.

Insurance companies often stand in the way of your compensation. In this country, insurance companies can’t take your rights, even though they may try. Don’t let insurance adjusters or insurance company adjusting tactics, cause you to become a victim twice. Contact a lawyer to learn about your legal rights before you do something to ruin your chances to hold the responsible party accountable.”
-Scott H. McLemore

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Licenses and Admissions

Pro Hac Vice admission Mississippi
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court


Huntingdon, Montgomery, Alabama, BA in Finance/Economics
South Texas College of Law, 1997

  • Order of Barristers which includes legal professionals who have attained distinction by the faculty
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy
  • National Mock Trial and Moot Court participant

Trial Advocacy College of Texas, The Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1998

Honors and Awards

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America 2009
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America 2010
Super Lawyers, Texas Lawyer 2015-2017
Top Lawyers, Houstonia Magazine 2014-2015
AV Preeminent Rate, Martindale Hubble 2012 to the present
Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine 2006, 2012
“Lawyers on the Fast Track,” H Texas Magazine 2004
Rated BV Distinguished for Five Years, Martindale Hubble 2012
Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers 2012
Rising Star, Texas Monthly 2004 and 2008-2011
Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Texas Lawyer, 2010 Tovah Energy LLC v. Grimes, Texas Lawyer

Professional Associations

Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 to present – Member of the Board of Directors 2011-2018
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 to present – Past Member of the Board of Directors 2006-2012

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