James Barrow has extensive litigation experience, including handling over 100 major jury trials, arbitrations and mediations, in Illinois, Indiana, Texas, New Jersey and California Courts. He has focused the last ten years on complex litigation, products liability, premises liability, construction litigation and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Barrow has also led trial teams on many high profile catastrophic loss cases for a major excess liability carrier, where the majority of cases headed toward multi-week trials. While in house counsel for a Fortune 500 insurance company, Mr. Barrow supervised all large loss property subrogation lawsuits in Indiana and Illinois. While working for a nationally recognized firm specializing in property subrogation and insurance coverage, Mr. Barrow successfully litigated numerous multi-million dollar property subrogation matters in Nevada, New Jersey and Illinois. He is also a successful appellate attorney who has argued significant complex trial and insurance coverage issues before the Illinois Appellate Courts.
Mr. Barrow assumed the role as supervising attorney for a large in house firm concentrating in the area of appellate practice and insurance coverage, as well as counsel for several best of breed law firms in the State of Illinois. This experience shapes his practice as one devoted to upfront litigation management, attention to client needs, and collaboration with all clients to exceed their expectations.
His bar admissions include the United States 7th Court of Appeals, 1998; Supreme Court of Indiana, 1998; U.S.D.C for the Northern and Southern District of Indiana, 1998; Supreme Court of Illinois, 1999; U.S.D.C. for the Southern and Northern District of Illinois, 2005; U.S.D.C. for the Central District, 2008; Federal Trial Bar, 2008; U.S.D.C. for the Southern District, Texas, 2002; and, Pro Hac Vice to numerous Federal Districts and State Supreme Courts.
Mr. Barrow has presented lectures and presentations at insurance companies, law schools and businesses in numerous states on insurance coverage matters, trial advocacy and techniques and property subrogation. Mr. Barrow’s past and present professional memberships include: Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; and the Korean Bar Association. Mr. Barrow also provides pro bono legal services in both state and federal courts. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his sons, Ian and Dean’s two soccer teams.