Jim is a founding member of O’Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin, LLC. Jim has dedicated his career to advocating for catastrophically injured or deceased individuals and their family after their lives have been devastated by the negligence, careless or reckless conduct of corporations, manufacturers, construction companies and third parties. Since 2003, Jim has concentrated his practice solely on products liability, catastrophic injuries, pharmaceutical litigation, and wrongful death claims, including a specialty in window covering litigation strangulation claims.
Jim is the leading expert in window covering strangulation litigation handling over 80 claims in 37 states nationwide against every major manufacturer and distributors of window coverings, many major big box retailers of window coverings and numerous house authorities, REITS, national property managers and apartment complexes. Jim’s success in the industry has helped change window covering standards, including the 2018 standard requiring all stock window blinds to be cordless. He has recovered millions of dollars for the familes of the victims of these tragic incidents.
Jim Corrigan tried the first window blind case in the country in September, 2021 and obtained a $25,000,000 verdict for 3-year-old Elsie Mahe who died on window blind cord. The verdict was the largest verdict in the State of Utah for the death a child. SEE MORE DETAILS….
Jim resolved a matter for $15,500,000 for a 3 year old girl who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after being strangled on the looped formed by a dangerous and defective cord connector on a window blind in her bedroom. As a result of Jim’s success in taking on the window covering industry, Jim was named to the Missouri Lawyers Weekly POWERLIST in 2022 and recognized as a nationwide expert in window covering strangulation litigation.
Jim has acted as local counsel on over 2,500 cases for the trial team that spearheaded the Roundup Settlement for over $10 Billion. Jim has also focused his career on product liability claims in complex litigation involving forklift accidents, workplace injuries, trucking litigation, third-party criminal act claims, underride collisions, manufacturing defects and construction equipment cases.
Jim has been asked to handle cases for families who have suffered a wrongful death or catastrophic injury to a family member in over 37 states, including Missouri, Maine, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Utah, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Connecticut, Arizona, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Washington, Tennessee, Oregon, and South Dakota.
Since focusing his practice on helping those who have suffered significant injuries or death since 2003, Jim has participated in verdicts and settlements in excess of $150,000,000.00.
Bar Admission State of Missouri
Bar Admission State of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
St. Louis County Bar Association Executive Committee
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
AIEG Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers – Missouri
Jim’s dedication to those who have suffered catastrophic injury or death has resulted in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients throughout his career. Some highlights are listed below:
$25,000,000 – window blind strangulation – death of a 3 year old
$22,500,000 – automobile collision
$22,000,000 – auto product defect claims
$15,500,000 – window blind strangulation – 3 year old suffered brain injury
$15,000,000 – wrongful exposure to defective product for three families
$9,000,000 – construction site accident – Read More
$8,300,000 – defective roadway – Read More
$5,300,000 – catastrophic brain injury for small child
$5,000,000 – drowning claim while attending a birthday party at a recreational facility – Read More
$4,750,000 – catastrophic brain injury for 3-year old child
$4,300,000 – trucking crash resulting in wrongful death – Read More
$4,100,000 – auto defect claim
$3,500,000 – wrongful exposure case
$3,500,000 – catastrophic brain injury for 3 year old child
$3,000,000 – forklift claim
$2,900,000 – burn injury
$2,650,000 – forklift defect claim
$2,400,000 – catastrophic brain injury resulting from a household product
$2,030,000 – wrongful death of a child on a consumer product
$2,000,000 – wrongful death of a child on a consumer product
$2,000,000 – 3rd party criminal assault at an educational facility – Read More
$1,850,000 – wrongful death on a consumer product
$1,575,000 – wrongful death of a 7 year old child
$1,375,000 – wrongful death
$1,150,000 – wrongful death
$1,125,000 – wrongful death drunk driver
$1,100,000 – construction site accident verdict – Read More
$1,000,000 – wrongful death
Jim is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics, which is received by less than 10% of practicing attorneys.
Jim is a recipient of the 2022 Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly Power List for Personal Injury, which was determined by the professional legal magazine’s research into his recent career accomplishments and discussions with fellow attorneys, for the State of Missouri, an honor awarded to only 30 lawyers in the state of Missouri.
Jim has been named a Missouri Super Lawyer, which represents the top 5% of practicing lawyers in the state of Missouri, as determined by other lawyers in Missouri. For several years, Jim has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, of which less than 1% of practicing lawyers in the United States would qualify.
Immacolata Catholic Church
Immacolata School Board
Immacolata Youth Coach
St. Louis Rockets Hockey Youth Coach
Birthright St. Louis Board
Birthright St. Louis Advancement Committee Chair