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.