James Corrigan


OSC Law attorney James Corrigan

James Corrigan


OSC Law attorney James Corrigan

Email: corrigan@osclaw.com
Office Phone: 314-696-0683
Cell Phone: 314-650-8843

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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 families 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 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:

$22,500,000 – automobile collision
$22,000,000 – auto product defect claims
$15,000,000 – wrongful exposure to defective product for three families
$9,000,000 – construction site accident
$8,300,000 – defective roadway
$5,300,000 – catastrophic brain injury for small child
$5,000,000 – drowning claim while attending a birthday party at a recreational facility
$4,750,000 – catastrophic brain injury for 3-year old child
$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
$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
$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 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