James R. Garrison


Phone (314) 726-2310
Fax (314) 726-2360


James R. Garrison is a partner with over thirty-five years experience in all aspects of civil defense litigation. He has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts throughout Illinois and Missouri. He has successfully argued numerous appeals and has arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases. He has served as an arbitrator for the St. Clair County, Illinois Mandatory Arbitration System since its inception. He is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars and has taught business law at the university level.

Mr. Garrison has given numerous continuing legal education presentations on a wide range of topics including discovery, ethics, medical issues, and case management.

Mt. Vernon Illinois Township Highschool - Valedictorian - 1973

University of Illinois - B.S. Business Administration - 1978

University of Illinois - M.B.A. - 1982

Univeristy of Illinois College of Law - J.D. - 1982

Illinois - 1982

Missouri - 1984

Civil Defense

General Tort Litigation

Insurance Defense

Railroad Litigation

Insurance coverage

Commercial Litigation

St. Clair County Illinois Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

Mr. Garrison has served on the School Board of Wolfbranch Elementary School in Swansea, Illinois and lead an Explorer Post for youth interested in seeking legal careers.