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James T. Corrigan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in St. Louis, MO

O'Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin LLC
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Penthouse 1-A, 23rd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314-405-9000
Fax: 314-405-9999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A founding partner of O’Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin, James T. Corrigan is a personal injury attorney who handles medical device and pharmaceutical cases for those in Missouri and throughout the nation. His practice area includes cases of workers’ compensation, premises liability, pharmaceutical and medical products litigation, amputations, burns and electrocutions, tire explosions, tire separations, workplace injuries, auto accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful deaths, products liability and catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Corrigan has a long history of obtaining compensation for his clients who have been injured, including a $20 million resolution in a defective consumer product case, $2 million in a wrongful death case and $4.75 million in a brain injury case. A member of the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocates Forums, he received this honor given to only one percent of practicing lawyers in the country. He is also recognized as an authority and advocate on window blind safety and strangulation.

With an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, he returned to school after three years of sales to earn his Juris Doctor, graduating cum laude from St. Louis University School of Law. Mr. Corrigan recognizes the challenges that the injured face after car accidents, construction accidents and any other personal injury, and he does not stop until adequate compensation has been given so his clients can enjoy the rest of their lives.

Admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Mr. Corrigan has handled over 70 cases of death and catastrophic injuries. His experiences extend to many states, including South Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, New Jersey, Montana, Virginia, Colorado, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Wisconsin, Utah, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Maine and Missouri.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

About James T. Corrigan

First Admitted: 1996, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • AIEG, Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Illinois
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Missouri
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Executive Committee

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Undergraduate Degree, 1990


  • In September, 2010, Jim was the lead attorney in a $22,500,000 resolution of the claims of a mother and her newborn son, both of whom suffered catastrophic brain damage, resulting from an automobile collision in rural Missouri. This is believed to be the largest reported settlement in St. Louis County history.  Jim was then hired by the insurance company that paid the $22,500,000 to obtain indemnification from the medical providers for the injuries sustained by the mother and newborn son.  Jim tried the matter with co-counsel to verdict., 2010
  • In 2017, Jim resolved a claim against a confidential defendant for the wrongful death of twin boys who drowned while attending a birthday party at a recreational facility for $5,000,000.00.  Further, Jim resolved the claims of a young child who suffered traumatic brain injuries confining her to wheelchair for the rest of her life despite significant legal issues for a confidential amount in excess of $2,000,000.00.  Jim also resolved the claims of a husband and wife for significant injuries suffered during a collision resulting in the loss of skin and amputation of a leg for a confidential amount., 2017
  • In 2016, Jim successfully resolved a wrongful death, third party criminal assault case at an in Missouri for $2,000,000.  Further, Jim resolved three consumer product cases against major manufacturers for over $5,500,000.00.  Jim resolved claims of several individuals which were injured by a defective consumer product for total amounts in excess of $20,000,000., 2016
  • In 2005, Jim completed the trial of Kohlfeld v. Rock Hill Mechanical Corp., involving a construction site accident and helped obtain a $9,000,000 verdict, which is the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Jefferson County, Missouri., 2005
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Office Location for James T. Corrigan

1034 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Penthouse 1-A, 23rd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63117

Phone: 314-405-9000

Fax: 314-405-9999

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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