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.
Mt. Vernon Illinois Township Highschool - Valedictorian - 1973
University of Illinois - B.S. Business Administration - 1978
University of Illinois - M.B.A. - 1982
Univerisity of Illinois College of Law - J.D. - 1982
|Illinois - 1982
|Missouri - 1984
|United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois – 1983
|United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri – 1991
|United States District Court, Central District of Illinois - 2019
General Tort 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.