James Law Group LLC

James Law Group, LLC has experienced trial attorneys to help you resolve your personal injury or worker's compensation claim or defend you if you have been charged with a crime.

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Firm Overview

At James Law Group, LLC, our practice is dedicated to protecting your rights and interests. We have earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, insurance claims adjusters, and other lawyers. Many lawyers, police officers and court personnel refer clients, friends, and family members to our office. We represent individuals, not large corporations or institutions. We have dedicated our legal careers to the preservation and protection of your individual rights.
The lawyers and staff members are committed to giving you personal service designed to meet the needs of your particular case. Because we take our responsibility of handling your case very seriously, we are available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We provide a full-service practice, advising and representing clients throughout Missouri and the Midwest in personal injury, workers' compensation and criminal defense matters. If you are seeking an experienced attorney who appreciates that every client's case is unique, and who will work hard to resolve your case, please contact us today for a free initial consultation.

We provide skilled legal representation to people throughout Missouri and the midwest, including St. Charles, Warren, Montgomery, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Audrain, Callaway, Boone, Jefferson and Franklin Counties and St. Louis counties.
Main Office

Main Office
14 Richmond Center Court
St. Peters  MO  63376

Phone
  • 636-397-2411
Fax
  • 636-397-2799

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Personal Injury
The James Law Group has been fighting for over thirty years for individuals who have been injured and mistreated by large corporations and insurance companies.
We make it our personal mission to ensure that the responsible party justly and fairly compensates you for the damages they caused. If you have suffered a serious injury due to the carelessness or wrongful conduct of a corporation or individual, you need an experienced advocate that can hold the guilty corporation or the individual's insurance company accountable. Whether you have been seriously injured in an automobile crash, in a crash caused by a tractor trailer/eighteen wheeler, by the carelessness of a railroad conductor or company, by a defective product whose corporate manufacturer failed to reasonably protect the users of that product, by a doctor committing medical malpractice or by a nursing home that has failed to properly care for a loved one in their charge, you will need an attorney who can stand up to such powerful corporations and obtain justice for you.

Fighting insurance companies on your behalf:
The person who is injured or has lost a loved one because of someone's negligence or carelessness will always be out-maneuvered by the insurance claims adjusters and their lawyers who are advising them behind the scenes. One must remember that to an insurance claims adjuster, even if the insurance company is your own, you are just a number. The adjuster's job is to save his employer money. The adjuster saves his employer money by paying you as little as possible to settle your claim for your injuries or the death of a loved one.

If we cannot persuade the insurance company to be fair, then our only remedy is to file an action with the court asking that a jury settle our differences for us. What most clients do not realize is that when an action is filed, under Missouri law, we have to bring it against the individual bad driver or other wrongdoer and not his insurance company. The law fears that if members of the jury are told that the defendant, that is the bad driver or other wrongdoer, is covered by insurance that the jury would be unfairly prejudiced in favor of the injured person. So, the fact that his insurance company covers the defendant's negligent conduct cannot even be mentioned in court. The real fact is, however, that it is extremely unlikely that the case would ever be before a jury if there were not insurance to pay the judgment against the defendant.

Ensuring your medical bills are covered:
Another problem that the client's case encounters in court is that the jury will often assume, even though there is no evidence to support the assumption, that the injured person had health insurance, and that the health insurance has already paid the person's medical bills. Often this is not the case, and even for those times when it is the case, the person's health insurance carrier has notified the defendant's insurance company that it has a lien against any settlement or judgment in the case for the repayment to it for any bills already paid. The problem is that the jury, not understanding how this works, is tempted not to take the injured person's medical bills into account when arriving at a figure for the injured person's harms and losses, thus arriving at a verdict that is manifestly unfair to the injured person and a boon to the defendant's insurance company.

It takes a skilled and experienced attorney to overcome these obstacles through negotiations and through a jury trial if necessary. The attorneys at James Law Group have been holding insurance companies and corporations accountable for their duties to ordinary citizens for over 30 years. When you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed by someone's wrongful conduct, don't let the corporation or insurance company shirk their responsibility. Such windfalls to corporations and insurance companies frequently result in the injured person, their family, and the American taxpayer shouldering the burden of the corporation or insurance company's responsibility. Contact us today to start holding them accountable for their actions.
Medical Malpractice
At James Law Group, we have been helping patients who have been seriously injured by careless medical providers for over 30 years.
Victims of medical malpractice deserve compensation:
Perhaps no kind of case is more discussed or more vilified than medical malpractice claims. It is also the type of case about which there is the most misinformation - like the notion that all medical malpractice cases are "frivolous" lawsuits. The truth is that, according to a study conducted by two doctors and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 98,000 people die every year in this country due to the carelessness or incompetence of doctors. Further, under Missouri law, a medical malpractice case cannot even be filed unless a medical doctor is willing to swear under oath that the defendant did something improper and that his carelessness caused the injury or death of the patient.

Under the current climate of public perception, however, anyone who has been injured by the misconduct of a medical provideer starts at a great disadvantage to the defendant doctor and his insurance company. It takes an attorney experienced in dealing with the current public perceptions to overcome any biases a jury may begin with so that they can see what the defendant actually did and hold him accountable for his carelessness or incompetence.

Decades of experience handling malpractice claims:
Additionally, medical malpractice cases require a level of familiarity and knowledge regarding the medical terms and conditioned involved in a particular case. An attorney representing a person injured by a medical provider's carelessness or incompetence must not only be able to understand the conditions and treatments himself, but also be able to distill highly technical and complex medical issues down to easily understood kernels of information that jurors who did not go to medical school and may only hear a few days of testimony regarding the issues can understand. If the jury cannot understand the medical issues, they will never be able to understand why the medical provider was careless or incompetent.

We have the experience and the tools to help a jury understand how the medical provider was careless and how their actions injured you. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by the carelessness of any medical provider, contact us today to hold him/her accountable for their actions.
Nursing Home
At James Law Group, nothing makes us happier than being able to have a jury hold a nursing home accountable for the harm they have done, no matter how much they have tried to hide the truth as well as their assets.
Do not let nursing homes evade their responsibilities:
Nursing home negligence and/or abuse resulting in injury or death to a loved one is sometimes a difficult case to pursue because many nursing homes - instead of responsibly carrying insurance to cover their liability when they neglect those they are supposed to care for - choose to hide their assets through multiple layers of corporations, interchangeable officers and board members, and real estate holding companies, so that the corporation owning the nursing home that actually injuries or contributes to the death of one of its residents is nothing more than a shell with no insurance and no assets. All the money has flown upward and is safely secured in a real estate holding company owned by a few investors who have made themselves rich by warehousing the elderly while pretending to care for them - and are making themselves richer every day.

It is not uncommon in their efforts to avoid responsibility to go further, even to the point of altering or withholding medical records in an attempt to hide the truth about their misconduct. With such cases often involving hundreds or even thousands of pages of medical records, it takes a great deal of time and know-how to uncover such attempts to hide the truth. It takes an attorney experienced in dealing with these types of nursing homes and holding companies that hide their money to break through the barriers they have set up in an attempt to avoid responsibility for their actions.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a nursing home's neglect or abuse, contact us today to makes them take responsibility for their actions.
Auto Accident
Semi-Truck, Eighteen Wheeler, and Tractor Trailer Crashes
Injuries or deaths from wrecks with a commercial vehicle is a category of law that requires more than average knowledge and ability than the general personal injury practitioner is apt to possess. There are many federal regulations that govern the operation of commercial vehicles, especially large interstate trucking companies with which the lawyer representing the injured person needs to be familiar. The great majority of these accidents result from driver fatigue. Driver's fatigue results from the trucker falsifying his log book to enable him to drive many more hours that the law allows. Money and job performance is the motive. The trucker is usually paid by the mile. Because most of these collisions are the result of driver fatigue, they are usually characterized by rear end collisions where the trucker hardly slowed the tractor-trailer before impact, and the drifting out of the traveling lane into other traffic.

Trucking companies are multi-million dollar corporations that will use all their resources to keep you from uncovering their responsibility for such wrecks and holding them accountable for their irresponsible and sometimes illegal actions. You need an attorney who is accustomed to dealing with such corporations and their tactics. The James Law Group has over thirty years of experience in handling such cases. Contact us today to make the irresponsible truck driver or trucking company take responsibility for causing your injuries.
Wrongful Death
If you have suffered a serious injury due to the carelessness or wrongful conduct of a corporation or individual, you need an experienced advocate that can hold the guilty corporation or the individual's insurance company accountable.
Serious Injuries and Wrongful Deaths:
Whether you have been seriously injured in a car crash, in a crash caused by a tractor trailer/"eighteen wheeler," by the carelessness of a railroad conductor or company, by a defective product whose corporate manufacturer failed to reasonably protect the users of that product, by a medical provider committing medical malpractice or by a nursing home that has failed to properly care for a loved one in their charge - you will need an attorney who can stand up to such powerful corporations and obtain justice for you. The James Law Group has been fighting for individuals who have been injured and mistreated by large corporations and insurance companies for over thirty years. We make it our personal mission to ensure that the responsible party justly and fairly compensates you for the damages they caused.

Fighting insurance companies on your behalf:
The person who is injured or has lost a loved one because of someone's negligence or carelessness will always be out-maneuvered by the insurance claims adjusters and their lawyers who are advising them behind the scenes. One must remember that to an insurance claims adjuster, even if the insurance company is your own, you are just a number. The adjuster's job is to save his employer money. The adjuster saves his employer money by paying you as little as possible to settle your claim for your injuries or the death of a loved one.

If we cannot persuade the insurance company to be fair, then our only remedy is to file an action with the court asking that the court or a jury settle our differences for us. What most clients do not realize is that when an action is filed, under Missouri law, we have to bring it against the individual bad driver or other wrongdoer and not his insurance company. The law fears that if members of the jury are told that the defendant, that is the bad driver or other wrongdoer, is covered by insurance that the jury would be unfairly prejudiced in favor of the injured person. So, the fact that his insurance company covers the defendant's negligent conduct cannot even be mentioned in court. The real fact is, however, that it is extremely unlikely that the case would ever be before a jury if there were not insurance to pay the judgment against the defendant.
Ensuring your medical bills are covered

Another problem that the client's case encounters in court is that the jury will often assume, even though there is no evidence to support the assumption, that the injured person had health insurance, and that the health insurance has already paid the person's medical bills. Often this is not the case, and even for those times when it is the case, the person's health insurance carrier has notified the defendant's insurance company that it has a lien against any settlement or judgment in the case for the repayment to it for any bills already paid. The problem is that the jury, not understanding how this works, is tempted not to take the injured person's medical bills into account when arriving at a figure for the injured person's harms and losses, thus arriving at a verdict that is manifestly unfair to the injured person and a boon to the defendant's insurance company.

It takes a skilled and experienced attorney to overcome these obstacles through negotiations and through a jury trial if necessary. The attorneys at James Law Group have been holding insurance companies and corporations accountable for their duties to ordinary citizens for over 30 years. When you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed by someone's wrongful conduct, don't let the corporation or insurance company shirk their responsibility. Such windfalls to corporations and insurance companies frequently result in the injured person, their family, and the American taxpayer shouldering the burden of the corporation or insurance company's responsibility. Contact us today to start holding them accountable for their actions.

Charlie James

Charlie James was born in the Bootheel of Missouri in Senath, Missouri. After graduation from Senath High School, Charlie enlisted in the Air Force and received training from the National Security Agency. He served four years in the Air Force in Germany and Pakistan. Charlie then spent 2 years in the Navy in the Philippines. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1971 with a major in history.

Charlie received his M.A. from Northeast State University. He then worked a few years for the Missouri Probation and Parole Agency. Charlie graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law in 1977. While in law school, Charlie wrote articles for publication in the Missouri Law Review. Charlie started his own law firm upon graduation from law school. The law office was located in Wentzville, Missouri for twenty-five years. In April 2002, the law firm moved its office to St Peters, Missouri. Charlie is a Fellow in the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Missouri Trial Lawyers Association. Charlie has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also has an AV
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