James B. Walton


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JAMES B. WALTON’S practice focuses on construction, trucking, and toxic tort litigation in both federal and state courts.  He represents owners, contractors, and subcontractors in all aspects of complex, high profile, multi-million dollar construction defect and construction injury litigation.  He also defends trucking companies in matters arising from trucking accidents and transportation losses as well as premises owners and product manufacturers involved in toxic tort litigation. Mr. Walton also serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a large automotive parts supplier with nationwide distribution, General Counsel for a trucking company, and advises several small businesses on formation and risk management.

Mr. Walton has broad experience in the handling matters through trial, arbitration and appeal.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and is affiliated with The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC), and DRI.

Mr. Walton received his Bachelor of Arts in English Loyola University Chicago in 1998 and a Juris Doctor from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law in 2007.  While in law school, he served as a Staff Editor on the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Walton spent nine years handling catastrophic and litigated matters for a major insurance carrier.  His experience allows him to provide effective, unique and practical representation and counseling to his clients.