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   3James E. NevilleSpringfield(618) 277-0900jneville@nrw-law.comjneville@nrw-law.comNeville Richards & Wuller LLCwww.nrw-law.comwww.nrw-law.comnevillejames.jpgMedical Malpractice Defense LawPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralProducts Liability Defense LawTransportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/MaritimeToxic Torts Defense Law
James E. Nevillejneville@nrw-law.com
Neville Richards & Wuller LLChttp://www.nrw-law.com
415 South 7th Street
Springfield IL 62701
Ph.(618) 277-0900 Fx.(618) 277-0970
Recommended by peers in:
Medical Malpractice Defense Law
Personal Injury Defense Law: General
Products Liability Defense Law
Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime
Toxic Torts Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Neville has served as a trial and appellate lawyer in Illinois and Missouri for more than twenty years. He has extensive experience in personal injury defense, professional liability claims, toxic tort, general and auto insurance defense, products liability, and transportation defense litigation.


Notable Cases and Results:  
Mr. Neville has extensive experience in medical malpractice cases and has successfully defended physicians at trial in cases involving death, neurologic injury (neurologically impaired newborns, birth trauma, & infection), orthopedic injuries (including amputations), gynecologic complications, surgical complications, and multiple trauma. Has also successfully handled personal injury cases involving on the job injuries, premises liability, products liability, auto & general negligence claims.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1980
Missouri, 1982


Date of Birth:  1955

Law School:  St. Louis University, J.D., 1980
Undergraduate School:  St. Louis University, B.S. in Bus. & Admin., 1977

Representative Clients:  AP Specialty Corporation, CNA Insurance Companies, Illinois State Medical Insurance Services, Illinois State Medical Insurance Exchange, Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange, The Doctors Company, The St. Paul Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Country Mutual Insurance Company, General American Life Insurance Company, Land-O-Sun Dairies, Inc., McBride & Sons Companies, Rockford Mutual Insurance Company, Standard Mutual Insurance, The Equitable Life Assurance Company, Transamerica Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance, U.S.F. & G., World Marine Transport, Zurich-American Insurance Group.

Employment History:  Gundlach, Lee, Eggmann, Boyle & Roessler from 1980 to 1994(Associate from 1980 to 1985, Partner from 1985 to 1994); Neville, Richards, DeFranco & Wuller from 1994 to 2003; Neville, Richards & Wuller from 2003 to present.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Co-Chairman of 1994 "Rookie Seminar" presented by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, October, 1994.

Member: St. Clair County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers; Maritime Law Association; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; Leading Lawyers; Leading Lawyers Advisory Board; American Board of Trial Advocates. AV rated.


Community Involvement:  Involved in youth sports for more than 20 years, coaching baseball, basketball and soccer. Active in Shorin-Ryu Karate (Black Belt).

Published Legal Writing:  
Co-Author: The Bystander's Right Under Strict Liability Does Exist: A Call for Reform of the Restatement, 25 St. Louis University Law Journal 543, (1981).

Co-Author: 1997 Evidence Update - Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel 18th Annual Seminar (September, 1997).

Co-Author: 1991 Evidence Update - Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel 12th Annual Seminar (September, 1991).


Legal Lectures:  Frequent lecturer on trial and risk management topics to general liability & auto insurance companies, medical liability insurance companies, physician groups, and defense & plaintiff trial lawyers.

Firm Description:  Neville, Richards & Wuller is primarily a litigation firm with emphasis in civil trial and appellate work. Each attorney handles civil litigation and appeals, and participates in alternative dispute resolution techniques. The firm holds the highest rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory. The firm also handles labor relations, corporate and administrative matters, and real estate transactions.

Family:  Wife, Carol, is a Registered Nurse. Four children: Jared (24), Suzanne (23), Patrick (20), and Evan (14).50000185
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