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James A. Lowe

Attorney James Lowe is a partner in the firm and a nationally-recognized trial lawyer in products liability, automobile product safety, and other complex cases. He is the author of multiple texts and treatises, and frequent national and international lecturer on products liability and motor vehicle defect cases.

Mr. Lowe has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, resulting in numerous million-dollar verdicts, and has recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

James has been honored by being listed in the Best Lawyers in America — every edition since 1993 — and has been honored as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Master Bencher Emeritus, American Inns of Court, President’s Club, Association of Trial Lawyers of American Board Certified – Civil Trial Advocacy – National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was Past President, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and Past Chair, ATLA Products Liability Section.

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Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1972


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio

Honors and Awards

  • “Best Lawyers in America” listed for 25+ years
  • Fellow of International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow of International Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumnus of the Year 2012
  • Ohio Association for Justice, 2015 Distinguished Advocate Award, 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 Litigator Award
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio every year since inception (Top 5 Ohio 2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Life Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President Ohio Chapter
  • Master Bencher Emeritus Member
  • American Inns of Court, Past President, William K. Thomas Chapter
  • President’s Club Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board Certified – Civil Trial Advocacy – National Board of Trial Advocacy Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and Past Chair, ATLA Products Liability Section Past President
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Past President

Recent Results

James A. Lowe Cases

  • Motorcycle crash results in multi-million dollar settlement

    A couple riding a three-wheeled motorcycle T-boned a vehicle whose driver failed to stop at a stop resulting in horrible crash causing severe orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury to the motorcycle’s driver and passenger. The case was resolved for several million dollars.

  • Trucker falls asleep and rear ends pickup truck

    A significant seven-figure settlement was achieved for a man whose pickup truck was slammed into from behind by the operator of an 18 wheeler who fell asleep behind the wheel. Our client sustained a disabling traumatic brain injury and was unable to return to work as a result of the accident.

  • Factory worker recovers after fall caused by a defective protective guardrail

    A factory worker sustained a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury when a railing guarding a hole in a factory floor gave way causing him to fall and sustained catastrophic injury. After several years of litigation a seven-figure settlement was achieved on behalf of the injured worker.


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