James Lowe

James A. Lowe

Attorney James Lowe is a partner in the firm and a nationally-recognized trial lawyer in product 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 focuses his law practice on product liability — particularly automobile product liabilitydefective products, and catastrophic personal injury.

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

  • Client Awarded Social Security Disability Benefits After Repeated Denials

    A client was awarded benefits after filing applications for disability benefits since 2013. The claimant unsuccesfully attempted to obtain disability benefits twice on her own, as well as one failed attempt with representation from another firm. After completing a thorough medical investigation and briefing of the issues, Lowe Eklund Wakefield secured a favorable decision in April 2019 awarding disability benefits.

  • $209,700 Award for Loss of Arm Use in Workers’ Compensation Case

    A client was awarded $209,700 from the Industrial Commission of Ohio because he suffered from a “functional” loss of use of the left upper extremity. The Commission found that the client’s testimony about the level of pain and inability to effectively use his arm and fingers in activities of daily living was highly persuasive.

  • $950,000 for Family of Restaurant Customer who Died From Fall

    $950,000 for the family of a restaurant customer who died as a result of falling while exiting a restaurant.


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