James A. Lowe

James A. Lowe

Attorney James Lowe is a partner in the firm and a nationally-recognized trial lawyer, well known for product liability, automobile product safety, and other complex cases. He is the author of multiple texts and treatises, and is a 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 liability — defective 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, Ohio Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates, William K. Thomas American Inns of Court, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and Past Chair, ATLA Products Liability Section. James was inducted into the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame in 2020.

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1972


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

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • Ohio Association for Justice 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, Top 5 Cleveland, multiple years)
  • Trial Lawyer Superstar, Cleveland Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993-present
  • Lawyer of the Year, Cleveland, Product Liability, multiple years
  • Hall of Fame, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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

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