James Stockberger is a member of the firm's Litigation practice group and the leader of the Products Liability practice area.

He concentrates his practice in civil litigation, focusing on motor carrier and transportation litigation and product liability litigation, including pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, personal injury defense and insurance coverage matters.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1988)
  • Saint Louis University  (B.A., cum laude, 1981)


  • Missouri, 1988
  • Illinois, 1989
  • Kansas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar 
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Kansas Bar Association 
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis 
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) (Product Liability Committee, Member) 
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers 
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability Committee, Member) 
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel 
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy 
  • St. Clair County Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America®; Personal Injury Litigation—Defendants (2015-present)
  • Selected as a 2012 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation byMartindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media (ALM)
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® (2011-present);Super Lawyers®, Business Edition (2011-2014)
  • AV® Peer Rated, Martindale-Hubbell