James R. Stever

James R. Stever

Edwardsville, Illinois

James Stever graduated from Highland High School in 1989 and went on to Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois graduating cum laude in 1993 with a BA in Political Science and minors in French and Economics.

Mr. Stever attended law school at St. Louis University and graduated in 2006. He was a Law Clerk at Simmons Cooper and then worked in the Law Offices of Michael R Bilbrey before coming to work at Gori Julian. Covering many personal injury jury trials and focusing his efforts almost solely on asbestos cases, Mr. Stever is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Honors & Awards

  • Asbestos
  • Personal injury
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Truck Roll Overs
  • Qui tam

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2006
  • Missouri, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2007


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Simmons Cooper, Law Clerk