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James B. Glennon

A partner in the firm, James B. Glennon concentrates his practice in the areas of loss recovery/subrogation, international litigation, products liability, first-party property insurance coverage, construction litigation, and casualty litigation.  In addition to his extensive domestic and international litigation experience, Mr. Glennon also has been involved in numerous high-profile lawsuits, served as a panelist on America’s Best Lawyers on SkyRadio, presented at industry conferences, and published articles on various litigation-related topics.


Mr. Glennon earned his B.A. degrees in Government and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and his J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1988.  He was also a member of Loyola’s Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Team, the Midwest Regional Champion.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Glennon is authorized to practice law in Illinois, Nevada, Indiana and California as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern Districts of Illinois and Indiana, Districts of Montana, Nevada and Oregon, Western District of Tennessee and the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California.  He is also a Registered Foreign Counsel in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Glennon has represented clients in matters pending in state and federal courts in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  Mr. Glennon has also litigated matters in Argentina, the Bahamas, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Taiwan.

Professional Associations

Mr. Glennon is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Clark County, Nevada Bar Association and the Lake County, Indiana Bar Association.

Cited Cases


Theodore v. Mel’s Heating, Chicago, Illinois (1990);  Warner Brothers v. County of DuPage, Chicago, Illinois (1991);  Rally’s v. Sysco Foods, Dayton, Ohio (1994); Midwest Hardware v. Bunn-O-Matic, Ft. Smith, Arkansas (1994); Professional Properties v. General Electric, Edwardsville, Illinois (1996); AIU, Ltd. v. Central Insurance Company, et al., Taipei, Taiwan (2002); LaFarge Building Materials, Inc. v. Krupp Polysius Corp., et al.,Atlanta, Georgia (2003); Pet Supermarket v. Dual-Lite Manufacturing, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2004); Bowater, Inc. v. BE&K of North Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina (2004); AIU, Ltd. v. Tien Ho, et al., Hsinchu, Taiwan (2006); AIU, Ltd. v. [Confidential Defendant], Tokyo, Japan (2007); ArcelorMittal v. Raytheon Corp., Crown Point, Indiana (2009); Diversity, Inc., et al. v. UTI Egypt, The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2012); ArcelorMittal v. WESCO Distribution, Crown Point, Indiana (2013); and WESCO Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor LLC and EPSU, Inc., Court of Appeal of Indiana (2013).

 Cited Cases

Eddie Bauer, Inc. v. Focus Transportation Services, 881 F. Supp. 959 (N.D. Ill 1991); ICI Americas, Inc. v. Lake River Corp., No. 01 C 1021, 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 17684 (N.D. IL 2003); AIU, Ltd. v. Confidential Defendant, Henrei Times, Tokyo, Japan (2007); Equistar Chemicals, LP v. Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Connecticut, 883 N.E.2d 740 (Ill. 4th2008); and WESCO Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor LLC and ESPU, Inc., No. 45A03-1307-PL-274, 2014 WL 5819375 (Ind.Ct.App. Nov. 10, 2014).


Mr. Glennon’s publications include:  “Garbage In – Garbage Out:  Ensuring the Viability of Finite Element Analysis Models in Subrogation Litigation,” The Subrogator, Spring/Summer 2004; “Loss Recovery: A Proactive Approach for Self-Insured Risk Management,” President & CEO, April/May 2005.


Mr. Glennon was named a Leading Lawyer in 2015 and also earned the Illinois “Super Lawyer” designation in 2005, 2006 and 2007, as awarded by Law & Politics, based on nomination, evaluation of professional achievements, and selection by a panel of attorneys in the applicable practice area.  Only 5% of the total attorneys in each state receive the Super Lawyers designation.  Mr. Glennon’s Verdict in the ArcelorMittal v. WESCO Distribution, Crown Point, Indiana (2013) trial was recognized as the 54th Highest Verdict in the United States in 2013.

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