James R. Lambert

james lambert

James R. Lambert



James R. “Jim” Lambert, was born and raised in Marion. After attending Marion schools, Jim graduated in 2000 from Arizona State University and spent the next five years pursuing a career in aviation. Jim attended SIU Law, graduating with honors in 2008. Jim immediately joined our firm as a trial attorney and has spent the last decade successfully representing clients from all over Southern Illinois, focusing his practice on helping injured people in our community who have been harmed by the negligence of another person, physician, or corporation. Jim has tried cases to verdict in counties all over Southern Illinois, including Williamson, Jackson, Saline, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, and Hamilton Counties and has guided his clients through mediations, arbitrations, disability hearings, workers’ compensation claims, estate plans, and cases in the Illinois Court of Claims and Federal Court. Because Jim understands that injuries take a physical and emotional toll and that dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming and frustrating, he is passionate about ensuring his clients are compensated fairly.

Jim and his wife, Amy, live in Marion, where they are active in their church and the lives of their four young children.

During Jim’s decade of being a courtroom lawyer, he has represented Southern Illinoisans in hundreds of unique and complicated cases, such as:


    • The parents of a young southern Illinois lady needlessly killed on a poorly maintained highway
    • A southern Illinois man permanently disfigured after a negligently performed hernia surgery
    • A young disabled college student ran over by a distracted driver in a crosswalk
    • A southern Illinois father and daughter injured in a school zone by a texting driver
    • A young woman fired from her job for becoming pregnant
    • An elderly woman neglected in a nursing home who developed bed sores
    • A coal miner permanently injured by faulty equipment
    • A single mother left homeless when her insurance company denied her flood claim
    • A longtime employee whose retirement was wrongfully withheld by her employer
    • A disabled mother denied in-home nursing care by a late-paying State of Illinois
    • Southern Illinois outdoorsman wrongfully prosecuted by an overreaching government

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals – 7th Circuit
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Illinois
  • State of Illinois


  • J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law – 2008
  • B.A., Arizona State University – 2000

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