James Cantalin

Brown & Crouppen, P.C.
211 North Broadway
16th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63102

James R. Cantalin is an AV-rated trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience litigating personal injury matters. Before joining Brown & Crouppen P.C., Mr. Cantalin was a partner at one of the largest defense firms in St. Louis working on behalf of local and national insurance companies defending personal injury claims. Mr. Cantalin's practice area included defending healthcare professionals, pharmacists, retailers, manufacturers, property owners, trucking operators, contractors, architects, engineers and attorneys.

After years as a successful litigation defense attorney working for the insurance companies, Mr. Cantalin switched sides to come to Brown & Crouppen so that he can now represent individuals who have suffered catastrophic loss. Because of his defense training, he understands the tactical approach that insurance companies utilize defending injury claims. This intimate understanding gives Mr. Cantalin the ability to help clients obtain a just settlement in the shortest amount of time and, if necessary, use his more than 20 years of trial experience to litigate the case to a jury.

The switch from representing insurance companies to fighting for injured victims and their families is also personal. He understands firsthand how surviving family members feel and what it means to have to carry on after a loss. He also understands that when a loss is due to the negligence of another, the law provides the opportunity for the individual to go to court to ask for justice. That “justice” is in the form of the only thing available to balance the loss – monetary compensation. Although it can never bring back a loved one or make the person physically whole, monetary compensation is oftentimes the only way to prevent financial catastrophe for the family especially when it involves the loss of a parent or head of household.


Super Lawyers 2005, 2006