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Jim Jarrow is a Member of the firm and is very experienced in all phases of litigation, including product liability, mass tort, automotive, trucking, agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical device, life and health insurance, disability insurance, legal malpractice and premises liability.

He has successfully handled cases valued from a few thousand dollars to over 130,000,000 dollars. Jim is very experienced in representing the retail industry, including defending premises liability claims in the Greater Kansas City area for one of America's largest retailers. He litigates matters in courts across the United States.

Jim has successfully litigated commercial matters and handled numerous appeals. In addition, he is a lecturer and trial practice instructor teaching other lawyers. He has authored numerous articles and publications and is the editor of the professional negligence section of the Missouri Bar Bulletin.


  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • USDC, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri


  • Washburn Law School, JD, with honors, 1988
    • Associate Editor of Washburn Law Journal
    • Order of Barristers
  • Indiana University, BS (Management & Administration), 1981

Memberships & Activities

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • ALFA International
    • Transportation Section Steering Committee
    • Retail Section Steering Committee
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Kansas Bar
  • KCMBA Federal Courts Advocates Section, Founding Member
  • Missouri Bar

Awards & Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, multiple years
  • Selected for inclusion in Windsor's "Who's Who."


  • Mediator Certification, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1999.

News & Events

Jarrow Moderates Panel of Missouri Civil Court Judges

04.24.13 | On April 19, BSCR attorney James R. Jarrow moderated a panel of eight Missouri civil court judges at a seminar entitled "As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation."

Jarrow Serves as Faculty Member of Rules of Evidence Seminar

03.18.13 | Jim Jarrow recently spoke at an NBI-sponsored CLE program "Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know." The all-day program, which took place in Overland Park, Kansas, covered a range of topics related to the use of best litigation practices within the boundaries of evidence rules and procedure. . .

Barbosa and Jarrow to Present Trial Tactics Seminar

05.10.11 | On June 29, 2011, Marcos Barbosa, Kori Carew and Jim Jarrow will speak at an NBI-sponsored CLE program entitled "Advanced Trial Tactics." The all-day program, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park, KS, will cover voir dire/jury selection strategies, opening statements and direct examination, cross-examinations and redirect, effective exhibits and courtroom technology, and jury instructions.

Jarrow to Give Presentation on Trial Presentation Tactics

03.24.11 | On May 25, BSCR attorney Jim Jarrow and paralegal Pat Wilson will give a presentation to local paralegals on trial preparation. The program entitled "Trial Preparation from Start to Finish" is sponsored by the Institute of Paralegal Education and will take place at the Embassy Suites Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. . .

Jarrow Recognized on 2010 List of Winningest Defense Lawyers

02.08.11 | With two defense wins in Missouri courts in 2010, Jim Jarrow tied with 12 other attorneys on Missouri Lawyers Weekly's list of "Winningest Defense Lawyers for 2010." These two wins also landed BSCR in a 9 way tie for the #7 "Winningest Defense Law Firm for 2010." . . .

Jarrow to Host Webinar on Juror Misconduct

02.08.11 | On March 1, Jim Jarrow will host a 90 minute webinar on Juror Misconduct. BSCR associate Michael Serra assisted Jarrow in preparing the written materials for the webinar which is sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI).

Jarrow Speaks at Police Liability Seminar

02.08.11 | On January 31, Jim Jarrow was a speaker at a seminar entitled "Handling the Police Liability Claim." Jarrow is a former police officer. . .

Jarrow Leads E-Discovery Panel at ATA Meeting

08.02.10 | Jim Jarrow led a panel on e-discovery issues at the American Trucking Associations' national meeting for General Counsel on July 28, 2010.

Jarrow to Speak About Jury Selection at NBI Seminar

06.18.10 | Jim Jarrow will speak at an upcoming seminar on "Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy" sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). Jim will address using jury selection to increase success at trial. . .


Defense Verdict Obtained for Retail Client

BSCR successfully defended a major retail client at trial where plaintiff claimed she tripped and fell over a mat in the client's store causing her to break her hip. Plaintiff asked the jury for an award of $4M. . .

Eighth Circuit Affirms District Court's Grant of Summary Judgment for BSCR Insurance Client

The Eighth Circuit affirmed entry of summary judgment in favor of an insurance client in a Kansas City federal court case. The Eighth Circuit found that the federal court did not err in concluding that the agreement in question had a "follow-the-settlements" provision; did not err in finding another state's six-year limitations period barred plaintiff's challenges to claims submitted by defendant; nor did it err in finding the statute had not been tolled. . .

BSCR Successfully Defends Farmer Against Breach of Contract Action at Trial

BSCR recently defended a breach of contract action brought by a grain company against BSCR's client, a farmer, for failure to deliver grain. The farmer's defense was that it was a poor crop year and he gave all the grain he had. . .

Summary Judgment and Defense Verdicts Obtained for BSCR Product Manufacturer Clients

BSCR defended three manufacturing clients in a lawsuit in which plaintiff alleged that an electric toothbrush caused a fire in their home resulting in nearly one million dollars in property damages. Prior to trial, BSCR successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of one of the defendants. . .

BSCR Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict on Behalf of Trucking Client

BSCR defended client Swift Transportation Company at trial in a case where a Swift tractor-trailer allegedly turned left in front of a motorcycle at an uncontrolled intersection on a four-lane highway. Plaintiff claimed a brain injury in the form of post concussive syndrome, a knee injury, neck pain, back pain, and headaches. . .