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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.


  • 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, J.D., with honors, 1988
    • Associate Editor of Washburn Law Journal
    • Order of Barristers
  • Indiana University, B.S. (Management & Administration), 1981

Memberships & Activities

  • ALFA International
    • Transportation Section Steering Committee
    • Retail Section Steering Committee
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kansas Bar
  • KCMBA Federal Courts Advocates Section, Founding Member
  • Missouri Bar
    • Former editor of the professional negligence section of the Missouri Bar Bulletin
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association


  • Arkansas Trucking Seminar Presenter: Section on “New Medical Issues Related to Drinking, Drugs & Driving” of the 2019 Arkansas Trucking Seminar – Rogers, AR (September, 19, 2019).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Sections On “Changing Firms, Conflicts of Interest, Duty of Competency/Diversifying Your Practice” of the program “Legal Ethics: Top Challenges” – Overland Park, KS (June 12, 2019)
  • ALFA International Presenter: Section on “Toxicology Update” of the 2019 ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar – Colorado Springs, CO (April 26, 2019).
  • NBI Seminar Present: Section on “III. Handling Email, Social Media and Other ESI and IV. Witness Testimony and Reports” of the program “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit” – Overland Park, KS (February 15, 2019).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Sections on “Attorney Duties, Statutes and Case Law Regarding Email” and “Sending Emails to Clients, Opposing Counsel, the Court and Third Parties” of the program “ Legal Ethics of Email” – Kansas City, MO (June 28, 2017).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Sections on “Applying the Rules of Evidence to Expert Reports” and “Adhering to the Rules for Expert Witness Depositions” of the program “ Expert Witnesses: Using Kansas Court Rules to Your Advantage” - Overland Park, Kansas (April 28, 2016).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on Voir Dire and Jury Selection Strategies of the program “Advanced Trial Tactics” – Overland Park, Kansas (August 12, 2015).
  • NBI Seminar Moderator (moderating a 10-member panel of local judges): As Judges See It: Best (and Worst) Practices in Civil Litigation – Kansas City, Missouri (June 5, 2015).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Sections on Ethics and Legal Malpractice of the program “Legal Ethics: Top Mistakes that Lead to Malpractice” - Overland Park, Kansas (May 13, 2015).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on Dirty Tricks in Communications with Opposing Counsel, Discovery, Depositions, and Expert Witnesses of the program “Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the ‘Rambo’ Litigator” - Overland Park, Kansas (May 21, 2015).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on Ethics of the program “Calculating Medical Damages: Injury Settlements Post Affordable Care Act – Overland Park, Kansas (January 29, 2015).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on “Principles of Business Contracts” of the program “Preventing Business Contract Disputes” – Overland Park, Kansas (May 20, 2014).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on “Determining Admissibility Compliance and Effective Advocacy through Impeccable Knowledge of the Procedure” of the program “Applying the Rules of Evidence; What Every Attorney Needs to Know” – Overland Park, Kansas (January 31, 2014).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Handling “Rambo” Litigators in Kansas – Overland Park, Kansas (September 4, 2012).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on “Voir Dire and Jury Selection Strategies” of the program “Advanced Trial Tactics” – Overland Park, Kansas (June 28, 2012).
  • Institute for Paralegal Education Presenter: “Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals.” – Kansas City, Missouri (May 15. 2012).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: “Advanced Trial Tactics” – Overland Park, Kansas (June 29, 2011).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on “Understanding the Police Investigation and Disciplinary Process” of the program “Handling the Police Liability Claim” – Overland Park, Kansas (January 31, 2011).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: “Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator” – Overland Park, Kansas (August 27, 2010).
  • ATA Panel Member: ATA Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel – Monterey, California (July 28, 2010).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: “Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy” – Overland Park (June 25, 2010).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: “Successfully Navigating the Appeals Process” – Kansas City, Missouri (May 11, 2010).
  • ALFA International Presenter: Section on “Social Networking & Recent Legal Developments’ of the program “Teamwork for Tomorrow: Legal Strategies for Success” – Palm Beach, Florida (June 03, 2010).
  • ALFA International Presenter: Section on “Strategies for the Tough Case” of the 2010 ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar – Marco Island, Florida (April 30, 2010).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: “Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy” – Overland Park, Kansas (June 15, 2009).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on “Determine Damages Quickly and Easily” of the program “Personal Injury Cases: Calculating and Proving Damages” – Kansas City, Missouri (May 20, 2009).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: “Tackling Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues” – Overland Park, Kansas (May 15, 2009).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: “Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and Answers” – Kansas City, Missouri (March 20, 2009).
  • ALFA International Presenter: Section on “Truckers on Trial Part Two: What is Your Case Worth?” of the ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar – Amelia Island, Florida (April 27, 2005).

Awards & Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, 2010-2012, 2019-present
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America, Kansas City Metropolitan Area
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2021)


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

News & Events

Jarrow to Participate in Panel Discussion at Upcoming Arkansas Trucking Seminar

09.15.20 | On September 17, Baker Sterchi Member Jim Jarrow will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Clairvoyance in Post-Accident Claims Handling" at the "Arkansas Trucking Seminar Virtual 2020: Moving Forward Together."

Twenty Baker Sterchi Lawyers Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2021

08.20.20 | Twenty Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice lawyers are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 across numerous practice areas.

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Nineteen Baker Sterchi Attorneys

11.15.19 | Nineteen Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys have been named to the 2019 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The named attorneys include...

BSCR Recognized as one of the 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States

12.17.12 | BSCR has been recognized as one of the 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States for having at least one-third of all firm attorneys rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an evaluation of a lawyer's ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. . .

BSCR Attorneys Named to 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List

10.19.12 | John Cowden, David Eisenberg, James Jarrow, Patrick Lysaught, Thomas Rice, Thomas Sterchi, and Kara Stubbs have been named to the 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List. The Super Lawyers publication recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. . .

BSCR Attorneys Listed in 2011 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine

12.20.11 | John Cowden, David Eisenberg, James Jarrow, Patrick Lysaught, Thomas Rice, James T. Seigfreid, Thomas Sterchi and Kara Trouslot Stubbs were listed in the 2011 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, Shawn Rogers and Caroline Tinsley were listed on the list of Rising Stars (attorneys who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice 10 years or less). . .

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, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member James Jarrow tied with twelve other attorneys on Missouri Lawyers Weekly's list of "Winningest Defense Lawyers for 2010." The two wins also...

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 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. . .


Baker Sterchi Obtains Jury Verdict for Retail Client in Personal Injury Matter

BSCR successfully defended a retail client in a personal injury lawsuit at a three-day trial in the Western District of Missouri. Plaintiff, whose van was serviced by our retail client with an oil change and tire rotation, claimed personal injuries from...

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Scores Defense Verdict for Convenience Store Client

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice successfully defended a multimillion dollar claim, seeking actual and punitive damages. The Defendant was the owner of a convenience store and plaintiff alleged PTSD from...

Administrative Law Judge Finds in Favor of BSCR Healthcare Client on Billing Code Issue

BSCR attorneys successfully represented the nation's largest provider of maternal-fetal, newborn and pediatric subspecialty services in a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge in Kansas. At the hearing, the State took issue with how several pediatric NICU patients were coded for billing purposes, and sought ...

BSCR Successfully Defends Multimillion-Dollar Tort Claim at Missouri State Court Trial

BSCR attorneys successfully defended a client against a multimillion-dollar tort claim in Missouri State Court. The case involved a negligence claim with regard to a construction site accident, where plaintiff suffered a broken back and crushed ankle.

Accurate Case Assessment at Mediation and Positive Trial Outcome

BSCR successfully defended a bad faith insurance claim in Missouri state court. Mediated shortly before trial, we evaluated the settlement value of the claim at $225,000 and offered that amount at the mediation. Prior to mediation...

BSCR Scores Win for Retailer at Trial

BSCR defended a retailer sued by a shopper who was struck by a falling object. Plaintiff claimed a cervical injury that resulted in a cervical fusion. Plaintiff claimed permanent range of motion limitations in her neck due to the fusion.

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Wins Defense Verdict in Apartment Complex Premises Liability Matter

After a trial in Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice won a premises liability case in which our clients were sued by an individual who broke his leg. The plaintiff slipped and fell at night on ice in a parking lot, requiring surgery and a metal plate being put into his leg (ORIF). The defense centered on...

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. . .

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