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Litigation Star

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Practice area:

Product liability and recall

James M. Campbell focuses his practice on civil litigation and the defense of catastrophic “environmental product liability, toxic tort, medical device, pharmaceutical, professional liability, and negligence matters throughout the United States. James Campbell is President of Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C., and has been with the firm his entire career. With a passion for trial practice, James Campbell has earned his place as a go-to attorney for clients with highstakes cases. He has tried more than 100 cases in 15 states and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. His approach includes a thorough analysis of clients’ ultimate business objectives to achieve results. 

One of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in the country, James Campbell is recognized by The Legal 500 as a Nationwide Leading Lawyer for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense. Similarly, Chambers USA identifies James Campbell as a nationwide leading lawyer for product liability and Mass Torts. He is listed as one of the Top 10 Most Highly Regarded Individuals in the United States for Products Liability Defense by the Who’s Who Legal. James Campbell is consistently included as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Products Liability Litigation – Defendants. Super Lawyers identifies James Campbell as among the top 100 lawyers in Massachusetts and New England. Benchmark Litigation has identified James Campbell as one of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in the country. 

As reported by the Legal 500, James Campbell’s clients describe him as ‘one of the best’ in his field, an ‘outstanding trial lawyer who can grasp technical issues very quickly’ and ‘achieves tremendous results for his clients’. 

Chambers USA
writes: James Campbell is held in very high regard by market sources for his impressive trial capabilities. He is also commended for his keen eye for detail and frequently described as “spectacular,” “outstanding” and “persuasive.” “We trust him because of results; they speak for themselves. We’ve had nothing but defense verdicts!” report clients. 

Who’s Who Legal
says: “A very skilled trial lawyer”, who is considered “among the top 20 in the US.” 

James Campbell serves as trial counsel for clients in industries that include water engineering, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, construction, heavy equipment, recreational products, chemicals, and material handling. James Campbell also defends a variety of professions in connection with alleged negligence, malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims. One of the firm’s principal trial attorneys, James Campbell serves as national, regional and local trial counsel for a variety of major national and international corporations and insurers, and is responsible for supervising and coordinating litigation not only throughout New England, but other regions of the country. 

James Campbell is a past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, and Massachusetts Chapter of ABOTA. He served as the Director of the IADC Trial Academy and the ABA National Trial Academy. James Campbell was the 2015 Dean of the IADC Corporate Counsel College. He has twice served on the Board of the DRI and the ABOTA National Board of Directors. 

Updated Sep 2023