James E. Malters
BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALS AND RECOGNITION
Jim Malters grew up in southwestern Minnesota. He graduated from Fulda High School, graduated with high honors from St. John’s University and from the University of Minnesota Law School. This year marked his 32nd year in the practice of law. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa. He has been designated a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1990. Jim has served on the Board of Governors of both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ).
He has taught continuing legal education (CLE) classes for other attorneys and is a co-author of the Minnesota Cause of Action Manual, published by MNAJ and the Minnesota State District Court Practice Handbook, published by Minnesota CLE. He has been a Minnesota Million-Dollar Round Table member since 1993. He has had more than ten recoveries exceeding $1 million, including a $2.6 million verdict for a dram shop action and a $2 million settlement against a health insurance company which refused to provide coverage for a bone marrow transplant. Most recently, Jim obtained a $1.9 million recovery for the heirs of a 67-year-old man who died as a result of food-borne hepatitis.
He and his wife have three daughters and three Labrador Retrievers. His wife prefers that he mentions the girls first. He enjoys training his “boys” and competing in field trials. He also likes to hunt and fish. Jim is a commercial pilot who has handled numerous aviation cases. He has been recognized by Minnesota Law & Politics as a “Super Lawyer” since 2000 and as one of Minnesota’s Leading Attorneys since 1997. He was recently recognized as one of the Top 40 Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Attorneys in Minnesota by the 2009 Who’s Who in Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Resource Guide to Minnesota Attorneys.
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, 1976, B.S.
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, 1979, J.D.
Minnesota State Bar
South Dakota State Bar
Iowa State Bar
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Minnesota State Bar Association Member
Past Member of MSBA Board of Governors
Minnesota Association for Justice Member
Past Member of MNAJ Board of Governors
American Association for Justice Member
Iowa Association for Justice Member
Recent President of the local Chamber of Commerce
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Jim practices in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa in the following areas:
- aviation accident
- bicycle accident
- boating accident
- burn accident
- bus accident
- car accident
- commercial litigation
- construction accident
- dog bite
- drunk driving accident
- dram shop
- food poisoning
- medical malpractice
- motorcycle accident
- pedestrian accident
- product liability
- rollover accident
- semi truck accident
- slip and fall
- wrongful death