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James R. Stever
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James Stever graduated from Highland High School in 1989 and went on to Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois graduating cum laude in 1993 with a BA in Political Science and minors in French and Economics.

Mr. Stever attended law school at St. Louis University and graduated in 2006. He was a Law Clerk at Simmons Cooper and then worked in the Law Offices of Michael R Bilbrey before coming to work at The Gori Law Firm. Covering many personal injury jury trials and focusing his efforts almost solely on asbestos cases, Mr. Stever is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas Of Practice

  • Asbestos

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2006
  • Missouri, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2007
  • Wisconsin, 2015


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2006 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Simmons Cooper, Law Clerk

Honors and Awards