James E. Hullverson

James E. Hullverson
Status: Deceased

(1929 - 2012)

James E. Hullverson, a well known local and nationallyrecognized personal injury attorney, passed
into eternal life on May 26,2012. A former resident of St. Louis, he lived with
his wife Shirley inNaples, FL. Jim graduated from Chaminade College Prep,
received his BA fromYale University and Law Degree from St. Louis University. He
was admittedto practice law in MO and IL in 1953 and later held Honorary Degrees
inseveral states. He served in the Missouri and Connecticut National
Guards.Representing people who were injured, Mr. Hullverson achieved local
andnational prominence. He won the first multi-million dollar verdict in MO
andone of the earliest in America. He was named annually in The Best Lawyers
inAmerica from its inception in 1983 until his retirement. He was named one
ofthe Best Lawyers in America for personal injury by Town and
CountryMagazine-1985, by the St. Louis Business Journal-1994, and by the Medica
lBusiness Journal-1989. St. Louis Magazine, in 1981, listed him as one of
theleading lawyers in St. Louis and lawyers noted him Lawyers' Choice
forPersonal Injury in St. Louis Magazine in 1989. Mr. Hullverson received
theLawyers Association of St. Louis Award of Honor-1982 and was the recipientof
the Distinguished Non-Alumni Award of the University of Missouri LawSchool in
1987-awarded to one attorney annually. He served as President ofthe St. Louis
Lawyers Association, as President of MATA-the MissouriAssociation of Trial
Attorneys, and as President of the Inner Circle ofTrial Advocates-a national
trial group limited to 100 plaintiff attorneys inAmerica. He was elected to the
National Board of Governors of ATLA-AmericanTrial Lawyers Association, the Board
of Governors of the Missouri BarAssociation and to serve a six year term on the
Missouri Appellate JudicialCommission as one of six who nominate the appellate
judges in Missouri. Hewas also director of the St. Louis Legal
Aid Society. Mr Hullverson authorednumerous legal articles and was on the Board
of Editors of Trial, a nationallegal magazine. As a lecturer and demonstrator he
participated in programsin over 30 states and at 14 different law schools
including Harvard,Michigan, St. Louis and Washington Universities from which he
receivednumerous Honorary Degrees and memberships. He also served on a number
oflocal boards, was elected to the Missouri Athletic Club Board of Governors,and
was President of the John Burroughs Fathers' Club. An avid athlete hewas twice
elected to the Missouri Athletic Club Hall of Fame forbasketball1994 and
swimming-2003 and won many golf events. Jim is survivedby his wife of 61 years,
Shirley (nee Shaughnessy); children Susan (Andrew)Corley, James E. Hullverson JR
(Laure); grandchildren Jamie Corley, ChrisCorley, EJ (Stephanie) Hullverson,
Leigh Hullverson, Elliot Hullverson;brothers Richard M. and Thomas C. Hullverson
(Cathie), sister Mary Cupiniand many nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends. The family thanks Dr. MatthewJ. Orland, MD for
his compassion, and care. Services: GERBER Chapel: AMemorial Celebration of Life
will be held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 2:00PMat Chaminade Viragh Center -425 S.
Lindberg Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131. Inlieu of flowers contributions may be sent
to: The Salvation Army-3949 ForestPark, St. Louis, MO 63108; or charity of one's
choice.
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