(1929 - 2012)
James E. Hullverson, a well-known local and nationally recognized personal injury attorney, passed into eternal life on May 26,2012. A former resident of St. Louis, he lived with his wife Shirley in Naples, FL. Jim graduated from Chaminade College Prep, received his BA from Yale University and Law Degree from St. Louis University. He was admitted to practice law in MO and IL in 1953 and later held Honorary Degrees in several states. He served in the Missouri and Connecticut National Guards. Representing people who were injured, Mr. Hullverson achieved local and national prominence. He won the first multi-million dollar verdict in MO and one of the earliest in America. He was named annually in The Best Lawyers in America from its inception in 1983 until his retirement. He was named one of the Best Lawyers in America for personal injury by Town and Country Magazine-1985, by the St. Louis Business Journal-1994, and by the Medical Business Journal-1989. St. Louis Magazine, in 1981, listed him as one of the leading lawyers in St. Louis and lawyers noted him Lawyers' Choice for Personal Injury in St. Louis Magazine in 1989. Mr. Hullverson received the Lawyers Association of St. Louis Award of Honor-1982 and was the recipient of the Distinguished Non-Alumni Award of the University of Missouri Law School in 1987-awarded to one attorney annually. He served as President of the St. Louis Lawyers Association, as President of MATA-the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and as President of the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates-a national trial group limited to 100 plaintiff attorneys in America. He was elected to the National Board of Governors of ATLA-American Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar Association and to serve a six year term on the Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission as one of six who nominate the appellate judges in Missouri. He was also director of the St. Louis Legal Aid Society. Mr. Hullverson authored numerous legal articles and was on the Board of Editors of Trial, a national legal magazine. As a lecturer and demonstrator he participated in programs in over 30 states and at 14 different law schools including Harvard, Michigan, St. Louis and Washington Universities from which he received numerous Honorary Degrees and memberships. He also served on a number of local boards, was elected to the Missouri Athletic Club Board of Governors, and was President of the John Burroughs Fathers' Club. An avid athlete he was twice elected to the Missouri Athletic Club Hall of Fame for basketball 1994 and swimming-2003 and won many golf events. Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley (nee Shaughnessy); children Susan (Andrew)Corley, James E. Hullverson JR (Laure); grandchildren Jamie Corley, Chris Corley, EJ (Stephanie) Hullverson, Leigh Hullverson, Elliot Hullverson; brothers Richard M. and Thomas C. Hullverson (Cathie), sister Mary Cupini and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family thanks Dr. MatthewJ. Orland, MD for his compassion, and care. Services: GERBER Chapel: A Memorial 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. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to: The Salvation Army-3949 Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63108; or charity of one's choice.