James A. Erisman

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Jim Erisman was born and raised in Wilmington, and he still lives in the city today. A proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he is driven in his personal and professional life by the lessons of honor and dedication that he learned in his active duty service.

In the 35-plus years that Jim has been helping injury victims, he has tried more than 100 cases to verdict, including two that resulted in judgments for his clients in excess of $1 million. In every case he handles,his goal is to achieve justice and fair compensation for his clients.

Jim entered the field of personal injury law because he wants to help people who are hurting, and he especially enjoys the personal interaction he has with his clients.

Jim is a board-certified civil trial advocate, one of just a few in the sate of Delaware. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has been named a Super Lawyer, and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past president of both the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Author: "Waiver of the Right Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures by a Third Person on Behalf of the Accused in Delaware," 70 Dickinson Law Review 510, 1966; "Settlement Do's and Don'ts," Trial, at 112, January, 1988 and Best of Trial, 1990 at 399; "The Art of Negotiating a Settlement," Trial, at 26, September 1989. Deputy Attorney General, 1970-1972. Special Rate Counsel, Delaware Public Service Commission, 1972-1973. Bencher, American Inns of Court, 1990—.

Roscoe Pound Foundation; Civil Justice Foundation.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Personal Injury
  • Workplace Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Loss

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
302-428-9240  Phone
302 429-1900  Phone
University Attended:
University of Delaware, B.S., Business Administration, 1963
Law School Attended:
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1966
Year of First Admission:
1966, Delaware; 1972, U.S. Supreme Court
Delaware State (Member: Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1973-1980; Judicial Appointment Committee, 1979-1986 and 1991—; Chair: Insurance Committee, 1979-1981; Litigation Committee, 1981-1982; Fee Dispute Conciliation and Mediation Committee, 1983-1984; Medical-Legal/Dental-Legal Relations Committee, 1984—; Executive Committee, 1994-1995) and American (Member, Sections on: Torts and Insurance Practice; Litigation) Bar Associations; Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (Secretary, 1976-1981; President Elect, 1981-1982; President, 1982-1983 and 1985-1986; Member, Board of Governors, 1976-1988; LawPac Trustee, 1985-1990); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member: Board of Governors, 1985-1994;ATLA-PAC Trustee, 1988-1991 and 1993-1995; 1997—; State Delegate, 1977-1981; Law School Programs Committee, 1983-1984; Keyperson Committee, 1986-1988 and 1990-1995; Political Out-Reach Steering Committee, 1988-1989; Chair, Keyperson Development Sub-Committee, 1988-1989; Chair, Keyperson Committee, 1989-1990 and 1994-1995; M Club, Public Affairs Committee, 1987-1995; ATLA/NATLE Relations Committee, Chair, 1989-1991; Chair, Military Law Committee, 1991); American Judicature Society; American Board of Trial Advocacy (President, 1996); The Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Capt., JAGC, USMC, 1967-1970; Military Judge, 1969-1970
Birth Information:
Wilmington, Delaware, January 29, 1940
( Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

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Wilmington, Delaware