James I. Tarman Jr. serves as the firm's International Partner and handles significant and complex property, marine, and aviation subrogation claims worldwide. While currently based in the Chicago office, Jim spends much of his time in the firm's London and Toronto offices. Upon graduation from law school, Jim worked in Cozen O'Connor's Philadelphia office, subsequently relocating to the Dallas office in the late 90s and then opened the Chicago office in 2000, where he has been based since, except for two years in London, on secondment to the London office and to a leading Lloyds syndicate. While in London, Jim worked directly and closely with leading Lloyds and company market claims and underwriting personnel, brokers, and adjusters and he continues to have very close ties with the London market.
Jim is co-chair of the firm's International Practice, which includes management of the London and Toronto offices, chairing the firm's International Committee, and evaluation of expansion internationally, while also remaining involved in the leadership of the firm's Subrogation Department. In addition to his current management responsibilities, Jim has previously served as the managing partner of the Chicago and Toronto offices, the subrogation chair of the Midwest and Canadian regions, and has served on the firm's management and executive committees.
A native of central Pennsylvania, Jim received his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University in 1982 and his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1987.