Cozen O’Connor: Tarman, James I.

James I. Tarman, Jr.

Chair, National Expansion

Chicago

(312) 382-3132

(312) 382-8910

London

(312) 382-3132

James I. Tarman Jr.'s practice focuses on significant and complex litigation, including property, marine, and aviation subrogation claims. Jim has successfully litigated cases throughout not only the United States but worldwide. Currently based in the Chicago office, Jim has also worked in the firm's London, Toronto, Philadelphia, and Dallas offices. Jim also seconded to a leading Lloyds syndicate, and he continues to work directly and closely with leading Lloyds and company market claims and underwriting personnel, brokers, and adjusters.

Jim serves as the chair of national hiring, overseeing and continuing the firm’s growth and expansion in key markets nationally and internationally. He is responsible for all partner acquisitions across the firm's global geographic footprint. He is also responsible for the firm's Lateral Integration Program ensuring that all of its newly acquired talent is successfully and quickly integrated into the fabric and culture of the firm.

Jim also serves as the firm's international partner and co-chairs the firm's International Practice, which includes management of the London and Toronto offices, and remains active 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 in 1987. 

Publications

Consider Secondary Sources When Your Subro Efforts Have Nowhere to Gogh

October 19, 2016

James I. Tarman and Judith Perkins co-authored an article published for the IFASIC 2016 Programme titled "Consider Secondary Sources for Recovery When Your Subrogation Efforts Seem to Have Nowhere to Gogh."

Flexible Braided Stainless Steel Hose Failures [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

June 15, 2016

Pam Pengelley discusses the increase in the number of water loss claims attributed to the failure of flexible braided stainless steel hoses attached to water source heat pumps.

Fall 2009 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2009

Fall 2009 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Cozen O'Connor Subrogation and Recovery Observer. In this issue, we report on our recent trial victories, notable settlements, and other newsworthy developments in subrogation issues

Fall 2007 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2007

Fall 2007 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - As football season gets underway and the exciting post-season baseball action has
started, Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Department is pleased to announce the continued expansion of our team roster. The Fall 2007 edition of the Subro Observer includes the introduction of five new attorneys in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Recovery in Employee Dishonesty Cases [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

April 25, 2006

Recovery in Employee Dishonesty Cases - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 11 pgs. In an employee dishonesty claim, there are a number of theories from which to pursue recovery and a number of targets that may be responsible. This five-step process is designed to aid recovery in such cases.

Disclosure Requirements Under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure [Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers Forensic Consultants & Loss Site Investigations]

January 13, 2006

Disclosure Requirements Under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers Forensic Consultants & Loss Site Investigations - 9 pgs total; outline. Topics: Rule 26(f) - Mandatory Discovery Conference; Rule 26(a)(1); Privilege Log 26(b)(5).; Protective Order 26(c)(A).; Selected District Courts’ Implementation of the Rule 26 Amendments.; Rule 37 Failure to Make Disclosure or Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions.; etc

Multi-State Midwest Survey on Spoliation [Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers Regional Updates in Subrogation Law & Litigation:]

January 13, 2006

Multi-State Midwest Survey on Spoliation - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers Regional Updates in Subrogation Law & Litigation: - 11 pgs total. This paper is broken down into two sections. The first section is an overview that summarizes the elements necessary for the spoliation of evidence in each state. The second section provides a detailed analysis of “spoliation law” in each state, the future of the law, and the application of current law to specific fact patterns.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1982
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)