About The Author

James DeFranco

James E. DeFranco

James DeFranco graduated from Southern Illinois School of Law Magna Cum Laude in 1981 and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Joseph Goldenhersh of the Illinois Supreme Court. He has represented insurers throughout the states of Illinois and Missouri conducting examinations under oath and defending lawsuits and has tried over one hundred trials to verdict.

He is an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is the President Elect of the Missouri – Southern Illinois Chapter. He has presented at numerous conferences and seminars for the International Association of Arson Investigators, The International Association of Special Investigation Units, and The Illinois Defense Counsel.