James T. Hargrove

Senior Associate - Litigation Department


Areas of Practice
James Hargrove brings to his practice over 40 years of involvement in the insurance industry, first as a licensed agent, licensed broker, claims adjuster, claims supervisor, claims manager, public adjuster and for the past 28 years trial practice in insurance coverage litigation, including personal and commercial property, personal and commercial liability, environmental liability, directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions liability, fidelity and surety, and inland and ocean marine. He has represented commercial insureds as well as many major domestic and foreign insurers including Underwriters at Lloyds, London. In addition to his trial work, Jim has consulted with insurers and insureds regarding the drafting and interpretation of insurance policies and alternative methods of managing risks.

Work for Clients
Over the years Jim has tried numerous cases in state and Federal Courts, ranging from arson and fraud defense to fish mortality claims in jurisdictions from Maine to California. In addition he has argued matters before the Massachusetts and Connecticut Courts of Appeal and the First and Second Federal Circuits. Prior to joining Deutsch Williams Jim was a shareholder at Goulston & Storrs, PC and a partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP.

Professional Activities
Mr. Hargrove is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and admitted before the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New York and Michigan. In addition he is admitted to practice before the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has been admitted pro hac vice in the state courts of Maine, Connecticut, New York, Nevada and California.

Personal/Community Activities
Jim has acted as a trial advisor for the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, as a judge for the Suffolk University Law School Moot Court Board, and as a judge for the ATLA (now American Association for Justice) 2005 National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. He has also volunteered in Scene Design and Construction for the Manchester Essex Regional Schools.

Mr. Hargrove holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University in Chicago and received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.