James J. Leonard
Provided by James J. Leonard
Insurance recovery on behalf of policyholders in all lines of insurance for all professions and industries. Also regularly advise business clients on formation, management, and sale of captive insurance companies.
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, 2010 to present; Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, 1999-2010; Vice President, Claims and General Counsel, MAG Mutual Insurance Co., 1990-1999; General Counsel, Newton Medical Group, 1986-1990; Attorney, Hughes & Assoc., 1982-1986; SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1983; SMU, Political Science/History, B.A., 1980.
Co-chair of ABA Construction Litigation Insurance/Surety Subcommittee; ABA; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Georgia.
Regularly publishes thought leadership in the area of insurance, including the firm’s Corporate Policyholder Magazine; firm blogs, “The Growing Captive Insurance Market: Is It Right for Your Business Needs?” and “Inside an Insurance Company: How They Work and What Drives Them;” and contributions to articles such as Translex’s “The Practitioner’s Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language.”
Married, four adult sons, one grandson, two more grandchildren on the way. Serves on the Board of Directors of MAP International, Inc. Hobbies include golf, attending the Masters annually, woodworking, target and skeet shooting.
James Leonard is an experienced practitioner who wins praise for his policyholder-side work. He offers extensive expertise in insurance coverage disputes and acts for clients from a variety of sectors.
"James is an outstanding lawyer."