Jim L. Julian

Attorney, Of Counsel

Professional Experience

Jim L. Julian has been engaged in litigation since 1979. He has concentrated primarily in representing corporations and individuals in their general litigation, including business and commercial litigation, product liability, toxic tort, environmental litigation and property, and casualty matters. He has served as lead counsel in major contract disputes, multi-party toxic tort claims, and complex environmental litigation. Jim is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, Products Liability Practice Group, Insurance Practice Group, Environmental Practice Group, and Governmental Relations & Lobbying Practice Group.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Insurance Coverage

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas state and federal courts
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Professional Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association, President 2010-2011
  • American Bar Association member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association member
  • Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel member
  • Litigation Counsel of America fellow


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation, 2001 to present
  • SuperLawyers – Top 50 Lawyers in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer-Citizen Award, 2001

Community Involvement

  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas, board member
  • Recovery Centers of Arkansas, board member
  • Counsel, Lakewood United Methodist Church


  • Insurance Coverage for Environmental Cleanup Costs Under Comprehensive General Liability Policies, UALR Law Journal, Volume 19, Number 1, Fall 1996

Published Decisions

  • Wright v. Willamette Industries, Inc., 91 F.3d 1105, 45 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 377, C.A.8 (Ark.)
  • Ingersoll-Rand Company v. El Dorado Chemical Company, 373 Ark. 226, 283 S.W. 3d 191 (2008)


  • J.D., University of Arkansas, 1979
  • B.A., Arkansas State University, 1976