James C. Thoele


I take great pride in my years of representing health care providers. Unfortunate medical outcomes do not equate with poor care. I believe that the defendant in a medical negligence case is entitled to a fair assessment of the care provided. Criticisms of care based on the benefit of hindsight are not valid. It is my obligation, with the help of my client, to make the jury understand this as well.”


• Southwest Missouri State University (B.S., 1981)
• St. Louis University (J.D., 1984)


• Bar Association of Metropolitan
St. Louis
• Missouri Bar
• Illinois Bar
• Missouri Bar
• Association Section on Health and Hospital Law
• Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Practice Areas

• Insurance Defense
• Medical Malpractice Defense
• Products Liability

News & Accomplishments

Tue, May 8, 2012

Jim Thoele obtains a directed verdict for hospital

Jim Thoele obtained a directed verdict for a hospital and the jury returned a nominal award against a nurse in a case wherein plaintiff alleged improper access of an electronic hospital record by a nurse that was not providing care to plaintiff. Inadvertent access of the electronic record was admitted when the nurse attempted to […]

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Around the Office

In Jims’ office, you’ll find….

Jim’s is life-long Cardinals fan.

It’s an unlikely pairing of technology and nostalgia, but Jim is a big fan of Westerns and proud to have the silver screen’s finest cowboy on his desk.

One of which belongs to Jim’s motorcycle. On a nice weekend, you just might find him out for a ride.