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James M. Carlin

Personal injury Attorney at Sioux City, IA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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Jim believes the affirmation of human dignity expressed through our judicial system works best through aggressive but ethical advocacy. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University. He has been a trial lawyer in the state of Iowa for over 20 years and is an active member of the Iowa Association for Justice and the American Association of Justice. He serves as a founding board member for “The Giving Exchange” which is a non-profit corporation providing assistance to orphanages and vocational training in impoverished areas of the world. Jim has volunteered in an inner city outreach to children in low income neighborhoods, nursing home visitation, school board membership, football coaching and helped to found a men’s group promoting marriage and fatherhood.

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Self Employed
5728 Sunnybrook Dr
Sioux City, IA, 51106-4249


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Posted by Vince | May 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rear ended by a semi truck! James got me almost 200x what the insurance company initially offered!
From the very first consultation, Jim showed me he cared and more than that understood the severity of my situation. It was long hard fought process, and him and his team were there with me the whole way! Very professional yet relatable at the same time. I would recommend him to anyone in the Siouxland area. He literally changed our lives and I don’t see any other way possible that I could’ve had a better outcome than with Carlin Law office! Very easy to get ahold of and very responsive as well! Great experience!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jim was very good at keeping me up to date on my case. Jim and his team were very detail oriented and paid close attention to details in my case. Most importantly we won!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Dignifying Representation
Jim represented me with class and dignity and was relentless in his preparation and follow through. His care and compassion for me and fierce competitiveness guided me through difficult circumstances. James Carlin is a class act with a strong moral compass, something I find refreshing in the current legal climate.
Posted by cindy | August 27, 2014
Jim Carlin is a dedicated Man who tries to get justice for his clients! I found him very honest, caring and a man who will fight for Your rights and give his "All" to get justice for you! He is the best man for the common person and really listens and cares for your injustice! He goes above and beyond to right the wrong! This was my first experience in a situation like this and He proved our case without dirty tricks and without false information which the other lawyer tried! Give him the truth and he will prevail for You! Again I am confident that I chose the "Best" lawyer I could of had! He really cares !!!
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  • Contingency 25%-33%


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Carlin Law Office
  • 1992 - Present


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008

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Sioux City Personal injury Lawyer James M. Carlin
James M. Carlin
Personal injury Attorney
Sioux City, IA
Licensed for 31 years