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618-235-3500

Joseph A. Bartholomew

Attorney

CONTACT: (618)235-3500

Employment

  • Cook, Bartholomew, Shevlin, Cook, & Jones LLP, 2018 to the present, Mangaging Partner
  • Cook, Bartholomew, Ysursa, Shevlin, & Cook, LTD, 1990 to 2018, Partner
  • Cook, Shevlin, Keefe & Ysursa, Ltd., Associate, 1986 to 1990
  • James L. Foreman, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Law Clerk, 1984 to 1986
  • Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL Summer Associate and Judicial Clerkship Program, summer of 1983 and summer of 1984
  • Price Waterhouse & Co., Staff Auditor, 1980 to 1981

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

  • J.D. – 1984
  • Honors: cum laude

St. Louis University School of Business and Administration

  • M.B.A. – 1985
  • Honors: magna cum laude

St. Louis University

  • B.S. – 1980
  • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Major: Accounting
  • Minor: Mathematics

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • New York, 1985
  • Missouri, 1986

Classes & Seminars

  • Instructor, Saint Louis University Metropolitan College, 1986 to 1986
  • Legal Research and Writing Instructor, 1983 to 1984

Published Works

  • Auditor-Client Work-Product Privilege with Respect to Tax Accrual File: The Arthur Young Case, 27 St. Louis L.J. 437, 1983

Professional Associations

  • ARDC, Chairman of Hearing Panel, 1999 to 2021
  • Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, Hearing Officer, 1994 to 1999
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Board Member, 2006
  • Illinois Board of Admissions, President, 2000 to 2003
  • Illinois Board of Admissions, Board Member, 1992 to 2004
  • Southern District of Illinois Federal Court, Member, Local Rules Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Member
  • Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Member

Languages

  • English

Practice Area

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Serious Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Birth Injury