James E. Crowe III defends clients facing significant, complex, high-stakes civil litigation in state and federal courts including breach of contract, fraud, and equitable and tort claims. In addition, he counsels clients in securities enforcement matters before the SEC and FINRA and defends securities arbitrations.
Before joining Dowd Bennett, Jim was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Serving as first chair trial counsel in several felony jury trials, Jim prosecuted narcotics, counterfeiting, fraud and firearms-related cases. In addition, he achieved successful outcomes in appeals he briefed and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ten of those decisions are reported.
Jim began his law career as an associate at Bryan Cave LLP, with a practice in commercial litigation and white collar defense.
J.D., cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2000
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1996