James M. Love is a shareholder at Titus Hillis with over thirty-seven years of civil litigation experience. Early in his career, Jim practiced in San Francisco, California, with a large international law firm defending insurance bad faith and toxic tort claims. After returning to Tulsa in 1992, his practice focused on products liability, toxic torts, and professional malpractice claims. He also handles insurance bad faith cases, employment issues, and business litigation matters.
Further, Jim frequently represents dentists, physicians, and nurses against state disciplinary boards. He has even sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking judicial review of the FDA’s improper classification of dental mercury fillings. Jim is an honorary member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (“IAOMT”), whose twice-yearly meetings he consistently attends for the latest in medical and dental innovation. He frequently speaks on legal issues of interest to these professions.
Jim’s involvement in products liability cases includes injuries caused by products as diverse as hydraulic tire changers, battery chargers, clothes dryers, automobiles, trucks, commercial sprinkler systems, saunas, propane tanks, and lighting ballasts. His toxic tort cases address injurious exposures to mercury, particulates, toluene diisocyanate, mold, silicones, asbestos, and other carcinogens.
Jim handled four high profile cases involving harmful patient and occupational exposure to mercury vapor and particulate generated during the placement and removal of dental mercury fillings. These four cases spawned four published appellate opinions. He also sued the North Carolina Dental Board in federal court when it threatened North Carolina dentists with professional discipline for communicating to their patients and the public the truth about the health risks associated with these fillings. Based on these and other experiences, Jim appeared as himself in the movie, Evidence of Harm, a documentary examining the adverse health effects and environmental hazards posed by the use of these fillings.
Jim is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and California.
“Systematic Assessment of Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mercury Reveals Conflicts of Interest and the Need for Transparency in Autism Research,” Science and Engineering Ethics 10/2015; DOI:10.1007/s11948-015-9713-6 (co-author)
“Thimerosal as discrimination: vaccine disparity in the U.N. Minamata Convention on Mercury,” Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 04/2014; 11(4) (co-author)
“The Unconstitutionality of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,” 17 Tulsa L.J. 782 (1982)
Jim is occasionally invited as a speaker to meetings of the IAOMT and other dental organizations.