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Jim’s practice focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation, where he passionately advocates on behalf of his clients. He handles a diverse range of intellectual property litigation matters encompassing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and trade dress.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1990, J.D.
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, 1986, B.S.

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • State Supreme Court - Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana

  • American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Computer Law Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected as an Acritas Stars stand-out lawyer in 2019
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, 2018-2024, and Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2020-2024, and Trade Secrets Law, 2023-2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition – 2009 in the area of Business Litigation
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2007, 2009-2019