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Jim is a seasoned commercial litigator who passionately advocates on behalf of his clients. Having achieved numerous victories, Jim has skillfully represented clients in an array of trials, arbitrations, and mediations throughout the United States. His experience spans multiple legal jurisdictions, including some of the nation's busiest, demonstrating his adaptability and effectiveness in navigating complex legal landscapes.


  • 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