Jim is a seasoned appellate lawyer who has handled dozens of appeals and argued several times before the Illinois Appellate Court. He also has experience representing clients in class actions and government investigations.
A native Chicagoan who grew up in a family full of lawyers, Jim dreamed of being a fighter pilot or a writer for National Geographic but wisely decided to attend law school instead. He played rugby in college but now enjoys beach volleyball during Chicago’s brief summer months, and will go out of his way for a cheeseburger and chocolate shake at Top Notch Beefburgers.
Speaker, "Cleaning up Your Credit," Veterans’ Financial Empowerment Workshop, Chicago, IL | May 3, 2019
Moderator, “Providing Pro Bono Assistance to Survivors of a Natural Disaster,” American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Miami, FL | January 12, 2019
Speaker, "Cleaning Up Your Credit," Chicago Public Library "Law at the Library" Series (pro bono) | February 26, 2018
Speaker, "Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez: Does a Tender of Complete Relief Moot a Plaintiff's Claim," American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Park City, UT | January 7, 2018
"Suing the Messenger: Update on Collection Letter Litigation," 74 Bus. Lawyer 569 (2019)
"'So You're Telling Me There's a Chance': The Post-Campbell-Ewald Possibility of Mooting a Class Action by Tender of Complete Relief," 71 Consumer Fin. L. Q. Rep. 237 (2018)
"Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy Inc.: Aiding and Abetting Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute," 20 Minn. J. Int'l L. 144 (2011)
American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (Young Lawyer Liaison, Pro Bono Subcommitte, 2018-2020; Young Lawyer Liaison, Litigation and Arbitration Subcommittee, 2016-2018)
Chicago Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Consumer Credit Committee; Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Investigative Division)
Mortgage Bankers Association
Receivables Management Association
ACA International, Members Attorney Program
Illinois Bankers Association
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