Jim focuses his legal practice on defending medical professional liability claims. He represents physicians, hospitals and medical groups in a variety of personal injury matters involving improper medical care. Jim has extensive experience handling long-term care claims with a focus on complex cases involving multiple medical diagnoses and defends medical providers and staff, including internists and nurses who treat nursing facility patients.
In addition to his medical malpractice experience, Jim is a member of Litchfield Cavo LLP’s class action legal team defending credit unions against lawsuits filed in state and federal courts, many that involve allegations that the respective financial institution charged excessive overdraft and NSF fees.
Jim has extensive experience handling commercial litigation and general liability matters and has also tried multiple products liability and construction cases. As part of his appellate practice, Jim has authored numerous appellate briefs at the state court level, and frequently represents clients at arbitrations and before government boards.
Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo, Jim was a partner at a trial law firm in Chicago where he was hired two decades earlier as an associate attorney. After earning his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Jim worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Colwell in the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District.
- Benincasa v. Yang, 2019 IL App (1st) 172437-U (Rule 23 Order)
- Loughery v. Mack Trucks Inc., 231 Ill.2d 669, 904 N.E.2d 980 (2009)