James A. McGuinness 

 Areas of Trial Practice

Business Litigation and Appeals
Professional Malpractice 
Personal Injury/Products Liability
Environmental Law
Antitrust and Securities
Employment Law
Bankruptcy Litigation 

 Bar Admissions

State of Massachusetts, 2006
State of Illinois, 2007
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL, 2010
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL Trial Bar, 2011


Boston College Law School 
Boston, MA 
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2006

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Bachelor of Arts, 2003
Major:  English Literature 

 Honors and Awards

Selected by peers as an Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers publication, 2014.

Selected to the 2011 Irish Legal 100, a list of leading Irish lawyers in the country, by the Irish Voice publication 


 Professional Memberships

Member, Small Business Advocacy Council 
Member, American Bar Association, YLD Litigation Committee
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Past & Current
 Representative Clients

American Bank & Trust Co. 
President and CEO of Shaw Newspapers, Thomas Shaw 
Howard Orloff Imports, Inc.
Former Publisher of Newsday, Timothy Knight
Maxus Energy Corp.
Peoples Energy Corp.
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Tierra Solutions, Inc. 

 Additional Experience 

Inman & Fitzgibbons, 2008

Zizik Powers, 2006-2007

Donoghue Barrett & Singal, Sept.-Dec. 2005
Litigation Intern

FH Anderson, PC, June-Aug. 2005
Litigation Intern

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, June-Aug. 2004
Litigation Intern-Health & Human Services Division


Trial Experience


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