James E. Coogan
Practice Areas: Injury Claims & Litigation - Medical Negligence Claims - Product Failure Claims - Wrongful Death Claims - Transportation Injuries - Premises Liability Claims - Construction Site Injuries
Jim began working on behalf of people who were injured and suffering when he was still in law school. Since that time, he has dedicated his entire legal career to working to secure justice for those injured as the result of someone’s carelessness as well as for people injured while doing their jobs. He joined Patrick E. Dwyer II in 2007 and since that time has represented dozens of clients from their initial consultation through completion of several trials. He understands that being injured does not make you a victim, but it can leave you feeling vulnerable, anxious, and uncertain about what to do next. Jim and all the attorneys at DWYER & COOGAN, P.C. will work to answer your questions and to advocate on your behalf to secure justice for their clients.
Counties of Focus: Primarily in Cook County, Illinois and surrounding DuPage, Will, Lake, McHenry and Kankakee Counties as well as throughout the State of Illinois.
Bar Admission: State of Illinois Illinois Bar (2006) and U.S. District Court–Northern District of Illinois (2006).
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2006).
Bar Associations: Chicago Bar Association (2005-present) (CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee; 2011-present); Illinois State Bar Association (2006-present); Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (2007-present); American Association for Justice (2008-present); Workers’ Compensation Lawyers’ Association (2016-present).
College: Boston College (2003, Recipient of the Bapst Philosophy Award).
Personal: He lives with his wife in Park Ridge, Illinois. He also enjoys his wide-ranging family around the Chicagoland Area. He is an avid (though sometimes frustrated) Chicago Bears fan, and Chicago sports fan. He tries to find time to swing a golf club once in a while and enjoys jogging all around the beautiful City of Chicago.
Civic & Charitable Involvement: Jim has now braved the chilly Lake Michigan waters for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016, diving in and raising money for Special Olympics of Chicago by participating in the Chicago Polar Plunge. Jim has been a Member of the Associate Board for the Greater Chicago Food Depository since 2015. Jim has also volunteered to support service projects around the city through his involvement in the Chicago Chapter of the Alumni Association of Boston College.