Practice Areas: Injury Claims & Litigation – Medical Negligence Claims – Product Failure Claims – Wrongful Death Claims – Transportation Injuries – Premises Liability Claims – Construction Site Injuries
Jim began fighting for the rights of injured while he was still in law school. Since that time, he has dedicated his entire legal career to justice for people who have had their lives changed by tragic injury. He joined Patrick Dwyer II’s law firm in 2007 and since that time has represented hundreds of clients from consultation through settlement or trial.
Jim and Pat formed the partnership of DWYER & COOGAN, P.C. in 2015. After these many years of experience, Jim 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. That is why he is dedicated to understanding the details of your losses and working to secure your peace of mind once again. It is what fuels his enthusiasm for the hard work it takes to see a case through to securing a jury’s verdict–the ultimate statement of truth in the civil justice system. Jim practices in Chicago and throughout the State of Illinois on behalf of his clients.
Bar Admission: State of Illinois Illinois Bar (2006)
U.S. District Court–Northern District of Illinois (2006); Trial Bar (Admitted 2021).
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2006).
Bar Associations: Chicago Bar Association (2005-present) (Volunteers on 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).
Recognition: Jim was recognized by his peers as an Emerging Lawyer for 2020 and again in 2021 (link). He was also honored by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, included in the 2020 group of 40 Lawyers under Forty to Watch (link).