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Personal injury attorney James P. Ginzkey has spent the last 25 years honing his skills as an aggressive and smart legal advocate on behalf of injured people and their families.
Mr. Ginzkey is the recipient of several honors from his peers in the legal community - including an AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and selection for inclusion in Leading Lawyers, a title available to no more than 5 percent of attorneys licensed to practice in Illinois.
Mr. Ginzkey's case results also speak to his capabilities on behalf of his clients - both at the negotiating table and in front of a jury. He has argued four cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, and in 2000 he argued the landmark HMO case of Pegram v. Herdrich before the United States Supreme Court.
Notable Cases and Results:
Mr. Ginzkey has briefed and argued, as counsel of record, dozens of appeals, including the Illinois Supreme Court cases of:
Redarowicz v. Ohlendorf
92 Ill.2d 171, 441 NE2d 324 (1982)
National Bank of Monticello v. Quinn
126 Ill.2d 129, 553 NE2d 846 (1989)
Clemons v. Mechanical Devices
184 Ill.2d 328, 704 NE2d 403 (1998)
and the U.S. Supreme Court case of Pegram v. Herdrich, 530 U.S. 211, 120 S.Ct. 2143 (2000).
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Retainer: Varies upon case
Year of Birth: 1953
Law School: St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 1979
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, B.S., Finance, 1975
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
ISBA General Assembly (elected), 1984-1990
Tort Law Section Council
Chairman, 1994-1995, 2005-2006
ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council
Insurance Risk Retention Group
Published Legal Writing and Speeches:
Mr. Ginzkey is a frequent lecturer and contributing author for Illinois Trial Lawyers Association seminars, as well as for the ISBA's Law Ed Series and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.