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   3James M. MorphewSpringfield(217) 544-1144jmmorphew@sorlinglaw.comjmmorphew@sorlinglaw.comSorling Northrupwww.sorlinglaw.comwww.sorlinglaw.comMORpHEWjames.jpgElection, Political & Campaign LawGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
James M.
Sorling Northrup
One N Old State Capitol Plz Ste 200
Springfield IL 62705
Ph.(217) 544-1144 Fx.(217) 522-3173
Recommended by peers in:
Election, Political & Campaign Law
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Practice Description:  
Mr. Morphew concentrates his practice in the areas of government relations, administrative law, and environmental law. He previously served in a variety of staff positions with the Illinois House of Representatives, where he assisted legislative leaders on many major legislative issues. He also served as the legal counsel to the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1985 to 1992.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1983

Hourly Rate:  Varies by case

Retainer:  Varies by case

Year of Birth:  1954

Law School:  Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Member, Moot Court Team

Undergraduate School:  Lewis University, B.A., 1975

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Sangamon County and Illinois State Bar Associations

Published Legal Writing:  
"Structure, Function and Legal Status of Political Parties," Election Law Handbook (Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1991)

Firm Description:  
Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran, Ltd. was founded in Springfield in 1944. It has attracted a diverse base of clients varying in legal specialization requirements, organization size, and geographic presence. The firm represents clients primarily in Springfield and central Illinois, but also serves a rapidly growing statewide and national clientele with respect to interests in downstate Illinois and other areas of the Midwest. Representative clients include individuals as well as businesses in a wide range of industries, including, among others, agriculture, real estate, construction, professional services, broadcasting, commercial banking, health care, insurance, telecommunications, utilities, and manufacturing. The firm also has an established litigation practice, representing clients before administrative tribunals and in state and federal courts. In addition, the firm represents several state and local governmental entities and agencies, and has an extensive government relations practice.

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