| Practice Description: |
As founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C., Jim Spiros brings a big-city, large-firm approach to downstate Illinois, providing complext litigation for a variety of cases throughout Central Illinois, including Vermilion, Champain, Iroquois, Will, Kankakee, Coles and McLean counties. Their experienced team offers a creative, personal, high-tech, high-touch level of communication for all cases, which encompass medical negligence, workplace injuries, traffic and trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and wrongful death.
He is a skilled litigator with extensive experience handling cases involving medical negligence, workplace injuries, serious traffic and trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, and wrongful death. His growing list of significant victories and settlements has earned Spiros Law, P.C., a reputation as the go-to firm for injury and medical malpractice cases in downstate Illinois. His skill in the courtroom has earned him recognition by his peers throughout Illinois.
In addition to the distinction of being named a Leading Lawyer since 2004, he has been appointed to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Medical Negligence Committee since 1997. In June of 2008, he was elected to serve on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has been elected every year since. He was named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The American Trial Lawyers Association. He has been recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as a TOP Lawyer in Illinois for Personal Injury.
Mr. Spiros is a lecturer and author of articles published in Tort Trends and Trial Magazine.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1994
Hourly Rate: Contingency Fee
Retainer: Contingency Fee
Date of Birth: 1968
Additional languages spoken: Conversational in Spanish; fluent in Greek.
Law School: The John Marshall School of Law, J.D., 1994
Law School Honors/Involvement: Moot court
Purdue University, 1990
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:
Purdue University Intra Fraternity Council Judicial Board; president of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 1989-1990
Mr. Spiros represents individuals and family members who have experienced life-changing harm due to medical negligence, workplace injuries, serious traffic accidents, and nursing home neglect or abuse.
Law clerk at French, Kezelis & Kominiarek
1994-1996, associate, private practice
1996-2005, partner, private practice
April 2005-present, partner, Spiros Law, P.C.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Mr. Spiros is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, having been appointed to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Negligence Committee since 1997 and was elected to serve on the board of managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association since 2008. Mr. Spiros is also a member of the Vermilion County Bar Association and Kankakee County Bar Association.
Mr. Spiros is active in various conservation organizations, including Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever, as well as civic, youth and sports organizations.
Published Legal Writing:
Mr. Spiros has articles that have been published in both Trial Magazine and Tort Trends. His column, "Rights and Responsibilities," appears in Midwestern Family Magazine.
Mr. Spiros has been a guest author and lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has served as a guest lecturer at The University of Illinois College of Law on Trial Advocacy and Civil Procedure.
He and his wife, Stephanie, have two sons.
Additional Office Locations:
317 East University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
1230 West Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Parking: Free parking available.