James T. Farnan
Jim Farnan grew up on the west side of Chicago. He is a graduate of Fenwick High School, Eastern Illinois University, and The John Marshall Law School. Jim joined our firm in 2015, following 27 years of trial experience with Guth, Reinke & Farnan, and Farnan & Cahill. Most recently, Jim tried a case in June of 2014 resulting in a verdict of $1.8 million on behalf of a construction worker in a very difficult worker's compensation liability case.
Jim is a member of the American Bar Association, The Federal Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois, The Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, and West Suburban Bar Association. Jim is an AV-rated Martindale Hubble Best Attorney Network, 2008. He volunteered as a pro bono coordinator for the Chicago Legal Clinic from 1992 to 1995 and as a Moot Court/Trial Skills Instructor for the Chicago Public Schools System from 1995 to 1997. He has acted as an Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County and has also been a guest expert on the Jonathan Brandmeier radio program.
Jim has been recognized for his charitable and civic contributions by many organizations. He is a current volunteer for Catholic Charities, donating his time at Tuesday night dinners for the homeless. He is also past president of LaGrange Little League, past board member with St. Francis Xavier School, and Varsity Football Coach for St. Francis Xavier School.
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