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James Michael Urtis

James Michael Urtis

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About Me

I am a Chicago Personal Injury lawyer dedicated to achieving results for my clients. Practicing for over 20 years, and recovering millions on their behalf.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Litigation: 100%
    24 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

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    When it comes to litigators, I wouldn't work with any other attorney other than Jim. He possesses a great knowledge of the law, which, coupled with his empathy for his clients and tenacious representation results in the perfect trifecta that Jim leverages in securing significant results for his clients. I'm proud to endorse Jim.


    Giovanni Raimondi Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Stephen Laurence Hoffman

    Attorney Urtis is an excellent advocate for his clients, as is demonstrated by his knowledgeable and thoughtful answers to questions posed on the Avvo site, his client reviews, and his standing within the legal community.


    Stephen Hoffman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of James M. Urtis Esq.

20 N Clark St Ste 3200
Chicago, IL, 60602-5093

Law Office of James M. Urtis

20 N Clark St.
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL, 60602




NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2015
Lead counsel rated, personal injury lawLead Counsel2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner & AttorneyLaw Office of James M Urtis1995 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationWorkers Compensation Committee2014 - Present
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Train Accident$1,150,000
Motor Vehicle Collision$750,000
Airline Accident$640,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of RochesterEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1988