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Jim Magee is the founder of Magee Hartman, P.C., formerly known as Magee, Negele & Associates, P.C.  He has been practicing law in Lake County, Illinois for over 35 years.  Jim has extensive experience in bankruptcy, both individual and business/corporate bankruptcy, litigation including federal bankruptcy litigation, appellate practice, asset protection, debtor/creditor rights, debt settlement, real estate, estate planning/wills and trusts, municipal law and almost every other practice area over his distinguished career.  He has an impressive background in municipal law having served as corporate counsel or prosecutor almost continuously over the history of his practice, including his longest service as Village Attorney for the Village of Round Lake for over 20 years and under 3 mayors.  Jim graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and he obtained his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.  He is member of the Illinois State and Lake County Bar Associations, is licensed to practice in Illinois and admitted in State and Federal courts.  He also has been a Lake County Bar Association guest speaker and lecturer on the topics of Municipal Law, Bankruptcy and Asset Protection.  His present primary area of focus is Bankruptcy Law because he finds it so rewarding.  As Jim puts it, "Many clients come in to their initial consultation with stress and fear, overwhelmed by their debt, and they leave with hope.  Each day is a gift and to hear from clients that I've made a difference in their lives is extremely fulfilling."  However, Jim does also continue to take on a variety of cases in other practice areas.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 60%
  2. Foreclosure: 30%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%


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Magee Hartman P.C.

444 N Cedar Lake Road
Round Lake, IL, 60073

Magee Hartman P.C.

1 North County St.
Waukegan, IL, 60085



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMagee Hartman, P.C. formerly known as Magee, Negele & Associates, P.C.1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Loyola University ChicagoPolitical ScienceAB - Applied Baccalaureate1968