Litigator, James M. Quigley has tried Divorce cases in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties for 26 years. Prior to becoming a Senior Equity Partner at Beermann LLP, he founded Quigley & Associates, P.C., a full-service Divorce/Family Law firm providing a wide range of legal and paralegal services to a broad-based clientele. Before pursuing his entrepreneurial endeavor of running his own firm, as an associate, Mr. Quigley headed the Family Law Department of a firm providing legal benefits for the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), representing a wide array of Chicago Police Officers, Chicago Firemen, Illinois State Police Officers and their families.
With a wealth of legal expertise and industry accolades, Mr. Quigley is driven by an unrelenting desire to help families navigate the complexities of litigation, in a way that preserves the family's relationship during distressing times. With a stronghold on the belief that there is nothing more precious than the sanctity of family, Mr. Quigley is particularly passionate about helping parents resolve custody disputes - including visitation, paternity and all other child support matters - in a manner most beneficial to the best interests of the children involved. Mr. Quigley is also recognized for his experience in the negotiation and trial of cases involving complex financial issues and property matters, and also represents clients in the drafting and enforcement of Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements.
Mr. Quigley is highly regarded for his work and discretion representing an array of high-profile athletes, celebrity entertainers, politicians and other high-wealth individuals, including Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. He provided legal expertise on a number of local and national media outlets including MSNBC, Fox News Channel, The Today Show, NBC Chicago, CBS Chicago, ABC Chicago, Fox News Chicago and has appeared and been quoted in various celebrity outlets such as People Magazine, Life & Style Weekly, OK! Weekly, US Weekly and more.
Mr. Quigley is a Fellow in the exclusive organization, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - an honor that requires the recommendation of a panel of existing members after passing a series of written and oral exams based on complex divorce and family law-related issues nationally and in the State of Illinois. Other notable distinctions include being named a 2008-2018 Leading Lawyer; an honor awarded to fewer than 5% of lawyers in Illinois, a 2008-2018 Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine and was elected the 2007-2008 Vice President of the DePaul University College of Law-Family Center Advisory Board. Mr. Quigley also received a 2008-2009 Martindale Hubbell (BV Rating), a peer-reviewed rating identifying lawyers with high, to very high legal ability. Mr. Quigley is also a member a various Bar Associations and a member of the Sports lawyers Association, for which he heads the Midwest chapter and has lectured on Family Law issues Affecting Athletes and Entertainers.
In addition to his daily practice of divorce and family law, Mr. Quigley has assisted his Partner, Miles N. Beermann, in teaching a family law trial skills class at DePaul University College of Law, and has lectured for the Lake County Bar Association regarding marital property rights business valuations. He has also lectured for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education on recent case law developments in family law cases in Illinois as well as lecturing on Asset Protection.
Mr. Quigley's practice includes clients of diverse income levels, races, religions and ethnicity and prides himself on providing skilled, honest, experienced and professional service to all clients. As a partner in a law firm that also provides additional legal services, Mr. Quigley is able to oversee matters handled by his Partners for his clients needing services in the areas of Estate Planning, Business counseling and litigation, Personal Injury, Real Estate and other areas of law. This provides added value to his divorce/family law clients not available in a divorce firm the size of Beermann LLP. Also, because of the firm's size, Mr. Quigley is able to utilize the services of skilled Associates and Paralegals that bill at lower hourly rates and that allow Mr. Quigley to handle cases of every size and complexity. All of this translates to the experience, personal service and attention every client is entitled to during the difficult process of a divorce, custody dispute, prenuptial agreement negotiations and other family law matters.
Mr. Quigley was elected into the prestigious American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL), a national organization comprised of only 100 of the country's top divorce/family law trial attorneys who are also Fellows in the American Academy of Materimonial Lawyers (AAML). Mr. Quigley is also a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Law Society.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.