Mr. Urtis is a Chicago Personal Injury lawyer dedicated to achieving results for his clients. Practicing for over 20 years, and recovering millions on their behalf.
Since becoming licensed in the State of Illinois in 1991, he has concentrated his practice in the area of injury litigation. To date, he has amassed settlements and verdicts in excess of 10 million dollars.
The core of Mr. Urtis’ practice is litigation relating to injuries suffered in the workplace, as a result of medical negligence, as a result of defective/dangerous premises and as a result of motor vehicle collisions. The majority of Mr. Urtis’ day is spent in the courtroom, prosecuting case, presenting motions, conducting hearings, negotiating, arguing, and settling claims.
After litigating in the same area of law, in the same venue (Cook County, Illinois) for in excess of twenty years, Mr. Urtis has become well versed in the prosecution of injury claims. When to file, where to file, what to plead, who to name as a Defendant, when to be aggressive, when to be passive, how to present a motion, conduct a hearing, handle a witness, a judge or an opposing attorney – these are issues that, if not handled by an experienced litigator, can determine the outcome of a case. It is for that reason that Mr. Urtis has concentrated his practice in one area of law in one geographical area for the past twenty years.
Mr. Urtis has obtained millions of dollars for injured victims in that period of time but, apart from the money, his true measure of success lies in the clients that are elated with the way their case is prosecuted and the ultimate result obtained and the referrals he is made from his existing and past clientele.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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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.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1991||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2015|
|Lead counsel rated, personal injury law||Lead Counsel||2013|
|Owner & Attorney||Law Office of James M Urtis||1995 - Present|
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|Chicago Bar Association||Workers Compensation Committee||2014 - Present|
|Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Motor Vehicle Collision||$750,000|
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|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Rochester||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|