|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1973||12/06/2020|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 10/22/2018
Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
James' comment:“This was a censure based upon a loan I extended to a client who was a disable veteran pending the outcome of a case. I agreed to a censure based upon a prohibition on loans to clients.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Owner||Law Offices of James A. McGurk, P.C.||1998 - Present|
|Partner||Bell & McGurk, P.C.||1989 - 1995|
|Associate||Law Offices of Dennis A. Bell, P.C.||1984 - 1989|
|Senior Trial Counsel||Commodity Futures Trading Commission||1981 - 1984|
|Associate||Keck Mahin & Cate||1979 - 1981|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern Disitrict Il||1974 - 1979|
|Law Clerk to the Hon. Harlington Wood, Jr.||U.S. District Court for Central District of Illinois||1973 - 1974|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Seventh Circuit Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||1974 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association, Federal Civil Practice Committee||Chair||1995 - 1996|
|University of Illinois Law Review||Editor||1972 - 1973|
|University of Illinois College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1970|
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