James Morrissey

Associate

Morrisey

Jim is a seasoned appellate lawyer who has handled dozens of appeals and argued three times before the Illinois Appellate Court. He also has experience representing clients in class actions and government investigations.

A┬ánative Chicagoan who grew up in a family full of lawyers, Jim dreamed of being a fighter pilot or a writer for National Geographic but wisely decided to attend law school instead. He played rugby in college but now enjoys beach volleyball during Chicago’s brief summer months, and will go out of his way for a cheeseburger and chocolate shake at Top Notch Beefburgers.

Publications

Associations

Author, "Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy Inc.: Aiding and Abetting Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute," 20 Minn. J. Int'l L. 144 (2011)

American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (Young Lawyer Liaison, Litigation and Arbitration Subcommittee, 2016-2018)

Mortgage Bankers Association

Chicago Bar Association

Receivables Management Association

ACA International, Members Attorney Program

Illinois Bankers Association

Illinois State Bar Association

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Contact Jim

(312) 280-0441 DIRECT

(312) 939-0983 FAX

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Did You Know

In college, he refereed intermural inner tube water polo.

His favorite basketball team is the Marquette Golden Eagles.

He served as the managing editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

Jim grew up in the Beverly neighborhood and now lives in Lakeview.

His most memorable vacation was the trip he took to the Isle of Sky off the coast of Scotland, where he got engaged.

He prides himself on his chicken stir-fry.

Education

University of Minnesota Law SchoolJ.D., magna cum laude (2011)

Marquette UniversityB.A., cum laude (2008)

Admissions

State of Illinois

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

U.S. District Court, C.D. Illinois

U.S. District Court, S.D. Indiana

U.S. District Court, E.D. Michigan