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James D. Montgomery, Sr.

Current Term

2013-2019

Appointed By Governor

2007

Professional Experience

  • Instructor, University of Chicago School of Law, Intensive Trial Practice Workshop (1994-1996; 2000-2006)
  • Student profession advisor, DePaul University, School of New Learning (1995)
  • Panelist, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (1993, 1995)
  • Presenter, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago (1987)
  • Instructor, The City of Chicago, Corporation Counsel's Office (1987)
  • James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd., d/b/a/ Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Montgomery (1986-2000)
  • Corporation council for the City of Chicago (1983-1986)
  • Instructor, DePaul College of Law, Chicago (1982 to 1983)
  • James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd. (1982-1983)
  • Teacher-lecturer, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Houston (1976 to 1982)
  • Montgomery & Holland (1970-1982)
  • Partner, Newman, Kipnis & Montgomery (1966-1970)
  • Partner, Montgomery, Holt & Boden (1960-1966)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (1958-1960)
  • Associate in the Firm of Rodgers, Strayhorn & Harth (1956-1958)

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • The Civil Justice Expense and Delay Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • The Judicial Evaluation Committees for the State and Federal Courts
  • Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago (1983)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1983-present)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Past president, Cook County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Capital Litigation Trial Bar

Awards and Honors

  • Laureate, Illinois Academy of Lawyers (1999-present)
  • Named one of Chicago's 30 Tough Lawyers, Chicago Magazine (2002)
  • Earl Burris Dickerson Award, Chicago Bar Association (1986)
  • Hall of Fame Award, National Bar Association (1986)
  • Edward H. Wright Award, Cook County Bar Association  (1983)

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois, College of Law (1956)
  • B. A., University of Illinois, Navy Pier and Urbana (1953)

Party Affiliation

Democrat