Jim Navarre

Jim Navarre, Esq.

Tel. (312) 262–6700
Fax. (312) 262–6710

Jim represents individuals in civil litigation. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in several jurisdictions. He practices in both federal and state court. He has represented clients in numerous high-profile cases. He has successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court and submitted briefs to the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to starting his own firm, Jim was a partner at a Chicago defense firm where he concentrated his practice on professional liability and civil rights defense. He also served for eight years as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney. Jim was a first chair assigned to the felony trial division where he was responsible for the prosecution of more than 40 murder cases. He has tried more than 20 murder and felony trials to verdict.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.S. Psychology, Magna Cum Laude (1990);
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law J.D., Cum Laude (1993)

Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois (1993)
  • Northern District of Illinois (2002)
  • Federal Trial Bar (2007)
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


  • Illinois Civil Practice, “Pleadings” chapter and supplements, IICLE (2001 – present)

Community Involvement

  • Founder, Near South Little League
  • Athletic Board, Old St. Mary’s Grammar School
  • Presidential Search Committee, Mount Carmel High School

Professional Awards

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Nursing Home Injuries
  • Wrongful Death



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