James H. Lawlor III
Chicago Personal Injury Attorney James H. Lawlor, III
Chicago personal injury attorney James H. Lawlor has been associated with SHEA LAW GROUP since 2008 and brings 21 years of plaintiff personal injury litigation experience to the firm. Mr. Lawlor focuses his law practice on matters involving catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death and work-related injuries, i.e, workers' compensation cases, as well as cases arising out of car accidents, dangerous premises and medical malpractice.
Since joining SHEA LAW GROUP last year, Mr. Lawlor has achieved excellent results for his clients, including co-chairing three "no offer" jury trials that that resulted in favorable recoveries for his clients. In addition, Mr. Lawlor has received high peer ratings from both the plaintiffs' bar and the defense attorneys who he has opposed, which allows him to build consensus with opponents and achieve the best results for his clients.
Mr. Lawlor has written and lectured to other lawyers on topics such as wrongful death, intoxication in car accident cases and traumatic brain injury. In addition, Mr. Lawlor is the past winner of the Illinois Bar Association's Lincoln Award for legal research and writing, an award given to one young lawyer each year in the State of Illinois. In addition, Mr. Lawlor is currently under contract with James Publishing to co-author the next nationwide edition of Medical Evidence.
Outside of the firm, Mr. Lawlor enjoys giving back to the community. He coaches youth athletics and has been involved in numerous other charitable organizations in the western suburbs of Chicago. For the past five years, Mr. Lawlor has been the Board President of --- Knock Knolls subdivision----- widely considered ---- one of the most beautiful and innovative subdivisions in the award winning city of Naperville, Illinois.
John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, 1987
Herzog Moot Court Team Member
Northeastern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1983
Major in Management and with a minor in Economics
Member of Student Senate Fees and Allocation Committee
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeIllinois, 1987
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1987
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Bar Association
Mr. Lawlor has numerous seven-figure recoveries to his credit, including two believed to be the record highs in their categories, including:
- A multi-million dollar recovery in a McHenry County brain injury case
- A seven figure recovery in a Cook County post-concussion syndrome case
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- "Proving the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case," ITLA, February 9, 2002
- "The Right to Die in Illinois in the Wake of Cruzan, Longeway and Greenspan," Illinois Bar Journal, February 1991 First Place, 1991 Lincoln Legal Writing Award
- "Establishing and Rebutting Intoxication in Civil Cases," Illinois Bar Journal, November 1990
- "Loss of Society in Illinois: The Swing Toward Restricted Liability," Illinois Bar Journal, October, 1989