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James J. Hess

James was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2011.  He earned his J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law (2011) and his B.A. in Integrated Communications and Business from Butler University (2008). While at Butler University, James received the Josten's Student Athlete Scholar Award each of the four years he was a member of the university's football team.  

During law school, James worked as a prosecutor for the Kendall County State's Attorney's office, as well as participated in the Elder Law Clinic in which he assisted senior citizens with estate planning and other legal matters. He also spent a summer studying law in France at the Montesquieu University Bordeaux IV.  James also worked as a graduate assistant at the NIU College of Business, where he earned the University's Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award. 

Prior to joining Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey, James handled litigation matters for the law firm of Cowlin, Naughton, Curran & Coppedge for six years.  While there, he represented half a dozen local government agencies, primarily as the prosecutor for misdemeanor, traffic and administrative violations. In addition to his duties as prosecutor, he advised municipal clients on matters of regulatory compliance administrative review, and repair and demolition complaints. 

James also served as corporate counsel for a number of businesses. He regularly assisted clients with corporate matters, contract negotiation, landlord-tenant issues, real estate transactions, and criminal matters, all with a focus on litigation. James has used his breadth of experience, both trial and transnational, to become well versed practicing both in and outside of the courtroom.

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Contact:

10 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1800

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Phone: 312-466-7281

Email: James.Hess@ruberry-law.com

Practice Areas:

  • Contract Negotiation
  • Landlord-tenant issues and real estate transactions

Education:

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Butler University, B.A., 2008

 Admissions: 

  • Illinois

Professional Affiliations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • McHenry County Bar Association