About Law Office Of James M. Urtis

James Michael Urtis

Law Office of James M. Urtis

20 North Clark Street, Suite 3000

Chicago, Illinois 60602

312-671-5291 - cell

312-346-4500 - office

312-346-4505 - fax


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About James M. Urtis

Born August 23, 1965, in Rochester, New York, Jim Urtis is the owner and operator of the Law Office of James M. Urtis, located in downtown Chicago.  Jim concentrates his law practice on injury litigation. He has been litigating injury claims for more than 30 years and is licensed in Illinois and in New York.

In 1991, immediately after graduating from law school, Jim was employed by a high volume insurance defense litigation firm where he tried numerous cases to verdict and engaged in all aspects of oral and expert discovery.

In 1995, Jim opened up his own law office, which concentrated on matters related to injury litigation.  Primarily, these matters included workers compensation, medical malpractice, premises liability and motor vehicle claims.

Having earned a reputation as an outstanding attorney, Jim consistently resolved matters exceeding his clients’ expectations. Year after year, Jim amassed numerous litigation successes as he was committed to excellence in civil litigation.  Jim’s approach to resolving a matter is professional with a style marked by integrity and righteousness.  He has a distinctive ability to find the truth, reveal the truth and communicate the truth to his adversaries and to the court in a very respectful manner, which allows persuading the trier of fact to easily and clearly adopt his client’s position.  And this is what accounts for his many many successes, some of which represent record high verdicts/settlements in the state of Illinois.

About Our Law Office

Jim’s office, the Law Office of James M. Urtis, is located in downtown Chicago.  The 30th floor of 20 North Clark Street in downtown Chicago has been home to the Law Office of James M. Urtis for decades.  Jim’s team is professional, competent, courteous and responsive - they are unmatched in the injury litigation arena. 

With more than 30 years of experience as a litigator in Chicago and New York, Jim Urtis is well versed and well regarded amongst his colleagues.  He is an aggressive, skilled trial lawyer with a reputation for excellence that makes your retention of him a key to success in complex adversarial injury litigation. 

Jim has helped thousands of clients - injured workers, victims of medical malpractice, car accident victims and a host of other individuals physically and emotionally injured as a result of a variety of mishaps.  Jim is particularly receptive to claims involving children, the elderly and the disabled.  Jim routinely receives high praise from his clients, most of whom are delighted with his professional service and have reviewed Jim with a 5-star rating.

Your initial consultation with Jim Urtis is free, and you will be under no obligation. He will give you an honest evaluation of your legal situation and how he believes your case should proceed, to provide you and your family with the most advantageous path to success.

Outside the Practice of Law

Apart from practicing law, Jim enjoys golfing, exercising, and watching his kids sports endeavors which include boys ice hockey and girls lacrosse. Jim loves children and supports numerous charitable organizations whose mission it is to promote the wellbeing of children; Jim also has a very deep reverence for God and actively supports charitable organizations whose mission it is to promote loving kindness in the name of Christ.

Areas of Practice

We are dedicated law practitioners who are passionate about serving our community and improving relations between individuals, businesses, government and various other third parties. Our talents are far reaching, and cover the following areas:


Law School

1991 - Valparaiso University School of Law - Valparaiso, IN

Juris Doctor


1988 - University of Rochester - Rochsster, NY

B.A. English

High School

1983 - Aquinas Institute of Rochester - Rochester, NY

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar, 1996
  • New York, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Other Organizations

  • Butterfield Country Club, Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Mary Church, Riverside, Illinois

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