JAMES P. CRAWLEY
jcrawley@kennedyassociatespc.com
Direct dial: 312-201-9180

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Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Political Science (1986),
Loyola University of Chicago
Juris Doctor (1989), St. Louis University School of Law

  • Editorial Staff, St. Louis University Public Law Review
  • Clerkship: Hon. Myron H. Bright, 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Admitted to  Illinois Bar, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, General and Trial bar, 1989.
U.S. Supreme Court, 2005.         

Professional Affiliations:   Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Performance – Appointee
AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Legislative Liaison – Civil Practice Committee
Chicago Bar Foundation
Lawyers Assistance Program – Volunteer peer counselor
Illinois Supreme Court Attorney Mentoring Program – Attorney mentor     
                                                
Practice Areas:   Litigation emphasis includes: product liability; commercial transportation; foodborne illness and contaminants; construction accidents; commercial, retail and residential premises liability; motor vehicle accidents; nursing home actions; asbestos claims; social host and dram shop liability; professional negligence; intentional torts; mass torts; common carrier liability; wrongful death; appellate practice and insurance coverage issues.

Publications and Presentations             
2018 – Presentation -- Chicago Bar Association – Proposed Legislation Relating to Civil Procedure
2016 – Presentation – Women’s Bar Association – Foodborne Illness Causes of Action