Jim Morici has been engaged in the representation of seriously injured plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death litigation since 1987. His practice is substantially concentrated in injury and wrongful death cases brought under principles of construction site negligence, premises liability, and product liability. He is responsible for dozens of multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts throughout Cook County and Northern Illinois.
Mr. Morici began his legal career in 1979, with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, as an Assistant State’s Attorney. He eventually attained the position of First Chair Prosecutor at the Criminal Courts Building located at 26th and California. He left the State’s Attorney’s Office in 1987 to pursue a practice in the field of plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, which he has continued to the present.
Mr. Morici attended DePaul University and holds a B.A. in Political Science. He is a graduate of the ITT/Chicago-Kent College of Law where he completed his Juris Doctorate with the highest honors. While there he served as the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association. In honor of his service to Chicago-Kent, he was awarded admission to the school’s Bar and Gavel Society. He currently serves on the school’s Alumni Board of Directors. In 2014, Chicago-Kent honored him and his achievements by commemorating the James J. Morici, Jr. “Corridor of Trial Excellence” which houses the achievements and awards in trial advocacy competitions.
Currently, he is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association where he served on the ISBA Board of Governors for six years, he is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on its Board of Managers. He is a past-president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and is the founder of the Morici-LoBello Family Memorial Scholarship. He is an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and has served as an adjunct faculty professor at the John Marshall Law School, Loyola University School of Law, and Triton College. Additionally, Mr. Morici has obtained a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, has been recognized as one of Illinois’ SuperLawyers and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.