James Power

Associate

Mr. Power joined the law firm of Power Rogers & Smith in November of 2016. Mr. Power primarily focuses his practice in the area of personal injury and wrongful death including medical malpractice, automotive and trucking negligence, products liability, premises liability and other professional malpractice. In addition, Mr. Power assists Mr. Devon Bruce in pursuing environmental claims on behalf of home-rule cities and small towns across the State of Illinois.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Power has already successfully argued multiple motions brought by defendants that sought to defeat our client’s claims. These successes include a motion to dismiss our client’s products liability count in a case involving a severe crushing injury to a truck driver, which was denied in November of 2016; a motion for summary judgment brought by the defendant hospital in a wrongful death medical malpractice case, which was denied in January of 2017; as well as, a motion to dismiss based on the Contact Sports Exception in a case involving a high school cheerleader who suffered a concussion during her team’s competition, which was denied in February of 2017.

Mr. Power has extensive experience in the areas of pre-trial motion practice and pre-trial litigation, including the taking and defending of expert and fact witness depositions.

Mr. Power grew up in the City of Chicago, on the City’s Northside, prior to attending the University of Arizona where he studied history and political science. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in 2012, Mr. Power attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law. During his time at Loyola, Mr. Power focused his studies in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy, while working full time as a law clerk for Power Rogers & Smith. In 2016, Mr. Power received his JD from Loyola as well as a certificate of merit from the school’s trial advocacy program.

Mr. Power is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the State of Illinois.

Mr. Power is an active member of various professional organizations including, the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

  • Education

    • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2016
    • B.A., University of Arizona, 2012
  • Admitted Practice

    • Illinois State Bar, 2016
    • United States District Court For The Northern District Of Illinois, 2016
  • Memberships

    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Association For Justice
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Illinois Bar Association

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