From beginning his legal in 1996 after graduation from The John Marshall
Law School in Chicago, Jim has been a well-respected member of the Northern
Illinois legal community with an excellent reputation for serving clients
in numerous areas of law in both the public and private sector. Besides
operating his own practice in Belvidere for almost ten years, Jim served
as the Boone County State’s Attorney from July 2004 to December 2008.
His broad base of experience and exceptional work ethic make him a welcome
asset to the law firm of Schafer DeRango & Cain, LLP where he will help clients
in many areas of law, including: civil litigation,
real estate, governmental law,
DUI/traffic, land use, and general assistance to businesses. Jim’s experience
includes many jury trials and other proceedings in courts located not
only in Rockford (Winnebago County), but also Belvidere (Boone County),
Sycamore (DeKalb County), Dixon (Lee County), Woodstock (McHenry County),
Oregon (Ogle County), Freeport (Stephenson County), Waukegan (Lake County)and
other jurisdictions across northern Illinois.
Areas of Practice:
- Civil Litigation
- Real Estate
- Governmental Law
- Criminal Defense
- Land Use
- The John Marshall Law School 1996 Chicago, Illinois - J.D.
- Monmouth College, Monmouth Illinois 1987 - B.A.