James J. Morici, Jr. has exclusively represented seriously injured plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death litigation since 1987. His practice is substantially concentrated in cases brought under principles of construction site negligence, premises liability, and products liability. An accomplished trial lawyer, he has dozens of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts to his credit. He is a member of the million dollar advocates forum and has been recognized as one of Illinois' "Super Lawyers".
He 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. Jim left the State's Attorney's Office in 1987 to exclusively practice in the field of plaintiff's personal injury litigation.
He has taught on the adjunct faculty of the John Marshall Law School, Loyola University School of Law, and Triton College. He has also been a lecturer in the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Section Trial Practice College. He has studied with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and is a graduate of their National Session Program (1984) and NITA Teacher's Training Course (1985). He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, and is a past President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and the Italian American Political Coalition. He is a graduate of Lane Technical High School, DePaul University, and ITT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, where he graduated with highest honors. He is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and currently resides in Park Ridge, Illinois.