James P. Ginzkey
Firm: Ginzkey Law Office
Address: 221 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Membership: McLean County and Illinois State (ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council; ISBA Tort Law Section; Insurance Risk Retention Group; ISBA General Assembly, 1984-1990) Bar Associations; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
University: University of Illinois, B.S., St. Mary's University of San Antonio, J.D.
Admitted: 1979, Illinois; 1980, U.S. District Court, Central Districts of Illinois; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: Personal injury attorney James P. Ginzkey has spent over 25 years honing his skills as a diligent legal advocate on behalf of injured people and their families. Mr. Ginzkey has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell and selection for inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network, a title available to no more than 5 percent of attorneys licensed to practice in Illinois. Mr. Ginzkey has handled cases throughout Illinois including the counties of cook Peoria, LaSalle, Livingston, Grundy, Sangamon, Macon, Dewitt, Champaign, and McLean. With his office centrally located in downtown Bloomington, he can conveniently represent clients from surrounding communities, such as Springfield, Peoria, Decatur, Champaign, Urbana, Pontiac, Clinton, Pekin, Ottawa, LaSalle and Peru. Mr. Ginzkey limits the number of cases he takes so that he can give personal attention to each, and effectively help his clients through what is an emotionally challenging time in their lives. To effectively negotiate settlements, he prepares each case in anticipation of trial. He has the investigative resources and necessary access to expert witnesses to help prove liability and damages in personal injury cases. He holds a unique bargaining position with insurance companies and their attorneys, because he was once in their shoes. Because of this, he often obtains reasonable settlement offers. If they are unacceptable, he is prepared to go to trial. He has argued before juries throughout Illinois. He has also argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. In a statewide survey of his peers, Jim was named both a "Leading Lawyer" and a "Super Lawyer" and recognized to be among the top lawyers in Illinois. The number of "Leading Lawyers" never exceeds 5% of the licensed attorneys in Illinois. The survey was conducted by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company which publishes the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Mr. Ginzkey lectures regularly for the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and was twice appointed to chair the Illinois State Bar Association's Tort Law Section. He understands the nuances in personal injury litigation, and how to get results. Personal injury cases involve many critical, long-term decisions. Compensation is needed to pay for past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses. Without compensation for lost income or wages, it is very difficult for an individual or family to stay economically afloat. Jim Ginzkey has the experience, skill, and resources to get the compensation you need and deserve in your personal injury case. Put a leading lawyer on your side to protect your interests, and assist in moving on with your life. Put Jim Ginzkey's experience to work for you. He will meet with clients in the hospital or at their homes, if necessary, or during the evening or on weekends by appointment. The initial consultation is free. And he charges: No fee unless he recovers damages for you.