For more than 20 years, James Morsch has been a commercial litigator focusing on complex and high-stakes litigation. Among other clients, he represents insurance companies in disputes with other insurers and policyholders.
During his career, Jim has developed broad experience in commercial litigation including areas such as class actions, trade secret and restrictive covenants, unfair competition and distribution disputes, and injunctions. He has a national reputation for his counsel to opt-out plaintiffs in significant antitrust cases. Jim has been repeatedly cited as a leader in antitrust litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers and he was named as a leader in antitrust law in The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, he won the Client Choice – USA & Canada 2014 award in Insurance & Reinsurance - Illinois.
Jim is a trial attorney admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Western District of Michigan, and several other federal district and appellate courts. He litigates in state and federal courts outside the State of Illinois and serves as outside counsel to several Fortune 500 companies, trade groups, and small businesses. Jim frequently resolves cases through mediation and/or arbitration.
Jim is the firm’s Pro Bono Director and has leadership roles in numerous pro bono and charitable organizations including the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Pro Bono Initiative and the Chicago Bar Foundation. In 2009, he was awarded the Midwest Light of Human Rights Award by Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center. In 2011, Jim was awarded the Barristers Philanthropic Award by Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth.