James P. "Jim" Gaughan

James P. "Jim" Gaughan


Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Recognized since 2022

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Jim Gaughan is a tough, talented, and experienced commercial litigator who has used his considerable experience and equanimity to successfully represent clients in a wide range of complex and challenging class action lawsuits in jurisdictions across the country. He is relentless about preparation and tactics, constantly weighing and analyzing the respective strengths of his clients, as well as their adversaries, in order to create the most effective and efficient legal strategies.

Contact & Links
Location
  • One South Dearborn, Suite 2200
    Chicago, IL 60603
Demographics
  • Gender: Male
Education
  • Loyola University Chicago, J.D., cum laude, graduated 1990
  • University of Chicago, B.A., Economics, with honors, graduated 1987
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar
Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association - Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
Awards:
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers (Commercial Litigation, 2022-2023)
  • Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service and Public Interest Service, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Bar Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer in Class Actions/Mass Tort Defense Law and Commercial Litigation, Law Bulletin Media Leading Lawyers (2013-2022)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Publications

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