James Ulwick knows that every case is won and lost in the small hours, by attorneys who take the time to prepare and focus. Proper evaluation of a matter at its outset allows James to provide his clients with realistic, cost-effective strategies to reach their goals through litigation. James’ zealous advocacy in and out of the courtroom puts his clients in the best position to dispose of litigation in the most beneficial way possible.

An associate in the firm’s Chicago office, James focuses his practice on all kinds of civil litigation, including personal injury, commercial litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, intellectual property, professional liability, and maritime law.

Even at an early stage of his career, James has already garnered significant experience in civil litigation. He has argued cases in front of both state and federal judges and has regularly appeared in matters in both federal and state court in multiple states. He has represented individuals and corporate entities in contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, personal injury disputes, defamation cases, tortious interference suits, and has been involved in maritime limitation actions in three different states. James has a regional practice and is never afraid to represent his clients in Illinois or any of the surrounding jurisdictions.

A graduate of Kenyon College, James earned his law degree, cum laude, from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law while also serving as a law clerk for both the Illinois Attorney General’s Antitrust Bureau and in the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Before he began law school, James served as legislative staff for United States Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, currently the senior senator from Maryland, and interned for Congressman Zachary T. Space, from Ohio’s 18th District.

Currently, James continues to give back to his law school by coaching Loyola’s National Health Law Moot Court Competition team.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • Lead Articles Editor, Loyola-Chicago Law Review Journal
    • Winner, Loyola-Chicago Intraschool Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2014
    • Loyola-Chicago Honors Appellate Advocacy Student of the Year, 2015
  • Kenyon College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois