Jim and Katie were recommended by their peers and approved by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board to be 2020 Leading Lawyers.
The list of Leading Lawyers is the result of contact with thousands of lawyers within their respective region and/or area(s) of law. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended, and later approved by the Advisory Board, are selected.
In the initial stage of searching for the year's Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media mails a survey to all lawyers licensed in-state and asks them, "If a family member or friend needs legal help and you can't take the case, which lawyers would you recommend within your area of law or geographic region?" To maintain the quality and credibility of the survey, lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their law firm.
The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.