logo logo

James Paul Costello

James Paul Costello, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1978, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1978; admited, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit), 1989. Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (amicus curiae committee since 1981), Chicago Bar Association (judicial evaluation committee).

Background

  • Costello, James Paul was born on November 12, 1953 in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Son of John Desmond and Helena (Brennan) Costello.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Illinois, 1975. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1978.

    Career

    • Associate J. Thomas Demos & Associates, Chicago, 1978—1983. Partner Costello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy Ltd. (formerly James Paul Costello Ltd.), since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1978, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1978. Admited, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit), 1989.

    Works

    • Contributing author: Law Enforcement Legal Defense Manual, 1977-1978. Editor: Jail Law Bulletin, Police Plaintiff, Law Enforcement Employment Digest, 1977-1978.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (amicus curiae committee since 1981), Chicago Bar Association (judicial evaluation committee).

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn Charlotte Schafer, June 16, 1979. Children: James Albert, Robert Francis, Paul Desmond, Philip Schafer Costello.
    • father: John Desmond Costello
    • mother: Helena (Brennan) Costello
    • spouse: Kathryn Charlotte Schafer
    • children: James Albert Costello
    • Robert Francis Costello
    • Paul Desmond Costello
    • Philip Schafer Costello
    See on larger map
    Born November 12, 1953
    (age 64)
    Nationality