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Lawyer , financial consultant

James F. Collins, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Personal Injury-Plaintiff Law, Workers Compensation-Applicant Law, Labor and Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Litigation.


Collins, James Francis was born on July 31, 1943 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of James Francis Junior and Jeanne (Moss) Collins.


Bachelor of Science in Marketing, University Louisville, 1969. Juris Doctor, University Louisville, 1977. Juris Doctor, Xavier University, 1971.

Master of Education in Business Administration.


Branch manager, merchant representative, Household Finance Corporation, Chicago, 1962-1966;teacher business, Jefferson County Board Education, Louisville, 1968-1977;private practice, Louisville, 1977-1982;criminal defense trial lawyer, Public Defender, Sanford, Florida, 1982-1983;private practice, Schaumburg, Illinois, 1984-1996;private practice, Louisville, since 1997. Arbitrator, chairperson Circuit Court Cook. County, Mandatory Court Annexed Arbitration, since 1990.

Part-time instructor in commercial and international law Watterson College, Louisville, 1974-1975.


  • Bar: Kentucky 1977, Illinois 1977, Florida 1978, United States District Court (western district) Kentucky 1978, United States Military Court Appeals 1978, United States Tax Court 1978, United States Customs Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1980, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1981, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1982, Wisconsin 1989 (inactive status), Indiana 1989. Certified secondary teacher, Illinois, Kentucky.


District court judge candidate Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1981. Circuit court judge candidate Democratic Primary, Chicago, 1986, 88, 92, 96. Appellate court judge candidate, Chicago, 1990, Democratic Primary, Chicago, 1994.

Democratic circuit court judge candidate, 1996. Member Southeast Side Community Organization. Legal counsel election day Democratic Party of Proviso Township, 1985-1990, 37th Ward of Chicago, 1991-1994, 27th Ward of Chicago, 1991-1994, election day legal counsel to Sen.

Rickey Hendon, since 1989. Member Berkeley (Illinois) Citizens Party, 1987. Life member United Helenic Voters Asn., since 1996.

Life member Gary Marinaros Reg. Democratic Organization, Proviso Township, Illinois, Sen. Rickey Hendon's 27th Ward of Chicago Progressive Democratic Organization.

Member Maine Township (Illinois) Democratic Committee, since 1996. Member peoples assembly of Congressman Danny K. Davis of 7th Congressional District Chicago. Member Alderman Percy Giles 37th Ward Democratic Organization, Chicago, Alderman Madeline Haithcock 2d Ward Regular Democratic Organization.

Member or political consultant Political Action Committee Jean Kohn and Review Melvin Dlep, Chicago. Member Jean Soliz for Congress, Democratic Organization Chicago. Member Donald and Karen Marie Smith Southwest Side Chicago 12th Ward and 23d Ward Political Consultant Organization for Regular Democrats.

Member Robert Bachs Deputy Committeeman of West Provciso Democratic Organization, Melrose Prk, Illinois. Associate Alderman Richard Mell 33d Ward Democratic Organization, Chicago. Member Illinois State Senator Robert Mulano Regular Democratic Organization, Committeeman Andy Prysbo Maine Township of Cook County Regular Democratic Organization.

Member Republican National Committee, chairman consultant nonpartisan committee. Member Kentucky Bar Association (Clie award 1998), Louisville Bar Association, International Platform Association, Chicago Bar Association (Illinois industrial commission worker's compensation committee, administrative law committee), University Louisville Business School Alumni Association, Xavier University Alumni Association, University Louisville Law School Alumni Association, United Hellenic Voters of America (life), Sigma Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: politics.


Married Ann Peake Rogers, April 5, 1983.

James Francis Collins Junior

Jeanne (Moss) Collins

Ann Peake Rogers