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James Montgomery Jr.

“I absorbed over the years what I would describe as some of the best training you can possibly have from some of my earliest years. It became almost second nature to me.”

Having grown up around the law for most of his life it was therefore a natural progression for Mr. Montgomery to build upon and develop this experience and go on to become a very successful Lawyer.

Mr. Montgomery is now a trial lawyer admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Having received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Stanford University in 1979, Mr. Montgomery went on to graduate from the University of Illinois, College of Law in 1982.

He continued to grow his professional career with a move to McDonald’s Corporation obtaining the position of Senior and Managing Counsel of the legal department wherein he built on his board experience and ultimately progressed into the management ranks of the company.

Mr. Montgomery went on to practice with the firm of James D Montgomery & Associates, a partner of Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Montgomery, for several years, concentrating on civil litigation.

Ultimately, in 2015 Mr. Montgomery opened the firm of Montgomery Law Firm with the purpose of making himself, his skills and talents as a trial lawyer personally available to his clients.