James Trail concentrates his practice in the areas commercial litigation, real estate litigation and construction law. James handles a wide range of commercial cases including contractual disputes, mechanics’ liens, business torts, supplementary proceedings and mortgage foreclosure defense.
James graduated from Michigan State University in 2007 and from Michigan State University School of Law in 2011. While attending law school, James was a student member of the America Inn of Court, served as a Paralegal for the Office of General Counsel of Michigan State University, interned as a 711 licensee with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and was considered for best appellate brief in 2009.
James grew up in Mattawan, Michigan playing hockey, golf and spending time on the water. He attended Michigan State University and was a member of the varsity crew team. He currently lives in Chicago and is an active member of the community as a big brother in the Big Brother Big Sisters program.
Successfully vacated multiple judgments entered months before being retained in excess of one million dollars. Successfully vacated turnover order and settled matter after being retained on the eve of funds being turned over. Defended and favorably settled third-party lawsuit for fraction of claimed amount in high-profile tort case involving one of the “big four” banks.
Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. May 2011)
Michigan State University (B.S. with high honors, 2007)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Chicago-Lincoln American Inn of Court
Urban Land Institute
Big Brothers Big Sisters