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James A. Karamanis


312-553-5300 phone

312-344-1901 fax

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James was born in Beloit, Wisconsin and made his way to the East Coast before coming to Illinois to practice law. His motivation stems from the people he helps. In James’s mind, nothing beats a David and Goliath story. He speaks fluent Greek, which makes him a valuable asset in today’s diverse communities.

Practice areas

  • Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition
  • Medical malpractice
  • Personal injury
  • Civil rights violations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wrongful death
  • Birth injuries
  • Wrongful birth


  • New York, 1987
  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Circuit, Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois



  • LL.M., International Legal Studies, New York University, 1988
  • J.D., New York Law School, 1986
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1983

Professional associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association — International Law Section
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


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