Born in Chicago into a union family, Mr. Hardy developed an early respect for working men and women that continues to this day.

After graduating from Northwestern University Jim spent several years as an Aide to U.S Congressman William O. Lipinskione of organized labors strongest supporters in Congressand then attended Valparaiso University to earn his law degree.

Jim has handled hundreds of Workers Compensation cases, with injuries ranging from lumbar disc herniations and knee meniscus tears to carpal tunnel syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. Jim regularly practices in Lake County as well as in Chicago.

As a highly valued attorney at the law offices of Goldberg Weisman Cairo, Jim handles cases in Chicago (Cook County), Waukegan (Lake County), and Wheaton (DuPage County) and has argued vigorously on behalf of his clients before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, Cook County Circuit Court, and the Illinois Appellate Court.

Mr. Hardy is an active member in the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

Bar Admissions
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Associations & Memberships
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Education History
  • Northwestern University B.A (Political Science)
  • Valparaiso University J.D.


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