Jim Babcock GWC

James E. Babcock, Jr.


Raised in Joliet with a family background in law, Jim joined the Will County State’s Attorney’s office upon graduating law school in 1986 from DePaul University and subsequently entered private practice litigating complex injury cases and Illinois Workers’ Compensation claims. While in private practice for 30 years, Jim obtained verdicts, settlements and awards in excess of $1,000,000 for individual personal injury clients and workers’ compensation settlements in excess of $300,000.00. In evaluations by his peers and the judges he appeared before, he was praised as being exceptionally hard working and well prepared.

With that experience as a litigator, Jim joined GWC in 2016 focusing upon Workers’ Compensation and efficiently maximizing client recoveries with the aid of technology. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, a former member of its Workers’ Compensation Committee and a member of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.

When not practicing law, Jim spends time with his grown family of four, coaches youth basketball and serves as a mentor and judge for youth moot court competitions.

Associations & Memberships
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Committee (former member)
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
Education History
  • Depaul University


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