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James E. Babcock, Jr.


James E. Babcock

JAMES E. BABCOCK, JR. is an associate attorney at GWC.

Raised in Joliet with a family background in law, Jim joined the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office upon graduating from DePaul University College of Law in 1986. He subsequently entered private practice, where he litigated complex injury cases and Illinois workers’ compensation claims. For more than three decades, Jim has obtained verdicts, settlements, and awards in excess of $1 million for personal injury and workers’ compensation clients. In evaluations by his peers and the judges before whom he has appeared, Jim has been praised as being exceptionally hardworking and well prepared.

With that experience as a litigator, Jim joined GWC in 2016, where he has focused on workers’ compensation cases and efficiently maximizing client recoveries with the aid of technology. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and 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
  • Marquette University
  • DePaul University
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