Jim Black – Attorney/Owner
I am a Rockford native. I attended Rock Valley College and then transferred to the University of Illinois. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. I worked as a social worker in the Rockford community from 1976 to 1982. I attended St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, MO graduating in the top of my class in 1985. I was sworn into the Bar in November of 1985 and began practicing law in the St. Louis area. I returned to the Rockford area in 1987. I worked for a variety of firms before focusing on a workers’ compensation practice in 1991. I have focused my practice in workers’ compensation, social security disability and personal injury law since 1991. I opened my own practice in August of 2000. I am a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the National Organization for Social Security Claimanants’ Representatives. Additionally, I am licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois as well as the state of Wisconsin.
Since 1991 I have served thousands of injured workers throughout Northern Illinois. I have provided legal services to more workers’ compensation clients than any other attorney in Northwestern Illinois. I am dedicated and compassionate in my representation of the injured worker. I work tirelessly to see that each of the people I represent receives the benefits he or she deserves.
I am married with three children. I enjoy spending time out of doors, traveling and flying.