James Power

Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
70 West Madison Street, Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 236-9381
www.prslaw.com


Power joined the law firm of Power Rogers in November of 2016. Mr. Power primarily focuses his practice in the area of personal injury and wrongful death including medical malpractice, automotive and trucking negligence, products liability, premises liability, breach of contract and other professional malpractice. In addition, Mr. Power assists Mr. Devon Bruce in pursuing environmental claims on behalf of home-rule cities and small towns across the State of Illinois.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Power has successfully secured or assisted in securing over $215 million on behalf of the firm's clients. These successes include a $95.4 million verdict obtained on behalf of a truck driver who suffered bi-lateral above the knee amputation following a crushing injury in premises/products liability case; a $5 million verdict obtained on behalf of a secretary who was shot in the foot during a work-place violence incident that occurred at a downtown high-rise building in a negligent security case; a $21.6 million verdict obtained on behalf of a truck driver who suffered a severe brain injury after falling from his truck due to a faulty grab handle in a products liability case; a $17.5 million settlement in a case where a bicyclist suffered a below the knee amputation of her right leg after a semi-truck took a right turn in front of her in a general negligence lawsuit; a $5.7 million judgment brought on behalf of a law firm against the firm?s former client who refused to pay fair and reasonable compensation in a breach of contract action; a $6 million (limits of insurance policy) settlement obtained on behalf of an acrobat who was injured on a movie set in a general negligence lawsuit; a $5.3 million settlement obtained on behalf of an individual who obtained an infection at a hospital in a products liability lawsuit; a $10 million settlement obtained on behalf of an individual who was shot by Chicago Police Officers; and a $25 million settlement obtained on behalf of an individual who was rendered a quadriplegic following a fall on a boat while out on Lake Michigan.

Mr. Power has extensive experience in the areas of pre-trial motion practice, pre-trial litigation, including the taking and defending of expert and fact witness depositions, and litigation. At a time when most young lawyers are hard pressed to obtain any real trial experience, Mr. Power has already served as the 1st or 2nd chair on numerous trials over his short career.

Prior to attending the University of Arizona where he studied history and political science, Mr. Power grew up in the City of Chicago, on the City's Northside. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in 2012, Mr. Power returned to Chicago to attend Loyola University Chicago School of Law. During his time at Loyola, Mr. Power focused his studies in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy, while working full time as a law clerk for Power Rogers. In 2016, Mr. Power received his JD from Loyola as well as a certificate of merit from the school's trial advocacy program.

Mr. Power is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, as well as the United States District Court for the State of Illinois.

Mr. Power is an active member of various professional organizations including, the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.