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James P. Tutaj - Bio


Born: Milwaukee Wisconsin September 18, 1964
Wife: Theresa
College: 1987 Marquette University BA Double Major History and Political Science
Law School: John Marshall Law School, Chicago Illinois January 1993
Bar Admissions: State of Illinois and Northern District of Illinois.

April 1993 May 1998: Bell Boyd and Lloyd - Chicago 200+ Top ten Chicago firm representing Fortune 500 Companies, re-insurance Companies and Privately Held Family business. Handled personal injury matters for employees of Corporate Clients and Closely held family and private companies in addition to prosecuting claims before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission on behalf of Pilots and Flight Attendants from United Airlines.

June 1998 to April 2008: Hilfman Fogel Martin & Barr- Chicago Illinois - Boutique personal injury and Medical Malpractice firm handling catastrophic medical negligence, personal injury and wrongful death claims

May 1998 - July 2013: Law Offices of Thomas Popovich- McHenry Illinois Boutique personal injury and Medical Malpractice firm handling catastrophic medical negligence, personal injury and wrongful death claims in McHenry, Lake, Cook and DuPage Counties.

Over twenty years of handling complex and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters throughout Illinois as well as Indiana and Wisconsin. Has tried medical negligence claims to verdict in Cook, DuPage, Will, McHenry, Lake, and Peoria Counties and successfully prosecuted claims through settlement in Lee and Winnebago Counties. Has recovered over twenty million dollars in compensation on behalf of his clients including multi-million dollar judgments in Cook, McHenry and Lake Counties.

Was a four year varsity soccer player at Marquette University and a former professional soccer player who has represented the United States in international Competitions against Ecuador and El Salvador. He was a member of the 1989 U.S. Senior Men's Team that toured Europe. Participated in the 1986 and 1987 U.S. Olympic Festivals in Baton Rouge La and Houston Tx and was chosen to represent the United States at the 1986 World University Games in Kobe Japan. He is an avid player who remains active in competitive men's Leagues. Jim's work ethic and competitiveness has transferred from the soccer field to the Courtroom. His drive and desire to bring home a victory for his clients ensure that he is always the hardest working and most prepared lawyer in the Courtroom.

Theresa Freeman - Bio


1986 Graduated to Marquette University — BS in Philosophy and Politcal Science
1990 Graduated from John Marshall Law School — JD
1987 Institute On International and Comparative Law in Russia and Poland
Summer Internships with Lake County States Attorney
Worked for Defense Firms from 1990 to 1998
Plaintiff work from 2008 to present

The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries - Clarence Darrow