Efi James

Efi James  

Attorney

Phone: (312) 236-9744

Efi James is a graduate of DePaul University and received her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in 1997. While in law school, she worked as a clerk in the Workers’ Compensation Unit, Probate Unit and Criminal Prosecutions Bureau.

Upon admission to the bar, she worked in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office until 2007. During her time there, Efi worked in Appeals, Traffic Court, Misdemeanor Court, Domestic Violence Court, Preliminary Hearings, Felony Review and was assigned to the Jury Room.

She has participated in more than 500 bench trials and has seen 18 jury trials to verdict. She has been honored for her advocacy work on behalf of victims of Domestic Violence and has worked as an adjunct professor at Moraine Valley Community College and Kaplan University. Since then, Efi has concentrated her practice in the area of worker’s compensation and Personal Injury.

She has appeared and tried numerous cases at the Arbitration level before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and argued in Circuit Court and at the Appellate Court levels on behalf of her clients. In the Appellate Court, Efi successfully argued the case of Cox. V. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission 406 Ill. App. 3d 541 (Ill. App. Ct. 2010) which was instrumental in establishing the law applicable to traveling employees. She has also secured hundreds of settlements on behalf of her clients including a settlement of $695,000.00 for an employee injured on the job.

Efi is a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee, has acted as moderator for the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association Seminar on Current Issues in Illinois Workers’ Compensation and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Efi is bi-lingual and fluent in Greek.