Jim M. Vainikos

Jim M. Vainikos

Partner
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-236-7800
Fax:
312-236-6686
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Workers' Compensation
  • 5% Social Security Disability
  • 5% Fire Fighter Pension Claims
  • 5% Personal Injury
  • 5% State Employment Retirement System

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1990

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Law Journal: Administrative Law Journal, Assistant Editor, 1986 - 1988
  • Northwestern University
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Classics

Classes/Seminars

  • Workers' Compensation Law, AFSCME Union, 1990 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation MCLE, Legal Assistance Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association, Financial Director, 1990 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois, President, 2001 - 2002
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LLC)
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mediation Task Force - Orlando Park, 1996 - 2006

Ancillary Businesses

  • Expert Witness in Labor Arbitration (12-3-07)

Languages

  • Greek
  • English
  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Lambda Delta