Cornfield and Feldman LLP

55 years of labor and union representation

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Jim M. Vainikos

  • Partner

Location:

Chicago, IL

Phone:

Fax:

312-236-6686

Email:

Areas of Practice

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

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

Representative Cases

  • Thomas Hogan V. Village Glendale ATS, No. 96WC 56060; No. 01IIC 391, Appellate Court

Classes/Seminars

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mediation Task Force - Orlando Park, 1996 to 2006

Ancillary Businesses

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

Languages

  • Greek
  • English
  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Lambda Delta

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