Our Cases

James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd., has never been afraid to take on controversial clients or cases. Mr. Montgomery, the firm's managing partner, has 46 years experience as a trial lawyer and he has established a rich tradition of aggressively representing individuals and the families of individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries or death. The firm is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of the individual, tenaciously advocating on behalf of its clients, and doing everything it can to make the client's experience with the legal process as free from emotional and personal frustration as possible.

The firm is involved in a number of significant actions against large corporations that have caused harm to consumers. The talent and resources of our firm have made us a national leader in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

A Few Significant Recoveries

  • $23.5 MILLION RECOVERED
    Our firm obtained $23.5 million in an automobile negligence case.
  • $18 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    $18 million settlement for the estate of LaTanya Haggerty, who was shot and killed by Chicago police.
  • $16 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    $16 million settlement for the estate of Rashidi Wheeler, a Northwestern University student who collapsed and died while doing wind springs with the football team.
  • $14 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    $14 million settlement for a minor who was seriously injured when a bank of lockers fell on him.
  • $8.5 MILLION JURY VERDICT
    $8.5 million jury verdict in favor of the family of Aaron Harrison who was shot in the back by a Chicago police officer.
  • $7.5 MILLION RECOVERED
    Our firm recovered $7.5 million for three Hispanic men who were framed through forced confessions by the Chicago Police Department for a vicious murder they did not commit, for which they languished in prison for five years.
  • $7.3 MILLION JURY VERDICT
    Harris v. E & R Towing, Inc. (Ill. Cir. Ct., Cook Cnty. 2013): $7.3 million jury verdict for a client whose husband was killed in an automobile collision
  • $4.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    Helton/Boyd v. City of Chicago
    (Ill. Cir. Ct., Cook Cnty. 2013): $4.5 million settlement for a client whose daughter, Rekia Boyd, was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer
  • $1.3 MILLION RECOVERED
    $1.3 million Firm recovered for the family of a man who was shot by police in suburban Cook County.
  • $1 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    Our firm obtained a $1 million settlement from the City of Chicago for two men who were maliciously prosecuted by the Chicago police.