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Leading Lawyers Network Profiles James Feldman, Ranks Him among the State’s Best

Jenner & Block Partner James H. Feldman has been recognized as one of the state’s top lawyers by the Leading Lawyers Network and is profiled in the Network’s 2013 Leading Lawyers Magazine-Consumer Edition.  Titled “Bringing a Lot of Brains, Heart to Family Law,” the profile traces Jim’s career from his first job working as a lawyer for Volunteers in Service To America in New York in the 1960s to chairing the firm’s Family Law Practice today.  It explores how his practice evolved from focusing on traditional litigation to using alternative models of dispute resolution (ADR) to attain what he calls a “good divorce” -- one with less acrimony and more preservation of long-term relationships.  Looking forward, Jim tells the magazine that “a lawyer should always be a work in progress … I see myself as helping to change Chicago’s legal culture and thinking about ADR in the divorce area and having Chicago become a leading example for the country.”  The magazine also features the Network’s lists of the state’s leading lawyers, as identified by their peers: Jim ranks among the top 10 family law practitioners and the top 100 lawyers of all practices.