James P. Gaughan
The fact that you have a sense of humor about your job doesn’t mean that you don’t take it seriously. In fact, anyone who understands the legal profession knows that it’s difficult to be an effective litigator unless you do have a sense of humor. Jim Gaughan is proof of that theory. And the fact that he enjoys winter in Chicago is proof that he has a sense of humor.
Jim is a tough, talented and experienced commercial litigator who has used his considerable experience and equanimity to successfully represent clients in a wide range of complex and challenging class-action lawsuits in jurisdictions across the country. He is relentless about preparation and tactics, constantly weighing and analyzing the respective strengths of his clients, as well as their adversaries, in order to create the most effective and efficient legal strategies.
Jim has a passion for delivering success to his clients. His class action work is extensive and includes the defense of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims, challenges to insurance claim handling and underwriting practices, RICO claims, and environmental disputes. His general litigation practice is broad and includes the defense and prosecution of tax disputes, challenges to corporate structure of related companies, insurance bad faith claims, charges of fraud and malfeasance against corporate officials, partnership disputes, and legal malpractice claims.