James P. Ginzkey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bloomington, IL

Ginzkey Law Office
 | 221 East Washington, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: 309-821-9707
Fax: 309-821-9708
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2012, 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

A personal injury attorney representing the people of Central Illinois, including those in the Bloomington, Peoria, Springfield, Decatur, and Champaign metropolitan areas. James P. Ginzkey is founder of the Ginzkey Law Office. He handles cases of legal malpractice, products liability, premises liability, construction accidents, truck and auto accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Ginzkey has over 35 years of experience and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois and in the State of Illinois. 

The past director of the Illinois State Bar Association Insurance Risk Retention Group, Mr. Ginzkey is also a former member of the organization’s Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, and the former chairman of the Tort Law Section Council. Currently he is a member of the McLean County Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

If a settlement is not an option, Mr. Ginzkey is fully prepared to take any case to trial to obtain a favorable result for his clients. With extensive trial and appellate experience on the opposite side of the courtroom, he is equipped to bargain with insurance companies and their lawyers until his clients are satisfied with the result.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
Focus Areas

Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2012, 2020

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About James Ginzkey

Admitted: 1979, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.ginzkeylaw.com/our-team/james-ginzkey/


  • AV® rating* under Martindale-Hubbell
  • Inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • ISBA Tort Law Section Council, Chairman, 2005 – 2006
  • Chair, Illinois State Bar Association’s Tort Law Section
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ISBA Tort Law Section Council, Chairman, 1994 – 1995
  • ISBA Insurance Risk Retention Group, Past Director
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1980
  • American Bar Association
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, Past Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, llinois Trial Lawyers Association


  • National Bank of Monticello v. Quinn, 126 Ill.2d 129, 553 NE2d 846, 1989
  • Redarowicz v. Ohlendorf, 92 Ill.2d 171, 441 NE2d 324, 1982
  • Pegram v. Herdrich, 530 U.S. 211, 120 S.Ct.2143, 2000
  • Clemons v. Mechanical Devices, 184 Ill.2d 328, 704 NE2d 403, 1998

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, B.S.
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Office Location for James P. Ginzkey

221 East Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone: 309-821-9707

Fax: 309-821-9708

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Last Updated: 9/12/2019

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