James Spiros

Top rated personal injury attorney in Champaign, Illinois

Spiros Law P.C.
James Spiros
Spiros Law P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Products liability, Workers' compensation; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1994

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2012 - 2023

Spiros Law P.C.

317 E University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 Visit website


Attorney James Spiros is the founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C., which has office locations in Kankakee, Champaign and Danville, Illinois. Widely regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in his region, Jim devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of clients throughout downstate Illinois who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his more than 25 years practicing law, Mr. Spiros has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of those adversely affected by medical negligence, defective drugs and devices, motor vehicle and commercial trucking accidents, workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, wrongful death and other preventable tragedies. Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a verdict of more than $9.8 million for an injured minor, which stands as the second largest verdict ever awarded in Vermilion County.

Mr. Spiros has also secured many other multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and he finds great reward in being able to offer invaluable representation to those who would otherwise have no legal recourse for their unfortunate situations. Honored for his success, he has earned a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received many other awards and honors for his professionalism and service.

Each year since 2003, Mr. Spiros has received designation from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as a Leading Lawyer in the state, and he has served on the organization's advisory board since 2019. He has also earned perennial designation as a top attorney from other peer review sources during his career, and he has received "Superb, 10 out of 10" client ratings on Avvo.

A leader in his field, Mr. Spiros has served on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association's Board of Managers as well as the organization's Medical Negligence Committee. He is also an active member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Vermilion County and Kankakee County Bar Associations. He also has several publications to his credit, and he has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region.

A 1990 graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Spiros obtained his Juris Doctor in 1994 from The John Marshall Law School, and he supports his local community as well through his involvement with various civic and charitable organizations in his area.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Motor vehicle defects, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis

  • 40% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 10% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1994, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.spiroslaw.com/about-us/james-d-spiros/

Educational Background:
  • Jim attended Purdue University from 1987 - 1990
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest Lecturer, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Author, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Author, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • In June of 2007, Jim had the opportunity to be a guest speaker at a personal injury seminar regarding the "Effective Use of Legal Nurse Consultants"
  • Author, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers, Medical Negligence Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers, 2008
  • Advisory Board Member, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Member, Vermilion County Bar Association, Member, Kankakee County Bar Association
  • $2,500,000 medical malpractice settlement, 2019
  • $700,000 personal injury settlement, 2020
  • $275,000 motor vehicle accident settlement, 2020
  • $260,000 personal injury settlement, 2019
  • $850,000 personal injury settlement, 2019
  • $1,000,000.00 Awarded: A semi-tractor hauling grain disregarded a stop sign pulling into the path of a 40 year old male. Collision resulted in femur fractures, fractures of the tibia and fibia, and facial laceration, 2016
  • $1,400,000.00 Settlement: M-19 entered an unmarked intersection with the right-of-way just as a farm semi-truck entered the intersection. Unfortunately, M-19 did not survive the collision, 2016
  • $350,000.00 Settlement: F83 was knocked over while waiting for her lunch by a fellow resident who was under the influence of alcohol. Client sustained a fractured fibula, requiring surgery. Client had a pre-existing ambulation issue, 2015
  • $4,900,000.00 Settlement: A semi-truck left the roadway, crossed through the median and cut off the path of a vehicle in which a young mother of two daughters was a passenger. Unfortunately, the mother did not survive, 2015
  • $850,000.00 Settlement: 66 year-old retired male was taken into outpatient surgery for a closed shoulder manipulation. Despite the patient actively taking coumadin, the surgeon decided to switch to an open procedure. The patient had extensive bleeding, which resulted in permanent nerve damage. Ultimately, the arm atrophied, and he lost 90% use of his arm, 2014
  • , Leading Lawyer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2022
  • , Leading Lawyer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2021
  • , Leading Lawyer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2020
  • , Leading Lawyer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • Jim is proud to have been included in the listing of Super Lawyers consecutively since 2012. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. Jim was also received the annual recognition as a Leading Lawyer since 2003, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Member, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Office location for James Spiros

317 E University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: 217-328-2828


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2012 - 2023

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