James C. Harman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Cirignani, Heller & Harman, LLP
 | 150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-346-8700
Fax: 312-346-5180
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

James C. Harman is a partner at Chicago, Illinois-based Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP. Focusing his practice exclusively on medical malpractice litigation, he assists area clients who have been harmed by the negligence of health care practitioners and facilities in cases involving medication errors, surgical mistakes, birth injuries, wrongful death, misdiagnoses, anesthesia injuries, failure to diagnose, and similar cases.

Mr. Harman received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in 1980, and two years later, he became a Certified Respiratory Therapist after earning his degree from Northwestern University. He then decided to pursue a legal education, and in 1987, he was awarded his Juris Doctor with distinction from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Following law school, Mr. Harman served as a staff attorney for the United States Treasury Department and then as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago before joining his current firm in 1988. Since 1990, he has focused on medical malpractice litigation, serving a variety of clients and obtaining numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and jury awards. His medical background as a Certified Respiratory Therapist provides him with additional insights for his practice.

Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Harman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. An active participant in several professional organizations, his memberships include the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Harman has also authored a number of articles on topics related to his practice area.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About James Harman

Admitted: 1987, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.cirignani.com/attorneys/James-C-Harman/


  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys, Illinois, 2016
  • With Distinction, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 1987
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Georgia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1998
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Educational Background:

  • Southern Illinois University, B.S., 1980
  • Northwestern University, C.R.T., 1982


  • “The man is the most prepared trial lawyer I know, and he combines this preparedness with tenaciousness. He stands far and above many present Super Lawyers”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for James C. Harman

150 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-346-8700

Fax: 312-346-5180

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Last Updated: 11/26/2018

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