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James Podolny

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Chicago, IL

Duncan Law Group
161 North Clark Street, Suite 2550A
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-445-0567
Fax: 312-854-8001
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney James Podolny is an associate with Duncan Law Group and works primarily out of the firm's law office in Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than five years of legal experience, Mr. Podolny provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and all across the country who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Consumer protection class action lawsuits

·       Personal injury and wrongful death claims

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Podolny has gained a reputation for his fierce advocacy and aggressive approach to helping his plaintiff clients obtain the justice they deserve for the serious and pressing legal challenges affecting their lives and livelihood. From his efforts, he has recovered numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for those he has served, and his success is the direct result of his unwavering commitment to helping his clients during their times of dire need.

In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Podolny has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

After graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern University in 2012 with a degree in journalism, Mr. Podolny returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 2015. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts as well as before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Podolny led a successful career as a freelance journalist, and he served as an ESL writing coach in law school, assisting international law students with their essays and legal writings. He also was an active participant in the Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition, and he received the Public Service Star award for his excellent contributions to his community.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About James Podolny

First Admitted: 2015, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Cook County Bar Association
  • National Native American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016

Educational Background

  • Northwestern University, B.S., Journalism, summa cum laude, 2012
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Office Location for James Podolny

161 North Clark Street
Suite 2550A
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-445-0567

Fax: 312-854-8001

Last Updated: 8/9/2021

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