Experienced. Dedicated. Fair.

Integrity counts and experience matters!
Vote for James V. Murphy for Judge on March 19, 2024.

MEET JAMES

Jim’s extensive experience and dedication to fairness and equality make him the strongest and most qualified candidate in his race.

James is the only candidate found either “Qualified”, “Recommended” or Highly Recommended” by ALL of the evaluating Bar Associations.

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James (Jim) is an experienced attorney who has been practicing law for the past 26 years. As an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, James has tried over 81 felony jury trials and hundreds of bench trials ranging from property crimes to the most violent of felonies- domestic violence, carjackings, robberies, rapes and murders. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, James served as the Supervisor of the Felony Review Unit and the Supervisor of the Branch 66 Homicide/ Sex Unit, Preliminary Hearings, Central Bond Court and the Grand Jury. After 25 years in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, James left the office and joined a small firm where he currently handles criminal defense, administrative law and some civil law.

James has a passion for justice and understands the importance of fairness on the bench. James has dedicated the majority of his career to public service and has been a tireless advocate of victims’ rights. James has continuously fought for victims of crimes in our communities and has represented them through the criminal justice system. He has been a fighter, a listener, a friend, and even a shoulder to cry on when needed.

James lives in the northwest side of the City of Chicago in the 10th Judicial Subcircuit with his wife and two children, Caitlin and Jimmy. He is active in his community and currently serves as the President of the Sauganash Community Association.

James has been found either Qualified, Recommended or Highly Recommended by ALL of the legal Bar Associations. His extensive experience and dedication to fairness and equality make him the strongest and most qualified candidate in his race.

Jim's Judicial Philosophy

Experience.

Judges should be EXPERIENCED in the law.

DEDICATION.

Judges should be DEDICATED to public service.

INTEGRITY.

Judges should always behave ethically and have INTEGRITY.

FAIRNESS.

Judges should be FAIR in their application of the law.