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James J. Roche & Associates

 Founded in 1989

      James J. Roche & Associates is a general practice law firm that concentrates its practice in the areas of municipal law, commercial law, contract disputes, tort litigation, general business and corporate law advice, commercial and residential real estate, automobile law, and appellate litigation. 


     Our attorneys litigate in Illinois State and Federal Courts. Our representation extends throughout each division of Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County and Will County circuit courts, the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


     Our attorneys also represent clients before Federal and State Agencies, including the EEOC, the Human Rights Commission, the Illinois Motor Vehicle Board, and both State and Federal Departments of Labor.


     James J. Roche & Associates offers vast experience in diverse areas of law to best serve the needs of each individual client.

James J. Roche & Assoc. Law Firm

Our Vision

James J. Roche & Associates' mission is to provide responsible litigation and general counsel services to our clients. We tailor our approach in each matter to focus on the long term goals of each individual client. We pride ourselves on keeping an eye on the big picture to obtain the best results for our clients' futures.


The firm has decades of experience in municipal law, complex commercial work, and real estate. James J. Roche & Associates provides internal support to corporate clients and municipalities that includes: drafting and negotiating contracts, developing best-practice employment procedures, and structuring real estate development and acquisition.

James J. Roche & Associates handles all aspects of civil litigation. The firm has ample experience in pretrial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeals. The firm handles both plaintiff and defense side of a wide variety of matters in all divisions of Illinois state and federal courts. 

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James J. Roche  (1948-2022)

Principle and Lead Trial Attorney

     Mr. Roche founded James. J. Roche & Associates in 1989.  He focuses his private practice specializing in the the representation of local municipalities, transportation companies, businesses, and automotive dealers in complex commercial litigation and tort litigation. He has successfully represented automotive dealers in complex automobile manufacturer/dealer litigation, and in all stages of asset purchasing. 


     Mr. Roche's practice encompasses appellate litigation, general business litigation, and representing clients' interests in front of governmental agencies such as the EEOC, the Human Rights Commission, and the Illinois and Federal Departments of Labor.  He has obtained countless favorable verdicts on every level from the municipal departments to the Illinois Supreme Court. 


     Since 1980, Mr. Roche has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois.  Prior to founding James. J. Roche & Associates, Mr. Roche was a Senior Partner of the law firm of Condon, Cook & Roche.  Mr. Roche began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago in 1975.  There, Mr. Roche handled everything from City ordinances, City contracts, defending personal injury lawsuits with the City, and employment discrimination cases.  


     Mr. Roche was born Chicago, Illinois.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago in 1971.  Mr. Roche earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1975. Mr. Roche is a proud member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Municipal Section of the Illinois Bar Association, the Federal Trial Bar Association, and the Insurance Defense Bar.  Mr. Roche is lifetime trustee of the Erikson Institute of Chicago Illinois.  

Email : Tel: 312-335-0044


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