James J. Roche (1948-2022)
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 additionally 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.