James X. Bormes, Principal, born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University in 1984 and his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University in 1988. In law school he was a member of the Law Journal and for two years served as the student representative on the admissions committee.
After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable William L. Beatty of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. In 1989, he entered private practice in Chicago, Illinois concentrating in complex commercial and class action litigation. Mr. Bormes is a member of the Illinois Bar, the United States Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern District of Illinois (including trial bar), the Central District of Illinois and the Southern District of Illinois.
· 1988- 1989 Law clerk for the Honorable William L Beatty,
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
· 1989-1993 Joyce and Kubasak, P.C.,
concentrating in complex commercial and class litigation
· 1994-1999 O’Brien, O’Rourke & Hogan,
concentrating in complex commercial and construction litigation
· 1999 – Present Principal in Law Office of James X. Bormes, P.C.
Saint Louis University, J.D. 1988
Saint Louis University, B.A. Philosophy and Political Science 1984
Loyola Academy 1980
Catherine P. Sons, Associate, is a 2006 graduate of DePaul University College of Law, where she was a Dean's Merit Scholar and served as an Associate Editor of the DePaul Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2002, where she was a Presidential Scholar and graduated summa cum laude. Catherine is involved in the firm's complex civil litigation and class action litigation work and has experience representing employees in various wage and hour matters. She is a member of the Illinois Bar and the Northern District of Illinois. She is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association.