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James  F. Best


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  • Drake University Law School
    • J.D.
  • Drake University
    • B.S.


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
James F. Best
Tel: 312-819-1100
Fax: 312-819-8062
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  • BVH founding partners selected as Leading Lawyers for 2015
    James F. Best, Lori A. Vanderlaan, and Alison M. Harrington
    August 2015 | Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company

    James Best, Lori Vanderlaan, and Alison Harrington were chosen by their peers as Illinois Leading Lawyers for 2015.  Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, employs a four-phase selection process which begins with surveys mailed to lawyers across Illinois.  Leading Lawyers asks lawyers to identify whom among their peers they believe comprise the top lawyers within their respective region and/or area(s) of law, and only those lawyers who are most often recommended and later approved by the Leading Lawyer Advisory Board, are selected as Leading Lawyers.  Leading Lawyers comprise less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

  • BVH founding partner selected as Super Lawyer for 10th consecutive year
    James F. Best
    August 2015 | Super Lawyers

    Jim Best was selected as a Super Lawyer for the 10th consecutive year.  Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. 

  • BVH listed in Best's Directory of Client-Recommended Insurance Attorneys for over 10 Years
    August 2015 | A.M. Best Directory of Client-Recommended Insurance Attorneys

    BVH celebrates its listing in A.M. Best's Directory of Client-Recommended Insurance Attorneys for over 10 years.