Director & Faculty
James A. Morsch
Title/s: Partner at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
For more than 20 years, Jim has been a commercial litigator focusing on complex and high-stakes litigation. Among other clients, he represents insurance companies in disputes with other insurers and policyholders.
During his career, Jim has developed broad experience in commercial litigation including areas such as class actions, trade secret and restrictive covenants, unfair competition and distribution disputes, and injunctions. He has a national reputation for his counsel with respect to opt-out plaintiffs in significant antitrust cases. Jim has been repeatedly cited as a leader in antitrust litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers and he was named as a leader in antitrust law in The Best Lawyers in America. As part of the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s 2014-2016 surveys of the top lawyers in the state, Jim was designated a “Leading Lawyer” in Illinois in Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Insurance Coverage and Reinsurance Law, and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law. Benchmark Plaintiff named him a Local Litigation Star (2013-2015) – Illinois in the areas of Antitrust, General Commercial and Securities. In addition, Jim won the Client Choice – USA & Canada 2014 and 2016 award in Insurance & Reinsurance – Illinois.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches Class Actions (Fall 2016). He previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Valparaiso University Law School.
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1992
B.A. (Government and Modern Languages), cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1987
Insurance, Antitrust and Competition Law, Class Actions and Commercial Litigation