Attorney James T. Harrison

Harrison Law Offices was founded in 1991 by attorney James T. “Jim” Harrison.  Harrison Law Offices was the first law firm in McHenry County to concentrate in Employment Law, Labor Law, and Constitutional Civil Rights litigation cases.

Jim Harrison’s Experience:

  • Jim Harrison is the principle attorney for Harrison Law Offices.  Jim is a veteran attorney with a wealth of experience and a substantial skill-set forged over a 25-year legal career.
  • Jim has tried hundreds of cases including, employment, labor, criminal, and civil rights cases in State and Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies.  Jim has represented clients in dozens of appeals in the State and Federal Appellate and Supreme Courts, and has twice argued before the Illinois Supreme Court.  Most importantly, Jim has settled thousands of cases for his clients.
  • From 1992-2004, Jim Harrison was appointed as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, and represented the McHenry County Elected Officials, McHenry County Appointed Department Heads, and other administrative and management employees in more than 440 Employment, Labor, and Civil Rights litigation and non-litigation cases.
  • From 2001-2016, Jim Harrison was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the John Marshall Law School teaching courses on Employment Law, Employment Discrimination Law, and Constitutional Civil Rights.


  • Juris Doctor Degree – Law – John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Business Admin./Finance – Rockford College, Rockford, IL
  • Associate of Science Degree – Business – McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois Circuit Courts
  • Illinois Appellate Courts
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (General Bar)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Employment Experience:

  • 1991-Present    Principal Attorney – Harrison Law Offices
  • 2001-2016        Adjunct Professor of Law – John Marshall Law School
  • 1992-2004        Special Assistant State’s Attorney – McHenry County S.A.O.
  • 1990-1991         Legal Assistant/Staff Attorney – Illinois F.O.P. Labor Council
  • 1989-1990        Private Detective – Matlin & Associates, Inc.
  • 1981-1989         Deputy Sheriff – McHenry County Sheriff’s Police

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