Jamie M Trapp – Partner

martindale hubbell award 35 year anniversary Jaime TrappLocation: Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 312-313-1340
Fax: 312-263-1108
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Jamie M. Trapp was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Jamie grew up in a blue-collar working class neighborhood in the city. He attended high school in Chicago and graduated from DePaul University Law School. Since 1981, Jamie has concentrated as his specialty of practice the representation of injured persons due to the negligence of another. Jamie M. Trapp has represented clients throughout the state of Illinois who have been seriously injured due to car accidents, construction site negligence, medical malpractice, unsafe products, and other types of injury-related litigation.

Within five years after graduating from law school, Jamie had obtained verdicts and settlements that were widely reported in Chicago and national news publications. Recently, he achieved a $12,000,000.00 settlement for a family and mother of a newborn, where during labor, the hospital and doctors gave the woman the drug, Pitocin in a manner which was against the hospital’s safety policies. The administration of the Pitocin caused severe problems for the newborn. The settlement will provide for lifelong care for the newborn and family. In another case which went to trial, Mr. Trapp negotiated a settlement during trial for $8,000,000.00 for a woman given the wrong medication in an emergency room of a local hospital. At the beginning of another recent trial, he settled with a hospital and physician for $10,000,000.00 for injuries to a newborn infant.

Jamie M. Trapp has been the seminar planning Chairman for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association which provides continuing legal education to attorneys practicing in the area. In 2002 Jamie was editor of “Automobile Litigation in Illinois.” He was awarded the “President’s Award” in 2002 from the Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association in recognition of his service to that organization.

Since 2005, and every year thereafter, Jamie M. Trapp has been named an Illinois SuperLawyer. This is a distinction that is awarded to the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys in his concentration of personal injury. Jamie Trapp is particularly proud of the fact that Martindale Hubbell ©, the leading national law publication, has rated Jamie Trapp a preeminent AV rating. This is the highest rating that can be obtained by an attorney and is consistent with the highest degree of ethics and professionalism in the practice of law.

Martindale-Hubbell (2016)

AV Rating 35 Years of Serving the Community

Super Lawyers

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL 2006-2013, 2015-2018

Chicago Tribune (2013)

Leading personal injury attorneys in Illinois

Areas of Expertise in Personal Injury Law

Over the course of a 35 year career in personal injury law, I have extensive experience representing injured persons in the following areas.

Personal Injury Attorney Profile


Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1981


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D. – 1981

Published Works

  • “Automobile Litigation in Illinois”, Editor, 2002


  • Seminar planning Chairman, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys
  • Named an Illinois SuperLawyer
  • Martindale Hubbell preeminent AV Rating
  • “President’s Award”, Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association, 2002 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • America’s Trial Lawyer’s Association

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