James A. Christman Has Joined Aronberg Goldgehn as a Member


James A. Christman has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as a Member. He represents clients in both litigation and transactional matters, with much of his work focused on services for medical professionals.

Jim counsels clients and litigates on their behalf in matters related to contracts, commercial disputes, fiduciary duty, professional liability, director liability and officer liability.

He also works extensively with physicians and physician groups on healthcare and regulatory matters. In particular, he represents physicians in medical staff proceedings and Physician-Hospital Organizations as well as Independent Practice Associations in corporate, regulatory and managed care contracting matters.

“Jim is very well-regarded in Chicago as a top-notch trial lawyer, and his clients value his exceptional transactional and business counseling skills as well,” said Christopher J. Bannon, a Co-Managing Member of the firm. “We welcome the great contributions Jim will make to our Health Care Law practice, our Commercial Litigation group, and the firm as a whole.”

Jim is a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers to which membership is by invitation only and is comprised of less than one percent of the lawyer population in any given state. Also among his accolades, Jim has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by the Illinois Leading Lawyer Network and as an Illinois Super Lawyer.

Prior to joining Aronberg Goldgehn, Jim was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, which he joined after spending the majority of his career with Wildman Harrold (now merged with Locke Lord LLP).

Jim earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and a B.A. from DePauw University.

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