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.
Areas of Practice
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Illinois, 1981
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1981
- DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D. – 1981
- “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