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Crowley named managing partner of firm’s Chicago office


James M. Crowley, a partner of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, was recently named the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office.

“This is a tremendous honor, and I appreciate the trust our CEO, Tom Vincent, has placed in me,” said Crowley. “The previous managing partner left an indelible mark when opening this office, and I am excited to continue its success with our outstanding team of attorneys and staff.”

As managing partner, Crowley is charged with the responsibility of overseeing all legal services at this location, as well as the day-to-day management of office-related issues. He replaces long-time Plunkett Cooney attorney and founding office managing partner Amelia A. Bower who is returning to the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office.

Crowley is a partner in the Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. A 1982 graduate of DePaul University College of Law, he has over 35 years of experience representing financial institutions and other companies in business transactions, bankruptcy proceedings and commercial litigation. His practice also includes a particular focus on the construction industry where he has successfully represented contractors and engineers in a variety of transactional matters and litigation.

Admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Illinois, Crowley is a member of the Chicago and American bar associations, and he is a past president of the Illinois Celtic Law Society.

Plunkett Cooney established its Chicago office along the south branch of the Chicago River in 2017. Attorneys in this office have diverse multi-state practices that include the areas of banking law, bankruptcy, cannabis law, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, general civil litigation, healthcare law, insurance coverage, labor and employment law, real estate, and title insurance, among others.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana, Columbus, Ohio and seven Michigan cities. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about James Crowley’s selection as the new managing partner of Plunkett Cooney’s Chicago office, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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