About James

Regarded as a highly-esteemed and prominent Illinois Family Law Attorney, James M. Quigley has practiced Family Law in the Domestic Relations division of Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the team at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP, he founded Quigley & Associates, P.C., a full-service Family Law Practice providing a range of legal and paralegal services to a broad-based clientele. Before pursuing his entrepreneurial endeavor, as an associate Mr. Quigley headed the Family Law Department of a firm providing legal benefits plans for the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), representing a wide array of Chicago Police Offers, Chicago Firemen, Illinois State Police Officers and their families.

With a wealth of legal expertise and industry accolades, Mr. Quigley is driven by an unrelenting desire to help families navigate the complexities of litigation, in a way that preserves the family’s relationship during distressing times. With a stronghold on the belief that there is nothing more precious than the sanctity of family; Mr. Quigley is particularly passionate about helping parents resolve custody disputes – including visitation, paternity and all other child support matters – in a manner most beneficial to the best interests of the children involved. Mr. Quigley is also recognized for his experience in the negotiation and trial of cases involving complex financial issues and property matters, and also represents clients in the drafting and enforcement of Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements.

Mr. Quigley is highly regarded for his work and discretion representing an array of high-profile entertainers, athletes and politicians, including Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and R & B artist, R. Kelly. He is also regularly invited to provide legal expertise on a number of local and national media outlets including MSNBC, Fox News Channel, The Today Show, NBC Chicago, CBS Chicago, ABC Chicago, Fox News Chicago and has appeared in various celebrity outlets such as People Magazine, Life & Style Weekly, OK! Weekly, US Weekly and much more.

Other notable distinctions include being named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2008, an honor awarded to fewer than 5% of lawyers in Illinois, a 2012 Illinois Super Lawyer and was elected the 2007-2008 Vice President of the DePaul University College of Law-Family Center Advisory Board. Mr. Quigley also received a 2008-2009 Martindale Hubbell (BV Rating), a peer-reviewed rating identifying lawyers with high, to very high legal ability and was recently accepted into the Fellowship of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – a process that requires the recommendation of a panel of existing members and a series of written and oral exams, based on complex family law-related issues and family law practice in the State of Illinois.

In addition to his daily practice of family law, Mr. Quigley has assisted his Partner, Miles N. Beermann, in teaching a family law trial skills class at DePaul University College of Law, and is a lecturer for the Lake County Bar Association regarding marital property rights business valuations. He is also a lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education on recent case law development in family law cases in Illinois.

  • J.D., DePaul University, 1992
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Court Admissions
  • Illinois, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1992
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association