Fahey, James G.

1 North Old State Capitol PlazaSuite 200Post Office Box 5131Springfield, IL 62705

Updated: 09/30/2016


James G. Fahey joined Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran, Ltd. in 2000 after completing a clerkship with Fourth District Appellate Court Justice Sue E. Myerscough. Prior to joining Sorling, Mr. Fahey earned a Certificate in Employment Law from St. Louis University School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor of St. Louis University's Public Law Review.  Mr. Fahey has authored several articles in professional publications and regularly provides seminars on a variety of...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Government Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1993 - 2000
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1992 - 2000
  • Sangamon County Bar Association, 1997 - 2000
  • Lincoln-Douglas Inn of Court, 1999 - 2000
  • Illinois Probation and Court Services Association, 1986 - 2000
  • American Probation and Parole Association, 1997 - 1999

Past Positions

  • Illinois Fourth District Appelette Court, Law Clerk, 1998 - 2000
  • Sangamon County Adult Court Services, Director, 1997 - 1998


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: St. Louis University Public Law Review, 1995 - 1996
  • Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, Illinois, 1984
    Major: Psychology

Ancillary Businesses

  • Court Administration Consulting


Published Works

  • United States v. National Treasury Employees Union: Restrictions on Free Speech of Government Employees and the Rebalancing of Pickering, 15 St. Louis v. Pub. L. Rev. 555, Vol. XV, No. 2, 1996
  • The Use of Mediation in the Criminal Justice System, Community Corrections Report, May/June, 1997
  • Appeals from Plea Agreements: The Newly Clarified Law, The Questions That Remain, 88 Ill. B.J. 2 (2000), Vol. 88, November, 2000

Office Information


1 North Old State Capitol PlazaSuite 200Post Office Box 5131Springfield, IL 62705


  • (217) 522-3173


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