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James J. Grogan

Title/s:  Chief Counsel for the Administrator, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court

Phone: 312.565.2600

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About

JAMES J. GROGAN is an Illinois lawyer and educator who concentrates his practice in professional responsibility and lawyer ethics law. 

Grogan received an undergraduate degree from Lewis University in 1977 and his JD degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1980.

He retired in 2019 as the Deputy Administrator and the Chief Counsel of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC) where, for almost 40 years, he investigated and prosecuted hundreds of charges of lawyer misconduct and argued dozens of disciplinary cases in the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Grogan is a Past President of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), the bar association of lawyer regulators. For over 33 years, he has taught legal ethics, first at the DePaul University College of Law and then at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he is an Adjunct Professor.

Over the course of his career, he has presented over 1,200 speeches, lectures, and workshops to law firms, bar associations, corporations, and judicial and governmental groups and agencies on various lawyer regulation topics.

Degrees

BA, summa cum laude, Lewis University, 1977
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1980