James A. Devine

James A. Devine

Springfield, Illinois

James A. Devine practices both public and private sector employment law. His background includes service on active duty as a U.S. Marine Corps lawyer, as an assistant Illinois state's attorney, and assistant Illinois attorney general. He spent over twenty years as a civilian in the Pentagon before returning to Illinois. A former Eagle Scout, Mr. Devine was raised in Chicago, Illinois and received his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University. 

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law -- Employee

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/Illinois, Member