Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law

James G. Fahey

Sorling Northrup Law Offices

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173


121 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1108
Chicago, IL 60601

James G. Fahey

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
- B.A. in Psychology, 1984
St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO
- J.D., cum laude, 1997


U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Commercial Litigation
Government Civil Litigation
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment Law
Personal Injury




James G. Fahey joined Sorling Northrup in 2000 after completing a clerkship with Fourth District Appellate Court Justice Sue E. Myerscough. A former Attorney with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and a past Director of Adult Court Services in Sangamon County, Fahey has held management, research, and direct service positions at the state, appellate, and circuit court levels, and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for elected officials and government entities. Mr. Fahey has also authored several articles in professional publications and provided numerous seminars on a variety of legal issues.

Mr. Fahey concentrates his practice in commercial/corporate litigation, employment law, intellectual property and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. Fahey also provides a wide range of intellectual property services, including counseling, availability determinations, validity and infringement analyses, registration, assignments, licensing and a full continuum of litigation services in such areas as trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secrets.

Reported Cases:

Prazon v. Shoop (IMRF), 2012 ILApp(4th) 120048
Barber v. City of Springfield, 406 Ill.App.3d 1099, 943 N.E.2d 157 (4th Dist. 2011)
Loman v. Freeman, 229 Ill.2d 104, 890 N.E.2d 446 (2008)
Quinlan v. Stouffe, 355 Ill.App.3d 830, 823 N.E.2d 597 (4th Dist. 2005)
Central Illinois Light Company v. The Home Insurance Company, 213 Ill.2d 141, 821 N.E.2d 206 (2004).