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Meet Hoffman Estates Attorney James Pluymert

Carrying an Exceptional Level of Experience and a Passion for Doing the Right Thing

James H. Pluymert

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After receiving his undergraduate degree from Calvin College, Hoffman Estates attorney James H. Pluymert received his law degree from DePaul University School of Law in 1981. As a young attorney fresh out of law school, Jim litigated personal injury claims with Goldstein, Goldberg & Fishman in Chicago. From 1984 to 1989, Jim was a litigation associate at Hinshaw, Culbertson, Moelmann, Hoban & Fuller where he concentrated on insurance defense work. From 1989 to 1993, Jim was a partner with Hoogendoorn, Talbot, Davids, Godfrey & Milligan in Chicago where his practiced centered principally in personal injury and business litigation, including medical malpractice, product liability, warranty and insurance coverage. In September of 1993, Jim and his friend Russ Robinson formed Robinson & Pluymert, Ltd., which would later become Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd.

As an experienced trial attorney with numerous jury and bench trials under his belt, Jim has successfully defended many individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations in malpractice claims, personal injury claims, commercial contract lawsuits, business disputes and wrongful termination claims. He takes a proactive approach to liability claims by counseling companies and individuals about implementing strategies to reduce the risk of adverse claims.

While Jim is a seasoned litigator and mediator for numerous companies and individuals, the Hoffman Estates lawyer has a strong passion for representing churches and other not-for-profit organizations. A certified Christian Conciliator through the Institute for Christian Conciliation, Jim has counseled churches with corporate formation, tax issues, internal governance, and mergers. He helps pastors and church staff facing serious issues such as church discipline and liability, clergy confidentiality and privilege, and ecclesiastical disputes. He serves as an advisor to church board members regarding duties and liabilities and assists tax-exempt organizations with their tax status regarding charitable gifts and planned giving. Jim also designs and implements child protection plans to screen workers in youth ministry.

Jim plays an active role in the ministry at Willow Creek Community Church, where he is a member. He belongs to the Kane County Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society. Jim is happily married and has a son and a daughter.

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