James W. Ford


Jim is a founding partner of Ford & Britton, PC and has been practicing law as a trial attorney for over 30 years, primarily in the area of insurance defense. He maintains a practice in all aspects of general insurance defense work, including premises liability, construction, transportation, and appeals.

Jim has represented many religious and not-for-profit entities throughout Illinois in the full range of personal injury, premises liability and other tort matters, such as, defamation and invasion of privacy.  He has also had considerable experience in defending sexual abuse and molestation claims, including claims with multiple victims and significant exposure beyond insurance coverage.

Email: jford@fordbritton.com




Supreme Court of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar


Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1976

Student Articles Editor, Law Journal

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor of Arts


Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

North Shore Ulster Project, Youth Program for Peace in Northern Ireland, President          

Society of St. Vincent DePaul, Helping Local Poor