James R. Carroll Appointed by Illinois Supreme Court to Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – January 31, 2013 – The Illinois Supreme Court recently appointed Attorney James R. Carroll, a principal with Chicago-based law firm Much Shelist, to Vice President of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar. He was originally appointed by the Court to the Board on Jan. 1, 2006 and he has been reappointed every three years. This is his seventh year on the Board and his first year as Vice President.

Carroll, who joined Much Shelist in 2008, served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois for 15 years under four separate Attorneys General—including serving as First Assistant Attorney General during the administration of Roland W. Burris. An experienced litigator, Carroll focuses his practice on complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both the state and federal court systems, as well as government representation. He has litigated numerous contested hearings involving temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.

Carroll received a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and a B.A. from North Park University. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, and before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.