James A. McGuinness joined Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd. in August, 2009 as an associate after having worked for Inman & Fitzgibbons in Chicago and Zizik, Powers, O'Connell, Spaulding & Lamontagne in Boston. In January, 2013, Mr. McGuinness was elected a shareholder of Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd. Mr. McGuinness is licensed in both the states of Massachusetts and Illinois as well as the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Recently, he was second chair in the successful prosecution of an insurance coverage case on behalf of plaintiffs Jerald and Meryl Goldfarb. He holds his Juris Doctor from Boston College School of Law where he competed in the national civil rights moot court competition and was a finalist in the BC Law mock trial competition. Mr. McGuinness holds a B.A. degree in English literature from Bowdoin College. In addition, he studied English and Irish literature and history at the National University of Ireland at Galway. Mr. McGuinness was recently named to the Irish Legal 100, a list of leading Irish lawyers in the country, by the Irish Voice publication.