James M. Quigley is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Fellows of the Academy concentrate their practice on all issues related to divorce and family law matters and are highly skilled negotiator’s and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. Fellows of the AAML across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys in the area of family law as having a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Membership in the AAML demonstrates recognition by one’s peers as being one of the best family law practitioners in Illinois. To be eligible for membership in the AAML, Mr. Quigley had to be in practice and admitted to the bar for at least 10 years and devote at least 75% of his practice to family law, pass a written national examination on wide ranging issues pertaining to matrimonial and family law, demonstrate involvement in the study and/or improvement matrimonial law, such as publishing articles or continuing education presentations, and then pass an oral examination by the local chapter. Mr. Quigley has served on the Board of Managers beginning in 2012.
Of other notable distinctions, James M. Quigley is annually recognized as one of Illinois’ “Leading Lawyers”, an honor awarded to fewer than 5% of lawyers in state of Illinois. Mr. Quigley also continues to be recognized annually as an Illinois “Super Lawyer”. “Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process.” Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research and evaluated using12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers represents no more than 5% of the lawyers in Illinois.
James M. Quigley has appeared in and on a variety of media outlets providing legal analysis for a number of local and national media outlets including, but not limited to MSNBC, Fox News Channel, the Today Show, NBC Chicago, CBS Chicago, ABC Chicago, FOX News Chicago and has appeared in a variety of celebrity outlets such as People Magazine, Life & Style Weekly, OK! Weekly, and US Weekly, as well as others.
Mr. Quigley served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the DePaul University College of Law – Family Law Center, where he attended law school and where he also assisted his partner, Miles Beermann in teaching a family law trial skills class. Mr. Quigley regularly lectures on a variety of family law and matrimonial matters as part of his continuing legal education.