Jim Black


I am a Rockford Native. I attended Rock Valley College and then transferred to the University of Illinois. I graduated with my Bachelor of Art Degree in 1976. I worked as a Social Worker in the Rockford community from 1976-1982. I attended St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, MO graduating at the top of my class in 1985. I was sworn into the bar in November of 1985 and began practicing law in the St. Louis area. I returned to the Rockford area in 1987. I worked in a variety of firms before focusing on a workers’ compensation practice in 1991. I focused my practice in workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and personal injury since 1991.

I opened my own practice in August of 2000. In January of 2015, I along with Tracy Jones, formed Black & Jones Attorneys at Law. I am a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the National Organization for Social Security Claimant Representatives. Additionally, I am licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois as well as the State of Wisconsin.


308 W. State St. Suite 300
Rockford , Illinois , 61101
United States

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