James R. Carter
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Why choose an Attorney at Carter Law Offices?

We are experienced Illinois medical malpractice trial lawyers dedicated to integrity and personal service.

With decades of experience and a commitment to zealous representation of injury victims, our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

The respected attorneys at Carter Law Offices offer compassionate personal service, knowledgeable legal advice and dedicated advocacy to victims of medical malpractice, hospital negligence and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, and many more personal injury matters.

Attorney Profile

James R. Carter

An attorney for more than 35 years, James R. Carter has broad experience in the trial and appeal of civil matters,

with a concentration in Catastrophic Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Asbestos and Silica related Toxic Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, as well as commercial issues involving corporate dissolution and securities related claims. Mr. Carter has handled matters in courts throughout the state of Illinois, including both the Appellate and Illinois Supreme Court.

Mr. Carter has handled matters in courts throughout the state of Illinois, including both the Appellate and Illinois Supreme Court.

A member of several professional organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and American Association of Justice, Mr. Carter has lectured at numerous Bar and non-Bar association functions. He is a Master in the Abraham Lincoln Inn. Mr. Carter has been named a “Leading Lawyer” and recognized to be among the top lawyers in Illinois for the past 8 years. Mr. Carter has also been designated a Super Lawyer in the State of Illinois.

Areas of Practice:

Catastrophic injury or death claims arising from:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Product Liability


  • Illinois State Bar, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1984


  • John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, 1978
  • Indiana University, BA, 1975
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Mr. Carter has also devoted himself to the community, participating on the boards of several organizations, most notably the Midwest Affiliate of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria, where he was for many years an active member, sitting on the Executive Committee as Legal Counsel.

He has previously served on the board of the Cornstock Theater, where he was charged with heading up the Ad Hoc Building Committee to develop and fund a new theater in the park.

Mr. Carter has been an active supporter of numerous other organizations, including the local Easter Seals Clinic and Penguin Project, a unique performing arts experience for developmentally disabled/delayed children. Mr. Carter is a Life Sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. As an avid outdoorsmen, Mr. Carter enjoys hunting and fishing when he can.

At the core of our practice is a firm commitment to standing up to doctors, hospitals, drug companies, individuals, and insurance carriers who seek to shirk their legal responsibility for the harm resulting from their acts. We live in a capitalist society. The only protection to individuals is to attempt to hold corporate entities responsible for their own acts of needless neglect or behavior that causes harm to people. The only way to accomplish that goal is to require those entities to pay full and complete compensation to balance the harms that have been caused. Unless and until such companies, or individuals, who cause such harm are made to be responsible, they will not change their behavior because there is no real cost to them for their needless neglect.

To discuss your options in seeking real recovery after an accident or injury, call James R. Carter at Carter Law Offices. Your initial consultation and case evaluation is absolutely free; there are no upfront fees or costs.

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