Company: Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
James F. Best is a Partner at Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington, a foremost legal services provider based in Chicago, Ill., which has evolved into a mid-sized firm with a reputation for excellence since its establishment more than 35 years ago. Lauded as an expert in trial law, Mr. Best strives to maintain his firm’s standard of quality and distinction in his role as a partner. He is primarily responsible for attending court hearings and litigating on trial cases, thereby making the most of nearly four decades of professional experience that he has come to nurture over the course of a successful career.
Mr. Best remains abreast of trends and developments in trial law, as he is committed to keeping a laser focus on delivering valuable results. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, United States District Court Trial Bar, the United Stated Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Best is also a Certified Arbitration Chairman, and a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, as well as DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar.
Mr. Best has been honored as a Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer in Illinois from the inception of these honors until the present time. He has contributed articles and spoken before numerous groups. These groups include the Chicago Bar Association, the DuPage Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Defense Counsel, the Chicago Claims Manager Association and Executive Enterprises; he has also spoken publicly for many of his clients. Mr. Best also served three terms as the Chairman of the Civil Practice Committee, headed a committee to revise the local rules and served on the Judiciary committee of his local bar.
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