— January 10, 2019
— Cozen O’Connor attorney Jim Argionis
, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department
in Chicago, has been named a 2018 “Community Star” by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Argionis, a long-time resident of Park Ridge, will be honored for his exceptional community involvement at a recognition dinner, called “A Night of Stars” on February 16.
Throughout his legal career, Argionis has distinguished himself in community service in his hometown of Park Ridge and beyond. He has served by governor appointment and State Senate confirmation, through three administrations, as chairman of the Illinois Department of Employment Security Advisory Board. Argionis is also a commissioner of Park Ridge’s Planning and Zoning Commission and also chairs its O’Hare Airport Commission.
In addition, Argionis has volunteered his legal and mentoring skills to the Maine South High School Mock Trial Team both in their annual Illinois State competitions and in a national competition, in which the team participated for the first time. He has also volunteered his time for local Park Ridge school districts 64 and 207, the Park Ridge Police Parent Patrol, the Chicago Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, and the National Immigrant Justice Center.
“Each year, the Chamber of Commerce seeks to recognize outstanding members of the Park Ridge community with a Community Star award,” said Gail Haller, executive director of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. “This year, the committee was delighted with Jim’s nomination and is pleased to award him a Community Star for his long-time community involvement in Park Ridge. We look forward to celebrating his achievements at our annual dinner dance.”
Argionis has extensive experience and an impressive record of success as a business trial lawyer. His practice encompasses a wide range of business and commercial litigation disputes, including those related to product defects, breach of contracts, business torts, fraud, defamation, libel, slander, trademark/copyright infringement, unfair competition, partnerships, corporate and limited liability company disputes, professional malpractice, including attorney, accountant, medical, dental, and nursing home defense, civil rights and employment defense, corporate investigations, including criminal matters, and real estate related litigation, including eminent domain.
Argionis received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, (J.D., 1995) and his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago, (B.A., summa cum laude, 1992).
He is a long-time resident of Park Ridge where he lives with his wife, Gwen, and their three children.
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