Jim Doppke is Of Counsel to Robinson Law Group, LLC. He concentrates his practice in ARDC defense and other legal ethics matters. Jim spent 14 years of his 17-year career handling legal ethics and professional responsibility cases at the Illinois ARDC, including more than 70 formal disciplinary cases (20 of which were fully contested). He now applies that experience in the defense of all stages of proceedings before the ARDC, and in advocating for lawyers, or candidates for bar admission, in other professional matters. He is well-equipped to provide lawyers with thoughtful, caring advice about professional problems of all kinds; to assist them in creating mindful practices to help avoid future problems; or to help guide them through a difficult time. He is also available to create and present materials, speeches, and seminars pertaining to professionalism and ethics. He made numerous such MCLE- and PMCLE-accredited presentations while at the ARDC, and he remains energized about connecting with the profession – through bar associations and other groups of any size – in that way. He is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility.
Jim’s previous experience includes working as a legal aid lawyer, litigating in housing and family law cases on behalf of Will County’s neediest populations. That experience continues to inform his quest to help seek the most compassionate and just outcomes in all legal matters.
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Senior Litigation Counsel, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Conducted hundreds of investigations and prosecuted more than 70 formal disciplinary matters
Answered thousands of telephone inquiries regarding professional responsibility matters through the ARDC Ethics Inquiry program
Accomplished presenter of legal ethics and professionalism MCLE- and PMCLE-accredited materials