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James Hurst

Chicago, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Intellectual Property , Litigation: General Commercial , Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation , Litigation: Trial Lawyers
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Intellectual Property - Illinois

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James Hurst is an esteemed trial attorney with longstanding expertise in patent infringement cases. He represents clients in matters involving medical technologies, biosimilars and generic drugs as well as related branding issues.
"James is a truly top-notch lawyer." He is the single best litigator I've ever seen, full stop. He is great with a jury and judge and is a fearless and dedicated attorney."
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Litigation: General Commercial - Illinois

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James Hurst has deep expertise within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, drawing on longstanding experience as a civil trial lawyer.
"James Hurst is the single best litigator I have ever seen, full stop. He has a great sense of how to approach matters, is great with a jury and great with a judge - if I had a bet-the-company litigation, he would be my first choice.""James is widely considered one of the best lawyers in Chicago."
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Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation - USA - Nationwide

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James Hurst has extensive experience in litigating life sciences disputes, even up to the US Supreme Court, includes matters relating to trade secrets and patents, antitrust and product liability, contracts and criminal cases.
"I can't find enough superlatives to talk about him, he's great with a judge and jury and is a fearless and dedicated advocate." "He is a very impressive lawyer who is very good on his feet."
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Litigation: Trial Lawyers - USA - Nationwide

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James Hurst is widely revered as a stellar trial lawyer for complex patent cases, regularly acting on behalf of clients in the life sciences space.
"He has a great sense of how to approach matters, he is great with a jury and he is great with a judge." "An absolutely brilliant trial lawyer and a go-to for any high-stakes trial."
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Jim Hurst is a trial lawyer who serves on Kirkland’s Executive Committee. He’s been trying cases for 30 years, including patent, products liability, trade secret, antitrust, fraud, and contract cases. He's also argued dozens of appeals including before the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s was named Benchmark’s “Trial Lawyer of the Year” in 2018, and is one of only three lawyers honored twice in The American Lawyer’s biannual "Litigator of the Year” contest—the first for eight straight trial wins and the second for six straight trial wins. His trial wins are regularly reported in the press, including a 2019 American Lawyer articled entitled “Kirkland’s Hurst Wins, And Then He Wins Some More--How Does He Do It?”

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University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1989 cum laude; University of Delaware, B.S., 1986 magna cum laude

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