Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
James R. Griffin
Partner

James Griffin practices in the areas of civil litigation, land use, zoning, renewable energy, environmental law, government relations and developer incentives.  

Mr. Griffin has extensive litigation experience in real estate, state and local taxation, environmental and business disputes. Mr. Griffin regularly appears for clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

He has represented clients in numerous land use and zoning matters, for clients ranging from publicly traded national homebuilding companies to local developers.  Mr. Griffin’s experience includes sometimes controversial developments, such as wind energy projects, landfills and intensive mixed-use developments.

Mr. Griffin has advised clients in numerous wind energy projects, including all aspects of the siting process and post-siting litigation.  Mr. Griffin is active in the American Wind Energy Association and in state wind working groups. Mr. Griffin is a frequent lecturer on wind energy matters, and the land use entitlement process in general.  Mr. Griffin also represents clients in environmental and administrative matters involving both state and federal agencies.

Practice areas:
Civil litigation, land use, zoning, renewable energy, environmental law, government relations and developer incentives

Education:
JD, 1997, The John Marshall Law School, Cum Laude
BS Mechanical Engineering, 1994, Purdue University

Bar Admissions:
Illinois
Indiana

Professional Affiliations:
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Wind Energy Association