Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jim Argionis appointed to Dean’s Advisory Council at Loyola University Chicago

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Jim Argionis, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) at Loyola University Chicago’s College of Arts and Sciences. 

DAC comprises Loyola University Chicago alumni and friends who provide advice and feedback to the dean and support college initiatives designed to enhance the quality and reputation of the College of Arts and Sciences, participate in programming and events, including mentoring students, and act as ambassadors for the dean and advocates for the college.   

Argionis, who received both his undergraduate and law degrees at Loyola University Chicago, has extensive experience and an impressive record of success as a business trial lawyer at Cozen O’Connor.

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, and corporate and limited liability company disputes. His practice also includes professional malpractice disputes, including attorney, accountant, medical, dental, and nursing home defence, civil rights and employment defence, corporate investigations, including criminal matters, and real estate-related litigation.

Throughout his legal career, Argionis has also distinguished himself through his efforts in community service. In 2022, he received the Sgt. Karen Lader Memorial Good Citizen Award from Maine Township and in 2019 his hometown of Park Ridge recognized him with a Community Star award from its Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, Argionis serves as the longtime chairman of the Illinois Department of Employment Security Advisory Board and has served previously as chair of Park Ridge’s Planning and Zoning Commission and its O’Hare Airport Commission.  

Argionis has also volunteered his legal and mentoring skills to the Maine South High School Mock Trial Team both in their annual Illinois state competitions and in national competitions (winning the 2023 state competition). He also volunteers considerable time with local Park Ridge school districts 64 and 207, the Park Ridge Police Parent Patrol, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, and the National Immigrant Justice Center. 

One of his local causes is especially close to home – because it began in his own family. After his wife, Gwen, survived cancer, together they founded Sock’N it to Cancer, a grassroots effort that donates socks to local cancer centres to help with the chemotherapy treatment side effect of cold feet. The Park Ridge community banded around the Argionis family cause and has donated over 10,000 pairs of socks.

Argionis has been profiled by his Loyola University School of Law, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Lawyer magazine.  

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