Jack Hagerty represents public and privately held corporations, various governmental agencies and entities, and individuals in a wide array of complex litigation matters in state and federal courts. Jack also represents corporations and individuals in white-collar criminal matters, and has conducted internal investigations for corporations involving financial errors and irregularities.
JD, 1990, Chicago Kent College of Law , with high honors, Order of the Coif
Certified Public Accountant, May 1983
BS, 1981, St. Mary’s College, Accounting
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
Chicago Bar Association
Successfully prosecuted an election challenge in an aldermanic race in the City of Chicago, which resulted in the Illinois Supreme Court declaring that convicted felons were not eligible to run for the office of alderman in a municipal election.
Jack received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5,” the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
From 2009-2012 Jack has been named to the "Irish Legal 100," which recognizes the top 100 Irish American lawyers in the country. This distinguished list is determined annually through a rigorous vetting and nominating process conducted by the Irish Voice newspaper in New York. Jack joins a select group of other honorees including Chief Justice Roberts, Patrick Fitzgerald, and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
Jack was named one of the top commercial litigators in Illinois by Chicago Lawyer in 2007, the same year he was designated an Illinois Super Lawyer. He is a member of the Leading Lawyers Network and has been recognized as one of the top white collar criminal lawyers in Illinois.
Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association
Treasurer for a number of political committees for elected public officials in Cook County
Member of the OLPH Endowment Board.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Fellowship Club
Co-host of “The Hagerty Family Irish Hour,” which is the longest running ethnic radio program in the country.
Counsel to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), in a Desegregation Consent Decree case initially filed in 1980. Served as lead counsel when the Court ultimately determined that the Consent Decree should be vacated, returning control of the school district to CPS after almost 30 years of supervision by the Department of Justice.
Successfully prosecuted an election challenge in an aldermanic race in the city of Chicago, which resulted in the Illinois Supreme Court declaring that convicted felons were not eligible to run for election in municipal election.
Counsel for the plaintiff in a trade secrets action in Arkansas that resulted in an agreed permanent injunction after the conclusion of the plaintiff’s case at the hearing for preliminary injunction.
Counsel to the court-appointed receiver in a nationwide class action involving American Airlines.
Counsel with the Special Master for the Waste Management federal securities class action litigation in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Counsel to a variety of governmental entities with regard to constitutional challenges to preferential procurement plans for minority- and women-owned businesses.
Counsel to insurers in a wide range of complex coverage disputes in state and federal courts across the country.
Counsel in matters before the Seventh Circuit, the Chicago Board of Elections and the Judicial Inquiry Board.
Published Appellate Decisions
Delgado, et al. v. The Board of Election Commissioners of the City of Chicago, 224 Ill.2d 481 (Ill. 2007).
Paul H. Schewndener, Inc. v. Larrabel Commons Partners, 338 Ill. App. 3d 19 (1st Dist. 2003).
Butler v. Kent, 275 Ill. App.3d 217 (1st Dist. 1995).