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James M. Ruppert

Attorney James M. Ruppert is a hard-working Illinois native who is passionate about helping fellow Illinois residents see justice after suffering an injury. James is a talented and driven personal injury lawyer who has a history of going above and beyond. Beginning as a law clerk at the firm while in law school, James has been a valued member of the Hassakis & Hassakis team from the beginning of his legal career.

About James M. Ruppert

James M. Ruppert received his J.D. in 2013 from Southern Illinois University School of law. During law school, he was active in trial advocacy and committed to learning the legal profession. Following his first year, he clerked for Judges Barbara Crowder and Clarence Harrison in the Illinois Third Judicial Circuit Court. Shortly thereafter, he joined Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. as a law clerk and later an associate attorney. In January of 2017, James became a partner with the firm.

James grew up in the southern Illinois city of Alton, Illinois where he played sports and graduated from Alton High School. James is the son of Dean and Michelle Ruppert. James learned at a young age the meaning of hard work while working for the family construction business. He resides in Mt. Vernon with his wife, Katie.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence

Professional Involvement

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Tort Law Section Council
    • Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council
    • Assembly Representative
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association (former Treasurer & President)
  • American Association for Justice
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James was so amazing as he guided me through my complicated case. He helped me through everything, even when I was doubtful.

- James M. Ruppert

Education Details:

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. 2013
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, B.A. 2010

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