Illinois Personal Injury Attorney James Michael Ruppert


Mount Vernon, Illinois

Effingham, Illinois


(800)-553-3125 (Toll Free)




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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.

Hometown Biography:   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

Undergraduate School

  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, B.A. (2010)

Law School

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. (2013)

Areas of Practice

Employment History

  • Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. Associate (2011 – 2016)
  • Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. Partner (2017- present)

Bar/Professional Association Involvement

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association  (former Treasurer & President)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
    • Tort Law Section Council
    • Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council
    • Assembly Representative