Jim Bream
Querrey & Harrow, Ltd.

175 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60604, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Education
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice

Practice/Organization Description

James Bream received his BS, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin/Madison. He received his JD, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota School of Law.

Mr. Bream concentrates his practice in the defense of hospitals, managed care organizations, and physicians in professional liability programs and has handled all aspects of major medical malpractice cases in the trial and appellate courts. Mr. Bream has tried medical malpractice cases and defended health care clients before the appellate courts.

In addition, Mr. Bream has extensive insurance coverage experience in the domestic and London markets. He has monitored professional liability programs across the country on behalf of London and domestic excess insurers and reinsurers. He has served on risk management committees for hospital clients and has advised hospital clients on areas of staff privileging, termination of life support, informed consent issues, EMTALA issues, responses to agency investigations and in drafting policies and procedures.

He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Illinois Association of Defense Counsel, the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, and the Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys. He is a frequent speaker on medical charting, informed consent, consent by minors, EMTALA, advanced directives, patient safety, disclosure, medical tourism and liability theories to insurers and brokers, HMO’s, hospitals, medical staffs and physician groups.


University of Minnesota Law School

Professional Associations & Memberships

President, Board of Education, Northbrook/Glenview School District 30

Co-Chair, CHARACTER COUNTS! in Glenview

Past Board of Directors, President Elect CHRMS, Lew Blond Memorial 5k

Honors and Awards

AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Greatest Contribution of the Year, CHRMS

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