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James T. Rollins is a partner at The Malpractice Group and runs the Chicago office.

Jim has the unique honor of having been named a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” for his work as a defense attorney and has transitioned his work to advocating on behalf of injured patients. Jim uses the inside knowledge he gained as a defense attorney in his unrelenting effort to get the most for the injured patients that he now represents. Jim also works on a probono basis with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Society.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury


  • 2003 J.D Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • 2000 B.A. DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court S.D. Illinois


  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Chicago Catholic Lawyers Guild


In addition to being named a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” on numerous occasions, Jim has attained Martindale-Hubbell’s most coveted “AV-Preeminent” rating, which “signifies that the lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.”

Jim is a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law where he served as the President of the Phi Alpha Delta legal service fraternity. Jim also has a B.A. degree in Political Science DePaul University, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha Honors Society.

Jim has an unwavering compassion for representing patients and their families. With Jim, you will always have a strong advocate on your side.


Mr. Wais has personally handled and resolved either by verdict or settlement numerous cases in excess $10,000,000.00. A representative sample of newspaper headlines reporting solely on jury verdicts include the following:

  • “Jury awards $55 Million for birth injury” – The Daily Record
  • “Jury awards $21 Million for birth injury” – The Daily Record
  • “Widow wins $14 Million” – The Baltimore Sun
  • “UM Medical Center to pay $6.9 Million for negligence” – The Baltimore Sun
  • ‘’Malpractice suit Plaintiff is awarded $4.4 Million” – The Baltimore Sun
  • “Jury awards parents $4.0 Million” – The Daily Record


  • Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year – 2012
  • Maryland “Super Lawyer” – 2007 (inaugural year), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland” – Member
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Member

 The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. All cases are different and past results are not a guarantee of future success. The Malpractice Group or Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt have offices in Maryland, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia. Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt practices nationwide on a pro hac vice basis.

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offut Secured Largest Malpractice Verdict in U.S. History


$229 million to Child Who Suffered Brain Injury During Birth at Johns Hopkins