James D. Montgomery (attorney)

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James D. Montgomery Sr.
Born (1932-02-17) February 17, 1932 (age 86)
Louise, Mississippi, U.S.
Education University of Illinois (B.A., 1953)
UIUC College of Law (J.D., 1956)
Occupation Attorney
Employer James D. Montgomery & Associates
Organization Black Panther Party (legal counsel)
Known for Civil rights litigation
Board member of University of Illinois
Website jamesdmontgomery.com

James D. Montgomery Sr. (born February 17, 1932 in Louise, Mississippi) is a prominent African-American attorney in Chicago and one of the Trustees for the University of Illinois.[1]

Montgomery previously served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago under Mayor Harold Washington.


  1. ^ "James D. Montgomery, Sr". University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

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