Areas of Practice
  • Washington University, J.D.
  • DePauw University, B.A.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

James A. Christman

115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3100
Chicago IL 60603
TEL: +1 312 577 1277
FAX: +1 312 577 1370

James A. Christman, a partner in Steptoe’s Chicago office, counsels and litigates for clients on matters related to contracts, commercial disputes, fiduciary duty, professional liability, director liability, and officer liability.  He also works extensively with physicians and physician groups on healthcare and regulatory matters. In particular, he represents:

  • A major health system in its purchase of physician practices
  • Physicians in medical staff proceedings
  • PHO’s and IPA’s in corporate and regulatory and managed care contracting

Mr. Christman is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, to which membership is by invitation only and is comprised of by less than one percent of the lawyer population in any given state. 


  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Healthcare and Commercial Litigation, 2009-2014
  • Named to the Leading Lawyers Network

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Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers