As a Partner at CROKE FAIRCHILD DUARTE & BERES, Jamie serves as a trusted advisor to her clients in both private and public sectors. She develops strategic litigation plans for her clients to achieve creative and cost-effective solutions that are uniquely tailored to advance each client’s needs and interests. With her business minded approach to law, clients trust Jamie with all legal matters. Her clients include government entities, Fortune 500 companies, private and publicly held companies, private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and individuals globally.
Prior to joining Croke Fairchild, Jamie was a Senior Attorney at Lambda Legal where she litigated high-profile and high-stakes federal impact litigation cases through verdict and appeal to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and people living with HIV. Before Lambda, Jamie was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP and Steptoe & Johnson LLP where her work focused on products liability and mass tort litigation, class actions, multidistrict litigation, corporate internal investigations, and other complex commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign clients.
Jamie’s civic engagement include being appointed to Governor Pritzker’s Affirming and Inclusive Schools Task Force. She has a robust pro bono practice in a variety of civil rights matters; served as a certified, volunteer mediator for disputes involving pro se litigants; and has dedicated extensive time to volunteering in Chicago and Detroit public schools to empower the regions’ youth.