James W. Davidson


Office: Chicago

Direct: 312-422-6148

Fax: 312-422-6110


  • Professional Overview

    Jamey Davidson is a Partner in our Chicago office and has a very diversified practice. Initially, Jamey is the National Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Liability Practice Group and heads the Chicago office’s Practice Group. In that capacity, Jamey represents insurance companies as well as their insureds in Cyber Liability matters ranging from ransomware matters to cybercrime matters wherein he acts as Breach Coach and Privacy Counsel to large and small companies to assist in responding to cyberattacks and cyber threats. Further, he acts as monitoring counsel for domestic and London based cyber liability carriers for matters all over the country and has successfully negotiated many ransom and extortion payments and worked to recover funds that were stolen in cybercrime schemes. Jamey also has a large litigation practice that includes representing companies in class action data breach litigation. Further, he often represents nursing homes and extended care facilities in cases regarding the care and treatment of residents as well as physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. Jamey also routinely represents condominium associations and other common interest community associations and their board members in both a general counsel capacity as well as defense counsel. Additionally, Jamey represents lawyers, accountants, real estate agents and brokers and all other types of professionals in professional liability matters and counsels employers and individuals in employment and commercial disputes.

    Jamey also frequently lectures on cyber liability and cyber liability insurance issues. Further, Jamey has been published and frequently lectures on ethical issues and legal responsibilities of lawyers. He has written and lectured on damages in legal malpractice actions, on conforming law firm websites to the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and on issues of attorney-client privilege and client confidentiality.

    Finally, Jamey has extensive experience defending class action lawsuits under the Fair Debt Collection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other state and federal data privacy and consumer protection statutes.

  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    Jamey received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2003, where he graduated cum laude.  While at Loyola, he was a Senior Member of Loyola’s Law Review, Loyola Law Journal, served as a legal writing tutor and was a National Champion at the Wagner Labor and Capital Employment Law Moot Court competition, besting over 30 other schools.

    Jamey received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Ball State University in 2000, where he graduated cum laude and was elected Student Government President.

    States Licensed

    • Illinois
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • Chicago Bar Association
      • Co-chair of Professional Liability Committee of Young Lawyers Section 2009-2010
    • Illinois Bar Association
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • Moderator: Tips and Traps of Placing and Underwriting a Cyber Policy (PLUS Richmond September 2016)
    • Faculty Speaker: What Covers What? The Interplay and Overlap of Professional Liability and Cyber Liability Coverage (Plus Regional Conference, May 2017)
    • Faculty Speaker:  Practicing Legal Ethics in the Electronic Law Office (March and September 2008).
    • Avoiding The Ethical Issues With Law Firm Websites (Published by HalfMoon, LLC March, 2008).
    • Does the 51 Percent Rule Apply to Legal Malpractice Actions? (Illinois Bar Journal, June 2009).
    • Faculty Speaker:  Understanding the Duty of Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege and Current Ethical Issues.(November 2008, March and June 2009).
    • Moderator: The New Rules of Professional Conduct (Chicago Bar Association, June, 2010)
    • The Growing Prevalence of Law Firm ‘In-House Counsel’ and the Potential Attorney-Client Privilege Issues in Legal Malpractice Cases. (Featured Article in DRI “Riding the E & O Line”, September 10, 2010).
    • Faculty Speaker: Metadata: Avoiding the Ethical Mine Fields (April and November, 2010)