NIU College of Law alumnus James F. McCluskey, a partner in the Lisle-based law firm Momkus McCluskey, LLC, has been elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
McCluskey, of Batavia, concentrates his practice in the trial of professional and commercial liability cases.
Long active in the ISBA, he previously served as a member of its assembly and was chairman of its Agenda and Practice Committee, and has served on its Civil Practice & Procedure Council and its Allerton House Committee. In 2013, he was elected as secretary of the 33,000-member organization.
McCluskey has been active in several other state and local organizations including the DuPage County Bar Association where he served as its director, general counsel and president. He is also a past president of the DuPage County Bar Foundation.
McCluskey received his J.D. from NIU in 1979.
The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the foundation will distribute close to $400,000 in grants to legal aid organizations across the state of Illinois, and in Lawyers Care Fund support to attorneys and their families in need.