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James R. Williams, J.D. was born in Carmi, Illinois. He attended Southern Illinois University and completed his Bachelors in Science.
Jim attended Southern Illinois Law School and was named to the Deans list for his first and second semesters. Jim was selected to be a member of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal, the Illinois State Bar Association Moot Court Team, and the Order of Barristers at Southern Illinois Law School for his outstanding trial advocacy skills.
Jim also researched and wrote an article regarding the rules which govern trials, depositions, discovery and other civil practice rules published in the 1992 survey article of the S.I.U. Law Journal. Jim is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association and a member of the Workers’ Compensation Law Section. He is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Missouri.
Attorney Williams is presently a partner in the Law Offices of Williams, Caponi & Associates, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois. He limits his practices to the preparation and trial of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice cases.
Kirk A. Caponi, J.D. was born in Belleville, Illinois on April 17, 1965. Kirk is a 1983 graduate of Belleville West High School, but he is a native of Millstadt, Illinois. Kirk has lived in the Metro-East area all of his life.
He received a B.A. at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1987. He attended law school at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his J.D. degree in 1990.
Along with his educational experience, Kirk worked for the Burkart Law Offices in Hammel, Illinois, while attending law school, as a special public defender. Kirk was nominated and is currently a member of the “Outstanding Young Men of America.” He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, St. Clair County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Attorney Caponi is presently a partner in the Law Offices of Williams, Caponi & Associates, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois. He limits his practice to the preparation and trial of Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Death cases, and has done so for over 20 years.