Only one Law Firm holds the all-time record high jury verdict in Whiteside County for personal injury/medical negligence. We do.               

James E. Fagerman

James E. Fagerman, attorney at the law firm of Mertes & Mertes, P.C.Legal Concentration:

  • Criminal
  • DUI & Traffic
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Family Law


  • 2000 - Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • 2004 - Juris Doctorate, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Experience on both sides of the courtroom.

Attorney James E. Fagerman was DuPage County Assistant Public Defender for three years, and Whiteside County Assistant State’s Attorney for five years.


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Whiteside County Bar Association