Broad litigation base with an emphasis on business representation

With twenty-eight years’ experience as a litigator, I have handled a wide variety of matters.  I have appeared in the state and federal courts in Illinois and Wisconsin, in federal courts in New York, Virginia and Maryland, in courts of appeal in Illinois and the Seventh Circuit, and have sought review by the United Sates Supreme Court.  Roughly thirty of my cases are reported in Lexis and Westlaw. Here are some examples of matters I have handled.

More than fifteen years’ ongoing retention by top-industry clients in state and federal court, for claims involving RICO, Truth In Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, consumer fraud, and other common law claims

Substantial experience with title claims and defense of mortgage lenders

Represented numerous small-to-medium-sized businesses in shareholder disputes, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and business torts

Developed and implemented effective volume litigation software program, bringing more than 400 replevin cases per year over a six-year period for a national company

Successful defense of national bank in city administrative actions and housing court cases on bulk basis

Obtained favorable judgment for breach of fiduciary duty against trustee in connection with operation of locally prominent multi-million dollar entertainment business

Obtained order vacating tax deed based on due process grounds

Recovered funds stolen in wire transfer fraud scheme

Successful resolution of personal injury lawsuit arising from shooting at postal facility

Successful resolution of claims for false imprisonment and emotional distress arising from encounter with security guard

Summary judgment against national insurance company for wrongful denial of property loss claim

Summary judgment in breach of contract claim for seller of rare stamp and postal cover collection

Successful jury trial on personal injury claim arising from automobile accident

On pro bono basis brought habeas petition to the Seventh Circuit of Appeals, and petitioned the United States Supreme Court to hear Fair Labor Standards Act claim

Four years’ experience at premier lawfirm of Jenner & Block, working on complex litigation and class action defense