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STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT: MICHAEL SORICH, TIMOTHY CAVANAGH, STACEY CAVANAGH, DAVID O’CONNOR. SEATED: OLWEN JAFFE, MATTHEW RUNDIO.
imothy J. Cavanagh, founding partner of Cavanagh Law Group, started his plaintiff’s personal injury firm in 1997, after 10 years of trying cases on behalf of the Illinois Attorney General’s office and for a prominent plaintiff’s personal injury firm. Over the last 20 years, Cavanagh Law Group has obtained hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts for its clients. The firm combines the personal service and individual attention of a small law firm with the resources and expertise of a large firm. Cavanagh Law Group has a 98 percent success rate and has obtained some of the highest verdicts and settlements in Illinois history. “We are aggressive, and the insurance companies know we are always ready to go to trial,” said Timothy J. Cavanagh. “All of our attorneys are highly skilled trial lawyers. This makes a big difference when we are going up against insurance companies and corporations that have unlimited resources.”
Cavanagh Law Group has obtained more than 50 verdicts and settlements exceeding one million dollars. They include a $55 million railroad crossing verdict recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the top 100 verdicts in the country in 2002, a $14 million medical malpractice settlement, and a $13.7 million wrongful death verdict. In the last 12 months alone, Cavanagh Law Group has obtained seven verdicts or settlements in excess of one million dollars. This year, Cavanagh Law Group was awarded a Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2017 for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Chicago. Cavanagh has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and he has been listed with Thompson Reuter’s Super Lawyers since 2005. Cavanagh was also named one of the top 500 leading plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon magazine.
161 North Clark Street Suite 2070 Chicago, IL 60601 phone 312.425.1900 fax 312.425.1904 www.CavanaghLawGroup.com
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IN THE HEADLINES Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove: Enrico J. Mirabelli (family law; sports law, 2015) and Tanya J. Stanish (family law, 2010) of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck helped Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Bennett) and his ex-girlfriend Kirsten Corley settle their child support case regarding their daughter. Mirabelli represented Corley while Stanish represented Bennett.
Greenberg Traurig: Samuel K. Skinner (government relations practice, 2012) received The Order of Lincoln award, which was established in 1964 to honor professionals born or residing in Illinois who have positively impacted their communities.
Katten Muchin Rosenman: Herbert S. Wander (corporate compliance law; corporate governance law; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law; securities / capital markers law; securities regulation, 1983) is retiring from the Telephone and Data Systems board of directors and will serve as director emeritus of TDS upon the expiration of his term.
Winston & Strawn: Dan K. Webb (bet-thecompany litigation; commercial litigation; criminal defense: white-collar; litigation – antitrust; mass tort litigation / class actions – defendants; medical malpractice law – defendants; patent law, 1987), David E. Dahlquist, and Matt Carter have filed a lawsuit in Cook County City Court on behalf of Illinois’ Cafe & Services Company and Laredo Hospitality Ventures, owners and operators of more than 100 video gaming locations across Illinois. The suit concerns the state’s Video Gaming Act, which is written in a way that forces businesses to give up 50 percent of their profits from coin-operated video gaming machines to video gaming operatives, depriving locally owned businesses millions of dollars in potential revenue. Additionally, the suit also challenges a provision in the Video Gaming Act that states that business owners cannot buy their own machines. “I can think of no other industry where, by law, a business is forced to give up 50 percent of their profits and is strictly prohibited from even trying to negotiate better terms,” stated Webb in Winston & Strawn’s press release.
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Mayer Brown: Massimo Capretta (banking and finance law, 2013) has been made a banking and finance partner at the firm.
Freeborn & Peters: Kenneth M. Crane (venture capital law, 2007) has joined Freeborn’s Chicago office as a partner in the corporate practice group. Previously Crane was a partner at Perkins Coie.
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg: Linda Lemel Hoseman (employee benefits [ERISA] law, 2010) has joined the firm as a partner in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group. Hoseman was previously a partner at Thompson Coburn.
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Thomas A. Demetrio Prepares Case against United Airlines for Doctor Dragged off Plane IS TOCK .COM/LONELY —
orboy & Demetrio: Thomas A. Demetrio (medical malpractice law – plaintiffs; personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, 1987) is preparing a case on behalf of Dr. David Dao against United Airlines. Dao, 69, was on a United Airlines flight at O’Hare International Airport intended for Louisville, Kentucky, when passengers were informed that four seats were needed for United crew members who had to get to an assignment. Passengers were offered a hotel room to give up their seats along with a $400 voucher that was increased to $800 when no one volunteered. When the hotel room and increased voucher failed to entice passengers, United reportedly went through a random selection procedure to make room. Dao was one of the four selected to deplane. When Dao refused, United called Chicago aviation police
officers to remove him from the plane. Dao continued to refuse, and in cell phone footage that went viral, he was dragged down the aisle f loor by his arms as his shirt bunched above his stomach. Further footage that surfaced shows Dao clutching a wall with blood streaming across his face. In the footage, Dao repeats, “Just kill me.” As a result of the incident and police force, Dao suffered a concussion and broken nose. He also lost two teeth and will need reconstructive surgery. United Airlines is conducting an internal investigation and will no longer allow officers to physically board planes and remove booked and seated passengers. In preparing the case, Demetrio has filed an emergency bill of discovery to preserve all surveillance videos and cockpit voice recordings from the day Dao was removed.
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MICHAEL C. CRAVEN
FAMILY LAW Over her extensive legal career, Fran Krasnow has developed a reputation as a powerful advocate, while always aspiring to “approach matters as amicably and collaboratively as possible.” Fran focuses her practice on all aspects of complex family law. Fran also offers her clients the benefit of the firm’s diverse expertise, which includes the areas of estate planning, tax, real estate, and transactional law. Additionally, Fran is an arbitrator, which provides litigants with an excellent dispute resolution alternative. Fran has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© for family law since 2008 and has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 25 consecutive years. Fran is a frequent CLE presenter and sits on The Northwestern Law Board as well as several charitable boards and a corporate board. She is an American Bar Foundation Fellow and, in recognition of her leadership in the Chicago community, Fran received the ADL Women of Achievement Award and the AFHU Leaders of Distinction Award, among other honors.
TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER Brian L. Crowe, J. Timothy Eaton, James D. Wilson TERRY F. MORITZ Terry F. Moritz THE COLLINS LAW FIRM John A. Sopuch III THE GLOOR LAW GROUP D. Patterson Gloor THOMPSON COBURN Todd A. Rowden VEDDER PRICE Thomas P. Cimino, Jr., Margo Wolf O’Donnell WILLIAM J. HARTE William J. Harte WILLIAMS, MONTGOMERY & JOHN Christopher J. Barber, Peter C. John, C. Barry Montgomery WILLIAMSMCCARTHY Scott C. Sullivan WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER Daniel J. McMahon WINSTON & STRAWN Kimball R. Anderson, Thomas J. Frederick, Scott P. Glauberman, Terry M. Grimm, Caryn L. Jacobs, Daniel D. Rubinstein, Dan K. Webb
FAMILY LAW Michael C. Craven has practiced law in Illinois since 1984. He represents clients in all areas of family law including divorce, property division, business valuation, tax, locating hidden assets and income, custody, child support, removal/relocation, paternity, domestic violence, grandparents’ rights, and the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. In addition to extensive experience advocating for his clients inside courtrooms, Michael employs alternative dispute techniques including Collaborative Law and mediation to settle cases outside of court. Michael draws on his previous work experiences as a Certified Public Accountant and as a tax attorney to negotiate and litigate complex financial issues in matrimonial cases. In addition to the notable distinction of being named to The Best Lawyers in America© in Family Law yearly since 2015, Michael is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a select national group of attorneys who are recognized as preeminent family law practitioners with high levels of knowledge, skill and integrity. Also, since 2009 Michael has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer and received the highest rating—AV® Preeminent™—under the Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Rating System.
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We focus our practice on complex litigation, special regulatory matters, national and international business representation Craig D. Tobin is consistently recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in America. For over two decades he has been selected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America©, named a Leading Lawyer, and repeatedly selected to Illinois Super Lawyers. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of trial work. Recent successes include defense of prominent political figures, municipalities, and governmental entities in a wide variety of litigation. He obtained a $1.6 million civil rights judgment on behalf of a person falsely arrested, $1.7 million for another person beaten by the police, and received a $4 million verdict on behalf of a plaintiff where the defense contended she had sustained no injury. Following a ten-day trial, Mr. Tobin secured an important victory and financial award for a prominent Chicago lawyer wrongly ousted from his own firm. He obtained a “not guilty” verdict in a high-profile homicide trial. He successfully defended a municipality against a $28 million claim it violated the constitutional rights of an industrial landowner. Together with his partners, Mr. Tobin helps individuals and businesses in complex civil litigation, catastrophic injury, national/international business, and regulatory matters. 3 First National Plaza | Suite 1950 | Chicago, IL 60602 phone 312.641.1321 | fax 312.641.5220
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2017 BE S T L AW YERS HIGHLIGHTS ONE AT TORNE Y IN A PARTICUL AR LOC ATION AND PR AC TICE ARE A WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHE S T VOTE S FROM HIS OR HER PEERS IN A GIVEN YE AR . WE BELIE VE THE BEST L AW YERS KNOW WHO THE BEST L AW YERS ARE . ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW
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After finding civil rights laws and union organizing at the University of Michigan Law School to be intriguing and “legally complex, requiring a deep Chicago, IL understanding of human nature,” Vicki Lafer Abrahamson went on to create her own firm in 1985, which specialized in helping clients with job-related issues. “Our clients are typically those who have been struck by what is often regarded as a catastrophic event—they have been terminated from their job,” states Abrahamson. “We also represent people who are taking new jobs and who are still in their jobs but are being subjected to unlawful treatment, usually because they are a member of a protected class.” Abrahamson’s clients may have faced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, age-motivated actions, discrimination because of disability, racial discrimination, or discrimination as a result of taking a lawful leave of absence. As a result, clients may have been demoted, denied promotions, or terminated from their positions. In sexual harassment cases, clients may need to leave their job to avoid further victimization. “My job is to act as legal counsel, therapist, life coach, and cheerleader,” says Abrahamson. “Our most satisfying cases are when our clients end up in new jobs far superior to the ones they were forced to leave, or when we learn, after the conclusion of the case, that the [aggressor] was fired.” In one of Abrahamson’s cases, her client was terminated after a consensual relationship between the client and the CEO ended. Abrahamson sent a letter to the company, and the CEO called her without counsel. He denied the relationship, and called the client “sick and delusional.” At the time, email was relatively new in the workplace, and the CEO was not yet familiar with the concept of digital footprints. Abrahamson picked up a pile of emails that were sent to her client and read the sexually explicit excerpts he had written. Abrahamson advised that he retain counsel, and soon after, the matter was satisfactorily settled. Along the way, Abrahamson has learned that gaining her client’s confidence goes a long way in helping them and that it’s important to take each case on an individual basis, ignoring the cookie-cutter approach. When she retires, she hopes to look back on her career knowing that she helped others. Abrahamson was selected as the only female and only plaintiffs’ employment attorney to be a founding governor of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an organization that gives peer recognition to attorneys who work in labor and employment law. As a founding governor, she witnessed the college grow from an idea into a viable and honorable organization, and later served as its president. Abrahamson has been listed with Best Lawyers® since 2006 and is the principal attorney at Abrahamson, Vorachek & Levinson. W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM
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STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT: MICHAEL SORICH, TIMOTHY CAVANAGH, STACEY CAVANAGH, DAVID O’CONNOR. SEATED: OLWEN JAFFE, MATTHEW RUNDIO.
By Nathaniel Barr
Cavanagh Law Group has the resources and the will to succeed.
wenty years ago, when Timothy J. Cavanagh founded Cavanagh Law Group, a leading plaintiff’s personal injury firm, it was not just a career move, it was a calling. After 10 years of trying cases as an assistant Illinois attorney general and as an attorney with a prominent plaintiff’s personal injury firm, Cavanagh knew it was time to start his own firm where he could combine his experience representing victims of negligence with his vision for providing exceptional personal service. “I like representing people when you can make a real difference in their lives. It’s the main reason I chose this area of the law,” said Cavanagh. “It is a demanding practice because the stakes are high. Typically, we meet our clients at the lowest points in their lives. Their situations are physically, emotionally, and financially taxing. Obtaining financial compensation for individuals who have been injured or families of loved ones who have been killed as the result of another’s negligence always makes the fight worth it.” Cavanagh and his firm have obtained hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts for their clients, including some
of the largest personal injury victories in Illinois history. Some of the firm’s cases have also prompted discussions about changes in safety procedures, public policy, and laws. Whether traveling around the world to interview witnesses and collect evidence, hiring the top experts or using the latest technology, the firm has the resources and expertise to handle the most challenging cases. Cavanagh leads a team of six skilled litigators who all have extensive trial experience. In April 2017, he and Mike Sorich, who recently joined the firm after 13 years as an assistant state’s attorney at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, secured a $7.5 million settlement on behalf of a 62-year-old woman who suffered a serious brain injury after being struck by a Metra train on Chicago’s south side. The woman was instructed by Metra to stand in the “foul,” an area close to the railroad tracks, at a Metra station. “The woman and her family now have enough money to provide her with the 24hour care that she needs,” says Cavanagh. “We invested a lot of resources in this case because we believed in it, and we
were prepared to go to trial. That’s the commitment and determination we bring to all our cases.” Cavanagh’s wife, Stacey, who joined the firm in 2009 after 14 years as a litigator in the areas of product liability, negligence, and commercial disputes, is also a partner at the firm. Together, the couple successfully tried a complex product liability and wrongful death case where a United Airlines employee was killed in Kuwait after falling from a belt loader that was improperly operated by an employee of CAV International, Inc. After a three-week trial, a Cook County jury awarded $6.55 million to the man’s family. The hard work and dedication of the attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group has resulted in more than 50 verdicts and settlements exceeding one million dollars, including a $55 million railroad crossing verdict. Cavanagh and his partner, Matt Rundio, represented a couple who suffered traumatic brain injuries after the car they were riding in was struck by a train. The verdict was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the top 100 verdicts in the country in 2002.
“I like representing people when you can make a real difference in their lives. It’s the main reason I chose this area of the law.”
2017 SURVE Y RESULTS HARDIN ENERGY LAW SCHIFF J. Mark Fisher
PESKIND LAW FIRM Steven N. Peskind RINELLA AND RINELLA Bernard B. Rinella ROSENFELD, HAFRON, SHAPIRO & FARMER Howard H. Rosenfeld SCHILLER DUCANTO & FLECK Leslie S. Arenson, Kimberly A. Cook, Jay P. Dahlin, Timothy M. Daw, Charles J. Fleck, Meighan A. Harmon, Burton S. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL Hochberg, David H. Hopkins, Jessica RESPONSIBILITY LAW Bank Interlandi, Joshua M. Jackson, Michele M. Jochner, Patrick M. HUGHES SOCOL PIERS RESNICK DYM Kalscheur, Jennifer D. Kotz, Michelle Deane B. Brown A. Lawless, Benjamin Mackoff, Carlton SIDLEY AUSTIN R. Marcyan, Claire R. McKenzie, Eric William F. Conlon R. Pfanenstiel, Karen Pinkert-Lieb, WILLIAM M. FREIVOGEL Patrick T. Ryan, Donald C. Schiller, William M. Freivogel Eric L. Schulman, Jason N. Sposeep, Tanya J. Stanish, Arnold B. Stein, Anita ENERGY REGULATORY LAW M. Ventrelli, Jane D. Waller, Evan D. FAMILY LAW Whitfield, Erika N. Wyatt SIDLEY AUSTIN ARIANO, HARDY, RITT, NYULI, Richard W. Astle SLOAN & ASSOCIATES RICHMOND, LYTLE & GOETTEL Maol M. Sloan Lisa M. Nyuli SUSAN E. KAMMAN & ASSOCIATES ENTERTAINMENT LAW AVERY CAMERLINGO KILL Susan E. Kamman DEUTSCH, LEVY & ENGEL Annemarie E. Kill THE GITLIN LAW FIRM Brian D. Saucier (M) BEERMANN PRITIKIN MIRABELLI Gunnar J. Gitlin FREEBORN & PETERS SWERDLOVE THE LAW FIRM OF DEBRA J. BRASELTON Andrew L. Goldstein (F) Miles N. Beermann, John M. D’Arco, Debra J. Braselton Howard A. London, Beth F. McCormack, GOLAN CHRISTIE TAGLIA Enrico J. Mirabelli, James B. Pritikin TORSHEN LAW GROUP David M. Saltiel (F) Jacqueline J. Torshen BERGER SCHATZ HOLLAND & KNIGHT Jason G. Adess, Michael J. Berger, Brian VENTRELLI SIMON Robert J. Labate (F) J. Blitz, Andrew D. Eichner, Leon I. Finkel, Mario R. Ventrelli LEAVENS, STRAND, & GLOVER Claudia Gallo, J. Alex Jacobson, David WEILER & LENGLE Jerry Glover (F, M), Thomas R. Leavens P. Kirsh, Marcelle Kott, David H. Levy, Rory T. Weiler (F, M), Linda S. Mensch (F, M), Peter J. Craig M. 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Hanebutt* FOOD AND BEVERAGE LAW DUSSIAS SKALLAS WITTENBERG KOENIGSBERGER ENVIRONMENTAL LAW COUNSEL FOLEY & LARDNER Dean S. Dussias, Michael F. Patricia F. Sharkey James D. Dasso, Jeanne M. Gills Koenigsberger FREEBORN & PETERS FISCHEL & KAHN Philip L. Comella Julie P. Brett, Suzanne Glade, David FURSE LAW W. Inlander Mark C. Furse** FRUMM & FRUMM GREENBERG TRAURIG David B. Frumm Sean W. Bezark GRIFFIN MCCARTHY & RICE ICE MILLER Nanette A. McCarthy Thomas W. Dimond** GRUND & LEAVITT JENNER & BLOCK Arthur M. Berman, Marvin J. Leavitt Robert L. Graham, E. Lynn Grayson, Gabrielle Sigel HARRISON & HELD Michael C. Craven, Frances H. Krasnow KIRKLAND & ELLIS page 6 Andrew R. Running* JENNER & BLOCK LATHAM & WATKINS James H. Feldman Mary Rose Alexander KALCHEIM HABER LATHROP & GAGE Michael A. Haber Russell R. Eggert** LAW OFFICES OF GWEN V. CARROLL KATZ & STEFANI Michael E. Rigney* David C. Ainley, Shawn D. Bersson, Amanda B. Clayman, P. André Katz, MAYER BROWN Daniel R. Stefani Timothy S. 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Robert L. Smith is department head of the workers' compensation defense practice at Gaido & Fintzen’s Chicago office. With over 27 years of trial experience, Robert brings uncommon levels of insight, respect, and ethics to the representation of employers faced with high exposure claims. His clients range from multiple Fortune 500 companies to small employers who need a forceful voice. Robert is vice chairman of the Illinois Supreme Court Board of Character & Fitness. Mr. Smith also holds a preeminent rating by the Bar and Judiciary in ethics and legal ability, and enjoys top ranking by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers®, American Registry, Leading Lawyers, and others.
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Robert’s regional practice includes the representation of employers in Wisconsin. In addition, his work encompasses comprehensive Medicare-related services in workers' compensation and liability claims. Robert speaks regularly to various groups on topics ranging from ethics to costcontainment. Robert also serves as general counsel to companies, with oversight responsibility of counsel in multiple jurisdictions. In the past, Robert has been selected for legal training of IWCC judges and staff. Robert’s breadth of experience, combined with his personal commitment to creative and aggressive defense, has allowed him to achieve a superior level of practical and efficient case resolution.
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Laner Muchin is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the country dedicated exclusively to the representation of employers in the areas of labor and employment law, employment litigation, business immigration, and employee benefits. The firm prides itself on staffing cases very efficiently and is extremely bottom-line sensitive. Its objective is to resolve clients’ problems, not make a living off them. Laner Muchin’s creativity and pragmatism have helped it secure numerous high-profile clients such as the State of Illinois, the Chicago Bulls, PepsiCo, the Chicago White Sox, and Harpo Productions. Many clients have been with the firm for 30 years or more. A key to the firm’s client loyalty is its dedication to unparalleled service as exemplified by its unique Two Hour Commitment, whereby the firm guarantees that every client phone call and email will be returned within two hours or less. The firm’s attorneys have regularly been recognized for excellence in publications such as The Leading Lawyers Network, Super Lawyers, and Chambers and Partners. In recent years, Managing Partner Joe Gagliardo and President Joe Yastrow have been honored as Best Lawyers ® “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago in employment law. Additionally, Laner Muchin has received multiple Tier 1 rankings in Chicago for employment law - management, labor law - management, and litigation - labor & employment by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
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Laurel Bellows, founding principal of The Bellows Law Group, P.C., is past president of the nearly 400,000-member American Bar Association, past president of The Chicago Bar Association and serves on the executive committee of the lnterAmerican Bar Association. Laurel is an internationally recognized business lawyer, counseling senior executives and corporations on executive employment and severance agreements, workplace disputes, business conduct standards, anti-trafficking risk assessment, supply chain, and recruitment policies. Her law firm offers strategic counseling, transactional and litigation services to entrepreneurs and business of all sizes. Laurel is licensed to practice in Illinois, Florida, and California.
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JENNIFER M. FLETCHALL COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW FAMILY LAW Chicago native Jennifer M. Fletchall focuses her practice in the areas of Family Law, Collaborative Law, Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting. Ms. Fletchall joined the law firm of Levin & Brend, P.C. in 2001. In 2007, Ms. Fletchall became a Partner of Levin & Brend, P.C. In 2008, Ms. Fletchall was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and in 2014 earned the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Ms. Fletchall earned her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in 2004 after graduating from the University of Illinois Champaign - Urbana with a B.S. in Accountancy. She received an LL.M. degree in Taxation from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2011. Ms. Fletchall is a trained mediator, trained arbitrator as well as a collaboratively trained attorney and financial neutral.
STEVEN J. SEIDMAN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW & PERSONAL INJURY
Steven J. Seidman is the founding attorney of the Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP, in downtown Chicago, Deerfield, Belleville, Chicago Heights, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. An experienced trial lawyer, he focuses exclusively on providing dedicated, compassionate representation for personal injury victims and their families. From catastrophic accidents, including those at work, to medical negligence cases, he has obtained many million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Mr. Seidman prepares every case as though it will go to trial, in the knowledge that the willingness to go to trial can often lead to a fair settlement without litigation. He has obtained several successful results on behalf of his clients in court. Recently, the firm obtained a $26 million gross verdict ($23 million net verdict) by jury trial on behalf of an injured trucker. Mr. Seidman is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice before all state courts in Illinois, the U.S. District Court of Illinois, Northern District, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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K AT Z & S TEFANI, LLC
atz & Stefani, LLC is a family law firm committed to efficiently helping clients resolve emotional family issues in a calm and dignified manner. Recognizing that divorce is “a very personal business,” the firm’s lawyers limit their case load, allowing them to give clients significant personal attention. “You need to be comfortable with your divorce lawyer and you need to know you can get in touch with him or her,” explains founding partner Daniel R. Stefani. Combining their total of over 40 years working in family law at some of the largest firms in Illinois, Stefani joined P. André Katz to form Katz & Stefani in 2008. Serving high-profile and high-net-worth individuals in premarital and divorce matters, the firm’s lawyers are particularly attentive to maintaining the privacy of these individuals. Its partners’ strong business, financial, tax, and accounting backgrounds provide a valuable resource for understanding the complexities of business valuations, employee benefits, retirement planning, and other financial issues that arise in divorces involving high-net-worth individuals. Although skilled and experienced litigators, Katz & Stefani’s founders believe that not every case needs to be litigated. The firm’s lawyers strive to resolve cases
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“in the conference room rather than the courtroom,” utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods. Katz & Stefani lawyers are experienced in navigating the complicated waters of interstate and international custody disputes implicating the laws of multiple jurisdictions, the Hague Convention, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act. Sensitive to issues of parental alienation, the firm works with mental health professionals to identify and address the issue as soon as possible. Katz & Stefani lawyers are also adept at negotiating and crafting both premarital and postnuptial agreements. Both Katz and Stefani take a leadership role within their specialty, lecturing and publishing frequently on the topic of family law. Stefani writes a regular column on family law for Chicago Lawyer. The Illinois Governor signed into law a new divorce statute effective January 1, 2016, which was based primarily upon recommendations made by the Illinois Family Law Study Committee, which was chaired by Katz. Both Katz and Stefani have been recognized for many years as two of the best matrimonial attorneys by several publications, and the firm received a Tier 1 ranking in Chicago for family law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2017©.
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