- ISBA- Worker’s Compensation Section Counsel
- ISBA—Allerton Conference 2019
- JMLS Alumni past-president and current member of Alumni Counsel for UIC-JMLS
- Chicago Volunteer Legal Services- Board Member
- Illinois Trial Lawyers- Board Of Managers, Co-Chair Workers Compensation
- American Association for Justice—Governor at Large, National Finance Counsel
- University of Illinois- Urbana 1990
- John Marshall Law School 1993
I have the time and the desire to actively help the ISBA.
University of Illinois- Urbana 1990. John Marshall Law School 1993.
I worked for Peter Ferracutti, Ottawa, out of law school. Thereafter, I worked for Jay Janssen, Peoria.
I learned to be a lawyer. I tried many cases. I learned how to help people.
I started my own law practice in 1997. My practice consisted of mostly trying other lawyers cases. I had a general litigation practice. The 2008 economy almost did me in. I began to advertise my services. I found success conveying an honest assessment of how I can help people.
Today I have an office of about 60 people. I confine my practice to workers' compensation, personal injury, and social security.
I was the President of my law school alumni and remain on the alumni counsel. I am on board of CVLS, providing equal access to justice. I give my time to the ITLA Board of Managers, and as the WC Section Co-Chair. Also AAJ as a Governor, and its National Finance Counsel. I'm proud to have given lectures and written for the Worker's Compensation Section Counsel for the ISBA. In addition to having attended other ISBA meetings I was honored to attend the Allerton Conference 2019.
I feel I have depth in understanding what it takes to be a lawyer, run a law practice, and participate in successful law boards. While I now live and work in Chicago, I spent I good part of my life living and practicing in smaller communities.
I hope my reputation is someone who helps his colleagues and gives back to our profession. I take great pride in being a a lawyer.
Technology is changing our practice. Advocating for laws which protect our profession is the issue of our time.