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Patrick Quinn Opens Park Ridge Law Office

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Patrick QuinnPatrick Quinn announced the formation of the Park Ridge-based Quinn Law Group, LLC,focusing on personal injury cases and estate planning services.

Quinn represents clients seeking compensation for their personal injuries. Previously, he worked on the other side of personal injury cases, defending insurance companies during personal injury, wrongful death and healthcare negligence lawsuits.

“It’s extremely rewarding to help victims of personal injury,” he said. “I’m able to help give them hope and the necessary resources to deal with the impact the injuries have had on their lives.”

Quinn’s background gives him a unique perspective on personal injury cases because he knows the multiple tactics insurance companies will try to mitigate injury claims.

“Unless you have someone advocating for you who understands how the insurance companies work, you are not going to get the full compensation that you deserve,” he said.

Quinn has more than a decade of experience as a trial lawyer. He brings the same aggressive approach to each case he takes, whether the client is asking for a few thousand dollars or a million dollars. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Quinn is a lifelong Chicagoan who lives with his family on the city’s northwest side. Outside of work, he enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and being an active member of the Saint Paul of the Cross Men’s Club.

Jordan C. Olejniczak Joins Swanson, Martin, & Bell, LLP

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Associate Jordan C. Olejniczak recently joined Swanson, Martin, & Bell, LLP's Lisle office. He focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, environmental litigation, insurance, product liability, and general trial practice. Mr. Olejniczak received his J.D. magna cum laude in 2014 from Northern Illinois University College of Law and his B.S. in 2009 from Northern Illinois University. He was previously at The Collins Law Firm in Naperville, Illinois.

Allen Schwartz Opens Schwartz Injury Law

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Allen N. Schwartz is proud to announce the opening of Schwartz Injury Law, a division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz. The full-service personal injury law firm is located at 14496 John Humphrey Drive in Orland Park, Illinois.

Allen N. Schwartz began practicing law in 1984 and became a co-owner of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 1990. Since then, he and his associates have developed a reputation as successful personal injury attorneys who obtain favorable settlements and verdicts for their clients. Mr. Schwartz is joined at the firm by 17 outstanding personal injury lawyers with vast experience in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Amanda L. Brasfield, a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star and accomplished attorney in the areas of medical malpractice and work-related injuries. She has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements for her clients totaling tens of millions of dollars; and 
  • Jeffrey C. Schwartz, a native of Glen Ellyn, IL, and a 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star. He has successfully handled numerous cases involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and sexual abuse.

These attorneys, along with the rest of the team at Schwartz Injury Law have skillfully obtained a large number of verdicts and settlements for clients in excess of one million dollars.

In addition to the opening of Schwartz Injury Law in Orland Park, the firm also has an office in Glen Ellyn and Allen Schwartz remains a co-owner of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, a personal injury law firm with offices in Chicago.

Associate Judge Joseph V. Salvi Appointed Circuit Judge by State Supreme Court

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Joseph V. SalviThe Illinois Supreme Court appointed Joseph V. Salvi as circuit court judge for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Fifth Subcircuit on Friday, Nov. 3. Judge Salvi’s appointment will take effect on January 2, 2018. He will be seeking election for circuit court judge in the November 2018 general election.

Mr. Salvi was first appointed Associate Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit on January 2, 2013, where he was assigned to the criminal division until 2015 and most recently the civil/family division.

Prior to his time on the bench, Mr. Salvi was a partner at the Lake Zurich general practice law firm Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C., where he handled both civil and criminal cases, as well as transactional matters in real estate, business and estate administration. From 1992 until 2012, Mr. Salvi served as guardian ad litem for disabled individuals.

Mr. Salvi holds memberships in the Lake County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Judicial Association. 

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Judge Salvi at lakejudgejoe@gmail.com.

Aaron White joins Chuhak & Tecson

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Aaron D. White Jr.Aaron D. White Jr. recently joined Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. as an associate attorney in the Banking group.

Aaron has extensive experience helping his bank clients negotiate workouts as an alternative to litigation while also advising them on compliance and risk management issues. In addition, he represents clients in a variety of residential and commercial banking matters that include such things as foreclosures, collections, eminent domain ,and security interests.

Aaron completed his Bachelor of Arts degrees at Loyola University Chicago in political science and international studies and earned his J.D. at DePaul University College of Law.

Laura Inns Joins Bruning & Associates, PC

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Laura InnsLaura B. Inns has joined Bruning & Associates, PC in Chicago. A graduate of Creighton University School of Law, Laura Inns’ legal career began with general civil litigation with her cases including real property disputes, eminent domain defense, agriculture litigation, and estate litigation. She decided to focus her practice on family law because she is compassionate for clients in traumatic times and tenacious about protecting children. Clients appreciate her candor and patience in guiding them through the legal system. Her family law work has included complex employment income structures, removing children from unsafe parents, and creative settlement negotiations. 

Michael R. Lied Appointed Co-Chair of the ABA’s Trial Evidence Committee

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Michael LiedHoward & Howard Attorneys PLLC's Michael R. Lied has been appointed co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Trial Evidence Committee for the 2017-2018 bar year.  Mr. Lied will be working to promote the goals and core values of the Section of Litigation, as well as advancing the Section’s work through commitment to engaging the diverse members of the divisions, committees and task forces within the Section.

As an attorney, Mr. Lied focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and related litigation and immigration law, representing employers. He has been a member of the American Bar Association since 1983.

Christine Cody Appointed to 18th Judicial Circuit Court

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Christine T. Cody has been named associate judge of the 18th Judicial Court in DuPage County, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Bruce R. Kelsey.

She received her law degree from the Loyola University School of Law and has been a partner with the Law Offices of Rohde & Cody in Addison since 2011.

She has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of DuPage, a partner with Cody, Mitacek & Rohde, an assistant state's attorney for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office; and an associate at DiMonte, Schostack & Lizak. 

Brigham Firm LLC Merges with Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C.

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., one of the most experienced business and commercial litigation firms in the St. Louis-Southern Illinois region, has announced a merger with Brigham Firm LLC, based in St. Louis. The merger will be effective on August 14, when attorney Chad Brigham joins Goldenberg Heller’s office in Edwardsville.

“Chad’s experience in providing legal counsel in the areas of business acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance and management, commercial contracts, real estate transactions, private investment ventures, and intellectual property law is a great addition to our firm,” said Mark Goldenberg, founder and managing partner of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C.  “His expertise complements our rapidly growing business and commercial law group, which includes the full-range of business transactions and litigation, business law, class action litigation, employment law, real estate law, banking law and taxation.”

With a team of nearly 20 attorneys, as well as paralegals and support staff, Goldenberg Heller also has the additional resources and support for Brigham’s clients, which span a range of markets and industries in Illinois and Missouri.

“The business and commercial law group at Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli is committed to helping clients make transactions happen, avoid liability and resolve disputes that inevitably arise, and this was a key factor in my decision to join the firm,” said Brigham.

Natalie Remien and Kristen O'Neill Part of New Levin Ginsburg Privacy and Data Security Practice Group

Posted on August 29, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Kristen O'NeillNatalie RemienLevin Ginsburg recently added a new Privacy and Data Security practice group, which will be chaired by partner and ISBA member Natalie A. Remien, who has recently been certified by The International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). In addition to intellectual property, Ms. Remien’s practice now includes the ability to assist clients in reducing their legal exposure in the event of a data breach. She is experienced in reviewing employee policies and handbooks to address privacy issues, and ensuring that clients have carefully drafted their terms of service and privacy policies on their websites in order to avoid FTC violations. The practice group also includes associate, Kristen E. O’Neill. Ms. O’Neill has considerable experience in preparing and reviewing employee policies and handbooks and assisting clients with minimizing their exposure to liability for privacy and data breaches.

 

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