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Marie has represented clients at all stages of litigation in both federal and state court. She has experience handling a broad range of litigation matters including commercial contract disputes, property tax disputes, and product liability actions.
Mike has experience in all stages of litigation and has contributed to the successful resolution of a broad range of civil disputes. He has represented corporate and individual clients in commercial and business litigation involving contractual breaches, torts (including fraud and negligence), misappropriation of trade secrets, and discrimination.
Mike serves as a strategic counselor, appellate advocate, and motion and brief writer in complex commercial and criminal cases. Sophisticated business clients turn to Mike for strategic advice and drafting expertise, and he has proved instrumental in securing case dismissals, in defeating class certifications, and in preserving or reversing judgments on appeal. His efforts have consistently eliminated or substantially reduced clients’ financial exposure.
Corporate clients turn to Michelle for her experience litigating commercial and intellectual property disputes, among other matters. Michelle also serves as a member of the firm’s Class Action/Multidistrict Litigation team. She tries cases in both federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels.
Clients rely on Rick’s deep understanding of the mediation, arbitration, litigation, and appellate processes. Rick has been the lead trial attorney on a variety of complex cases presented to juries, judges, and arbitrators. His practice predominately focuses on business disputes, lease/contract disputes, construction disputes, securities cases, and trade secret issues.
Jim’s broad litigation experience spans commercial litigation, professional and product liability defense, as well as representing individuals and corporations in state and federal investigations. He brings a unique skillset in criminal matters to his practice, having served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, and with an extensive background in federal criminal matters. His clientele spans retail banks, nursing homes and other healthcare providers, and manufacturers of medical and industrial products.
Colleagues and clients alike describe John as a creative and pragmatic litigator. As an advisor to corporate boards, CEO’s and presidents of publicly traded and privately held companies, John has been entrusted to handle a broad range of complex disputes.
Anne is experienced in all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts. Clients rely on her responsiveness and dedication in a wide variety of matters, including business litigation, labor and employment law, and securities litigation, as well as product liability, personal injury, and construction defect cases.
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