Practice Areas

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One of the reasons I started my own firm was to have complete control over the cases I took. I didn’t want some committee telling me I could not take on a particular piece of litigation because it wasn’t profitable enough or politically correct. Over the years I have handled all kinds of litigation matters and am not afraid to take on the case others turned down. Please read more below about just some of the types of cases I handle. Give me a call if you have a matter you wish to discuss.

Personal Injury Litigation

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Automobile Accidents

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, well over two million people are injured in traffic collisions every year. The variety of injury scenarios is endless. A driver momentarily looks down at a mobile device and slam… Read More

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, occurs when a medical provider fails to do what most reasonably well-qualified providers would do in similar circumstances. The victims of medical negligence often suffer catastrophic, permanent injuries. Read More

Nursing Home Litigation

Under the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Home Act, residents are entitled to enjoy quality treatment, free of abuse or neglect. And despite regular, annual inspections, injuries and abuse still occur in Illinois nursing homes on an alarmingly fre… Read More

Dental Malpractice

Although dental malpractice cases don’t attract the same attention as medical malpractice cases, dentists can – and – do occasionally fail their patients. Read More

Premises Liability

Virtually everyday, you are situated on the property of another, for any variety of reasons. You could be running into the local supermarket to pick up some detergent, stopping at a fast food restaurant to grab a quick bite, or maybe delivering some… Read More

Dog Bites / Animal Attacks

It would take a long, long time to list all the benefits that pets provide to their owners. The family dog can be an energetic playmate, loyal companion and fierce guardian – all in the same day. More and more families are bringing pets into their… Read More


Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that forms on the protective tissues that cover the lungs and abdomen. One of the primary causes of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos fibers. Unfortunately, the connection between asbestos exposure and serious health… Read More

Malicious Prosecution

The abuse of even the small amount of power held by a security guard, store clerk or restaurant manager can lead to life-long headaches for someone wrongfully arrested and prosecuted. Malicious prosecution occurs when that security guard or clerk wro… Read More

Construction Site Injuries

The risk of injury at construction sites is significant. There is so much activity on a construction site that safety precautions are sometimes forgotten. Holes in flooring are left unmarked. Safety rails on elevated platforms are not established. Fr… Read More

Legal Malpractice

Just like every other profession, lawyers sometimes make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes can be repaired without much damage. But when a case isn’t filed on a timely basis or critical information is not properly conveyed to a client, the results… Read More

Insurance Litigation

Insurance companies are quick to issue policies but often very slow to actually pay legitimate claims. My firm has successfully prosecuted a number of cases against large insurance companies when they failed to honor their commitments to their client… Read More

Employment Litigation

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Employment Discrimination/Harassment

In 2008, the Illinois legislature enacted a number of significant changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act. As a result, victims of discrimination or harassment at the hands of their employers may now seek redress in the courtrooms of Illinois. The I… Read More

Retaliatory Discharge

I have handled hundreds of Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases over my career. One question I hear quite often during the initial consultation is: “Can I get fired for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim?” People are concerned – they fear… Read More

Whistleblower Claims

The Illinois legislature passed legislation in 2004 prohibiting employers from firing employee who report illegal activity to authorities. But many employers aren’t familiar with the law and fire employees in anger when they learn that the employee… Read More

Workers Compensation

Employees are injured at work everyday in Illinois. Most of the time employers do the right thing and expedite the payment of appropriate lost wages and medical bills. But every now and again, an employer neglects to advise an employee that the emplo… Read More

Commercial Litigation

[su_vimeo url=”″] The variety of business disputes are virtually endless. I have many years of experience in business litigation — with good results. Business owners need a lawyer that can identif… Read More

Criminal Law

When I first started my firm, I concentrated exclusively on civil matters. When clients called about criminal cases I would refer them to other lawyers. Recently I formed an affiliation with a former long-time Public Defender. In the event you run in… Read More