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Admitted: Illinois (1983), US Dist. Ct Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar (1984), United States Supreme Court (1995)
Law School: De Paul University - College of Law, Chicago, IL (1883)
College: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (1980)
Birth Date and Place: June 3, 1958
Practice Areas: Plaintiff Personal Injury, General Civil Litigation Our law firm consists of attorneys dedicated to the representation of those who have been injured through the fault of others.
Additional Information: Representative appellate cases include: People v. Joseph Spiezer, (2nd Dist. 2000), 316 Ill.App.3d 75, 735 N.E.2d 1017, 249 Ill.Dec. 192; Hills v. Bridgeview Little League Ass'n, (Ill.App. 1 Dist. 1999) 713 N.E.2d 616, 306 Ill.App.3d 13, (Amicus brief of counsel, for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association); People v. Quigley, (Ill. 1998) 697 N.E.2d 735, 183 Ill.2d 1, (trial and appellate counsel); People v. Lavariega, (Ill. 1997) 676 N.E.2d 643, 175 Ill.2d 153, (trial and appellate counsel); City of Rockford v. Xayasouk, (Ill.App. 2 Dist. 1998) 705 N.E.2d 110, 301 Ill.App.3d 663, (trial and appellate counsel); Krivitskie v. Cramlett, (Ill.App. 2 Dist. 1998) 704 N.E.2d 957, 301 Ill.App.3d 705, (trial and appellate counsel); People v. Crabbe, (Ill.App. 2 Dist. 1990) 552 N.E.2d 19, 195 Ill.App.3d 163, (trial and appellate counsel); Application of County Collector, (Ill.App. 2 Dist. 1988) 530 N.E.2d 598, 175 Ill.App.3d 985, (trial and appellate counsel). Publications Unreliability of the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, 4 Am.Jur. Proof Facts 3d 439; Impact of Plea of guilty on civil proceedings, DCBA Brief, November 2001. Impact of Plea of guilty on civil proceedings, Vol 44, No. 3, ISBA Criminal Justice Newsletter, Compensation for the value of lost time and not lost wages, Vol. 36, No. 3, ISBA Tort Trends Newsletter; Is Tort Liability in Illinois Joint or Several? Vol. 34, No. 1, ISBA Tort Trends Newsletter; U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches Assault on Trial Lawyers, Business Profile Magazine Aug/Sept 98; Declaring Forfeitures on Contracts for Deed, Vol. 35, No. 1 ISBA YLD Newsletter; A Case for Fall Civil Discovery and Statutory Summary Suspension Hearings, Vol. 36, No. 1 ISBA YLD Newsletter; Supreme Court Adds Teeth To Arbitration Rules, Vol. 37, No. 4 ISBA YLD Newsletter; Subpoena Duces Tecum, by and 38, No. 1, ISBA YLD Newsletter; A Simple Solution for Obtaining Records Prior to Trial, Vol. 38, No. 3 ISBA YLD Newsletter; Discovering Petrillo Violations, Vol. 39, No. 1, ISBA YLD Newsletter; Is Loss of Enjoyment of Life Recoverable Under the Civil Justice Reform Amendments of 1995?, Vol. 31, No. 2, ISBA Tort Trends Newsletter; Discharge of Attorney Employed by Contingency Fee Contract, Vol. 32, No. 5, ISBA Tort Trends Newsletter; Hospital Liens, Vol. XLIV, No. 2, WCBA The Lawyer; Are Your Real Estate Clients Insuring The Insurer?, Vol. XLIV, No. 7 WCBA The Lawyer. Additional professional activities Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for James Publishing, Cross Publications and Ford Publications since 1989. ITLA Board of Managers Member (1997-1998) ISBA assembly 1998-2000 ISBA Tort Section Council Chair (2000-2001) ISBA Tort Section Council Vice-chair (1999-2000) ISBA Tort Section Council Secretary (1998-1999) ISBA Tort Section Council Member (1996-2002) ISBA Task Force on Allocation of Judges (1998-1999) ISBA Task Force on Certification (1997) Illinois Legal Education Conclave (Oct. 19-20, 1995) ISBA Organized Bar Leadership Conference (June 1994) Chair of the YLD Section of the ISBA (1994-1995) Editor of the ISBA YLD Newsletter (1991-1994) ISBA delegate to the 1994 & 1995 ABA - YLD conventions Presentations Potpourri of Civil Practice, Tort and Insurance Law, �Adjudicating Medicaid Liens� ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure, Tort and Insurance Law sections, Law Ed Series, June 20, 2003 (ISBA Annual meeting, Lake Geneva Wisc.). Motor Vehicle Cases A to Z, �Adjudicating Medicaid and Medicare Liens� ISBA Tort Law Section, Law Emergency department Series, May 22, 2003 (Chicago, Ill.) Illinois Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Benefits, a Study and Analysis, �Who is covered?� ISBA Tort Law Section, Law Ed Series, May 9, 2002 (Bloomington, Ill.). Illinois Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Benefits, a Study and Analysis, �Who is covered?� ISBA Tort Law Section, Law Ed Series, May 30, 2002 (Chicago, Ill.). An Update for Tort Practitioners, �Responding to 213 (f) & (g) Interrogatories,� ISBA Tort Law Section, Insurance Law Section, and Special Committee of Appellate Practice, Law Ed Series, June 22, 2001 (ISBA Annual meeting, Lake Geneva Wisc. Insurance Coverage: An Update, �The Tort of Bad Faith: A Sleeping Giant� ISBA Insurance Law Section, Law Ed Series, April 19, 2001 Supreme Court Rule 213 and its Impact in Tort Litigation, �What is opinion Testimony?� ISBA Tort Law Section, Law Ed Series, October 9, 2000 Issues and Techniques for the Settlement of Personal Injury Cases, Moderator, ISBA Insurance Law and Tort Sections, Law Ed Series, ISBA Annual Meeting June 23, 2000 An Update for Tort and Insurance Litigators, �Responding to Rule 213 (f) & (g) Interrogatories,� ISBA Insurance Law and Tort Sections, Law Ed Series, May 18, 2000 Litigating Tort Cases Without Going Bankrupt, Moderator, ISBA Tort Section, Law Ed Series, October 11, 1999 Hot Tips for Trials, Getting Witnesses to the Courthouse, Winnebago County Bar Association Seminar, Oct. 1, 1998 What's Up; A Tort, Insurance and Civil Practice Update, ISBA Civil Practice, Insurance Law and Tort Law Sections, ISBA midyear meeting December 13, 1996 Trial Techniques-Getting a Case Ready; Getting a Verdict (Pretrial Discovery) ISBA Tort Section Law Ed Series, Nov. 20 1995 Tort Reform: Day-To-Day Issues (Failure To Warn)-ISBA Tort Reform Law Ed Program, Nov. 1995 Building A Well-Balanced Life In The Law, ISBA YLD Law Ed Series, ISBA Annual Meeting June, 1995 How To Open A Small Law Office - ISBA Bridge the Gap Program, December, 1994 Professional memberships Illinois State Bar Association, and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, past member of the Winnebago County Bar Association Community activities Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouting (Eagle Scout � past assistant Scout Master), Westminster Presbyterian Church (Elder 2001-), Christian Education Commission (2001-), and Witness Commission (1999-2000), Habitat for Humanity local congregation liaison (1998-99)
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