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About Me


I serve as legal advisor and trial counsel to companies and individuals in commercial matters, including:


-Contract enforcement

-Shareholder disputes

-Fraud, business torts, and deceptive practices

-Warranty matters

-Property and land use litigation

-Will contests

-Mediation & arbitration


I've represented clients in many sectors including manufacturing & steel, financial, telecommunications, consulting, construction & building materials, accounting, and education, in addition to non-profit organizations.  I have obtained injunctions for clients and successfully appealed cases and defended appeals in the state and federal courts.



Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Appeals: 15%
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%

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Contact Info

Thompson Coburn LLP

55 East Monroe Street, 37th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60603


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200308/17/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Rising Star in Business Litigation for 2012Illinois Super Lawyers2012
Illinois Rising Star in Business Litigation for 2011Illinois Super Lawyers2011
Illinois Rising Star in Business Litigation for 2010Illinois Super Lawyers2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThompson Coburn LLP2013 - Present
AssociateThompson Coburn LLP2003 - 2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar AssociationPreventing Trademark Infringement against Newly Formed Businesses2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ethics for In-House Corporate CounselLegal ethics2008
NACM-Midwest National Tool & Accessories Credit Group PresentationAntitrust Law: Recent Developments Affecting Trade Associations and Their Members2007
FagelHaber LLC PresentationElectronic Communications: Minding your P’s and Q’s2006