I am a 24+ year resident of Will County, Illinois. I am married and have a daughter attending Joliet West High School, and twin sons, who both attend a Montessori school in the area. I am a member and former President of the Will County Bar Association, and have been the managing partner of McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC since its inception in 2005.
A former high school and college varsity athlete, I now restrict my athletic endeavors to bicycling and watching my kids compete in figure skating, football, basketball and soccer.
I have been a trial lawyer since starting to practice in 1992, focusing first in employment law, then in labor law and criminal defense, and, for the last fourteen years, primarily in the area of personal injury. I have practiced in trial and appellate courts in Missouri and in Illinois, and have argued before the Illinois Supreme Court. I am also a member of the federal trial bar in the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1993||07/06/2019|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1992||10/24/2019|
|Partner||McNamara Phelan Mcsteen, LLC||2005 - Present|
|Partner||Schenk, Duffy, McNamara, Phelan, Carey & Ford, Ltd.||1993 - 2005|
|Assistant Attorney General||Missouri Attorney General's Office||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Will County Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Will County Bar Association||President||2014 - 2015|
|Will County Bar Association||Director||2006 - 2015|
|Will County Bar Association - Employment Law Committee||Chairman||1997 - 2000|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1994 - 2017|
|Washington University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Washington University in St. Louis||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Atilano v. Krieger Kiddie Corp.||Settled|
|Vieyra v. Ralph's Grocery Corp.||Settled|
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Thu Feb 16 2017
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