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  1. Car Accident: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%



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19 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL, 60432


MOGood Standing, Active199001/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
BV Rated 4.4 out of 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2000
International Who's Who of ProfessionalsInternational Biographical Centre1995
The World Who's Who of WomenN/A1993
The World Who's Who of WomenN/A1992
Who's Who Among Rising Young AmericansN/A1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBlock|Klukas|Manzella|Shell2014 - Present
PartnerBlock, Klukas & Manzella2009 - 2014
PartnerBlock, Block & Klukas2003 - 2009
AssociateBlock & Block2000 - 2003
AssociateBlock, Krockey, Cernugel & Cowgill, P.C.1993 - 2000
AssociateHeyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Professional Corporation1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Will County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association for Female ExecutivesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Martinez v. Mobil Oil Corp.Finding in favor of Plaintiff
Smith v. Supervalu, Inc.finding in favor of plaintiff
Berard v. Eagle Air HelicopterAppeal in favor of Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Joliet HeraldAsk A Lawyer2015
Joliet HeraldAsk A Lawyer2014
Joliet HeraldAsk A Lawyer2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Will County Bar AssociationMedicare Updates2014
Will County Bar Association Civil Committee SeminarMedicare Issues2012
Civil Law CommitteeAttorneys Talking to the Press2010
Civil Committee SeminarMedicare2008