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Alan James Brinkmeier

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Al Brinkmeier

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Alan

Learn Alan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    29%
    Trials and Appeals Recent Constitutional Law Trial - 2009 Verdicts if favor of defended clients on Section 1983 claims for alleged Fourth Amendment violations - search and siezure

    40 years

  2. Litigation
    24%
    Trials and Appeals Recent Constitutional Law Trial - 2009 Verdicts if favor of defended clients on Section 1983 claims for alleged Fourth Amendment violations - search and siezure

    40 years

  3. Personal injury
    24%
    Trials and Appeals Recent Constitutional Law Trial - 2009 Verdicts if favor of defended clients on Section 1983 claims for alleged Fourth Amendment violations - search and siezure

    40 years

  4. State, local, and municipal law
    23%
    Trials and Appeals Recent Constitutional Law Trial - 2009 Verdicts if favor of defended clients on Section 1983 claims for alleged Fourth Amendment violations - search and siezure

    40 years

ALAN J. BRINKMEIER has written numerous articles for the DuPage County Bar Association in the  DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Illinois Bar Journal, Chicago Bar Association Record and the Aviation Litigation Reporter and other publications.  He practices in the areas of aviation law, products liability, insurance, municipal liability, civil rights and appellate practice. He is a frequent lecturer as well. 

 

Mr. Brinkmeier received his B.A. degree from Elmhurst College and his J.D. degree from DePaul University. He is a member of the Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois State and American bar associations, the Defense Research Institute and the Appellate Lawyers Association.  He was appointed and has served continuously for well over a decade as a Commissioner for the City of Elmhurst Zoning & Planning Commission. He has also served since the mid-1990s as a trustee for the Elmhurst College Board of Trustees.

 

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Alan J. Brinkmeier Esq.
105 W. Adams St
#1430
Chicago, IL, 60603

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Reviews

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Posted by Tracy | August 31, 2013
Great advice!
He answered my question quickly and he gave me good advice: I had no idea what to do and I could not find an attorney that would just answer a general question. Thank you!!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2009
Great Success
This attorney was very professional, meticulous,and knowledgeable. He was detailed oriented and excellent on reporting I would highly recommend him to anyone with a dispute or lawsuit.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2009
Superb Lawyer
I am extremely pleased wikth the representation this lawyer provided. He was a thoughtful counsellor, a tiger for an advocate and the work he did was just outstanding.
Posted by Matthew | December 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Literally gave one line answer.
I'll be as specific as I can be, but when given one word as the answer for something asked of you, there isn't much that can be said that isn't said in that simple statement. "No" is not an answer that is going to help or otherwise aide ANYONE with anything. Negative answers need details. Description. And it makes a new question you should answer as well: why not? None of this was taken into consideration and it simply feels like the easiest answer was given. This feels especially true when other lawyers gave details as to why the answer is in the negative.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Brinkmeier Law Group LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Commissioner
  • City of Elmhurst Zoning & Planning Commission
  • 1996 - 2014
  • Owner
  • Merlo Kanofsky Brinkmeier Ltd.
  • 1992 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered
  • 1984 - 1992
  • Paralegal
  • Pretzel Stouffer Nolan & Rooney
  • 1980 - 1984
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Elmhurst College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bennett v. Southwest Airlines (Flight 1248 Midway)
  • 484 F.3d 907 (7th Cir. 2007)
  • Aviation Underwriters, Inc. v. Aon Aviation, Inc.
  • 812 N.E. 2d 369 (2004)
  • Jo Lou Mio v. Alberto Culver Company
  • 715 N.E.2d 309 (1999)
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Associations

  • Elmhurst College
  • Trustee
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Trial Bar (Central District of Illinois)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage Business Council
  • Board
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry
  • Aviation Committee
  • 1991 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superb Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Leading Lawyer 2012
  • Leading Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyer 2011
  • 2011
  • Chicago Magazine
  • Super Lawyer 2011
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2010
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyer
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyer
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2009
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2008
  • Member, GoToLawFirm
  • Fortune Magazine
  • 2008
  • SuperLawyer
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2008
  • Character Counts Awardee
  • City of Elmhurst
  • 2007
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine
  • 2007
  • SuperLawyer
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2007
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Crains Chicago Business
  • 2006
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Crains Chicago Business
  • 2005
  • Alumni Merit Award
  • Elmhurst College
  • 2003
  • National ODK Alumni Support Award
  • ODK
  • 2001
  • Recommended Best's Lawyer
  • Best's Directory
  • N/A
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Aviation Litigation Reporter
  • Contributing Author: "Family Awarded $10.45 Million in Crash Case
  • 2003
  • Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly
  • "A Defense Perspective. "Insurance Law: Illinois' New Actual Notice and Deactivation of Tender Rules"
  • 2001
  • Class Action Reports
  • Redman v. United Airlines Class Certification Granted With Settlement Litigated Judgement
  • 2000
  • Aviation Litigation Reporter
  • IL App. Ct. Affirms Plaintiff's Lack of Standing as 'Next of Kin'
  • 1999
  • PDRMA Risk Management Institute
  • Be 'FORE'warned. Golf Course Liability is Just a Stroke Away
  • 1995
  • Declarations
  • "Give Up The Defense? - Not In Illinois,"
  • 1993
  • Aviation Litigation Reporter
  • Cabin Door: Alumni v Tracor Aviation, Inc. Refurbisher Granted Summary Judgment in DC-10 Suit
  • 1992
  • Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association DCBA Brief
  • Conditions of the Land: Relationship of the Dangerous Condition Rule and the Open Danger Defense
  • 1991
  • Aviation Litigation Reporter
  • Admissibility of NTSB Aircraft Accident Reports in Civil Litigation,
  • 1991
  • Automotive Litigation Reporter
  • "Hague Convention: Commentary"
  • 1990
  • Aviation Litigation Reporter
  • Forum Non Conveniens: Sponagle v. USAir/Piedmont Airlines Dismissal
  • 1990
  • Chicago Bar Record
  • The Question of X-Ray Ownership,
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Ethical Considerations
  • 2013
  • Aviation Law: Anatomy of an Aviation Crash - Palwaukee GIV Crash
  • Aviation Law
  • 2009
  • Elmhurst College
  • Be Pathfinders and Trail Blazers
  • 2001
  • PDRMA Risk Management Institute
  • Be 'FORE'warned. Golf Course Liability is Just a Stroke Away
  • 1995
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses From Discovery to Trial
  • 1992
  • Liability Claims
  • Liability Claims - Open & Obvious Danger Defense
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

Received (203)
Given (92)
Endorse Alan
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Brinkmeier offers clients creative advice for resolving difficult problems. He is an outstanding and extremely talented attorney who undoubtedly understands the intricacies and nuances of lawsuits and disputes. Also, his knowledge and experience in this area are of value to his colleagues. Attorney Brinkmeier advocates vigorously for his clients. You would be very fortunate to have him represent you."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkmeier truly shines when he is representing his clients before a jury. I very much endorse this talented lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Attorney Brinkmeier. This attorney has over 30 years of experience and does excellent work. I commend him for answering nearly 70,000 questions in the Avvo pro bono Q & A Forum. Attorneys like this are one in a million. Thank you for all your contributions to Avvo."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkmeler provides advice that is clear and concise. He rarely ever beats around the bush."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I find Alan to be both direct and thoughtful, which must serve his clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is very thoughtful, creative and energetic in analyzing legal issues presented to him which set him apart in the legal community. I am pleased to endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkmeier provides his fellow attorneys on Avvo with many thoughtful and insightful answers on topics involving trial tactics and procedures, among others. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan brings valuable and quality filled content to this forum in an effort to help the users determine what their options are. This truly shows the dedication he has to helping those that have been insured and his desire to provide the best possible legal representation to those in need of the same."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkmeier provides consistently accurate and helpful answers to Avvo Askers. These are qualities a client should consider when looking for a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkmeier knows what he is doing. He always seems to have the correct answer to complex legal questions. Give him a call if you need help."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brinkmeier's contributions here on Avvo illustrate his skill and ability as an advocate."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkmeier has impressive experience in litigation of all kids. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His advice and legal answers to complex issues demonstrates rare legal acumen seen in an attorney."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney - pragmatic and resourceful. A true asset to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brinkmeier consistently provides responses which are both helpful and analytical here in this Avvo forum. His answers are concise, clear and well-reasoned. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Recognized in the legal community."
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