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I am an attorney at Peckar & Abramson, P.C. I represent businesses and individuals in litigation matters.  My mission is to work hard to see that you get the best possible result in the most cost-effective manner. I will be there to protect your interests, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant.

My experience includes claims for insurance coverage, products liability, defamation, fraud, and breach of contract. My environmental expertise includes handling significant litigation matters, including Superfund cases and wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage claims arising out of underground storage tank leaks, spills of chlorinated solvents, and other chemical releases. I have represented clients before the U.S. EPA, the Illinois EPA, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in enforcement matters.

I have counseled clients on compliance and/or permitting issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act. I have also helped clients take advantage of state and federal audit policies. In addition, I have advised clients on mergers and acquisitions concerning environmental liability and permitting issues, and conducted due diligence and prepared representations and warranties for corporate transactions.

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Marquette University, and a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law. While at DePaul, I was on law review and an extern for The Honorable Blanche M. Manning, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

I am accepting new clients and appreciate any referrals. You are welcome to meet with me for free, without cost or obligation of any kind. To set up a free initial consultation, please contact my office by phone at (312) 239-9722 or e-mail at


Contact info

Peckar & Abramson, PC

208 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 1356
Chicago, IL, 60604-1230

Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Construction: 20%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
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ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200305/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2011
"14 Under 40" List of Successful Alumni Under 40 Years OldDePaul Magazine2010
Star of the QuarterAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2006
Great Lakes Stewardship Award -- Advocate of the YearAlliance for the Great Lakes2005
Inclusion in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's WhoN/A
Inclusion in Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's WhoN/A
Quoted in PublicationsBNA's Daily Environment Report, ABA Journal, and American Bar Association's Student Lawyer MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPeckar & Abramson, P.C.2009 - Present
AttorneyMcDermott Will & Emery2005 - 2009
AttorneyJenner & Block LLP2003 - 2005
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) FellowAlliance for the Great Lakes2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers SectionCo-Chair2010 - Present
DePaul University College of Law Environmental Law SocietyAlumni Advisor2010 - Present
ABA Standing Committee on Environmental LawYoung Lawyers Division Liaison2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
ABA YLD Committee on Environment, Energy, and ResourcesChair2006 - 2007
ABA YLD Law Practice Management CommitteeChair2005 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Environmental Law BlogVarious Blog Entries2010
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Member Service Project 2006-2007What is the EPA and How Does it Function?2007
ABA Young Lawyers Division Committee CompassSeventh Circuit Allows CERCLA § 107(a) Claim For Contribution By Potentially Responsible Party2007
The Young Lawyer (American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division,What To Do When You Make A Mistake2006
American Bar Association Section of Litigation's Products Liability Committee (South Dakota)2005-2006 State Warnings Liability Survey2006
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resource's Environmental Litigation and Toxic Tort Committee NewsletterIllinois Insurance Coverage Case Law Update2006
Land, Air, & Water News -- Environmental AlertCourt Rules that Administrative Orders are Insufficient Bases for CERCLA Contribution Claims2005
Environmental Law In Illinois(2004 Supplement) (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education)Managing Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy2004
Land, Air, & Water News -- Environmental AlertNew Illinois Law Affirms Ability of State's Attorneys to File Actions Compelling Clean Up2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Marquette UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarWhat Should Manufacturers Do When Receiving a Notice of Violation From EPA?2010
Hot Topics in Environmental LawGreenhouse Gas Regulations: Advising Clients in an Uncertain Environment2010
Environmental Legal Careers SeminarEnvironmental Legal Careers2010
Young Lawyers Division Spring ConferenceMarketing in the First Five Years of Your Practice2006