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1 presents CHICAGO s top rated lawyers of Top Rated lawyers Comprehensive list of trusted attorneys page 3 some medical devices can hurt more than help page 6 Be Aware of Financial Abuse of the Elderly page 14 A Special advertising supplement distributed with Chicago Tribune presents LEGAL LEADERS appearing with

2 BaRKeR & castro, llc medical malpractice, appellate law, ToRTs law, workers compensation, commercial litigation, insurance law Patricia J. Barker Chad M. Castro where results matter we believe our strength lies in our ability to identify and craft the best defense for each individual case. our attorneys experience enables us to review a case and to provide recommendations as to those cases best suited for trial or early resolution. the protection of our clients best interests is always foremost. our attorneys have tried numerous cases with successful results! Barker & Castro is a litigation Firm with experienced trial attorneys. at Barker & castro we recognize that the law is a service profession, and our attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service. we strive to fit each client s needs. pat Barker and Chad Castro Bring a combined 57 years of dedication and trial experience to the firm coupled with their partners, anne scrivner Kuban, steve steinback, scott irvin, Krista frick, elizabeth Jaci and Jennifer suttle. Pat and chad began their medical negligence defense careers at Lord, Bissell & Brook, one of chicago s largest firms. Pat and chad have represented many of the major medical centers, hospitals and physician groups in the city of chicago and its surrounding areas. anne scrivner Kuban began her career at the cook county state s attorney s office where she prosecuted in excess of 35 felony jury trials, and hundreds of bench trials ranging from financial crimes to murder cases. steve steinback began his legal career as a clerk to an illinois appellate court justice. upon completion of his clerkship, steve began his career specializing in health care defense. steve and chad also represent physicians and health care professionals before the illinois department of financial and Professional regulation. scott irvin also brings over 15 years of experience in general, commercial and medical negligence litigation. Jennifer suttle and elizabeth Jaci are also seasoned trial attorneys. Krista frick began her legal career with a focus on health care defense and soon after focused her practice on substantive writing, insurance coverage, post trial, and appellate advocacy. at Barker & Castro, we Understand Clients have choices and therefore good results are not acceptable. instead, we have established a reputation where only exceptional results count. we pride ourselves in providing our clients with a comprehensive assessment of each case from the outset. we then work with our client to create a defense strategy that will provide the best, most cost-efficient outcome. only with an early, aggressive investigation of the facts and witnesses can a full comprehensive analysis of exposure be provided to our clients. at Barker & castro you will not see or hear it s too early to tell in our evaluation a year into the case. at Barker & castro we believe satisfaction of the client is not only our top, but our only priority. Barker & Castro has experienced trial lawyers who have successfully tried hundreds of cases in one LEGAL LEADERS of the highest profile counties in the country, cook county, illinois as well as the collar counties. our attorneys experience is vast, ranging from complicated malpractice cases to premises liability to long-term care litigation. CHAD M. CASTRO PATRICIA JEAN BARKER JENNIFER M. SUTTLE ELIZABETH EMILIA JACI 115 s. LasaLLe, suite 2900, chicago, illinois tel fax city Gate Lane, suite 300, naperville, illinois tel fax

3 legal Leaders by Firm INDEX OF FEATURED FIRMS Chicago s Top Rated yers helps take the mystery out of locating a high-quality advocate to protect you, your family, your business and all other assets. The lawyers in this comprehensive list are considered first-rate in their field and are available to help. Adelman & Gettleman, insolvency, bankruptcy law Page 9 Allan A. Ackerman PC CRIMINAL Page 16 Barker & Castro, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, APPELLATE LAW, TORTS LAW, WORKERS COMPENSATION, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, Insurance Page 2 BOUDREAU & NISIVACO, ALAN BOUDREAU WORKERS COMPENSATION AND PERSONAL INJURY Page 16 CUDA LAW OFFICES, LTD. PERSONAL INJURY, WORKERS COMPENSATION, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Back Cover DI SILVESTRO & ASSOCIATES ROBERT J. DI SILVESTRO REAL ESTATE, PERSONAL INJURY, TRAFFIC LAW Page 12 DOHERTY & PROGAR KEVIN W. DOHERTY EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION DEFENSE, CIVIL LITIGATION DEFENSE, PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE Page 16 MARY JO GREENE PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE, CIVIL LITIGATION DEFENSE Page 17 MICHAEL T. SPRENGNETHER PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE, CIVIL LITIGATION, PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Page 19 Dolgin Group, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Probate Estate and Trust Administration, Commercial Litigation Page 15 DONNELLY, LIPINSKI & HARRIS, MARC S. LIPINSKI CIVIL LITIGATION, BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL, CONSTRUCTION LAW Page 17 FICHERA & MILLER, DOMINIC R. FICHERA, HOWARD S. MILLER Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Page 13 GOZDECKI, DEL GIUDICE, AMERICUS, FARKAS & BROCATO DAVID S. AMERICUS BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL, LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RICK A. DEL GIUDICE BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL, LITIGATION Page 16 Grotefeld, Hoffmann, Schleiter, Gordon, Ochoa & Evinger, Insurance Subrogation, Catastrophic Loss, Products Liability Page 5 Harrison & Held, Estate planning, corporate law, family law, litigation Page 10 KATZ, GOLDSTEIN & WARREN Family Page 7 Kelly, Olson, Michod, Dehaan, & Richter, BANKING & CORPORATE, REAL ESTATE & TAX, TRUSTS & ESTATES Page 13 KENT M. LUCACCIONI, LTD. PERSONAL INJURY, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, PRODUCT LIABILITY Page 12 KUZNIAR & SIMONS PC PAMELA J. KUZNIAR LITIGATION, FAMILY LAW, MEDIATION Page 17 Ladden & Allen Family Page 15 LAKE TOBACK ALAN J. TOBACK FAMILY LAW Page 19 LAW OFFICE OF LAWRENCE R. KREAM, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, PERSONAL INJURY Page 17 Offices of Marc J. Leaf, MARC J. LEAF, J.D., LL.M., C.P.A. Estate Planning and Probate, Business and Corporate, Residential Real Estate/Leases Page 17 LAW OFFICES OF SUSAN BOGART BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL Page 16 LEFF & COHEN LTD. Real Estate Tax Assessment Reduction, estate Planning and Administration, Business Transactions Page 15 MARK L. KARNO & ASSOCIATES PERSONAL INJURY, TRUCKING COLLISIONS, NURSING HOME NEGLECT AND ABUSE, WORKERS COMPENSATION Page 12 MONAHAN LAW GROUP, JOSEPH T. MONAHAN ELDER Page 14 MUNDAY, NATHAN & SCHULKIN JEFFREY A. SCHULKIN PERSONAL INJURY, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, LITIGATION Page 19 ROBBINS & ROBBINS, LTD. Elliott Robbins PERSONAL INJURY, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, PRODUCTS LIABILITY Page 6 ROBBINS, SALOMON & PATT, LTD. STEVE JAKUBOWSKI BANKRUPTCY, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING Page 17 RUBERRY, STALMACK & GARVEY, ED RUBERRY LITIGATION, BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL, INSURANCE LAW JOHN M. STALMACK LITIGATION, BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Page 19 Spellmire Firm professional liability, ethics litigation Page 11 STATMAN, HARRIS & EYRICH, ALAN J. STATMAN COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, BANKING, BANKRUPTCY/RESTRUCTURING Page 19 STEINBERG, GOODMAN & KALISH BRUCE D. GOODMAN PERSONAL INJURY, PRODUCT LIABILITY, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Page 17 Stone & Associates, LTD. Jed Stone Criminal Defense, Appellate Page 12 STONE, MCGUIRE & SIEGEL, MICHAEL SIEGEL, HOWARD L. STONE HEALTH CARE LAW, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, WHITE COLLAR CRIME Page 19 Stowell & Friedman, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Labor and Employment Page 15 THE GOLDING LAW OFFICES RICHARD N. RICK GOLDING COMMERCIAL BANKRUPTCY, INSOLVENCY AND RESTRUCTURING Page 16 The Hunt Group, Brian J. Hunt Litigation, Professional Liabilty, Products Liability Page 17 THE LAW OFFICE OF DEBORAH KANNER EBNER BANKRUPTCY AND BUSINESS REORGANIZATION Page 16 THE LAW OFFICES OF LISTON & TSANTILIS, BRIAN P. LISTON, ESQ. EMINENT DOMAIN, PROPERTY TAX LITIGATION, ZONING, PLANNING AND LAND USE Page 17 Tobin & Muñoz, L.L.C. PERSONAL INJURY, CRIMINAL, BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL Page 11 William L. Barr, Personal Injury, commercial and construction litigation Page 16 To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 3

4 ALM LEGAL GROUP Account Executives Laura Gunawan Maxwell Hirsch Ulei Kou Bridget Mcdonald Marcy Palacios George Schwimmer Content Manager Anikha Riddick Graphic designer Ashlee Redd Profiles Writer Sean Stonefield Welcome to Chicago s Top Rated yers of 2015, a publication featuring legal talent from the metropolitan area. The attorneys featured here and in the accompanying online edition have all achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the company that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings. The AV Preeminent rating is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates that a lawyer s peers have ranked them at the highest level of professional excellence. Our online edition of Chicago s Top Rated yers, accessible at at.law.com/chicagotoprated, includes the complete directory of all of the Chicago area s AV Peeminent rated attorneys, listed by their practice areas. In addition to insightful profiles of many Top Rated attorneys, this publication features articles covering trends in the law, and is a valuable resource for finding top legal talent and making more informed decisions. Sincerely, Business Manager Colleen Hanson Group Publisher Scott Pierce To order reprints of Chicago s Top Rated yers of 2015, please contact or Scott Pierce Group publisher what s inside 8 CHicago law Chicago was home to a number of legal cases in early 2015 including the exoneration of a man who spent 20 years in prison, a predatory-lending lawsuit against Bank of America, and disgruntled motorists against the city. Publishers do not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate. ALM Media, (or either party s affiliates, employees, officers, directors or agents) does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. This magazine includes paid attorney advertising. Consumers should contact the state bar for verification and additional information prior to securing the legal services of any attorney. barker & castro, llc 3 legal leaders index A comprehensive list of Chicago Top Rated yers of How to Change a Custody Agreement 18 practice area An index of featured firms categorized BACK COVER Cuda Offices, 4 \ Chicago s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

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6 need to know some MEdiCAl devices can hurt MorE than help Tori Soper Most people trust that medical devices used to treat medical issues are safe. They expect that they will feel better after the device is used, not worse. But sometimes medical devices may be defective or used for unintended purposes, which can make medical problems worse or even create new ones. If this ever happens, one has the right to seek damages from the manufacturer, hospitals, or doctors who are at fault. MAnufACtuRERs strictly liable Most jurisdictions hold medical device manufacturers strictly liable for any injuries one suffers as a result of the use of their products. These might include a faulty pacemaker, heart valve, prosthetic knee, trans-vaginal mesh, or any other device. For medical device lawsuits, one may argue that the specific medical device was defective in that it was manufactured improperly, or that all of the medical devices are flawed because of a design flaw. When many people are affected, they LEGAL LEADERS can join together to file a mass tort. Convincing a jury that a manufacturer s medical device was designed or manufactured improperly isn t enough to win a case. The plaintiff will also need to show that the device was the reason for your injuries. yers for the manufacturer may try to blame the injuries on something other than the medical device, so there is the need to be prepared with as much evidence as possible. doctor s REsPOnsiBility It is possible that a device did not cause your injury, but rather a doctor s error or decision to use it in ways in which it wasn t intended. In this case, one may want to sue your doctor instead of the manufacturer, claiming that the doctor was negligent to use such a device. To prove negligence, it must be proven that the doctor failed to exercise great care or sound judgment. However, a jury must be convinced that the device was the cause of the injury. PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY MOnEtARy damages A personal injury lawsuit involving a medical device can provide you with money damages that cover the cost of obtaining medical treatment for your injuries; wages you lost or will lose because of the injury; and amounts for your emotional distress, physical pain, and inconvenience. QUESTION FOR YOUR ATTORNEY AS SEEN ON RoBBins & RoBBins, ltd. personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability Can I still sue even after a manufacturer has recalled a defective medical device? elliott robbins represents seriously injured persons and families who have lost loved ones in personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, workers compensation and occupational illness cases throughout the state of illinois. He has achieved exceptional results in cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury and disfigurement. although highly selective in the cases we handle, we don t shy away from complex cases and we strive to uncover and substantiate the true cause of a multifaceted accident, product failure or untoward medical complication, independently of what the investigating agencies or involved parties may be opining, Mr. robbins says. Mr. robbins has successfully prosecuted medical malpractice cases in virtually every specialty of medicine. He has earned the trust and respect of his opponents by only prosecuting cases of the highest merit, by advocating with civility, and by resolving matters with discretion to all parties and without fanfare. Mr. robbins is a staunch proponent of adr and believes in exploring creative solutions leading to resolution at all stages of litigation. robbins & robbins, was founded by Mr. robbins parents in 1958 and for the last 28 years, he has proudly carried on their tradition of championing the causes of injured workers, consumers and patients, one case at a time, with compassion and uncommon accessibility for all his clients. Mr. robbins earned his Ba from the university of chicago in 1983, his Jd from Loyola university school of in 1986, and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts. He enjoys giving back to the community by serving as youth advocate in new trier township s peer jury program, and has previously served on wilmette s Board of Health and new trier s Health & Human services committee, which he chaired. ELLIOTT H. ROBBINS 33 north LasaLLe street, suite 2105, chicago, il PH: fax: chicago s top rated lawyers \ To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

7 how to change A CustOdy AgREEMEnt As parents lives change after divorce, their existing custody orders might not work anymore. When they agree that a change is necessary, the process of asking the court for a new order is relatively simple. When they don t agree, it can be difficult to convince a judge to make a change. PAREnts CAn AgREE to A CHAngE When parents agree to a change of custody, it s usually just a matter of letting the court know. An order must be filed, but a lawyer can usually draft one. Then both parents can sign it, giving their consent. A judge will usually approve the agreement, unless the child objects to the change. Courts usually will not force children to change residences without a good reason, especially when they re older. you Must PEtitiOn the COuRt for CHAngE Changing a custody order when parents don t agree involves going back to court and beginning a new legal action. In most states, this means filing a motion or petition with the court. The court will schedule a hearing. If your child s other parent objects to the change, the judge probably will not make a decision right away. Most courts will schedule the issue for trial, because changing custody is a serious matter. you Must PROVE A CHAngE Of CiRCuMstAnCE When parents disagree about changes to a custody order, only a major change in circumstances since the last custody order will convince a court to modify it. Generally, something must have changed in the home where your child has been living to make the home no longer safe, emotionally or physically. You can also ask for a custody modification if your child wants to change primary households. If your child is older, sometimes this alone is enough to convince the court to issue a new order. PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY KaTZ, goldstein & warren family law need to know you MAy need witnesses Simply saying that your child s home presents a danger, either mentally or physically, is not be enough to persuade the court that a change is necessary. You ll need proof. Proof includes documentation, such as police reports. It can also include the testimony of witnesses, if others have seen the unhealthy circumstances in your child s home. You can hire a counselor to talk to your child and testify about the impact of the changed home conditions on your child. AS SEEN ON Clients in the chicagoland area of cook and Lake counties look to the law firm of Katz, Goldstein & warren for excellence, integrity, and quality results in the area of family law. Prior to establishing the firm in 1998, the three founding principals had practiced together in the field of matrimonial law for many years. through years of experience representing families, the attorneys at Katz, Goldstein & warren have developed a sensitivity to the strife and emotional stress that often accompany divorce and other domestic issues. in establishing the firm, stephen H. Katz *, ilene B. Goldstein, and todd r. warren sought to create a collaborative practice Seated, from left: Beth A. Heffernan, Todd R. Warren, Ilene B. Goldstein, Kyle A. Mackey Standing, from left: Rosemary R. Alexander, Marc R. Fisher, Karen V. Paige, Marlene R. Halpern that would move quickly to make a difference for its clients. today, the firm provides a variety of quality legal services, both in and out of court. the best part of working in family law is that we can solve problems and make people s lives better from the LEGAL LEADERS moment we meet them, Goldstein says. we can immediately bring order to disorder. the firm s attorneys have focused on family law throughout their careers, and are recognized leaders in the field: Katz, Goldstein and warren are av Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and both principals have been selected by their peers as Leading yers, illinois super yers and Best yers in america. rosemary alexander and Karen Paige have been selected as Leading yers, and Beth Heffernan as a 2015 super yers rising star. * Mr. Katz has retired. BannocKBurn LaKe office PLaZa, 2345 waukegan road, suite 150, BannocKBurn, il PH: fax: STEPHEN H. KATZ ILENE B. GOLDSTEIN TODD R. WARREN To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 7

8 legal trends CHicago 2015 Chicago was home to a number of newsworthy legal cases in early They included the exoneration of a man who spent 20 years in prison, a predatory-lending lawsuit against Bank of America, and disgruntled motorists who have filed suit against the city over ticketing from red light and speed cameras. Man freed after 20 years wins $ 20 million settlement Authorities reached a $20 million settlement in March with a man who spent two decades in prison before DNA evidence cleared him of the rape and murder of an 11-yearold girl in Waukegan. The settlement ends a controversial chapter for Lake County s troubled justice system. Attorneys representing the man, Juan Rivera, said the agreement with the city of Waukegan and other governmental bodies marks the largest settlement for a wrongfully convicted person in Illinois. Even so, no amount of money could ever sum up to 20 years in prison, said Rivera, who now hopes to go to college to study business management. As is common when authorities settle lawsuits, none of the defendants admitted wrongdoing. The law enforcement officers sued in the case will be dismissed as defendants and won t be required to pay damages. Steve Art, one of Rivera s attorneys, told reporters that the settlement should send a message that wrongful convictions come at a high price. It demonstrates that there was serious alleged misconduct, and that this case was very winnable for Mr. Rivera at trial, Art said in news reports. It also shows taxpayers in Lake County that there s a serious price to pay when police and other actors in the criminal justice system violate individual rights. Judge Orders City of Harvey to Pay $7.3 Million The financially strapped city of Harvey, Ill. absorbed another financial blow this month when a Cook County judge decided that the suburb owes more than $7.3 million to its police pension fund. Officials neglected to make payments for nearly a decade. In an order filed on April 3, Circuit Judge Kathleen Pantle wrote that the city owes payments to the fund for each of the fiscal years. This ruling came despite a settlement agreement Harvey entered in 2008, when the pension board sued the city over unpaid funds. Pantle said that while the city does not dispute the current owed amount, officials believe state law gives the suburb until 2040 to pay the arrearage. But the judge disagreed: The court s order states that the city must make the payments under terms of the 2008 settlement. That agreement, Pantle wrote, was specifically designed to address the suburb s failure to fund the pension board. 8 chicago s top rated lawyers \ To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

9 Pantle s ruling is the latest in a series of legal battles over Harvey s misuse of public funds. Above The (Suit): $50M Defamation Claim Can Proceed It was arguably a simple reporting mistake. But that simple mistake could cost the legal tabloid-blog Above The as much as $50 million. Chicago attorney Meanith Huon was once accused of and charged with rape. But a jury made short work of the charges and acquitted him. While the case was pending, however, an Above The reporter mistook past news reports about the same incident as prior accusations of rape. In a few keystrokes, the blog falsely branded Huon as a serial rapist. Huon responded by naming the reporting error as defamation and sued both the ATL blog and the Web site Gawker, which was later dismissed. Huon named ten causes of action in his complaint, including defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy to invade privacy, cyber stalking and cyber bullying. The court dismissed a number of claims in favor of the blog and other defendants. Among them was Huon s effort to hold Above The and other sites liable for the comments left by viewers and site visitors a common feature of blogs and websites. The court ruled that blogs and websites are not liable for the comments left by third parties. This winter, a district court judge then ruled to allow Huon s overriding claim against Above The to move forward. The story continues. legal trends Chicago Agency Must Allow Anti-Emanuel Leaflets The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) must allow workers to hand out in break rooms leaflets that oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel s re-election bid, federal judge Robert Dow ordered in March. The ruling concurred with the union s allegations that the agency undercut free-speech rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. The temporary restraining order was to remain in effect until after an April 7 runoff election, Judge Dow wrote in an 18-page opinion. What s more, the CTA cannot discipline or threaten to discipline employees for passing out the materials. The Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents more than 10,000 CTA bus and rail workers, asked for the order in a lawsuit it recently filed in Chicago federal court. The suit argued the CTA permitted campaigning in break rooms for years; officials only prohibited the practice after the union endorsed Emanuel s challenger, Jesus Chuy Garcia. The CTA denied that claim, saying Illinois ethics and political rights laws clearly ban any such political activities at agency workplaces, including break rooms. Judge Dow was required in this emergency ruling to use a far lower threshold of evidence, compared with a jury at a trial, in his weighing whether the CTA might have violated workers First Amendment rights. As the lawsuit proceeds, the union would be required to offer more and far stronger evidence to support its claim. Among the questions that still demand a clear answer, Dow wrote, is exactly what Illinois law means by barring political activities while at work or on duty. The language may or may PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY continue on page 10 From left: Alex Brougham, Mark Carter, Adam Silverman, Steven Chaiken*, Howard Adelman*, Chad Gettleman*, Erich Buck, Nathan Rugg*, Brad Berish*, Henry Merens* *AV Rated Now in its 33rd year, Adelman & Gettleman, continues to enjoy a first-rate reputation for getting difficult jobs done. Adelman & Gettleman is a boutique firm with 10 professionals dedicated solely to the practice of insolvency and bankruptcy law. 53 WEST JACKSON BOULEVARD, SUITE 1050, CHICAGO, IL PH: FAX: To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 9

10 legal trends continued from page 9 not apply to break rooms in which employees are not currently working or for workers who drop by break rooms on their days off to pass out campaign material. Motorists Sue Chicago over Ticketing Chicago s red light and speed cameras came under fire in March from a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The suit claims that the city failed to give violators enough notice before issuing late fees and other penalties. Once tickets issued by both kinds of cameras arrive in a driver s mailbox, the suit argues the city is supposed to send a second notice, as outlined in the municipal code of Chicago. The lawsuit claims that the second notices never arrived. Everyone knows that when you get something in the mail that is unusual, like a ticket or something, it sits on your dresser for four weeks or six weeks, plaintiff s attorney Jacie Zolna told The Chicago Tribune. The ordinance specifically requires sending a second notice to allow people an opportunity to deal with it in some reasonable fashion before they re out of luck. Plaintiffs are asking a judge to force the city to stop collecting and enforcing the tickets that have been issued until the city fixes the process, according to news reports. The suit also asks the city to reimburse the fines and penalties that were collected through such citations. The litigation doesn t seek to put an end to the use of cameras. But the plaintiffs argue that the city should refund $600 million in red light and speed camera tickets, dating PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY back to When it skipped a step, the suit says it denied motorists due process. Bank of America Must Face Chicago-Area Predatory Lending suit A federal judge rejected this month Bank of America Corp s request to dismiss a lawsuit in which Cook County, Ill., accused the lender of targeting black and Hispanic borrowers in the Chicago area with subprime mortgages. In a March decision, U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo said Cook County could pursue allegations that the bank steered minority borrowers into an outsized number of high-cost home loans. Those loans could result in more foreclosures, lower property taxes, and greater urban blight. The county has asserted an adequate injury-in-fact that is plausibly connected to defendants alleged discriminatory lending, Bucklo wrote. The judge did not rule on the case s merits. Cook County, the nation s second most populous county after Los Angeles, had accused Bank of America of reverse redlining. That s when a lender extends credit on unfair terms in specific geographic areas based on borrowers race, ethnicity or income. The county said Bank of America made approximately 95,000 home loans to minority borrowers on less favorable terms than its loans to similar white borrowers. And about 60 percent of the loans in question were or could prove to be at risk of default. Clyde Bowles Rick Brown Louis S. Harrison Robert Held Harrison & Held, was founded by three prominent estate planning attorneys just 12 years ago. it is now a 50-attorney, highly respected boutique practice, concentrating in its core strength areas of wealth and estate planning, litigation, family law, corporate, real estate and tax law matters. its attorneys work collaboratively to provide its clients the exceptional service they deserve. our practice areas blend together to give us the depth we need to represent people in complex, fast-moving matters. at the same time, we strive to give each client a very personal, focused level of attention, says fran Krasnow, a partner in its sophisticated family law practice. founding partner Lou Harrison agrees: we have struck the perfect balance of size and expertise to ensure that our clients consistently receive outstanding representation. Timoth G. Carroll Michael Craven Jerry D. Jones Frances Krasnow Tom Donovan Stuart Duhl Monty Newlin George Vurdelja Peter Economos Bruce Friedman 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL Bernie Wall Mary Ann Wilson Ph: Fx: chicago s top rated lawyers \ To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

11 PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY TOBIN & MUÑOZ, L.L.C. PERsOnAl injury, CRiMinAl, BusinEss & COMMERCiAl Craig Tobin and george Muñoz are recognized among the best lawyers in the united states and are members of a select group of lawyers who, for more than two decades, have received the highest ratings available for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. tobin s peers have also voted him repeatedly into the best lawyers in america, leading lawyers and super lawyers in civil rights, personal injury, business litigation and criminal defense. Mr. Muñoz serves on the boards of public companies including Marriott international and is a commissioner on President obama s commission on white House fellows. on behalf of their clients, the internationally recognized trial law firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants and has recovered or protected hundreds of millions of dollars in funds and assets. the firm is listed in the Bar register of Preeminent yers. recently the firm successfully defended a prominent political figure, obtained a civil rights judgment of $1.6 million on behalf of a person falsely arrested, a $4 million verdict on behalf of a plaintiff, who was bumped by an atv driven by a chicago police officer, successfully defended a municipality against potential claims of more than $28 million in damages, and obtained a substantial judgment on behalf of a law partner wrongly ousted from his firm. tobin & Muñoz concentrates its practice in complex litigation, catastrophic injury, national/international business, regulatory matters and criminal representation. tobin & muñoz, llc 3 first national Plaza, suite 1950 chicago, il ph: fax: Pennsylvania avenue, nw, suite 700 washington, dc ph: fax: PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY Craig Tobin and George Muñoz spellmire law Firm llc concentrates its practice upon professional liability and ethics litigation. the firm provides trial and related litigation services to corporations, insurance companies, and individuals involving professional responsibility, liability, and disciplinary issues. spellmire firm represents national and international business entities, through their office of general counsel, concerning their relationships with outside counsel. in addition, spellmire firm regularly defends lawyers and law firms in disputes with their clients, and disciplinary proceedings initiated by state bar regulators. Principal of the firm, George w. spellmire has tried numerous legal and accounting malpractice cases and has represented hundreds of lawyers, law firms, and accountants from coast to coast. He was recognized by the national law Journal as one of the most prominent professional malpractice lawyers in the usa and he has been included in every edition of the best lawyers in america since Mr. spellmire has been av-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than twenty-five years and is identified among the selected Leading illinois attorneys and illinois super lawyers in legal malpractice. He is a member of the society of trial yers and a fellow of the american college of trial yers. To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 11

12 PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY Kent m. lucaccioni founded the firm of Kent m. lucaccioni, ltd. and has built his reputation representing seriously injured clients in all areas of personal injury law including medical malpractice, automobile and trucking negligence, nursing home negligence, construction negligence, premise liability, professional negligence as well as representing the families of wrongful death victims. mr. lucaccioni additionally represents several product manufacturers in product liability defense in the states of illinois and indiana. KenT m. lucaccioni personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability As one of the leading personal injury attorneys in illinois, mr. lucaccioni has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts. At the age of 30, mr. lucaccioni was one of the nation s youngest injury attorneys to win a million dollar verdict on behalf of his injured client. in over 20 years of practice, mr. lucaccioni has established himself as one of the leading trial attorneys in the state. mr. lucaccioni is a 1984 graduate from miami university, Ohio, and 1987 graduate from depaul school of law. kent M. lucaccioni, ltd. 20 south clark street, suite 1700, chicago, il ph: FAX: RoBeRT J. di silvestro Real estate, personal injury, TRaffic law robert J. di silvestro, a principal partner of di silvestro & Associates, is recognized as a top lawyer of chicago and member for more than a decade of a select group of attorneys who are rated at the highest level for their legal abilities and ethics the pinnacle of professional excellence. in addition to this Av preeminent rating, client reviews earned him the martindale-hubbell client distinction Award for exceptional service. A graduate of northwestern university (ba, economics, 1982) and notre dame law school (Jd, 1985), mr. di silvestro provides broad expertise, extensive experience and extraordinary client care in real estate, personal injury and traffic law with more than 30 years in practice. bob represents clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions, property tax reductions, accident injuries and license reinstatements. he is a former cook county Assistant state s Attorney and member of the chicago bar Association, illinois state bar Association and illinois real estate lawyers Association. di silvestro & Associates has successfully served generations of clients and their families since di silvestro & AssociAtEs main: 5231 north harlem Avenue, chicago, il loop: One north lasalle street, suite 3000, chicago, il ph: mark l. KaRno personal injury, TRucKing collisions, nursing home neglect and abuse, workers compensation mark l. Karno is the principal of the law firm of mark l. Karno & Associates. his law firm of six attorneys represents clients in their serious bodily injury, wrongful death Act, nursing home neglect, trucking collision and work related injury claims throughout the greater chicago metropolitan area. mark l. Karno has been peer rated Av preeminent by martindale-hubbell, their highest rating; and has been listed as a Super yer since 2009, a distinction given to the top 5% of lawyers in their field of practice. he is a member of the million dollar Advocates Forum; and the American society of legal Advocates, a distinction achieved by less than 1.5% of all lawyers nationwide. he is a member of board of directors of the illinois bar Foundation and the board of governors of the illinois state bar Association. he had been on the isba Assembly from 2009 to 2014 and has chaired both the insurance law and civil practice and procedure section councils of the isba. he is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the national trial lawyers and illinois trial lawyers Association. his law firm employs both attorneys and support staff who are proficient in both spanish and polish. MArk l. karno & AssociAtEs 33 n. la salle street, suite 3500, chicago, il north FArnswOrth Ave., suite 105, AurOrA, il ph: FAX: Jed stone is a criminal defense lawyer in lake county, illinois. he is a Fellow of the American board of criminal lawyers and has been consistently selected as one of illinois leading lawyers in the areas of criminal trials and appeals. the chicago bar Association conferred upon mr. stone the title of master Advocate. stone & Associates, ltd. has a nationwide reputation for excellence and aggressive advocacy. in addition to his faculty appointment at lake Forest college, where mr. stone teaches classes in criminal law and procedure, mr. stone travels across the nation to lecture and train public defenders and young lawyers in the art of trial advocacy. Jed stone has nearly 38 years of experience at the bar defending persons charged with serious crimes. if you have only one call, make it count. call Jed stone at stone & Associates, ltd. Jed stone criminal defense, appellate law stone & AssociAtEs, ltd. 415 washington street, suite 107 waukegan, il ph: \ Chicago s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

13 FICHERA & MILLER, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Dominic R. Fichera and Howard S. Miller founded their law firm to represent clients throughout greater chicago who have been victimized by the carelessness or negligence of another. with over 100 years of combined experience, no matter what the case or the injury, fichera & Miller, P.c. is ready to go to work for their clients. dominic R. fichera howard s. miller Mr. fichera has handled personal injury and wrongful death cases for 50 years. He has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar awards on behalf of his clients. as such, Mr. fichera is a member of the Million dollar advocates forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the united states. He is past president of the northwest suburban Bar association. Mr. Miller has over 50 years of experience as a civil trial attorney. in addition to his success in the courtroom, he has served as the president of the Kane county Bar association, and is also a certified civil mediator and arbitrator in the sixteenth Judicial circuit, Kane county, illinois. Both Mr. fichera and Mr. Miller have tried approximately 100 jury trials to verdict, and have received the highest possible ratings for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell and avvo. additionally, the two have been named by the american trial yers association as being among the top 100 trial yers in illinois. Tori Soper 415 N LASALLE STREET, SUITE 301, CHICAGO, IL PAGE PROOF FOR APPROVAL ONLY Kelly, olson, michod, dehaan, & RichTeR, llc BanKing & corporate, Real estate & TaX, TRusTs & estates LEGAL LEADERS STEVEN A. KOGA RONALD M. DEHAAN PAUL J. RICHTER STEPHEN B. COHEN JOHN A. KELLY, JR. Front, from left: Paul J. Richter, Stephen B. Cohen, Ronald M. DeHaan, Steven A. Koga Back, from left: Jason T. Johns, Mark A. Costa, Charles L. Michod, Jr., Marc J. Chalfen, Kim A. Mahan, James L. Stephenson, Paul A. Doucette, David S. Adduce. 333 west wacker dr., ste 2000, chicago, il PH: fax: Chicago law firm Kelly, olson, Michod, dehaan, & richter, L.L.c. (KoMdr) is a multi-disciplined and solutions-oriented law firm serving banks, corporations, real estate developers, private entrepreneurs, small business owners, and individuals since to this day, KoMdr continues to help its clients solve their legal problems, large or small, simple or complex, by listening to and then recommending and implementing solutions that fit their needs, all with small firm collegiality but with the toughness and aggression needed to win the litigated matter. Member steven a. Koga, whose practice is business and estate planning, says it s KoMdr s relationships with clients that sets the firm apart. the attorneys and people here at KoMdr are professionals, he says. we provide client service like attorneys used to serving as counselors and developing unique solutions with our clients since no one solution fits all. Koga counsels business owners on transferring ownership and management to the next generation, writes and lectures in the areas of estate planning, gifting strategies, and trust administration. even as the firm s lawyers handle multimillion-dollar mergers or other business transactions, they maintain a people first mindset that acknowledges the financial and emotional impact of their work. Helping clients through succession planning or other important decisions provides a source of pride to Koga and the rest of the team. it s the satisfaction you get from knowing you ve been able to help, he says. i enjoy advising people about their estate plans and making sure the family is properly taken care of. To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 13

14 need to know BE AWArE of financial ABusE of the EldErly Elder abuse laws vary from state to state. Elder abuse can involve physical harm, emotional abuse, and failure to provide the necessities of life. Elder abuse can also involve financial fraud or financial exploitation taking money from a vulnerable elderly person. friends And family MAy COMMit financial fraud Often, the person committing financial fraud is a caregiver, family member, or someone else the elderly person knows and trusts. This individual may forge the elderly person s signature, cash checks without permission, steal property, or coerce the elderly person into signing a will or a contract. Signs of financial fraud by a caregiver or relative may include a sudden change in the elderly person s financial situation, items PAGE PROOF -- FOR APPROVAL ONLY Joseph t. monahan MonaHan GrouP, LLc elder Joseph t. Monahan is the founder of Monahan Group, LLc in chicago. for the past three decades, Monahan and lawyers from the firm have filed thousands of guardianship cases seeking the appointments of guardians for persons located throughout the metropolitan area. in addition, Monahan has been at the forefront in ground-breaking litigation, policy, and legislation resulting in positive change for his clients and all illinois citizens. He has successfully argued multiple cases in the illinois appellate courts and illinois supreme court. in 2011, Monahan successfully argued a case in the illinois supreme court concerning the confidentiality of records in domestic relations proceedings. He has participated in writing and reviewing legislative proposals for the past 25 years in mental health, guardianship, and related areas of law. Monahan Group, LLc represents over 70 hospitals, child welfare agencies, mental health clinics, and social service agencies throughout illinois, providing legal representation for guardianship, risk management, confidentiality issues, and more. additionally, the firm represents individuals and families seeking legal assistance in the areas of estate planning, guardianship litigation and administration, trust and probate litigation and administration, mental health services, state and federal benefits, and child advocacy. Monahan has been an adjunct professor at Loyola university chicago school of, teaching mental health law, for over two decades. trained as a social worker before attending law school, Monahan has been an active member of the national association of social workers for decades and is currently President of the Board of directors of the risk retention Group. He regularly provides legal services to mental health professionals and agencies. Monahan received his Msw from the university of illinois at urbanachampaign and his Jd from depaul university college of. missing from the home, unpaid bills, and unexpected changes in the elderly person s insurance policies, will, or property titles. BE wary Of strangers AsKing for MOnEy Strangers commit financial fraud against the elderly by asking for donations to a fake charity, offering investment opportunities, or telling the elderly person about a prize that can be claimed by sending cash to the caller. Signs of financial fraud by a stranger may include an unexplained lack of cash, checks written to unfamiliar organizations, and ATM withdrawals by an elderly person confined to bed. PREVEnting financial fraud Concerned friends, neighbors, and family members can help prevent financial abuse of the elderly by checking in with the person from time to time. Many vulnerable victims are isolated from others, so make it clear that you care what happens to the person. Occasionally arrive at the person?s home without calling, ask questions when things don t seem right, and listen carefully for potential problems. take ACtiOn if you suspect financial fraud If you believe that an elderly person may be a victim of financial fraud, the proper course of action depends on the urgency of the situation. If the person is in physical danger or does not have enough money to meet basic needs, you may call law enforcement for assistance. In less serious situations, contact your local Adult Protective Services office for advice. An investigator will be sent to the house to assess the situation and take steps to correct any issues. In the case of a scam targeting the elderly, contact your state s Consumer Affairs department to report the situation. If you suspect that your friend of loved one is no longer capable of making good financial decisions, you can initiate guardianship or conservatorship proceedings. An EldER law lawyer CAn HElP The law surrounding financial fraud involving the elderly is complicated. Plus, the facts of each case are unique. This article provides a brief, general introduction to the topic. For more detailed, specific information, please contact an elder law lawyer. AS SEEN ON 14 chicago s top rated lawyers \ To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

15 leff & CoheN, ltd. Leff & Cohen, was originally founded in September, 1991 as the successor to a firm originally formed in 1964 by Aaron Cohen. Sherwin H. Leff joined the predecessor firm in Leff & Cohen, provides a wide range of general business and tax services primarily to general business entities, professional and close corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial individuals and their related business interests, all of whom are involved in a wide range of activities. The firm represents clients who conduct business on regional, national and international levels. Leff & Cohen, does not departmentalize attorneys in specific practice areas and each attorney in the firm has a broad range of experience in various legal areas, including: commercial real estate; real estate tax assessment reduction; estate planning, administration and litigation; wealth transfer planning; business sales and acquisitions; business transactions, entity selection analysis and formation; and federal and state income taxes. leff & Cohen, ltd. 300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois Dolgin Group focuses on estate and gift tax planning, succession planning, wills and trusts, corporate law, real estate law and commercial litigation. Our philosophy is very simple: help our clients create, keep and grow wealth and stability in a constantly changing financial environment. We work hard to work through the complexity of almost any legal problem and find the results our clients need. Jay L. Dolgin, Partner Jay concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning, asset protection, general probate, decedents estates, guardianships and trust administration and general corporate law, including business planning, business transactions and succession planning. Amy S. Dolgin, Partner Amy focuses on the resolution of complex commercial disputes, commercial and probate litigation, estate and gift tax planning, general corporate law and business and succession planning. Hillary E. Yoder, Associate Hillary s practice focuses on estate and tax planning, trust and estate administration, guardianship matters and federal and state taxation matters for individuals, trusts and estates. 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2610, Chicago, Illinois, Ph: Fx: Stowell & Friedman, Attorneys at Gemma Allen DIVORCE INCLUDING COMPLEX CASES MEDIATION FINANCIAL SETTLEMENTS PRE-NUPS CUSTODY MATTERS CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT Downtown Chicago, North & West suburbs 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3600, Chicago, IL ph: For over 25 years, Stowell & Friedman has successfully prosecuted civil rights claims for clients from virtually every line of work, including such diverse professions as the elite Cook County Bomb Squad to investment bankers on Wall Street. The firm has successfully challenged mandatory retirement policies, mandatory arbitration of employment discrimination claims, policies, discriminatory entrance and promotional exams, hostile work environment, discriminatory distribution of resources, discriminatory wages, wrongful terminations and retaliatory actions. Through jury trials, arbitrations and settlements, the firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients who were victims of race, national origin, age, sex, maternity related, sexual orientation and disability related discrimination in the workplace and/or denied their civil rights. 303 W. Madison Street, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL ph: fax: To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 15

16 PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY allan a. ackerman criminal law nationally recognized and respected for innovative and ingenious defense strategies, Allan Ackerman practices almost exclusively in the area of criminal defense, both at the trial and appellate levels. As a trial lawyer, he has successfully defended some of the country s most problematic cases, including major racketeering (rico), drug, and white collar prosecutions. As an appellate advocate, he has successfully briefed or argued countless cases before the u.s. supreme court and most federal appellate courts. deemed an expert on the presentation of federal and state constitutional issues as they relate to an accused, his work is the subject of study in law schools throughout the nation and has been covered by both the local and national media. AllAn A. AckErMAn pc 19 south lasalle, suite 502, chicago, il tel: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY david s. americus Business & commercial, labor and employment david s. Americus is an equity partner at gozdecki, del giudice, Americus, Farkas & brocato llp. mr. Americus is a veteran attorney who handles complex civil litigation and employment litigation on behalf of employers and managers. he serves as outside general counsel to businesses, providing advice and counsel on a variety of employment and other business issues. mr. Americus is a highly respected trial attorney who regularly appears in federal and state courts in illinois and before numerous administrative agencies. he is also a highly regarded transactional lawyer, having drafted innumerable contracts, including employment, sponsorship and licensing agreements. mr. Americus has received the highest review rating from his peers for ethical standards and professional ability, earning an Av preeminent rating from martindale-hubbell. he was also named one of the leading lawyers of illinois in 2014 and 2015, an award earned by less than 5% of all lawyers in illinois. gozdecki, del giudice, AMEricus, farkas & BrocAto llp One east wacker, suite 1700, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY william l. BaRR, JR. personal injury, commercial and construction litigation with a legal career that spans more than three decades and appearances in courtrooms from the u.s. supreme court to trial courtrooms in five states, in cases ranging from constitutional conflicts to broken bones, for national labor unions and injured children, bill barr has been an advocate for his clients. launching his own practice enabled him to focus exclusively on individuals who may not otherwise find representation. bill barr works for people, individuals like you who may have been injured through someone else s neglect or wrongful conduct. his experience and legal knowledge enables him to consider the broad ramifications of a claim, communicate effectively in order to build the best possible case for his client and litigate it with expert skill. he is admitted to practice before the u.s. supreme court, the seventh circuit court of Appeals, the district court for the northern district of illinois, the illinois state bar, the Kansas state bar, and is a member of the Federal trial bar. WilliAM l. BArr, ltd. 55 w. wacker drive, 14th FlOOr, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY susan BogaRT Business & commercial the law Offices of susan bogart provides personalized representation to business and government leaders and managers and licensed professionals, including senior level executives, officers, directors, shareholders and partners. clients seek the firm s counsel when they need a high level of experience in complex litigation in the federal and state courts in civil and criminal matters. ms. bogart has many years of successful, high- profile, complex trial, investigative and appellate experience including as a former federal prosecutor, white-collar criminal defense and in employment laws including discrimination and laws governing the duties of board members, officers and directors. the firm also negotiates employment agreements, severance packages and related documents. law offices of susan BogArt three First national plaza 70 west madison st., ste. 1400, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY alan BoudReau workers compensation and personal injury Alan boudreau began his career in 1980 as an Assistant Attorney general serving three terms. After leaving the Attorney general s Office, mr. boudreau has represented thousands of individuals suffering occupational diseases and workers compensation injuries before the illinois workers compensation commission, circuit and Appellate court. mr. boudreau is proud to have received the recognition and endorsement of major midwestern labor union leaders. he appeared as a regular guest host on Ask a yer, a television program on channel 26, wciu, and has been an invited lecturer at the university of illinois. mr. boudreau has served on the illinois state bar Association, workers compensation law section council. mr. boudreau has a preeminent Av rating from martindale-hubbell and has been named a super lawyer, attesting to his legal ability and professional ethics. BoudrEAu & nisivaco, llc 120 n. lasalle street, suite 1250, chicago, il ph: FAX PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY RicK a. del giudice Business & commercial, litigation Rick A. del giudice is the managing partner at gozdecki, del giudice, Americus, Farkas & brocato llp. rick became associated with the firm in 1985, after beginning his professional career as a cpa in rick serves as outside general counsel to small and mid-size companies, providing advice and counsel on legal and business issues in a vast array of industries. rick is a highly respected litigator who appears regularly in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and before local administrative agencies. rick has extensive trial experience handling a myriad of business and commercial litigation matters, including shareholder disputes, antitrust, securities and contract matters. rick has received the highest review rating from his peers for ethical standards and professional ability, earning an Av preeminent rating from martindale-hubbell. rick has also been honored by his peers as an illinois super lawyer and is a repeat recipient of the chicago top rated lawyer award. gozdecki, del giudice, AMEricus, farkas & BrocAto llp One east wacker, suite 1700, chicago, il ph: FAX: Kevin w. doherty employment litigation defense, civil litigation defense, personal injury defense Kevin w. doherty is a principal of doherty & progar llc, an Am best recommended and 2015 top ranked Av preeminent law firm. he focuses all of his efforts on jury trial work and administrative litigation. For the past 30 years, he has practiced in numerous forums throughout the midwest, handling complex matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. mr. doherty continues to represent individuals, businesses, not-forprofits, and professionals in a broad range of contested matters involved in civil litigation. mr. doherty is published on civil procedure, has lectured on complex litigation and trial practice, and is peer-rated as an Av preeminent attorney with the highest ethical standards. he has been chosen as an illinois super lawyer in several previous years. doherty & progar llc has offices in illinois, indiana, and wisconsin. doherty & progar llc 200 west AdAms street, suite 2220, chicago, il ph: FAX: deborah K. ebner BanKRupTcy and Business ReoRganiZaTion deborah K. ebner has provided customized bankruptcy representation in chicago-land for 34 years, has served as a federal bankruptcy trustee since 1983, and has been the principal of a bankruptcy boutique law practice in chicago s loop since ebner s colleagues refer their closest family members, friends and important clients to her for help because she is a tremendously creative thinker and because she combines top-notch skills and experience as a bankruptcy attorney with a deep and wise understanding of the sources of the financial and personal stresses facing her clients. she has served as a member of the faculty for the American bankruptcy institute, the chicago chapter of the American Academy of matrimonial lawyers and various other bar associations, including the illinois state bar Association for which she authored chapters for continuing legal education. A member of the board of trustees of the Josselyn center for mental health in northfield, illinois, she is actively concerned about the welfare of her clients, and is a powerful, respected and results-oriented advocate. the law office of deborah kanner EBnEr 11 east AdAms street, chicago, illinois ph: RichaRd n. RicK golding commercial BanKRupTcy, insolvency and ResTRucTuRing practicing in the commercial bankruptcy, restructuring and debtor and creditor area of the law he represents debtors, creditors, trustees, and receivers among other parties in interest, including asset purchasers. he has successfully represented parties in restructuring and reorganizations for over 40 years. he and his firm represent numerous interests in bankruptcy adversary proceedings in highly contested cases, including preference actions and objections to discharge and dischargeability of debt. he has participated in some of the country s largest bankruptcy cases, both chapter 7s and 11s, as well as representing troubled small businesses. he brings to the counsel s table a history of pragmatism, wisdom, and success that often leads to case resolution. the golding law offices p.c. 500 n. dearborn street, 2nd FlOOr, chicago, il ph: FAX: \ Chicago s top rated lawyers To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

17 PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY BRuce d. goodman personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice mr. goodman has been in practice for over 30 years and is the principal of law firm that originated in he concentrates on medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury cases, bringing compassion, experience, expertise, and preparation to every case he handles. he and his firm have obtained settlements and verdicts for their clients exceeding $400 million. he is Av rated by martindale-hubbell land has been named as a leading illinois Attorney. A member of the illinois trial lawyers Association and the birth trauma litigation group of the American Association of Justice, he has lectured on trial techniques and advocacy. steinberg, goodman & kalish 20 north clark street, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY mary Jo greene personal injury defense, civil litigation defense mary Jo greene is a partner at doherty & progar llc an Am best recommended and 2013 top ranked Av preeminent law firm. For the past 30 years, she has focused her practice on the defense of complex matters with an emphasis on personal injury and general civil litigation. ms. greene has practiced in state, federal and administrative forums throughout the midwest and has handled complex matters involving both catastrophic injuries and multimillion-dollar losses. she represents individuals, corporations, professionals, and not-for-profits in a broad range of contested matters. ms. greene has lectured on civil procedure and issues related to tort liability. ms. greene is peer-rated as an Av preeminent attorney with the highest ethical standards and has been selected to the bar register of preeminent women lawyers since its inception. doherty & progar llc has offices in illinois, indiana, and wisconsin. doherty & progar llc 200 west AdAms street, suite 2220, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY BRian J. hunt litigation, professional liabilty, products liability brian hunt is a trial lawyer with over twenty years experience in civil litigation. mr. hunt is the managing principal of the hunt law group, llc, which was founded on the premise that whatever the type of case trial skills matter. we have the results to prove it. Our core philosophy is that trial-readiness achieves the best results, irrespective of whether the case does proceed to trial. Our practice encompasses: business litigation and the defense of corporations and individuals in the areas of tort and product defense, professional liability litigation, construction liability and insurance coverage disputes. we represent the complex business concerns of sophisticated clients, especially when they need to communicate with a jury. thlg trial lawyers for business people. the hunt law group, llc 20 north wacker drive, suite 1711 chicago, il ph: FAX: steve JaKuBowsKi BanKRupTcy, commercial litigation, corporate ResTRucTuRing steve Jakubowski, a univ. of chicago law grad and bankruptcy veteran, has served as bankruptcy counsel in a number of high-profile matters nationwide for debtors and creditors committees, including most recently the dairy, hog, and meat-packing industries. he has extensive litigation experience and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for bankruptcy estates. he provides legal and litigation support for the firm s corporate, real estate, litigation, and financial services areas. steve is recog nized as an Illinois Super yer 2014 for bank ruptcy and creditors rights and is rated Av preeminent. he has served as a member of the planning commission of lincolnwood since he has been quoted in the WSJ, NYT, Chicago Trib., among other media outlets and professional publications, including for his extensive work in 2009 on behalf of accident victims left behind in gm s bankruptcy (an effort that he intends to re-engage this coming year). robbins, salomon & patt, ltd. 180 n lasalle st., suite 3300, chicago, il ph: FAX: bankruptcylitigationblog.com PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY lawrence R. KReam medical malpractice, personal injury mr. Kream has 30 years of experience in the prosecution and defense of complex medical, hospital and nursing home negligence cases, as well as other types of professional negligence cases. mr. Kream has also successfully litigated other catastrophic injury cases involving construction accidents, electrocution, injuries caused by dangerous or defective machinery or other products and motor vehicle accidents. mr. Kream has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in these cases. mr. Kream also has an active appellate practice that has established important legal precedents in these types of cases. mr. Kream is a member of the illinois state bar Association, the illinois trial lawyers Association, (medical negligence and amicus curiae committees), the American Association for Justice, (amicus curiae committee) and the northwest suburban bar Association. law office of lawrence r. kream, llc 20 n. clark st. suite 2700, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY pamela J. KuZniaR litigation, family law, mediation pamela J. Kuzniar limits her practice to family law. having amassed much experience in diverse litigation practice, she has the ability to expeditiously analyze and assess complex matters for settlement or trial. ms. Kuzniar works tirelessly as an advocate for her clients, who benefit greatly from her creative, direct, and innovative approach to the practice of law. she settles and litigates complex divorce, parentage, and custody cases. she drafts prenuptial and partnership agreements. she represents children by court appointment and mediates contested financial and custody disputes. she is a Fellow of the AAml and is rated Av, martindalehubbell s highest level of professional excellence. she is a super lawyer and leading lawyer. she practices in cook, lake, and dupage county. kuzniar & simons pc 161 north clark street., 47th FlOOr, chicago, illinois ph: FAX: north county street, suite 500, waukegan, illinois ph: FAX: marc J. leaf, J.d., ll.m., c.p.a. estate planning and probate, Business and corporate, ResidenTial Real estate/leases law Offices of marc J. leaf, p.c. combines over 25 years of experience with focused personalized service. mr. leaf personally handles every aspect of his clients matters, from the initial meeting to the final resolution or signing. in a cost effective manner, mr. leaf looks forward to interacting with his clients and enjoys the personal satisfaction that he receives from knowing he has successfully helped them with their particular matter. mr. leaf has extensive estate planning and probate experience. mr. leaf also counsels his clients with the formation of new entities, ownership issues, and with the drafting, reviewing and negotiating of contracts and entity ownership documents. in addition, mr. leaf regularly represents his clients with residential real estate matters and leasing activities. law offices of MArc J. leaf, p.c. One north lasalle street, suite 1620, chicago, il ph: FAX: marc s. lipinski civil litigation, Business & commercial, construction law marc s. lipinski has a commercial practice emphasizing business, real estate and construction law. he has over 30 years of experience in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts. representing owners and contractors, mr. lipinski has presented and defended cases involving construction disputes, construction defects, damage to adjacent property and mechanics lien claims. he has handled disputes concerning contracts for the sale of real estate and leases, disputes between business owners, a case involving the sale of a business whose principal asset was a computerized program for the hedging of derivatives, and cases involving fraud. mr. lipinski provides counseling and is experienced in alternative dispute resolution. A graduate of stanford law school, mr. lipinski has been rated Av preeminent since donnelly, lipinski & harris, llc 29 s. lasalle street, suite 1210, chicago, il ph: FAX: BRian p. liston, esq. eminent domain, property TaX litigation, Zoning, planning and land use brian p. liston m.b.a., J.d. president of liston & tsantilis in chicago, where he specializes in eminent domain and property tax litigation. he has successfully tried jury and property tax appeal hearings throughout illinois. he is a 12-time naiop and sior award winner given for major land use projects illinois. liston & tsantilis was ranked 1st nationally by the leading lawyers. he was an Assistant Attorney general for the department of transportation and Assistant Attorney general for the toll Authority also counsel for the metropolitan water reclamation district. he is Assistant editor for the illinois continuing legal education. mr. liston received his b.s. from purdue university where he was a three-year varsity letterman and received Academic All-big ten honors, his m.b.a. from st. Xavier university cum laude and his J.d. from the John marshall law school. the law offices of liston & tsantilis, p.c. 33 north lasalle street, suite 2800, chicago, il ph: FAX: To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 17

18 Practice Area Index INDEX OF FEATURED FIRMS BY PRACTICE AREA Appellate Barker & Castro,... 2 Stone & Associates,...12 Banking & Finance Kelly, Olson, Michod, Dehaan, & Richter, BANKRUPTCY Adelman & Gettleman,... 9 Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Statman, Harris & Eyrich,...19 The Golding Offices...16 The Office Of Deborah Kanner Ebner...16 BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL Donnelly, Lipinski & Harris,...17 Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato...16 Offices Of Susan Bogart Leff & Cohen...15 Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey,...19 Tobin & Muñoz, L.L.C...11 Business and Corporate Harrison & Held, Offices of Marc J. Leaf,...17 BUSINESS REORGANIZATION The Office Of Deborah Kanner Ebner...16 Catastrophic Loss Grotefeld, Hoffmann, Schleiter, Gordon, Ochoa & Evinger,... 5 CIVIL LITIGATION Donnelly, Lipinski & Harris,...17 CIVIL LITIGATION Defense Doherty & Progar...16,17,19 CIvil Rights Stowell & Friedman,...15 Class Action Stowell & Friedman,...15 commercial litigation Barker & Castro,... 2 Dolgin Group,...15 Robbins, Salomon & Patt,...17 Statman, Harris & Eyrich,...19 Stone, Mcguire & Siegel,...19 William L. Barr,...16 construction litigation Donnelly, Lipinski & Harris,...17 William L. Barr,...16 CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING Robbins, Salomon & Patt,...17 Statman, Harris & Eyrich,...19 The Golding Offices...16 Criminal Defense Stone & Associates,...12 CRIMINAL Allan A. Ackerman PC Tobin & Muñoz, L.L.C...11 Elder Monahan Group,...14 EMINENT DOMAIN The Offices Of Liston & Tsantilis, EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION Defense Doherty & Progar...16,17,19 Estate and Gift Tax Planning Dolgin Group,...15 Estate Planning and Probate Dolgin Group,...15 Harrison & Held, Offices of Marc J. Leaf,...17 Leff & Cohen...15 Ethics LITIGATION Spellmire Firm...11 Family Harrison & Held, Katz, Goldstein & Warren...7 Kuzniar & Simons PC...17 Ladden & Allen...15 Lake Toback...19 Health Care LAW Stone, Mcguire & Siegel,...19 Insolvency Adelman & Gettleman,... 9 The Golding Offices INSURANCE Barker & Castro,... 2 Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey,...19 Insurance Subrogation Grotefeld, Hoffmann, Schleiter, Gordon, Ochoa & Evinger,... 5 Labor & Employment Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato...16 Stowell & Friedman,...15 Litigation Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato...15 Harrison & Held, Kuzniar & Simons PC...17 Munday, Nathan & Schulkin...19 Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey,...19 The Hunt Group,...17 MEDIATION Kuzniar & Simons PC...17 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Barker & Castro,...2 Cuda Offices,... Back Cover Kent M. Lucaccioni,...12 Fichera & Miller,...13 Office Of rence R. Kream,...17 Munday, Nathan & Schulkin...19 Robbins & Robbins,...6 Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey,...19 Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish NURSING HOME NEGLECT AND ABUSE Mark L. Karno & Associates...12 Personal Injury Boudreau & Nisivaco,...16 Cuda Offices,... Back Cover Di Silvestro & Associates...12 Fichera & Miller,...13 Kent M. Lucaccioni,...12 Office Of rence R. Kream,...17 Mark L. Karno & Associates...12 Munday, Nathan & Schulkin...19 Robbins & Robbins,... 6 Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish Tobin & Muñoz, L.L.C...11 William L. Barr,...16 Personal Injury Defense Doherty & Progar...16,17,19 Products Liability Kent M. Lucaccioni,...12 Grotefeld, Hoffmann, Schleiter, Gordon, Ochoa & Evinger,... 5 Robbins & Robbins,... 6 Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish The Hunt Group,...17 Professional Liabilty Doherty & Progar...16,17,19 The Hunt Group,...17 Spellmire Firm...11 PROPERTY TAX LITIGATION The Offices Of Liston & Tsantilis, REAL ESTATE Di Silvestro & Associates...12 Kelly, Olson, Michod, Dehaan, & Richter, Leff & Cohen...15 Residential Real Estate/Leases Offices of Marc J. Leaf,...17 Taxation Kelly, Olson, Michod, Dehaan, & Richter, Torts Barker & Castro,...2 Traffic Di Silvestro & Associates...12 TRUCKING COLLISIONS Mark L. Karno & Associates...12 Trusts & Estates Kelly, Olson, Michod, Dehaan, & Richter, WHITE COLLAR CRIME Stone, Mcguire & Siegel,...19 WORKERS COMPENSATION Barker & Castro,...2 Boudreau & Nisivaco,...16 Cuda Offices,...Back Cover Mark L. Karno & Associates...12 Wrongful Death Fichera & Miller,...13 ZONING, PLANNING AND LAND USE The Offices Of Liston & Tsantilis, Chicago s top rated lawyers \ To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit

19 PRESENTS CHICAGO S TOP RATED LAWYERS OF TOP RATED SOME MEDICAL ELDER CARE: NUTRITION LAWYERS DEVICES CAN HURT AND FEEDING AT COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TRUSTED ATTORNEYS MORE THAN HELP NURSING HOMES PAGE 3 PAGE 6 PAGE 14 A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT DISTRIBUTED WITH CHICAGO TRIBUNE PRESENTS LEGAL LEADERS APPEARING WITH PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY ed RuBeRRy litigation, Business & commercial, insurance law in the area of complex commercial litigation, ed ruberry has substantial experience in the trial of major lawsuits. he has obtained numerous multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of clients in jurisdictions through the country and obtained many settlements in excess of $20 million. ed has litigated numerous complex insurance coverage disputes and bad faith actions on a nationwide basis. he has also tried cases on behalf of professionals, including suits involving attorney/accountant and architect/engineer malpractice and broker liability. throughout the country, ed has tried scores of cases in such diverse jurisdictions as houston, texas, palestine, texas, decatur, Alabama, new Orleans, louisiana, Jacksonville & tampa, Florida, des moines, iowa, denver, colorado, new York, and chicago, illinois. ruberry, stalmack & garvey, llc 500 west madison street, suite 2300, chicago, il ph: FAX: JeffRey a. schulkin personal injury, medical malpractice, litigation Jeffrey A. schulkin is a partner at munday, nathan & schulkin, representing individuals in catastrophic injury cases, including workplace accidents, motor vehicle collisions, medical negligence, and product defects. in almost 20 years of legal practice, Jeffrey has demonstrated the ability to handle complex injury cases with passion and logic, successfully resolving hundreds of cases and helping to obtain justice, closure and financial security for his clients. Jeffrey has used his unique perspective and experience to make certain that his tragically injured clients and their families receive outstanding legal representation and maximize their recoveries. since 2002, Jeffrey has co-authored the illinois institute for continuing legal education (iicle) handbook, illinois civil discovery practice, chapter 4, including all supplements and updates. Jeffrey is a member of the American bar Association and illinois trial lawyers Association. MundAy, nathan & schulkin 33 north dearborn st, ste 2220, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY michael siegel & howard l. stone health care law, commercial litigation, white collar crime stone, mcguire & siegel, p.c., is a boutique law firm concentrating in meeting the business, litigation and regulatory needs of our clients. we concentrate in the areas of taxation, white collar criminal defense, complex litigation in both federal and state court, and representing entities and individuals in regulatory matters before both federal and state agencies. Our law firm has represented entities and individuals in a wide variety of cases involving allegations of tax fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud and irs civil tax matters. we take pride in proactively investigating each case so that we can put ourselves in a position to convince the opposing party to resolve the matter to our client s advantage. Our diverse civil litigation and regulatory practice has included defending corporate officers and directors of publicly held corporations against potential civil securities fraud claims and representing individuals in a wide variety of complex business disputes. stone, McguirE & siegel, p.c. 801 skokie blvd., suite 200, northbrook, il ph: FAX: michael T. sprengnether personal injury defense, civil litigation, professional liability michael t. sprengnether is a partner at doherty & progar llc, an Am best recommended and 2013 top ranked Av preeminent law firm. he has focused his practice over the last 35 years in personal injury defense, property damage claims and related insurance coverage issues. he has tried over 30 jury trials in both federal and state courts with many involving complex issues, catastrophic injuries, and multimillion-dollar property claims. mr. sprengnether continues to concentrate his practice in the same areas but also has represented a number of professionals before various disciplinary boards and other administrative agencies. he is licensed in illinois and wisconsin. mr. sprengnether has lectured on civil procedure and trial practice and is peer-rated as an Av preeminent attorney with the highest ethical standards. doherty & progar llc has offices in illinois, indiana, and wisconsin. doherty & progar llc 200 west AdAms street, suite 2220, chicago, il ph: FAX: PROOF - FOR APPROVAL ONLY John m. stalmack litigation, Business & commercial, medical malpractice John m. stalmack has extensive experience in civil litigation and trial work, obtaining outstanding results for over 35 years. he has tried over 75 complex cases to verdict throughout the country in the areas of products liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, governmental liability, trucking negligence and toxic torts. his expertise extends to the structural work Act and large property damage losses. John has written over 20 major articles in the areas of evidence, trial practice, and medical negligence. he has also been a frequent lecturer for the cba, isba, and iicle. John served as president of the illinois society of trial lawyers and is a recipient of a defense career Achievement Award from the Jury Verdict Reporter. ruberry, stalmack & garvey, llc 500 west madison street, suite 2300, chicago, il ph: FAX: alan J. statman commercial litigation, BanKing, BanKRupTcy/ResTRucTuRing statman, harris & eyrich, llc offers a full range of professional legal services in the chicago, cincinnati, dayton, palm beach, and bloomfield hills, mi communities. Our firm is committed to providing guidance, value and outstanding service to our clients and community. experienced, results driven attorneys work hard to deliver successful outcomes in a wide range of legal disciplines, including restructuring, bankruptcy, real estate, probate and estate planning, family law, commercial and other complex litigation. Alan J. statman has been practicing for more than 32 years. statman is in the multi-million dollar Advocate s Forum, is a Fellow in the litigation counsel of America, nominated as a super lawyer from , and is Av rated by martindale-hubbell. he has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in the u.s. and the Firm is best rated by us news and world report. experience.determination.results statman, harris & Eyrich, llc 200 west madison, suite 3820, chicago, illinois tel: FAX: alan J. ToBacK family law Alan toback is managing partner of lake toback in chicago. practicing exclusively in family law for over 30 years, mr. toback has extensive experience handling a variety of family law matters including complex litigation, child custody and visitation disputes, financial and business valuation issues, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and also addresses family law issues in the glbt community. For the past several years he has been named an illinois leading lawyer and Super yer in family law. Alan is a frequent author and lecturer and has appeared on cnn and has made other network television appearances. he is past president of the illinois chapter of the American Academy of matrimonial lawyers and currently a member of its board of managers. he is also past chairman of the isba Family law section counsel. lake toback 33 n. dearborn, suite 900, chicago, il ph: FAX: visit Our Online edition to see All OF chicago s Av preeminent AttOrneYs listed by AreAs OF practice LEGAL LEADERS ChiCaGo s top rated lawyers of 2015 ONLINe edition To view the online edition scan the barcode with your smartphone QR code reader or visit LEGAL LEADERS Kolor Firm, Evans Flores, P.L.L.C Thomas & Young Lorem Ipsum, Joyce Attorney at Topper Leevy, P Macinto, Webber, Fool Martin Cooper, L.L.C Soupe & Pleser To See A Directory of All AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys in Chicago visit Chicago s top rated lawyers / 19

20 Tori Soper Standing From Left: Kristy Casaccio, Maria I. Garcia, Adriana Preston, Lisa Hawk, Liliana Perez Seated From Left: Dolores Stastny, Assunta A. Karris, Anthony Cuda, Lucia Falco, Vanina Rivera cuda law offices, ltd. personal injury, workers compensation, medical malpractice during his more than 30 years in private practice, chicago-area injury lawyer anthony cuda has garnered a reputation for taking on the difficult cases that other firms turn away. once we accept a case, we re tenacious about securing justice for our clients, cuda says. we re prepared to fight large corporations and employers all the way through the legal system to ensure they get the results they deserve. most recently, CUda successfully resolved a highly contested workers compensation death case that he began working on more than six years ago. as part of that case, he represented the family of a 55-year-old executive who died from an infectious disease after returning from a business trip to Brazil. while an arbitrator initially denied the family s workers compensation claim, the illinois workers compensation commission unanimously reversed the arbitrator s decision. the executive s employer, a global electronics company, then appealed that ruling. the employer FoUght the Case through multiple levels of hearings, and as a result, this was one of the most challenging cases we ve handled it was both laborand time-intensive litigation, cuda says. But after locating some of the best experts in the country to support our theory, we were able to secure an appellate ruling that upheld the commission s reversal of the arbitrator s decision, ensuring that the family will receive the benefits they deserve. CUda has recovered millions of dollars in accident and personal injury cases over his three decades in private practice, thanks in part to his aggressive advocacy, meticulous attention to detail, and extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation, and medical malpractice. Prior to founding his firm, cuda offices, in 1984, he spent four years working at the cook county Public defender s office, where he handled 25 jury trials an experience that he notes helped influence the direction of his practice. From the start i dedicated my Career to assisting injured individuals because i wanted the opportunity to help people who were facing off against powerful entities in their pursuit of justice, cuda says. since then, i have handled a wide range of injury cases, everything from motorcycle accidents to construction accidents; and i continue to appreciate the impact we re able to have in these cases. with three lawyers, seven paralegals, and a team of support staff, cuda offices is able to offer consummate service on a contingent fee basis (where clients pay nothing until the firm recovers funds). above all, the firm s attorneys work to ensure clients receive timely and accessible counsel; and to that end, they provide clients with their cellphone numbers and make home and hospital visits in addition to meeting clients at the firm s oak Park office. it s no surprise then that the Firm often receives referrals from former clients as well as other lawyers and members of the judiciary. or that cuda continues to be recognized as one of the top lawyers in his field, with an av Preeminent rating the highest for legal ability and ethical standards from LEGAL LEADERS Martindale-Hubbell. it s very gratifying to know that people respect the work that we re doing and trust us to represent their friends and family members in such important matters, ANTHONY CUDA cuda says w. north ave., suite 204, oak ParK, il toll free: PH: fax:

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