Our attorneys have represented clients in state and federal courts in Illinois, as well as being admitted to practice pro hac vice (on individual cases) to represent clients in disputes pending in the states of Arizona, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Pennsylvania. The following represents a small sample of the results obtained by the Firm’s attorneys over the years:

  • June 2016 obtained $850,000 settlement in medical malpractice action against a Chicago metro area rehabilitation hospital for its negligent care of a 76 year old woman who sustained severe brain injuries after falling and hitting her head when the facility failed to follow critical safety rules.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement of a complex dispute involving our client, a computer analytics and software development company, that was sued for over $2 million in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The lawsuit was resolved in less than four months.
  • Served as special lead litigation counsel to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in 2011 in proceedings to recover over $2.2 million in federal and state grant funds that an ISBE audit concluded were misspent or unaccounted for by a south suburban school district in FY 2003-2005. ISBE obtained a favorable settlement.
  • August 2013 obtained $750,000 settlement for 10 half-siblings as their share of over $2.9 million in wrongful death proceeds from the shooting death of their half-sister by an off-duty Chicago police officer. Initial offer to clients was $100,000. Litigation was pursued in Cook County Circuit Court.
  • In January 2013, our law firm won a substantial personal injury trial for a client who suffered significant injuries in a gas station explosion. At trial, the defendants argued that our client’s injuries were, at most, worth only $50,000. On January 31, 2013, the Circuit Court of Cook County awarded our client $575,000 in damages against Shell Oil and all other defendants, and then reduced the award to a total judgment of $517,500 pursuant to the 10% contributory negligence stipulation of plaintiff. No medical expenses were submitted into evidence or sought as damages at trial.
  • Served as Special Assistant Attorney General to an Illinois Governor in 2008 and effected the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the emergency RTA bailout.
  • January 2016 negotiated $140,000 settlement on first day of trial in excessive force lawsuit that we filed for our client, a young Hispanic man who was brutally beaten by several bouncers at a suburban bar, sustaining a skull fracture and facial nerve damage. Initial offer to our client was $25,000.
  • August 2016 secured on outright trial victory for our client, who was sued for breach of an oral partnership agreement to develop a parcel of land in Elmhurst, Illinois.
  • February 2016 successfully defeated a competitor’s attempt to shut down our clients’ business via a temporary restraining order and injunction for alleged trade secret violations involving the radio advertising industry. The honorable DuPage County judge granted our request for sanctions against the competitor.
  • July 2016 obtained significant settlement for young woman who sustained facial and dental injuries at a bar in Will County when she became trapped in a violent mosh dance pit. The bar prohibited moshing, but did nothing to stop the crowd from mosh dancing.
  • Secured a judgment in 2008 of over $700,000 against a construction company and two of its officers who defrauded an Elmhurst couple on a remodeling project. The DuPage County judgment included an award of over $475,000 in punitive damages plus attorneys’ fees.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement on the eve of trial as lead counsel for an Italian government agency and eight of its foreign officers and directors in a multi-million dollar contract, fraud and conspiracy action brought by a former U.S.-based employee.
  • Received arbitration award of $824,226 in compensatory and punitive damages in a team effort for an Indiana health plan against a managed care entity owned by three of the largest Indianapolis-based hospitals involving Indiana’s Medicaid risk-based managed care program. The arbitrator reduced the gross arbitration award of $2.5 million, ruling the client had rightfully withheld approximately $1.5 million in funds from the defendants prior to trial upon the advice of counsel.
  • Served as counsel to a court appointed receiver in a SEC civil action involving the fraudulent sale of $28 million in securities structured as time shares in Branson, Missouri to over 500 “investors.”
  • Prosecuted and favorably settled equal protection and unconstitutional conditions (extortion) claims in a team effort on behalf of Northwestern University against the City of Evanston for attempting to extract millions in contributions from the University as part of an alleged quid pro quo deal to exclude University properties from a local historic district.
  • Secured mandatory injunctive relief as part of a team effort against the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board and defeated emergency appeals within three days in both the Illinois Appellate Court and Supreme Court, allowing three religious orders to merge and recover $87 million in Medicare recapture funds.
  • August 2013 obtained significant settlement for a married father of two children who sustained brain injuries, including post-concussion syndrome, in a “no-check” men’s senior hockey league when he was elbowed in the head and knocked down to the ice. Lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
  • Obtained a trial judgment of over $170,000 in 2011 on behalf of a client who lost his investment in a travel nurse start-up business. After a 6-day bench trial in DuPage County, the court entered judgment in favor of our client on claims of fraud, constructive fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Secured favorable settlement in 2010 within 67 days after filing a federal lawsuit for a downstate manufacturer of locomotive engines alleging it had been defrauded by an international supplier of refurbished engines.
  • Secured settlement for Malaysian clients in 2010 who sued to recover for consulting services rendered to a U.S.-based company in China. The company’s counterclaims in excess of $1,000,000 against our clients for breach of contract, fraud, conversion and interference with economic advantage were voluntarily dismissed.
  • Obtained a trial victory in September 2011 for a real estate investor client who was sued under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, the federal Truth in Lending Act and, among other claims, a claim for quiet title seeking to impose an equitable mortgage on a real estate transaction involving the sale of a home in foreclosure. The DuPage County court granted our client’s motion for a directed judgment at trial on all claims at the close of plaintiffs’ evidence, and entered judgment ordering that possession of the property be given to our client along with thousands in past due rent payments.
  • Secured favorable settlement in personal injury action on behalf of elderly man who was attacked by a stranger outside a laundromat who mistakenly believed the elderly gentleman was breaking into his Lexus SUV. Client suffered torn ligaments in shoulder, facial wounds and severe mental anguish.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement in 2010 on behalf of a Connecticut-based plastic injection molding company and two salesmen in federal court on claims involving purported covenants not to compete, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and interference with contracts.
  • Favorably settled claims on confidential terms for a real estate investor client who purchased a home in foreclosure from the Plaintiff, but Plaintiff later claimed that she never intended to sell the home, despite executing a Warranty Deed, Affidavit of Title and a Real Estate Contract to sell the home. Plaintiff asserted claims of equitable mortgage, violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud & Deceptive Business Practices Act, the federal Truth in Lending Act, and other claims.
  • Obtained $270,000 in settlement in 2008 for the Village of Oak Brook from Lorig Construction Co. due to damage caused to the Village’s underground water main that occurred during installation of temporary sheet piling during bridge work over Salt Creek.
  • Favorably settled on confidential terms claims of breach of severance agreement and alleged disclosure of confidential information against a former health care executive in litigation pending in DuPage County, Illinois.
  • Favorable settled federal copyright claims on behalf of individuals who had unknowingly downloaded plaintiffs’ copyrighted videos from the Internet.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for a Northern Illinois hospital as lead counsel in a whistleblower action alleging that the hospital submitted false Medicare and Medicaid claims by offering above-market physician compensation to induce patient referrals.
  • Defended a Chicago-based hospital in a whistleblower action alleging that the hospital submitted false Medicare and Medicaid claims by entering into quid pro quo arrangements whereby the hospital allegedly accepted discounts on Part A ambulance transports in exchange for offering exclusive rights to lucrative Part B transports.
  • Secured settlement of $315,000 in AAA arbitration proceedings on behalf of Health First Management Services on claims for unpaid management and computer consulting services to home health agencies owned by Columbia HCA.
  • Obtained 2012 dismissal of a sex and disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed in federal court against a clinical nurse manager who worked at a State of Illinois mental health facility. Mr. DeBlasio of our law firm was appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General to defend the State of Illinois’ clinical nurse manager in the lawsuit.
  • Successfully defended police officer as court-appointed lead counsel in a federal False Claims Act action alleging the officer made misrepresentations in acquiring residential property as part of HUD’s Officer Next Door sales program.
  • Secured the release of six plastic injection molds and all funds wrongfully held in escrow on behalf of a top 10 non-automotive plastic injection molder from an Illinois mold maker that refused to release the molds, potentially delaying the production of components used in high-end blood analyzing equipment.
  • Advised a U.S. company on potential violations of federal and state law in connection with the company’s eligibility to qualify as a small business concern to secure Phase I and Phase II research and development grant funding from several federal agencies in connection with the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program.
  • Secured several judgments in excess of $145,000 against defendants involved in a scheme to defraud one of the Firm’s individual clients who had invested in the defendants’ travel nurse business.
  • Obtained a settlement in excess of $300,000 on behalf of Plymouth Tube Company from two owners of a New Jersey company that had guaranteed the company’s purchase obligations. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, settled on the day the individual defendants were to sit for their depositions in Chicago.
  • Served as lead prosecution counsel for several municipalities, including the City of Elmhurst, City of Oakbrook Terrace, the Village of Wayne and the Village of Westmont.