Litigation

Litigation

Governmental Liability

Representation of public entities (counties, townships, municipalities, school districts, park districts, etc.), public officials and employees, including:

  • Civil Rights claims, including: excessive force, false arrest, malicious prosecution, search and seizure, due process violations, prisoner claims (conditions of confinement, inadequate medical care, etc.), high-speed pursuits, and jail suicides.
  • Wrongful death and injury claims, including: emergency medical services (911) claims, assault and battery, and claims arising out of the operation of motor vehicles.
  • Compliance with state and federal laws regarding governance, including the Open Meetings Act.


Contact Cliff Kosoff

Employment Practices

Representation of public entities and private sector employers in matters pending in state and federal court, EEOC, IL Human Rights Commission, IL Department of Human Rights and Cook County Commission on Human Rights, including:

  • Claims Avoidance, including: review of employee handbooks, development of employment policies, training on and compliance with state and federal employment laws, and counsel on human resources issues.
  • Employment Discrimination claims, including: gender, age, race, national origin, religion and disability discrimination, and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act and the IL Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act.
  • Other Employment Practices Claims, including: wrongful or retaliatory discharge, defamation, First Amendment violations and due process claims.


Contact Julie BruchJeff Rosenberg

Insurance Coverage

Representation of insurers, insureds and insurance agencies, including: review of policies to determine if coverage exists for particular claims, drafting coverage opinions and litigating coverage disputes.

Contact Cliff Kosoff

Tort Defense

General tort actions, including: product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, construction injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall, and libel/slander.

Contact Gary Cook

Business / Commercial

Representation of businesses and professionals in a broad range of commercial and employment litigation and arbitration including:

  • Contract enforcement and defense.
  • Tortious and fraudulent business practices.
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements.
  • Employee, shareholder, officer and ownership disputes.
  • Real estate and securities litigation.


Contact Jeff Rosenberg

 

Trusts and Estates

Contested trust and estate matters, including will contests, claims against an estate, rights of a disinherited spouse, and breach of duty by an executor or trustee.

Contact Neal Geitner