Practice concentrated in the defense of tort claims, the prosecution and defense of commercial disputes, the prosecution and defense of claims in the environmental field, the prosecution and defense of eminent domain actions, and in the preparation and presentation of materials and seminars providing legal education and training for business and claims professionals. Matters defended and prosecuted include asbestos, negligence, nuisance, trespass, warranty, contract, chancery (including claims seeking temporary, preliminary and/or permanent injunctive relief), breach of fiduciary duty, food poisoning and adulterated products, product liability, consumer fraud, premises liability, trucking, insurance coverage, corporate dissolution, condemnation, civil rights and employment discrimination, tax indemnity, estate and probate, bankruptcy, and Superfund actions. Participated in all aspects of pre-trial and trial work, and in the preparation of appeals. Matters handled include the representation of corporations and management companies. Handled cases in U.S. District Courts in Chicago, Rockford, Hammond, and Indianapolis, and in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Chicago, Peoria/Rock Island, and Indianapolis. Handled state court actions throughout northern and central Illinois, including Boone, Bureau, Champaign, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Madison, McHenry, Morgan, Ogle, Peoria, St. Clair, Stephenson, Tazewell, Warren, Will, and Winnebago Counties. Handled claims brought before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, The Illinois Department of Insurance, and the Illinois Workers Compensation Appeals Board. Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General/State of Illinois.