Steve is an active trial attorney and is admitted to practice in Illinois and several Federal Courts. Steve has represented clients in a variety of state and federal courts in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Steve’s practice areas include Catastrophic Loss Litigation involving Subrogation and Defense, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Development and Property Leasing, Defending Complex Class Action Claims under the Truth In Lending Act and Consumer Fraud Statutes, as well as some Appellate Practice in these areas. In addition, Steve is certified neutral mediator by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution.
Steve has tried complex large loss property subrogation cases to verdict and obtained multi-million dollar awards in both state and federal courts throughout the country. He has successfully settled substantial multi-party litigation matters on behalf of both insurance companies and businesses resulting in multi-million dollar awards without the risks associated with proceeding to trial. With regard to his defense practice, Steve has represented both large and small businesses confronted with large claims for damages arising out of construction matters, business disputes, class action consumer fraud cases, and insurance coverage disputes. Over the past twenty-five years, Steve has successfully defended his clients and obtained cost-saving victories through aggressive motion practice, alternative dispute resolution programs, and by going to trial when necessary. Steve also serves as outside general counsel for a number of businesses in real estate development, automobile dealerships, and health care service providers. Steve's litigation background provides him with the experience to assist business clients in manage risk inside and outside of the court room.