Representative Cases

Summerson v. Whitehurst, Menard County, 2015-L-4
Negotiated a significant settlement for a client who fell on defective stairs resulting in an ankle injury.

Roof V. Hart-Clayton, Inc., 13 WC 4097
Obtained a very large worker’s compensation settlement for an injured worker who was totally and permanently disabled.

Haberman v. Mid-States Corp., 15 WC 1279
A construction worker was injured on the job but the employer refused to pay benefits. The case went to trial and resulted in a favorable decision for the injured worker on all issues.

Porter v. Gerdau Ameristeel, 10 WC 20979
After receiving a trivial settlement offer, went to trial and succeeded in obtaining a significant award of benefits for an injured truck driver.

Stults v. Villa Health Care West, 15 IWCC 569, 11 WC 28499
After the employer refused to pay anything, prosecuted a successful trial and won on appeal, resulting in an award of full benefits for the injured worker.

Safety National Casualty Company v. Village of Cahokia, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96813 (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois).
Obtained a favorable decision in federal court for an insurance company that did not receive sufficient notice as required by its policy.

Alberici Constructors, Inc. v. Mathew Wrigley and Anderson Electric, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67757 (U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois)
Obtained summary judgment for client disputing insurance coverage.

People Ex Rel. Fahner v. Walsh, 122 Ill. App.3d 481, 461 N.E.2d 78
As a lawyer for the Illinois Attorney General's Office, prosecuted an appeal and persuaded the appellate court to conclude that a pyramid sales scheme violated the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act.

Aber v. America Home Insurance, 2011 IL App(4th) 110194-U. Year: 2011. 
Defended insurance company by succeeding in having lawsuit dismissed in circuit court due to lack of notice to the company. This dismissal was affirmed by the appellate court.

Wyse v. Sangamon County Sheriff, 16 IWCC 488, 15 WC 11721. Year: 2016
Represented deputy sheriff in worker's compensation case in which we won at trial and again on appeal before the Workers' Compensation Commission.

Robert Long v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., 3:14-CV-0311, Federal District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Year: 2015.
Successfully obtained significant settlement for client who fell in defendant's parking lot suffering a serious arm injury.

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