Appellate Law

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The Appellate Practice Group represents clients in high-profile cases across the country in state and federal courts of review. We have handled various interlocutory appeals, appeals of final decisions, and petitions. We have briefed and argued appeals on a wide array of issues, such as: class action, products liability, choice-of-law, collateral estoppel, tort immunity,forum non conveniens, spoliation, educational malpractice, breach of contract, and many others.

 We work hard to preserve favorable outcomes in the trial court and, in the event of an adverse ruling, do our utmost to obtain reversal for our clients. The Appellate Practice Group also coordinates with the firm's trial teams in the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial stages to assist with brief writing and issue preservation. In addition to their appellate practice, members of the firm's Appellate Practice Group also actively litigate their own cases in the trial court; this assists them with spotting issues on appeal, and it deepens their subject matter experience to the benefit of the firm's clients.

 

 

Experience

  • Gulfstream G-IV Accident at Palwaukee Municipal Airport, Wheeling, Illinois

    Represented business jet operator in mishap involving a Gulfstream G-IV at Palwaukee Municipal Airport, Wheeling, Illinois. Successfully represented executive flight department and its insurer in various appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court, including obtaining affirmance of favorable jury verdict in wrongful death litigation, reversal of tort immunity finding in favor of co-defendant, and complete reversal of trial court's adverse coverage ruling.

  • Kenyan and Tanzanian Embassy Bombings

    Represented U.S. Government employees injured in 1998 Kenyan and Tanzanian Embassy Bombings.
  • Union Contract Wage Dispute

    Obtained dismissal of action in favor of condo association in action to recover wages by janitors pursuant to their union contract. Successfully defended dismissal on appeal. 

  • Employment Discrimination Case Filed by Professor Against College and Administrators

    Obtained dismissal with prejudice of employment discrimination suit filed by college professor against college and administrators for alleged violations of Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Prevailed on plaintiff's appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

  • Breach of Contract Action Regarding Medical Billing Practices

    Successfully represented medical billing company and obtained summary judgment in multi-million dollar breach of contract case relating to alleged errors in medical billing practices. Prevailed on plaintiff's appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court.

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