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

  • 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.

  • Disappearance of Laptop Computers During Air Transport

    Obtained summary judgment for a cargo carrier in litigation arising out of the alleged disappearance of over $500,000 in laptop computers. Successfully defended appeal.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Action To Recover Profits of Joint Venture

    Successfully represented the spouse of the decedent who was a member of a joint venture. Obtained the decedent's share of the joint venture's profits. Prevailed in preserving judgment on appeal.

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