Janella L. Barbrow

Janella L. Barbrow

Schmidt & Barbrow, PC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Municipal Law, Estate Planning...
  • Illinois, Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois
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Summary

Practice concentrated in the defense of tort, civil rights, and commercial claims, and in the prosecution and handling of appellate matters. Matters handled include negligence, municipal liability, Structural Work Act, premises liability, Civil Rights Act, Human Rights Act, product liability, Dram Shop Act, aviation, breach of contract, employment matters, gas explosion, patent infringement, and warehouseman's liability actions. Participated in all aspects of pretrial work, discovery, and trial preparation. Handled cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts throughout the country; in the Circuit Courts of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, Ogle, Peoria, Warren, Whiteside, and Will Counties; and before the Illinois Human Rights Commission. During law school, served as a law clerk for the Honorable John C. Ahlgrimm, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Racine County, Wisconsin (Summer, 1979), and as a research assistant for Professor Jonathan M. Landers of the University of Illinois (Summer, 1980).

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Municipal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • INSurance Coverage and Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois
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7th Circuit
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Supreme Court of Illinois
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Schmidt & Barbrow, PC
Current
Education
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
J.D. (1981) | Law
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College of William and Mary
(1978) Economics & History
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Stella Maris International School, Kobe, Japan
(1974)
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Awards
Rickert Award, Waterman Prize for Excellence in Moot Court
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
Professional Associations
DuPage County Bar Association
Current
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State Bar of Illinois # 6180818
Member
- Current
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Appellate Law and Practice Committee
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Appellate Law and Practice Committee
Chairman
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Appellate Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Cambridge at Countryside Homeowner's Association v. City of Aurora
Estate of Shea v. Brennan
The 1996 Supreme Court of Illinois Rule Changes: Gamesmanship Abolished or Enhanced?
Answer or Attack: The Plaintiffs Complaint and a Defendants Response Options
Drentlaw v. Northfield Block Co.
Burke v. 12 Rothchilds Liquor Mart, Inc.,
Amicus Brief
Dillard v. Kean
Burris v. Madison County
Dimmig v. LaSalle County
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Schmidt & Barbrow, PC
300 S. County Farm Road
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60189
USA
Telephone: (630) 690-0100