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.
- Business Law
- Construction Law
- Real Estate Law
- Insurance Defense
- Large Loss Property Subrogation & Defense
- Complex Litigation & Class Action Defense
- Insurance Coverage
- Free Consultation
Up to one hour free consultation on new business and litigation matters.
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
Where appropriate, our firm accepts cases on a contingent fee or hybrid hourly/contingent fee basis. Some matters or projects may be considered for flat fee arrangements.
- Federal Trial Bar
- The John Marshall Law School
- Activities: President of Student Bar Association, Software Law Journal, and Mock Trial Team.
- Northwestern University