I am a Registered Civil Mediator and civil litigation trial attorney licensed in Illinois and Indiana with first chair jury trial experience as in-house counsel to three major insurance carriers. For over 29 years, I have served as the attorney or managing attorney for hundreds of insurance defense cases, which often involve personal injury, auto/trucking accidents, premises liability (dog bites, slips & falls, etc.),and construction. I am known for ethically and aggressively representing clients, as well as a proven and excellent communicator highly skilled in negotiating, conflict resolution, and client relationship development. You will find I am able to handle high exposure cases from inception to verdict, including jury trials, bench trials, discovery and investigations. I additionally hold the following designations by the Insurance Institute of America:
CPCU - Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter 2003
ARM - Associate in Risk Management 2004
AIT - Associate in Information Technology 2003
AIM - Associate in Management 2002
I also have a vast amount of experience working with individual and corporate clients through my work in small and large private firms in both Indiana and Illinois (Downtown Chicago). I am proud to have opened my own law office recently in Valparaiso, IN where I continue to offer litigation, Mediation, & Arbitration services, as well as general legal counsel for a variety of legal areas, such as Wills, Probate, Collections, Real Estate, and Personal Injury.
My goal is to provide superior service to my clients, with an emphasis on building trust and long-lasting relationships for many years to come. I value your business and your referrals to family, friends and colleagues. I believe my clients find that they are treated with respect and empathy. I look forward to serving you.