A few trial and case successes
Successfully handled pattern and practice litigation and cases involving civil rights, police misconduct, employment discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, RICO, the False Claims Act, breach of contract and various other state law issues.
Admitted to practice in...
United States Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
Oklahoma Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Northern District of Colorado.
Successfully argued before the Seventh Circuit in Jacobs v. City of Chicago, 215 F.3d 758 (7th Cir. 2000), on issues of qualified immunity and unlawful search and seizure; Lewis v. City of Chicago, 496 F.3d 645 (7th Cir. 2007); Valentino v. South Chicago Heights, 575 F.3d 664 (7th Cir. 2009), and authored several appellate court briefs in federal and state court and won favorable outcomes for clients.
Externed for Judge Ann Claire Williams in the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, Fall 1996 and 1997.
Public speaking engagements on protecting employees’ constitutional rights, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment for municipal employees.
Authored articles for the Illinois Advocate, Newsletter for the National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois Affiliate