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20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-2903Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 312-641-3100
Fax: 312-444-1669
E-Mail: info@cassiday.com
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Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
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Established: 1979

Practice Areas
  • Accountant Liability
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mediation
  • Medical Liability
  • Medicare Set-Aside Practice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
Making Legal History
Cassiday Schade LLP is a law firm sought after for its attorneys’ trial experience and case preparation acumen. With experience in virtually all areas of civil litigation, we have a diverse client base, representing corporations from a variety of industries, including medical and long-term care, insurance, manufacturing, construction, professional services and transportation. We take pride in working with our clients, not just for them. This results in a mutual understanding of client needs in terms of cost, litigation philosophy and potential impact on other disputes.

Litigation is Our Talent
Cassiday Schade has a 35 year history of litigating cases with impressive results. We handle lawsuits throughout Illinois as well as mass litigation in multiple states, and we act as national or regional counsel for clients facing nationwide exposures. Some of the firm’s recent trial experience includes the defense of class action challenges to allegedly defective medical products, underground storage tank and toxic injury cases, catastrophic birth injury cases, intellectual property and professional liability litigation. In addition to trial and appellate work, our attorneys are often retained before litigation ensues so that risks can be analyzed and prevented.

Client Need is Our Focus
Highly skilled analysis of a client’s needs is the basis for determining how best to proceed in a given matter and that is what Cassiday Schade delivers. In many situations, this means aggressive preparation for trial. In others, it means seeking resolution through alternative means, such as mediation or arbitration. In the end, clients receive the benefit of having their matters handled with maximum efficiency because our lawyers listen to their individual needs and concerns and act accordingly. We encourage our clients to maintain active participation in the legal process as part of the attorney-client relationship.

Integrity is Our Foundation
A significant number of our attorneys and staff have spent their entire careers with the firm – evidence of an open, thoughtful and team-oriented culture that fosters integrity and trust. This integrity and trust is also reflected in our many long-term and successful client relationships.
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Additional Locations
Naperville, Illinois
2056 Westings Avenue, Suite 250
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Telephone: 630-328-2970
Fax: 630-328-2979
Libertyville, Illinois
1870 Winchester Road, Suite 148
Libertyville, Illinois 60048
Telephone: 847-932-6922
Fax: 847-932-6947
Rockford, Illinois
120 West State Street, Suite 401
Rockford, Illinois 61101
Telephone: 815-962-8301
Fax: 815-962-8401
Springfield, Illinois
111 North 6th Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Telephone: 217-572-1714
Fax: 217-572-1613
Crown Point, Indiana
2100 North Main Street, Suite 300
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Telephone: 219-663-5575
Fax: 219-663-5382
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
111 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2100
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Telephone: 414-224-1086
Fax: 414-290-6781
St. Louis, Missouri
100 North Broadway, Suite 1580
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Telephone: 314-241-1377
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Client Information
Representative Clients
Illinois State Medical Insurance Services, Inc.Pepper Construction Company
PIC WisconsinSkyjack, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Managing Partners
Joseph A. Giannelli
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2487
E-Mail:jgiannelli@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1982
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John D. Hackett
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1615
E-Mail:jhackett@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Additional Biographical Details:
Chartered Property and Underwriters Society, Chicago Chapter
Certifications:
  • Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPU) Designation, 1999
  • Associate in Risk Management Designation, 2000
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1987
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Partners
James D. Ahern
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1666
E-Mail:jahern@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Medicare Set-Aside Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Accountant Liability
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Legal Liability
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1989
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Erik L. Andersen
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1611
E-Mail:eandersen@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1998
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Melissa A. Anderson
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2494
E-Mail:manderson@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (with honors), 2002
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Ryan T. Armour
Rockford, IL
Telephone:815-962-8382
E-Mail:rarmour@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2005
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Richard A. Barrett, Jr.
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2461
E-Mail:rbarrett@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar, 1981
Certifications:
  • Certified Arbitrator, DuPage County
Education:
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1976
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Marc Benjoya
Libertyville, IL and Milwaukee, WI
Telephone:847-932-6930
E-Mail:mbenjoya@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1983
  • Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1983
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Ehren V. Bilshausen
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-739-3283
E-Mail:ebilshausen@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2002
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Thomas P. Boylan
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2463
E-Mail:tboylan@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Lindsay Drecoll Brown
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-739-3285
E-Mail:lbrown@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2008
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Scott J. Brown
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1613
E-Mail:sbrown@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountant Liability
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Legal Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1991
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Bradford A. Burton
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1673
E-Mail:bburton@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (Dean's List), 1983
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Brook M. Carey
Naperville, IL
Telephone:630-328-2988
E-Mail:bcarey@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2003
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Stacey A. Cischke
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1815
E-Mail:scischke@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2000
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Susan E. Conner
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2458
E-Mail:sconner@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1984
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Michael J. Cucco
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1661
E-Mail:mcucco@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Brian C. Cuttone
Chicago, IL
Telephone: 312-444-1682
E-Mail:bcuttone@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2003
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Christopher M. Daddino
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2499
E-Mail:cdaddino@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Liability
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1991
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J. Randall Davis
Libertyville, IL
Telephone:847-932-6931
E-Mail:jdavis@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountant Liability
  • Architects and Engineers
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1983
  • Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Publications:
  • Co-Author: "Sexual Harassment and Age Discrimination," Risk Management Magazine (Feb. 2002)
  • Co-Author: "Liability Issues in Wake of ENRON," Risk Management Magazine (Feb. 2003)
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1983
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Timothy P. Dugan
Chicago, IL
Telephone:314-241-1377
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1999
  • Illinois, 2000
Education:
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1999
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Andrew T. Fleishman
Libertyville, IL
Telephone:847-932-6924
E-Mail:afleishman@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1995
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James A. Foster
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2479
E-Mail:jfoster@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1983
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
Education:
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1983
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Heather T. Gilbert
Crown Point, IN
Telephone:219-663-5575
E-Mail:hgilbert@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction
  • Medical Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2004
  • Indiana, 2012
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2014
Education:
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. (maxima cum laude), 2004
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Jean M. Golden
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2489
E-Mail:jgolden@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1977
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Patrick E. Halliday
Springfield, IL
Telephone:217-572-1714
E-Mail:phalliday@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2003
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Michael J. Hennig
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2490
E-Mail:mhennig@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (with high distinction), 1981
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Jeffrey A. Hesser
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2473
E-Mail:jhesser@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1998
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Brian J. Hickey
Naperville, IL
Telephone:630-328-2980
E-Mail:bhickey@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1988
Language:
  • Spanish
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Patricia J. Hogan
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1665
E-Mail:phogan@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990
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Richard C. Huettel
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2467
E-Mail:rhuettel@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1985
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Jamie L. Hull
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1891
E-Mail:jhull@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2000
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Anne M. Junia
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1664
E-Mail:ajunia@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 2007
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (Dean's Scholar), 2007
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James W. Kopriva
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2495
E-Mail:jkopriva@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Lewis University College of Law, J.D., 1979
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Brandon J. Kroft
Crown Point, IN and Chicago, IL
Telephone:219-663-5575
E-Mail:bkroft@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1999
  • Indiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Indiana
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1999
Military:
Army Reserve and National Guard
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Robin B. Levin
Libertyville, IL
Telephone:847-932-6926
E-Mail:rlevin@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, J.D., 1999
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Yaro M. Melnyk
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1687
E-Mail:ymelnyk@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountant Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1999
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Joseph A. Panatera
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-739-3262
E-Mail:jpanatera@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2006
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, J.D., 2006
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Tanya B. Park
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1816
E-Mail:tpark@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Language:
  • Spanish
  • German
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William W. Ranard
Rockford, IL
Telephone:815-962-8357
E-Mail:wranard@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1992
  • Missouri, 1993
  • Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Education:
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1992
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Tami J. Reding-Brubaker
Libertyville, IL
Telephone:847-932-6927
E-Mail:treding@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1983
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John J. Reid
Libertyville, IL and Milwaukee, WI
Telephone:847-932-6928
E-Mail:jreid@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1996
  • Wisconsin, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1996
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Kimberly L. Robinson
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2472
E-Mail:krobinson@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Additional Biographical Details:
United Way, Diversity Alliance
Education:
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 1989
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Bradford D. Roth
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2480
E-Mail:broth@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Medical Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Legal Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1979
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations
  • Illinois Association and Health Systems Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (with high honors), 1979
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Mark A. Sansone
Naperville, IL
Telephone:630-328-2985
E-Mail:msansone@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2000
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Jennifer Burke Santoro
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1872
E-Mail:jsantoro@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Medicare Set-Aside Practice
  • Medical Liability
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Certifications:
  • Medicare Set-Aside Certified Consultant
  • National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP)
Education:
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1997
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Therese S. Seeley
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1610
E-Mail:tseeley@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1982
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John N. Seibel
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2482
E-Mail:jseibel@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Long-Term Care
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1978
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Jennifer A. Settelmyer
Naperville, IL
Telephone:630-328-2983
E-Mail:jsettelmyer@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Certifications:
  • Arbitrator, Circuit Court of DuPage County
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1998
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Stephanie Rachford Stomberg
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1660
E-Mail:sstomberg@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1997
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Robert H. Summers, Jr.
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1892
E-Mail:rsummers@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Liability
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1991
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Trisha K. Tesmer
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-1870
E-Mail:ttesmer@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental and Toxic Injury
  • Medical Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2001
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Lisa Velez
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2475
E-Mail:lvelez@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Education:
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of the Law, J.D., 1997
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Bruce M. Wall
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2483
E-Mail:bwall@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1976
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Matthew H. Weller
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-739-3289
E-Mail:mweller@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Long-Term Care
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2002
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Sally J. Zimmerman
Libertyville, IL
Telephone:847-932-6925
E-Mail:szimmerman@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1991
  • Wisconsin, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Certifications:
  • Registered Nurse, (Illinois)
Education:
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 1991
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Senior Counsel
Rudolf G. Schade, Jr.
Chicago, IL
Telephone:312-444-2456
E-Mail:rschade@cassiday.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountant Liability
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Legal Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Medical Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Long-Term Care
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
Education:
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (with honors), 1968
Language:
  • German
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Of Counsel
Lisa L. CurshellasCliff Demosthene
Constance R. O'NeillJulie A. Teuscher
Associates
Jessica D. AllanKathleen A. Barrett
Daniel BaslerDouglass R. Bitner
Matthew H. BrandaburDaniel J. Broderick, Jr.
Todd R. BurgettAlex E. Campos
Brent ColbertMyriah F. Conaughty
Matthew A. EliaserThomas A. Fitzgerald
Stephen J. GorskiJacquelyn M. Hill
Maxwell D. HuberEdward Khatskin
Lara R. LickhalterJoseph J. Lombardo
James F. MarunaJillian A. Mikrut
Steven A. MontaltoMichael P. Moothart
Ronald NerodaHenry Ortiz
Laura S. PlattJoseph N. Rupcich
David SavittWilliam H. Schramm
Margaret A. ShipitaloVictoria S. Shoemaker
Whitney K. SiehlLynsey A. Stewart
David T. TichyCarla G. Tolbert
John T. VanDenburghJohn J. Vitanovec
RuthAnne B. WaldropBrendan Youngblood