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230 West Monroe Street, Suite 2260
Chicago, Illinois 60606Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 312-448-6230
Fax: 312-726-2273
E-Mail: bcn@lipelyons.com
www.lipelyons.com
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Client Information
Personnel
Established: 2012

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
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About Us
Dedicated Service

Those two simple words encapsulate the firm’s philosophy regarding legal representation.

Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis was founded after the five name partners, with decades of experience, departed from their former firm together in order to better serve their long-standing clients. A testament to the relationships that the firm builds with each of its clients, the firm and its clients work in partnership to maximize the value afforded to each client. This dedication to client service serves as the foundation of every firm undertaking.

Our case handling philosophy is simple. We investigate and evaluate cases promptly and accurately. We work closely with our clients in order to determine the most effective and efficient way to resolve a dispute. We attempt to resolve cases on a fair and equitable basis as soon as possible, with minimal expense to our clients. If a fair and equitable resolution cannot be reached, we are ready, willing and able to take a case to verdict. Collectively, the name partners of the firm have tried more than 100 cases to verdict.

The attorneys of Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis practice in state and federal court and are experienced in a variety of practice areas including commercial litigation, general liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, labor and employment, product liability, professional liability and transportation. We invite you to explore our web site and see how our commitment to dedicated service can work for you.
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Client Information
Representative Clients
Allianz Global Risks U.S. Insurance CompanyCCMSI
Goodman ManufacturingMcWane, Inc.
Society InsuranceZurich North America
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Personnel Information
Partners
Jeffrey H. Lipe
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:jhl@lipelyons.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1983
  • 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
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1980
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1983
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Raymond Lyons, Jr.
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:rl@lipelyons.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Education:
  • Loyola University, B.S., 1973
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1980
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Edward J. Murphy
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:ejm@lipelyons.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prarie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Court
Education:
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, B.S., 1969
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1980
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Bradley C. Nahrstadt
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:bcn@lipelyons.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Tenth Circuits
Education:
  • Monmouth College, B.A. (summa cum laude, with distinction), 1989
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1992
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Thomas J. Pontikis
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:tjp@lipelyons.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
Education:
  • DePaul University, B.A. (with honors), 1983
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1986
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James H. Whalen
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:jhw@lipelyons.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2004
  • Ohio, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2000
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2004
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Ryan A. Kelly
Chicago, IL
E-Mail:rak@lipelyons.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2012
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2006
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2009
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Associate Attorneys
Bernadett R. GuyAlison M. Finn
Elizabeth S. AbrahamStarr M. Rayford
Jordan M. TankThomas B. Cooper