Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Featured in 2003–2013 editions of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Selected as a "Litigation Star" in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation

Listed in the 2006–2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers®

Selected as 2005–2014 "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine - Named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois

Named one of Top 100 Business Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network

Trial counsel in commercial, intellectual property, environmental, product liability, race discrimination, consumer fraud, securities, shareholder derivative, antitrust, and contract litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

Acted as lead counsel in trials, injunction hearings and arbitrations in cities throughout the United States, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Newark, Kansas City, MO, Covington, KY, Muskogee, OK, Pomona, CA, Norwalk, CA, Warrenton, VA, Flint, MI, Cheyenne, WY, Valparaiso, IN, Akron, OH, South Bend, IN, Waterbury, CT, Indianapolis, IN, St. Paul, MN.

Clients included General Motors, GMAC, Johnson Controls, 7-Eleven, United Airlines, Boeing, Conseco, Inc., Siemens Corp., Morgan Stanley, Hughes Aircraft Company, ITW, Amoco Oil, BP America Inc., Anheuser-Busch, First National Bank of Chicago, George S. Halas and the Chicago Bears.


Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Advisors, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

College Board of Advisors, Georgetown University, 2000–2006

Board of Trustees, Loyola Academy, 1996–2002; Chairman of the Board, 2000–2002

Lecturer in Law, Complex Litigation, University of Chicago Law School, Winter; Spring 2001

The Economic Club of Chicago


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois (retired)


  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.1977
  • Georgetown UniversityA.B.magna cum laude1974
    Phi Beta Kappa