Champaign, Illinois Appeals & Appellate Lawyers

Colby G. Hathaway
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Champaign, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 6 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 West Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Appeals, Agricultural, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Colby is an associate attorney at Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation. Awarded his juris doctorate with honors (magna cum laude) by Northern Illinois University in 2012, Colby demonstrated excellence though his academic endeavors and by his participation as the Symposium Editor for the Board of Editors of the Northern Illinois University Law Review and as an accomplished moot court competitor. Colby was a Semi-finalist at the 29th Annual NIU Prize Moot Court Competition and an Octofinalist at the 30th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law. Colby has...
Steven A. Amjad
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Champaign, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 18 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University
Steven A. Amjad brings extensive experience in many aspects of legal practice to the clients of Meyer Capel. Over the last several years he has practiced litigation including complicated commercial litigation, personal injury, toxic tort defense and criminal defense.
Keith E. Emmons
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Champaign, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 45 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Health Care
Loyola University Chicago
With his accumulated knowledge of Health Care Law and Litigation Services, Keith Emmons offers a unique perspective on the legal issues important to the professional clients of Meyer Capel. Mr. Emmons has been recognized as both an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer in the Health Care Law field. His practice includes the general representation of health care providers and their professional practices, general litigation, and alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") as a mediator and arbitrator. His areas of interest include health care provider employment agreements, health care transactions, health care regulatory compliance, government investigation defense, hospital medical staff and...
Richard T. West
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Champaign, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 50 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Appeals, Business, Health Care and IP
University of Illinois College of Law
Richard T. West has been practicing law for over forty-one years. He has been a shareholder of Meyer Capel for over half of his career, having practiced in other firms in the community prior to joining Meyer Capel in 1991 as a shareholder. Throughout much of his career, his focus has been in the areas of complex litigation involving, for example, intellectual property, construction, banking, products liability, contract disputes and corporate and fiduciary obligations, as well as business representation, construction law, and health care law. In recent years, he has begun to shift his focus from an active litigation practice...
Monticello, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 44 years experience
(217) 359-5012 316 S Charter St
PO Box 80
Monticello, IL 61856
Appeals and Employment
G. Edward Murphy
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Bloomington, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 31 years experience
202 N. Prospect Road
Suite 205
Bloomington, IL 61704
Free ConsultationAppeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
G. Edward Murphy is the founder of the law firm, and has been one of Peoria, Bloomington, Pekin and Central Illinois' best divorce, custody and family law attorneys and lawyers for the past 28 years. He knows how to litigate your case when necessary, negotiate favorably for you if possible, and win your case for you and your children. He is a skilled trial attorney, but also a capable mediator and problem solver. He has been lead counsel running this firm since he was 26 years old and has been winning ever since for the past 27 years....
Chad Murray
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Decatur, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 441-2110 363 S. Main Street
Suite 505B
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
State University of New York - Buffalo
Based in Decatur, Illinois and serving clients throughout Central Illinois, I am a different kind of lawyer. I love value billing and flat fee arrangements. I embrace technology and use it to make my practice more effective. I worry about my clients, not their fees. I offer a valuable service to my clients, but I don't act like I'm better because of it. My practice focuses on car accidents, divorce, criminal defense, and estate planning. Can't make it to the office? No worries—I make housecalls if you need it.

And yes, I know my catchphrase/tagline is cheesy—that's what makes it fun.
Ken Gano Jr
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Charleston, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 38 years experience
(217) 345-6111 303 6th St
Charleston, IL 61920
Appeals, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
b 1952, Graduate Northern Illinois University, 1980
Decatur, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 422-9992 136 W Washington St
Decatur, IL 62522
Appeals and Criminal
St. Louis University (Mo)
Christopher Everett Sherer
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Springfield, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 525-1571 One West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 600 ~ Myers Building
Springfield, IL 62701
Appeals, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Maureen Williams
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Peoria, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 27 years experience
(309) 999-1177 416 Main Street Ste 829
Peoria, IL 61602
Appeals, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Hamline University School of Law
Maureen Williams has been practicing law since 1991. The Law Offices of Maureen Williams is a law firm devoted to the practice of criminal defense at all stages, from pre-charge investigations to supreme court review to postconviction help. Ms. Williams is a tireless advocate who fights hard for her clients, never giving up until she has reached her desired result. Her goal is to make each of her clients feel he or she is her only client.
Gregory B. Jumbeck
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Joliet, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 16 years experience
Two Rialto Square, 116 N. Chicago Street
Suite 555
Joliet, IL 60432
Appeals, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Creighton University
Gregory Jumbeck was admitted in 2003 to practice law in the State of Illinois. He focuses his practice in the area of domestic relations. Gregory centralizes his practice to Will and Grundy Counties as well as the Illinos appellate courts. Mr. Jumbeck has tried numerous pre and post-decree cases including child custody (aka allocation of parental responsibilities), removal from Illinois, business valuation, child support, and maintenance. Gregory focuses on reaching a favorable and equitable result for all parties involved. Gregory's courtroom presence makes him an effective litigator both in and out of the courtroom. Originally from the southwest suburbs...
Bradley B. Wilson
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Springfield, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 23 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Appeals, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University College of Law
John J. Pavich
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Joliet, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 687-7020 1000 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435
Appeals, Asbestos, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
John is an aggressive personal injury attorney from Chicago. If you or a loved one has been hurt, visit his website to learn more about your case and to begin your free consultation.
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 29 years experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
University of Kentucky College of Law
Dave White is a partner with Kopec, White & Spooner Attorneys at Law (telephone 217-726-7540) and has over 25 years experience helping small business owners, families and individuals in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Kopec, White & Spooner is a full-service law firm providing cost-conscious representation and legal solutions for its clients.
Louis Meyer
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Peoria, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(309) 713-3751 311 West Stratford
Peoria, IL 61614
Free ConsultationAppeals, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
DePaul College of Law
Louis J. Meyer, a partner with Meyer & Kiss, LLC, concentrates his practice in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. Mr. Meyer is also actively working with Medical Marijuana research and passage of legislation for Medical Marijuana. Prior to founding Meyer & Kiss, LLC Mr. Meyer was an associate with a Chicago law firm concentrating on Civil Rights. Mr. Meyer joined the Chicago law firm in November 2006, after graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Meyer was the first attorney to join the law firm and helped the firm grow its client base and reputation. During his...
Lex A. Johnson
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Matteson, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 19 years experience
(708) 922-1780 4749 Lincoln Mall Dr.
Suite 202
Matteson, IL 60443
Appeals, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Northern Illinois University
Criminal Defense attorney with over 14 years experience. Attorney Lex A. Johnson has handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases. At the Law Office of Lex A. Johnson & Associates,P.C., we are dedictated to defending the rights of the criminally accused.
J. Steven Ayres
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Robinson, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(618) 544-8661 P.O. Box 250
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Appeals, Business, Collections and Family
University of Illinois College of Law
Nick Bathas
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Mokena, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney
(708) 479-8468 11210 Front Street
Mokena, IL 60448
Appeals, Business, Construction and Family
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Springfield, Illinois Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 30 years experience
(217) 467-4908 400 South Ninth Street
Springfield, ILLINOIS 62701
Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Peoria, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
(309) 497-3210 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Appeals, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
John Marshall Law School
Springfield, Illinois Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 57 years experience
(217) 528-7375 400 South Ninth Street
Springfield, ILLINOIS 62701
Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Hillsboro, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 47 years experience
(217) 532-3905 106 E Wood St
Po Box 189
Hillsboro, IL 62049-1535
Appeals and Administrative
Morris Anyah
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Chicago, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 22 years experience
(312) 528-9022 53 W Jackson Blvd #1264
Chicago, IL 60604
Appeals, Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Dayton School of Law
Morris A. Anyah is a top criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney in Chicago. He is a former Cook County prosecutor and war crimes attorney at The Hague. He is now one of the pre-eminent, “go to” lawyers when people search for a top-notch criminal defense or criminal appeals attorney in Chicago. He recently obtained an acquittal for a defendant charged with six counts of first degree murder, after a jury trial before the Circuit Court of Cook County, and he represented former Liberian president Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial in The Hague. Attorney Anyah is a trial...
Donald J Ramsell
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(800) 342-5384 128 S County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 34 years experience
Appeals, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
Donald J. Ramsell, author of several DUI articles and books, is the one of the few DUI defense attorneys to appear and argue on a DUI case before the United States Supreme Court in its entire 213 years of existence. In his 33 year career his firms have defended 15,000 clients.
Peter C. Wachowski
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(800) 825-9260 15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Free ConsultationPark Ridge, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 29 years experience
Appeals, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Peter Wachowski is a well-rounded lawyer who takes great pride in his work and has a passion for helping people in need. He is constantly looking for ways to improve, and won’t stand for complacency. Peter is well educated and versed in his field, and as a result, he is able to help a wide array of clients with varying needs. He is very hard working, and is always going the extra mile to get the absolute best result for the client, even if that means investing more time and money into a case. He works to have satisfied clients,...
Timothy Joseph Fiscella
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Hinsdale, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
(630) 708-6690 201 East Ogden, Suite 215
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Mr. Fiscella has owned and operated his own firm since 2007. During that time, he has helped hundreds of clients charged with DUIs and other traffic related offenses. He has a track record of success at trial, litigating motions to suppress evidence and statements, and working out other favorable resolutions for his clients. He is focused on client communication and takes pride in being available via telephone, email, or even text. His practice is primarily focused in Dupage, Cook and surrounding Illinois counties but he has represented clients in matters throughout Northern Illinois. ...
Robert M Motta
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Aurora, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 17 years experience
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Free ConsultationAppeals, Business, Criminal and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Motta II is the Managing Partner at Motta & Motta LLC. He concentrates his law practice in criminal defense, DUI, divorce & family law. Robert was named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community for his unparalleled pre-trial and trial strategies.
Marcus Hayes Herbert
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Carbondale, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 28 years experience
(618) 549-9800 308 West Walnut
Carbondale, IL 60901
Free ConsultationAppeals, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
For the past 25 years, my practice has focused on helping individuals, families, and small businesses to overcome financial setbacks and obtain a Fresh Start. Sometimes this means fighting foreclosures or defending against credit card suits. Very often, it involves filing bankruptcy to eliminate multiple debts or to consolidate several debts into one smaller monthly payment that my clients can actually afford. I treat my clients with dignity and respect and am proud to have served more than 10,000 people in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
Rory T Weiler
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St. Charles, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 40 years experience
(630) 587-5600 2445 Dean Street
Suite G
St. Charles, IL 60175
Appeals, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Rory T. Weiler is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) who concentrates his practice in family law, with an emphasis on cases involving child custody and more complex economic issues, especially those involving family and closely held businesses. He is a member of the Leading Lawyers Network, and has been recognized as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.”

Rory is a member of the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) and Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). He actively serves the ISBA and its charitable arm, the Illinois Bar Foundation. He has...
Jennifer Friedland
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Lisle, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 13 years experience
(630) 434-0400 1001 Warrenville Road
Suite 500
Lisle, IL 60532
Appeals and Business
Tulane University School of Law
Jennifer is a Partner who focuses her practice in commercial and business litigation and appellate practice. She has successfully tried both bench and jury trials. Jennifer has also written and argued appeals before the Appellate Courts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is currently the Chair of the Appellate Law Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association. Jennifer is a Kentucky native and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2001. In 2006, she graduated from Tulane University Law School. While in law school, she earned an Environmental Law Certificate and was...
Diane M Ainsworth Esq.
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Chicago, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 31 years experience
(312) 984-0398 203 N. LA SALLE ST.,
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Appeals, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Attended Noroton School in Darien, Conn,; Graduated from Emma Willard School. Alumnus: Operation Crossroads Africa - Ivory Coast ; Exchange Student to University of Lorraine, France.
Stephen Komie
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Chicago, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 42 years experience
(312) 263-2800 1 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Appeals, Divorce, Family and International
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School and DePaul College of Law
Stephen M. Komie is the founder of Komie and Associates, and he has over 40 years of experience successfully representing clients in state, federal, and international trials and appeals. Mr. Komie is best known for high profile cases such as his defense of Sandra Fabiano for child abuse and John Carroccia for murder, which were widely reported in the Illinois media. He has helped numerous clients achieve victory in criminal and civil trials across Illinois and the United States.

Mr. Komie provides his clients with dedicated, tenacious defense against criminal charges, and he has won many landmark decisions, including the 1995...
Adam Gana
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2045 W Grand Ave
#76604
Chicago, IL 60612
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 13 years experience
Appeals, Business, Employment and Insurance Claims
New York Law School
Ariel Weissberg
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Chicago, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 39 years experience
(312) 663-0004 401 South LaSalle Street Suit 403
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationAppeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
Saint Louis University School of Law
Ariel Weissberg is the managing partner of Weissberg and Associates, Ltd., 401 South LaSalle Street, Suite 403, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. Weissberg and Associates, Ltd. concentrates in the areas of business and commercial litigation, transactional matters and all aspects of insolvency and financial distress, including bankruptcy, loan work-outs and foreclosures. Mr. Weissberg founded Weissberg and Associates in July, 1984. Since then, he has built a varied and loyal clientele, comprised of small to medium-sized to publicly traded businesses, and individuals. He is sought out for complex business and financial planning, especially relating to credit facilities and crisis-management, and high-risk litigation....
Mr. Gal Pissetzky
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Chicago, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 19 years experience
(312) 883-9466 35 E. Wacker Dr
Suite 1980
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Chicago
Gal Pissetzky is a fearless trial lawyer who defends his clients’ rights with vigor and tenacity.

Located in Chicago, Mr. Pissetzky has over 18-years of experience handling complex state and federal felony charges in Illinois and throughout the country. He has successfully defended clients accused of white collar crimes, murder and attempted murder, sex offenses, and drug crimes. Mr. Pissetzky also represents his clients on appeal, and he has argued before the Illinois Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate courts.

Mr. Pissetzky has dedicated his practice to aggressively protecting his clients and their future, and his...
Janella L. Barbrow
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Wheaton, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 38 years experience
(630) 690-0100 300 S. County Farm Road
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60189
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Municipal
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Practice concentrated in the defense of tort, civil rights, and commercial claims, and in the prosecution and handling of appellate matters. Matters handled include negligence, municipal liability, Structural Work Act, premises liability, Civil Rights Act, Human Rights Act, product liability, Dram Shop Act, aviation, breach of contract, employment matters, gas explosion, patent infringement, and warehouseman's liability actions. Participated in all aspects of pretrial work, discovery, and trial preparation. Handled cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts throughout the country; in the Circuit Courts of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage,...
Steven N. Peskind Esq.
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Saint Charles, IL Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 34 years experience
(630) 444-0701 2445 Dean Street
Suite E
Saint Charles, IL 60175
Appeals, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Steven N. Peskind has reinvented Illinois Family Law. Mr. Peskind believes that a successful divorce results from the intersection of three competencies: legal skill, positive decision making, and financial analysis. As a result, he has compiled a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to helping our clients achieve that success. The lawyers at Peskind Law Firm are skilled negotiators, legal analysts, problem solvers and courtroom advocates. Mr. Peskind is one of only 100 lawyers in the nation elected as a Diplomate to the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an honor society reflecting accomplishments in Family...
Alexander I. Passo
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Chicago, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney
(312) 422-8000 55 West Monroe Street, Ste. 1100
Chicago, IL 60603
Appeals, Business, Construction and Legal Malpractice
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Alexander (Alex) Passo is a trial lawyer that represents clients on a variety of matters with a concentration on: internal business disputes, emergency business litigation, breaches of contract, fraud and professional negligence. Alex has successfully resolved several cases where his clients have recovered over $1,000,000.00.

Alex is a problem solver. Akin to the most notable historical Alexander, he enjoys solving the 21st century’s version of the Gordian knot - complex business disputes. These types of legal controversies often contain a multitude of problems and he employs an analytical approach to solving them - first identifying his clients’ objectives and...
Charles G. Wentworth
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Glen Ellyn, IL Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 14 years experience
(630) 469-7100 536 Crescent Blvd. Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Free ConsultationAppeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Charles is a shareholder at The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was then a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago before opening his own practice. He recently joined Richard Lofgren to form The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C., The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies...
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