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 FIRM ACTIVITIES & DECISIONS OF INTEREST

Aimee Lipkis has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Leading Lawyers magazine in 2021 pursuant to her nomination by peer Leading Lawyers in Illinois. The designation of Emerging Lawyer cannot be bought and is reserved only for attorneys fewer than 40 years of age and accounts for fewer than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.

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Aimee Lipkis has been appointed to serve a fourth term on the ISBA Tort Law Section Council from 2021-2022.

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Dan CrayMike Huber and Maura Yusof have been awarded with the AV Preeminent Judicial Edition by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

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On April 30, Scott Pfeiffer moderated a panel entitled “The Developing Crisis of Bodily Injury from Vaping” at the EECMA 35th Annual Virtual Conference.

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On March 10, Aimee Lipkis gave a lecture with Judge Budzinski, Judge Lyons, Judge McWilliams, Judge O’Connor, Brian Murphy, Martin Glink and Timothy G. Nickels on Medical Negligence:  Hot Topic Issues for Your Next Trial presented by the ISBA Tort Law Section.

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On February 11, the Transportation Lawyers Association admitted Zachary Shook as a member.

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On January 20, the Defense Research Institute admitted Zachary Shook as a member.

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Dan CrayMike HuberSteve Heil, and Ben Beringer have been selected by Law & Politics (Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine) as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers.

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Zachary Shook has been selected by Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as a 2021 Rising Star.

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Dan CrayMike HuberSteve Heil  and Ben Beringer have been named as Leading Lawyers for 2021 by Leading Lawyers magazine pursuant to the recommendation of their peers and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

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Policyholder Fails to Prove Exception to Exclusion – Appellate Court Upholds Judgment of No Coverage.  Click here to read more.

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Jeff Siderius gave a presentation to PMA focusing on coverage issues that are unique to Illinois, the associated pitfalls and how to avoid them via Zoom on November 12, 2020.

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David Farina presented a webinar on the topic of “Biomechanical Lingo” that explained why biomechanical experts are necessary in certain cases, when to retain the experts, how to use the testimony, and how to preserve evidence even when it is not known if a biomechanical expert is needed on December 8, 2020 and October 28, 2020.

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David Farina co-presented a webinar entitled “Trucking Potpourri” to Carolina Casualty on December 4, 2020.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the lecture “Where the rubber meets the road…Your surgical practice versus the lawsuit” at the Podiatry Institute’s 3rd Annual Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Conference for Women of Podiatry on November 21, 2020 in Nashville, TN.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the lecture “Podiatric Malpractice Litigation” to third-year podiatry students attending the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science on November 9, 2020.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice, Part II” virtually at the PICA webinar on November 4, 2020.

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Daniel K. Cray was a panelist/presenter at a virtual Environmental Law Seminar for GuideOne Insurance Company on November 2, 2020.  Mr. Cray’s presentation was titled:  Mold Claims 101.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the lecture “Battling Bugs with OSHA” at the Midwest Podiatry Conference on October 30, 2020.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice, Part I” virtually at the PICA webinar on October 14, 2020.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the Rosalind Franklin podiatry students the lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice” on September 21, 2020.