This comprehensive resource provides step-by-step guidance for attorneys and other professionals when dealing with the Dramshop Act.
The legal issues concerning dramshop violations are usually serious, often involve multiple parties and serious injuries or property damages and can involve applicability across state lines. Illinois attorneys must be familiar with the provisions that are unique to Illinois and cognizant of those laws in place or absent in neighboring states. This handbook provides best-practice guidance and information for any Illinois attorney who seeks to protect the rights of his or her client whether that client is a patron, an injured party, or an owner of or associated with an alcohol-selling establishment.
Chapter 1 — Overview of Statute and Caselaw
Daniel J. McDevitt and Ronald W. Cobb, III, McDevitt Law Offices, P.C., Chicago
Chapter 2 — Parties to Actions Under the Dramshop Act
Jeffrey S. Jordan, O’Connor & Nakos Ltd., Chicago
Chapter 3 —Pleadings in Dramshop Cases
Kerrianne Waters, Law Office of Jeff Green, Peoria
Chapter 4 — Investigation and Discovery
Mary Beth O’Brien, Law Offices of Paul O. Watkiss, Naperville
Chapter 5 — Trial Practice in Dramshop Cases
Matthew G. Burke, Heineke & Burke LLC, Chicago