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Matthew G. Burke is a Managing Partner at Heineke & Burke LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in defense litigation of insurance clients including motor vehicle, premises liability, Dramshop Act liability, construction injury, and employment discrimination matters. He is a member of the Chicago Bar and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and the Society of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Burke earned his B.A. from Miami (Ohio) University and his J.D. magna cum laude from UIC John Marshall Law School. He was a member of the UIC John Marshall Law School Moot Court and a Staff Editor of the UIC John Marshall Law Review.
Jeffrey S. Jordan is a Partner with the law firm of O’Connor & Nakos Ltd., in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on personal injury. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. He was selected as a Rising Star in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law on the list of Illinois’ top lawyers in Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Jordan earned his B.A. from Loyola in Chicago and his J.D. cum laude and a certificate in Trial Advocacy from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Daniel J. McDevitt was made a Partner at the Law Offices of John J. Dwyer, Jr., P.C., in Chicago, and the firm name was changed to Dwyer & McDevitt to reflect the partnership. John Dwyer retired on January 1, 2015, and the firm name was changed to McDevitt Law Offices P.C. Mr. McDevitt is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Million Dollar Advocate Forum. He has been named a Rising Star (2008 – 2011) and a Super Lawyer (2016 – 2020). Mr. McDevitt earned his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Mary Beth O’Brien is an associate with Chilton Yambert Porter LLP in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation, with an emphasis on construction, premises, and dramshop liability. She is a member of the Illinois State, Chicago, Lake County, and Women’s Bar Associations and the Society of Trial Lawyers. Ms. O’Brien received her B.B.A. from St. Mary’s College and her J.D. from DePaul University School of Law.
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M. Michael Waters is a Partner with Vonachen, Lawless, Trager & Slevin in Peoria, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury, employment law, and labor law. He has lectured frequently for IICLE®, the Peoria County Bar Association, and business and labor groups on Dramshop Act practice, workers’ compensation, employment law matters, and various areas of tort law. Mr. Waters is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Peoria County Bar Associations; the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He received his B.S. from Illinois State University and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
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