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Gary P. Annes is a Partner at Abels & Annes, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury and medical malpractice. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and Public Justice. Mr. Annes received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law.
Christian D. Biswell is an associate at Drake Narup & Mead P.C. in Springfield, where he concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, insurance and medical malpractice defense, contracts, civil rights, and subrogation.Mr. Biswell received his B.A., M.A., and J.D. from Southern Illinois University.
Kevin J. Caplis is Of Counsel with Querrey & Harrow, in Chicago, where he was previously a Managing Shareholder. He focuses his practice in personal injury and commercial defense. He has been Martindale Hubbard rated AV since 1978, and both a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer in multiple areas of law. He is a member of the Illinois State and Federal Trial Bar Associations. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Laura A. Castagna is an associate at Kelly Law Offices, P.C., in Bloomington, where she concentrates her practice in personal injury. She is a member of the American, Illinois State, and McLean County Bar Associations and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. She received her B.A. from Eastern Illinois University, her M.A. from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Julie L. Cibulskis is a Principal and Shareholder with Speers, Reuland & Cibulskis, P.C., in Aurora. She focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, professional negligence, and business and commercial litigation. Ms. Cibulskis is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Kane County, DuPage County, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations. She is a Past President of the Kane County Bar Association (2008 – 2009) and a Past Chair of the Kane County Bar Association CLE Committee (2004 – 2009). The ISBA named her Young Lawyer of the Year (2006), the Law Bulletin named her one of the Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch (2009), and she has been selected as a Leading Lawyer in personal injury and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.Ms. Cibulskis has served as a speaker for state and county bar associations. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Creighton University and her J.D.magna cum laude from Seton Hall School of Law.
David B. Collins is a Partner with Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, in Peoria, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury and wrongful death defense, as well as employment law. He serves on the Prairie State Legal Services Board of Directors (February, 2012 – present), is a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character Fitness (January 2015 – present), and is a Commissioner on the Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners (May 2015 – present). Previously, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable William B. Wombacher (deceased) and the Honorable John A. Gorman of the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District. He has been a lecturer at various IICLE® and Peoria County Bar Association programs. He is a member of the Illinois State and Peoria County Bar Associations, the Appellate Lawyers Association, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and American Inns of Court, Abraham Lincoln Inn. Mr. Collins received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Northern Illinois University Law Review.
Lawrence DeBrock is Professor of Finance, Dean Emeritus, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served as a consultant and expert to several public panels as well as foreign governments. He has published numerous articles in economics journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Bell Journal of Economics, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources. Professor DeBrock received his B.S. from Bradley University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Robert E. Elworth is a Partner with HeplerBroom LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in litigation and appeals. He has served as an instructor of business law and environmental law at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Mr. Elworth is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, serving on its Amicus Committee. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, California, Nebraska, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Elworth received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska and his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law.
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Jeffrey M. Goldberg is Founder of and a Partner at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices in Chicago, where he represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice/birth injury cases. He is the Public Justice Foundation Past President and Champion of Justice Award recipient, a Birth Trauma Litigation Group Board Member, and the Past Chair of the Tort Litigation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Goldberg received his B.S. from Bradley University and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Timothy W. Kelly is a Partner at Kelly & Castagna, LLC, in Bloomington, where he focuses his practice on litigation concentrating in personal injury and malpractice. Mr. Kelly has been voted by his peers as one of the top-three attorneys in McLean County. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as the Chair of the Commission on Access to Justice in 2014. Mr. Kelly is Past President of both the Illinois Bar Foundation and the McLean County Bar Association. He was also on the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Board of Directors from 2000 – 2007 and was named IICLE®’s Most Valuable Volunteer for Publications in 2008. Mr. Kelly received his B.S. from the University of Dayton and his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Jeffrey J. Kroll is a Senior Trial Attorney with Kaveny & Kroll, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in trucking accidents, products liability, and medical malpractice. Mr. Kroll has taught Trial Advocacy and Medical Malpractice Law at DePaul University and Northwestern Law School. He received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and his B.A. from DePaul University.
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Charles M. Linke is a Professor Emeritus of Finance, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Linke has served the University as the IBE Distinguished Professor of Finance, Chair of the Department of Finance, and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. A contributor to numerous treatises and journals, he is a member of academic and professional organizations including the American Economics Association, the American Finance Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association, and the National Association of Forensic Economists. He received his B.S., M.B.A., and D.B.A. from Indiana University.
John L. Nisivaco is a Founding Member of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, in Chicago. His practice is devoted to handling personal injury and wrongful-death cases arising from motor vehicle collisions, train crashes, aviation disasters, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction site accidents. In 2001, Mr. Nisivaco was named as one of Forty Lawyers Under Forty Years Old to Watch in Illinois by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. He has been selected numerous times by his peers as both a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer. In 2010, he was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA). He has been given an AV rating, the highest possible, from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Nisivaco has recovered tens of millions of dollars in both jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including the largest train accident verdict in Illinois history. He is often an invited lecturer on leading-edge topics of tort law to trial lawyers in Illinois and elsewhere.
Andrew C. Patton is an Partner with Franco & Moroney, LLC, in Chicago. He concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and tort defense, with an emphasis on construction litigation, including breach of contract, mechanics liens, construction defect, and personal injury; transportation litigation, including trucking and railroads; insurance coverage; business disputes; professional liability; and catastrophic injury defense. Mr. Patton is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), and the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). Mr. Patton was recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2016. He received his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
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Timothy J. Reuland is a Principal and Shareholder with Speers, Reuland & Cibulskis, P.C., in Aurora, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, business and commercial, and professional negligence litigation. Mr. Reuland has spoken at various legal seminars conducted by IICLE®, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), and various bar associations. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Kane County Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Reuland is a member of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar Character and Fitness Committee, recipient of the Kane County Bar Association Community Service Award, and a board member of numerous charitable, religious, and educational organizations. Mr. Reuland has also been selected as a Leading Lawyer in both personal injury law and commercial litigation, and as an Illinois Super Lawyer. He received his B.A. cum laude, President’s Medallion, from Loyola University Chicago and his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
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