Michael J. Baron is a Partner with the Chicago firm of Goldstein, Fluxgold & Baron, P.C., where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice, personal injury, and civil rights cases in both state and federal courts. Mr. Baron lectures to student groups and provides instruction regarding current trial techniques. He has served on the adjunct faculty at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and has coached Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Teams, including for Georgetown White Collar Crime, ATLA, NCTC, and BLSA competitions. Mr. Baron has continually contributed to PERSONAL INJURY FORMS: ILLINOIS. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the West Suburban Bar Associations, He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Brian E. Devilling is an attorney with the firm of Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC in Chicago where he focuses on transportation, first-party property, and personal injury defense. He has served as adjunct professor of Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He has written articles and treatises on topics ranging from evidence to noncompetition agreements to alternative dispute resolution, and has served as an instructor at multiple seminars on trial practice. Mr. Devilling is a member of the Chicago Bar Association. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
John C. Ellis is an associate at Richard J. Prendergast, Ltd., in Chicago and focuses his practice in civil litigation. He is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Loyola University School of Law. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with distinction and his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law, where he was a Philip H. Corboy Fellow.
Cindy G. Fluxgold is a Partner with Goldstein, Fluxgold & Baron, P.C., in Chicago where she concentrates her practice in complex civil litigation representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Ms. Fluxgold has written multiple chapters for IICLE® handbooks. She is also the coeditor of PERSONAL INJURY FORMS: ILLINOIS. She has lectured to bar associations and student groups, including appearances on both radio and television. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Fluxgold received her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Richard L. Miller II concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, class actions, and labor law. He has litigated disputes involving business contracts, employment law, insurance coverage, trademarks, partnership agreements, and corporate veil-piercing claims, among others. Mr. Miller is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he has served as an instructor for Trial Advocacy since 2005 and for Advanced Trial Advocacy since 2013. He has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 2008, for FINRA since 2018, and for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program from 2003 to 2005. As an assistant state’s attorney, Mr. Miller prosecuted approximately 50 jury trials, including two murder cases. He has spoken for IICLE® programs, including Trial Advocacy for Civil Litigators (2019) and Laying Foundations for Introducing Evidence (2018). He also served on the faculty for IICLE®’s Trial Advocacy series, speaking on motions, negotiating settlements, and cross-examinations. Mr. Miller has been repeatedly recognized as a Leading Lawyer, Super Lawyer, and Rising Star. Mr. Miller was named one of the 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He is a Past President of the Law Alumni Board for the University of Illinois College of Law. Mr. Miller attended the University of Illinois College of Law on a full, merit scholarship and graduated cum laude in 1997. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Business in 1992.
Craig L. Unrath is a Partner at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., in Peoria, and is Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and Vice Chair of the Professional Regulation/Licensure Practice Group. Mr. Unrath is Chair of the Amicus Committee for the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list (2008 – 2018). He earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois and his B.A. from Shimer College.
Lorenzo Valladolid is an associate with Goldstein, Fluxgold & Baron, P.C., in Chicago where his practice is concentrated in complex civil litigation representing plaintiffs in personal injury and medical negligence cases in both state and federal courts. Mr. Valladolid has served as an evaluator for various trial completions and has coached mock trial competition teams at the IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Valladolid has written extensively for IICLE®. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and active in the Hispanic and minority legal community and advocacy. Mr. Valladolid received his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Michael J. Waters is an attorney with the law firm Vedder Price P.C. in Chicago where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice in commercial litigation. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and also has served as Assistant Editor of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Journal. He was recognized as an “Illinois Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2009 – 2014). Mr. Waters is an active member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations as well as being a member of the Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.
M. Derek Zolner is an attorney with Vedder Price P.C. in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on all areas of civil business litigation, including commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, and business torts. Mr. Zolner received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.