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Douglas Belofsky is the owner of Law Offices of Douglas Belofsky, P.C., in Northbrook, where he concentrates his practice in the areas complex commercial litigation, commercial law matters, probate, estate planning, and arbitration. He is a member of the American Health Law Association, the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, and the Greater Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council. Mr. Belofsky received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he was honored as a member of the Order of the Coif.
Thomas A. Demetrio is a Founding Partner at Corboy & Demetrio, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses on the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. He is Past President of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and he is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Inner Circle of Advocates. Mr. Demetrio received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a Past Chair of the Board of Advisers.
Richard Fred Johnson is the owner of Law Office of Richard Fred Johnson, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in general, transportation, and personal injury law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the National Association of Railroad Trial Lawyers, and the National Immigrant Justice Center. Mr. Johnson received his B.S. from Miami University and his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law.
Michael C. Kominiarek, a member of the Chicago firm of Kominiarek Bresler Harvick & Gudmundson, LLC, concentrates his practice in civil litigation with a focus on defense of medical malpractice cases for physicians and hospitals. A graduate of Marquette University, he received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. Mr. Kominiarek is licensed in Illinois and Indiana. Mr. Kominiarek is a member of the Illinois State, Indiana State, and Southwest Bar Associations and the Society of Trial Lawyers. He is also a past president of the Southwest Bar Association.
Daniel M. Kotin is a Partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, in Chicago, where he focuses on trial law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Society of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Kotin earned his B.A. cum laude from Boston College and his J.D. cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
Richard L. Miller II is a Partner at Miller PC in Chicago, where he 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. Mr. Miller is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern School of Law, where he has served as an instructor for Trial Advocacy since 2005 and Advanced Trial Advocacy since 2013. He has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (since 2008), FINRA (since 2018), and the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program (2003 – 2005). Mr. Miller prosecuted approximately 50 jury trials as an Assistant State’s Attorney, including two murder cases. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Leading Lawyer, Super Lawyer, and Rising Star. Mr. Miller was named one of the 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. 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-based scholarship and graduated cum laude. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Business.
Justin A. Relihan is Senior Counsel to Nidec Americas Holding Corporation, in St. Louis, MO, where he is responsible for all legal functions for the corporation in the Western Hemisphere, including management of all claims, products liability litigation, business litigation, warranty claims, and all other litigation matters. He is a member of the DRI and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Relihan received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Jeffrey A. Schulkin is a Partner at Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices in Chicago, where his practice is focused on personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Schulkin received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Susan J. Schwartz is a Partner at Corboy & Demetrio, P.C., in Chicago, where she is a trial lawyer focusing on medical negligence cases on behalf of patients and their families. She serves on the Advisory Board for Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services and previously served as an officer and on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Bar Foundation and the Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has served on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Schwartz received her B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Meghan M. Sciortino is a Shareholder of Johnson & Bell, Ltd., in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in products liability, premises liability, and construction negligence. She is a member of the DRI and was named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers in 2015 and an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2013 – 2017. Ms. Sciortino received her B.A. from Purdue University and her J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Terrence J. Sheahan is a Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, in Chicago. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of commercial matters, including breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud, defamation, insurance coverage, and other multimillion dollar disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He also focuses his practice on class action litigation and civil rights defense. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, was named one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, and has been recognized for several years as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation and an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation. Mr. Sheahan received his B.A. from Indiana University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Martin Syvertsen is a Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, in Chicago, in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He was previously an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, first serving in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau and later in the Civil Actions Bureau in the Federal Civil Rights and Complex Litigation Units. Mr. Syvertsen received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Laura Young is a Partner at Kominiarek Bresler Harvick & Gudmundson, LLC, in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on medical malpractice. She is a member of the Illinois State and Women’s Bar Associations, as well as the Society of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Young received her B.A. from George Washington University and her J.D. summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law.
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