Chuck’s clients appreciate his ability to assess a case in its totality and advocate on their behalf. He provides the highest service and attention to his clients to achieve the best results. His experience includes trying multiple jury trials yielding great successes for clients across several industries, and winning motions for dismissal with many more.
As a member of the firm’s General Liability Service Group, Chuck represents clients in the construction, government entities and insurance industries. He assists clients with matters relating to catastrophic events, premises liability, negligence, breach of contract, and professional malpractice.
Chuck previously worked for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for 8 years. He has tried more than 50 criminal felony cases to verdict in Cook County, including 13 felony jury trials. As a former prosecutor, Chuck understands the importance of conducting in-depth investigations and mastering the facts of each case. He brings his investigative skills to the commercial litigation world to help clients shed light on the truth within their case. Because defenses cases are won with documents, Chuck’s investigative experience is invaluable.
Chuck has been an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law since 2012, where he teaches courses on trial advocacy, evidence, and legal ethics.
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Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2010
University of Illinois, B.A., 2007, with distinction