Panel tosses legal malpractice claim about $1.5M loss

Print PDF


Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article titled, “Panel tosses legal malpractice claim about $1.5M loss,” features a case in which Michael Resis and Ellen Green were involved. In the case the state of appeals rejected a legal malpractice claim against an estate’s previous attorneys because the plaintiffs could not substantiate that the attorney’s actions caused $1.5 million in losses. Michael Resis and Ellen Green defended the estate’s attorneys. In 2007, the estate was awarded $3 million, but a Cook County jury said that only half of it was recoverable because 50 percent of it was the estate owner’s fault. The estate’s attorneys voluntarily withdrew the appeal, keeping the $1.5 million judgment in place. The plaintiffs, which consisted of the estate owner’s children, alleged that the estate’s attorney withdrew the appeal without consulting them.


Jump to Page

This website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance. If you choose to continue browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies. Click here to read about our privacy and cookie policy.