Credit Card Antitrust
Represented major Chicago bank in federal antitrust case involving compatible bank cards. Following eight years of discovery, our legal team successfully obtained summary judgment, which was sustained by the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sheet Metal Antitrust
Successfully defended state action for price-fixing penalties brought against sheet metal companies in Chicago area, obtaining outright dismissal.
First Summerdale Conviction
Successfully prosecuted two Summerdale detectives for conspiring with Richard Morrison to defeat burglary prosecution. This was the first case brought to trial in the Summerdale police scandal.
Represented indicted government witness in Operation Greylord involving judicial corruption. Client received probation.
Reduction of Felony Gun Charge
Represented Iraq veteran charged with possessing loaded gun in his vehicle. Convinced prosecutor to reduce charge to misdemeanor UUW for probation.
Vacating Old Warrant and Conviction
Successfully moved to vacate arrest warrant and seven-year-old convictions for aggravated battery and resisting arrest, accomplished for a non-Illinois resident.
Murder case -- Indiana
Represented defendant in post-conviction proceeding in Lake County, Indiana involving presentation of numerous witnesses and documents. Although trial court declined to vacate 50-year prison sentence for murder, case remains alive in federal habeas corpus.
Minimized Damage in Construction Case
Represented construction firm and its president in federal court, achieving settlement for small portion of amount claimed.
Additional Particulars of Representative Cases:
Prosecuted first Summerdale Police Scandal case in Chicago, People v. Peterson, 26 Ill 2d 608, 188 NE2d 29 (1963); prosecuted labor-related cases for conspiracy to boycott and perjury; prosecuted People v. Gonzales, 40 Ill 2d 233, 239 NE2d 783 (1968) (murder); defended People v. Fuerback, 66 Ill App 2d 452, 214 NE2d 330 (1st Dist 1966) (robbery); People v. Strother, 53 Ill 2d 95, 290 NE2d 201 (1972) (controlled drug purchase); People v. Taylor, 52 Ill 2d 293, 287 NE2d 673 (1972) (armed robbery/murder); People v. Tackett, 150 Ill App 3d 406, 501 NE2d 1096 (1st Dist 1987) (home invasion/murder); represented a defendant in United States v. Sodini, an "Operation Greylord" (judicial corruption); in People v. Climatemp, 101 Ill App 3d 177, 428 NE2d 1096 (1st Dist 1981), state penalty portion of Sheet Metal Antitrust Litigation, represented all defendants at both trial and appellate levels; defended stalking indictment at extended trial (Cook County); completed jury trial in armed robbery case; completed state court forgery case and state court burglary trial and extended jury trial in Federal District Court involving indictment counts charging: distribution and conspiracy to distribute cocaine; and defended various DUI cases in Chicago and suburban courts. Not long ago I defended a child pornography case in federal court. I recently concluded a malicious prosecution/false arrest case against a major corporation in U.S. District Court and before the U.S.Court of Appeals (7th Circuit). Also, I lately concluded an appeal from DuPage felony battery convictions (police officer complainant) before the Illinois Appellate Court (2d District) in Elgin. Recently, following pro hac vice admission to the Indiana courts, I presented a post-conviction petition from a murder conviction (jury) in Lake County, Indiana involving a protracted evidentiary hearing, which matter was taken to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Recently, I defended a corporate president charged civilly with fraud and fiduciary breach before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, with a most satisfactory conclusion. Presently, among other matters, I am representing clients in the state courts on felony drug and forgery charges, as well as domestic battery. As pro bono counsel, in 2010 I represented a client on a residential burglary charge with a probation sentence in Bridgeview Court.
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