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 FIRM ACTIVITIES & DECISIONS OF INTEREST

Aimee Lipkis gave the lecture “Podiatric Malpractice Litigation” on November 15 to third-year podiatric students at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago.

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Cray Huber success on Appeal:  On October 25, the Second District Appellate Court upheld the trial court’s denial of a plaintiff’s motion to reconsider the trial court’s partial dismissal of their complaint based on the statute of limitations in a Podiatric Malpractice case.  Aimee Lipkis litigated the matter at the trial court level and secured the dismissal, and Melissa Dakich briefed the matter on appeal.

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On October 25, Aimee Lipkis gave the lecture entitled “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice” to the Rosalind Franklin podiatry students.

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On October 21, Scott Pfeiffer attended CLM’s 2021 Litigation Management Symposium in Chicago.

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On October 20, Scott Pfeiffer attended CLM’s “Preventing Nuclear Verdicts:  Workshop and Trial Academy” in Chicago.

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On October 14, Aimee Lipkis gave the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice, second edition, to the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association at the Annual Fall Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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On October 11, the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) admitted Scott Pfeiffer as a member.

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On September 30, Aimee Lipkis gave a lecture to the Podiatry Institute’s Women’s Seminar on “Telehealth Malpractice Risks” in Atlanta, Georgia.

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On September 10, Aimee Lipkis gave a virtual lecture to the Oklahoma Podiatric Medical Society with Dr. Roya Mirmiran on “Lessons in Foot and Ankle Infections.”

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On August 11-13, Scott Pfeiffer presented in person at the 2021 CLM Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA on the session entitled “Hot Topics Involving the Right to Independent Counsel.”

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Dan Cray has been nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the fields of Life Sciences and Product Liability Defense by Who’s Who Legal.

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Dan Cray and Melissa Dakich appeared in the Cook County Record article entitled “IL Supreme Court:  Court Foreclosure Filing Fees are Illegal Tax to Support State ‘Neighborhood Beautification Plan.’”  Click here to read.

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Aimee Lipkis has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Leading Lawyers magazine in 2021 pursuant to her nomination by peer Leading Lawyers in Illinois. The designation of Emerging Lawyer cannot be bought and is reserved only for attorneys fewer than 40 years of age and accounts for fewer than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.

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Aimee Lipkis has been appointed to serve a fourth term on the ISBA Tort Law Section Council from 2021-2022.

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Dan CrayMike Huber and Maura Yusof have been awarded with the AV Preeminent Judicial Edition by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

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Dan CrayMike HuberSteve Heil, and Ben Beringer have been selected by Law & Politics (Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine) as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers.

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Zachary Shook has been selected by Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as a 2021 Rising Star.

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Dan CrayMike HuberSteve HeilBen Beringer  and Maura Yusof have been named as Leading Lawyers for 2021 by Leading Lawyers magazine pursuant to the recommendation of their peers and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.