Attorney Profile:

Craig Daniel Tobin

Craig Daniel Tobin: Attorney with Tobin & Muñoz, L.L.C.

Biography

Trial Attorney: Felony Division, Cook County Public Defender's Office, 1980-1982. responsible for the handling of felonies from theft through murder; Homicide Task Force, Cook County Public Defender's Office, 1982-1985, responsible for the trial of capital cases and other homicides. Lecturer: "Effective Closing Arguments," Cook County Public Defender's Office, 1983; "Cross-Examination and Closing Arguments," Illinois Public Defenders Association, 1987; Illinois Continuing Legal Education, 1989. Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Midwest Regional Programs, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2005 and 2006. Lecturer and Demonstration on "The Art of Cross-Examination," Training Seminar, Cook County Public Defender. Listed, "Best Lawyers in America" and "Super Lawyers"; "Illinois Super Lawyer"; "Top Lawyer," Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury, Crain's Chicago Business.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312-641-1321  Phone
312-641-5220  Fax
www.barristers.com
University Attended:
University of Illinois, B.A., with honors
Law School Attended:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., with high honors, 1980
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Illinois State Bar Association.
Reported Cases:
Fegan v. Reid, 06 cv 6767, obtained a substantial seven figure verdict after plaintiff, a traffic supervisor, was arrested by Officer Reid because she could not "fix" a parking ticket on his personal vehicle. Plaintiff sustained post traumatic stress disorder and serious physical injuries due to excessive force. Reid and other police officers conspired to cover up the illegal arrest and fabricate felony aggravated battery charges against Fegan. Chicago Pizza, Inc. v. Pizza USA, Inc., 893 N.E.2d 985 (Ill., 2008) obtained relief from the appellate court which held plaintiff established willful violations of Illinois Deceptive Trade Practices Act warranting injunctive relief and an award of attorney's fees. Monroe Capital, LLC, vs. CORE Business Credit, L.L.C., 08 L 36, successfully prosecuted a lawsuit against a former executive of plaintiff resulting in a substantial monetary settlement, an agreement by defendants to not compete and to disgorge plaintiff's data. Plaintiff's former executive started a competing business with another competitor. Plaintiff alleged the executive misappropriated trade secrets, confidential data and violated his employment agreement's provisions. Mejia v. Dominick, 07 cv 5923, successfully defended an elected official and management employees accused of sexually harassing the plaintiff, an intern. The plaintiff abandoned her lawsuit resulting in its dismissal with prejudice. Evidence was developed showing plaintiff praised the accused supervisor's workplace conduct and that she even expressed gratitude for the overwhelmingly positive experiences working for him. Alexander v. Sheraton, et. al., 04 L 5039, record setting result for the estate of a non-swimmer who could not be rescued before brain death because defendants' pool was open in violation of state safety statute; Yakes v. Barber, et. al., 05 L 276, successfully represented estate of patient whose differentially diagnosed endocarditis was not investigated or treated for months resulting in premature death; Monroe-Jefferson v. Korkis, et. al., 04 CH 2648, successfully defended lessee against landowner's claims of invalidity of a long term land lease; People v. O'Brien, 03 CR 19308, not guilty verdict in white collar fraud prosecution of travel operator accused of forging financial documents; Audio v. The Little Guys, Inc., et. al., 05 CH 10265, won dismissal of anti-trust and business tort and conspiracy claims; Mearday v. City of Chicago, et. al., 00 L 3227 and 98 L 10983, successfully represented the victim of police misconduct and conspiracy reaching a substantial settlement during trial; Walker v. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., et. al., 210A990434, et. seq., successfully represented a group of African-American workers who were the victims of racially based employment discrimination; Touhy v. Simon, 83 P 10385, successfully represented the beneficiary of a trust who was victimized by her former trustee who breached his fiduciary duty and obtained a substantial recovery of her losses and damages; Roberts v. Spears, et al., 02 L13204, successfully represented estate, widow and child of patient who died due to medical negligence and obtained a substantial settlement; Shumway v. Imanage, 01 L3350, successfully represented affected shareholder for claims arising from defendant's IPO and obtained substantial settlement; Busse v. UNUM Provident, et al., 98 L 11983, successfully represented a permanently disabled anesthesiologist in a substantial claim against his disability insurance carrier; People of the State of Illinois v. Steven Gianakis, No. 03 MC 5006013, successfully defended the prominent owner of Hickory Hills Country Club and numerous restaurants against accusations of sexual assault and battery of an employee. The complainant filed charges with the Hickory Hills Police Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The State sought to introduce evidence of similar alleged acts which was blocked by motion. Mr. Gianakis was acquitted by the jury on April 23, 2004; Berry, etal., v. Segal, etal., 02 CH 1595; successfully represented prominent businessman and owner of Near North National Group, Michael Segal, in a multi-million dollar racketeering and defamation claim filed against him; Nelson v. CoreComm, Ltd., et. al., No. 99 L 7051, successfully represented plaintiff in case involving failure of corporation to recognize shares in connection with a merger; McMahon v. DeJong, 99 L 646, obtained substantial settlement in a wrongful death medical malpractice claim for decedent's estate and family; Miller, et al. v. Endeavor Information Systems, et al., No. 00 L 7207, successfully represented plaintiffs' group in a large securities claim; Brown, et al., v. Ferrellgas, Inc. et al., No. 98VS1441870 (Georgia), successfully represented estate and children of heavy equipment operator killed in crash in a wrongful death suit; Williams v. University of Illinois, et al., No. 98 L 10732, obtained a substantial settlement in wrongful death medical malpractice claim for a 66 year old male with kidney and heart disease who died after elective surgery; People v. Mearday, No. 98 CR 12458, obtained acquittal of defendant in high profile case as with intense media coverage including interviews by ABC Network's "20/20"; Palka v. Cook County Hospital, et al., No. 97 L 14186, successfully represented plaintiff's estate and adult children in a medical malpractice wrongful death claim; Carpenter v. Nabong, No. 94 LA 83, obtained a record setting verdict in a medical malpractice action; People v. McManamon, obtained jury acquittal of a Cook County Sheriff's deputy charged with the murder of his wife; People v. Folaron, obtained jury acquittal of Viet Nam veteran accused of double homicide despite prosecution's use of nationally prominent expert previously undefeated in twenty jurisdictions; Abreu v. LaPreferida, et al., No. 88 CH 9342, successfully represented a shareholder in derivative suit, directors removed, trade secret ownership determined, damages and attorney's fees awarded to plaintiff; Torretto v. I.B. Diffusion, L.P., No. 92 C 2758, obtained a not guilty judgment for a company and its president against Title VII sexual harassment claim for eight million dollars alleging a hostile environment, sexual assaults and attempted rape; Munoz v. City of Chicago, No. 91 CH 1171, obtained a substantial judgment for a contractor in a major dispute with the city; Netzky v. Prudential, et al., No. 94-04918 (NASD Arbitration), obtained a judgment for a sophisticated investor against a broker and her firm for losses sustained for trades not performed.
ISLN:
903128016

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