Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1984, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Coles-Cumberland Bar Association (President, 2007-2008); Illinois State and American Bar Associations; The Seventh Circuit Bar Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Bar Association for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
Mattoon, Illinois, August 1, 1958
His published decisions include Unzicker v. Kraft Food Ingredients Corporation, 203 Ill. 2d 64 (2003) (application of 735 ILCS 5/2-1117); Cincinnati Insurance Company v. Chapman, 181 Ill. 2d 65 (1998) (constitutionality of the Judicial Redistricting Act); Frank v. The Industrial Commission, 276 Ill. App. 3d 214 (4th Dist., 1995) (procedure for a workers' compensation appeal); Brown v. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 272, Ill. App. 3d 94(4th Dist. 1995)(whether employee handbook becomes part of the contract of employment); and City of Marshall v. City of Casey, 177 Ill. App. 3d 1065, (4th Dist., 1989) (application of theory of equitable contribution). He has also participated in a number of other appeals that have resulted in Supreme Court Rule 23 Orders or non-published decisions. He has been involved in dozens of appeals to the Illinois Industrial Commission, now the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
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