University of Iowa, B.A., Communication Studies, 1983
Law School Attended:
Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
Year of First Admission:
1991, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 2005, Iowa; 1989, Illinois
Peoria County and Illinois State Bar Associations; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Appellate Lawyers Association; Greater Peoria Claims Association.
Rees v. Oak Grove School District, et al (Peoria County): Trial court granted motion dismissing with prejudice all counts against QJHP&C's clients. Affirmed on appeal. Illinois Supreme Court denied Plaintiff's Petition for Leave on Appeal; Rothrock v. Streator Township High School and Albert (LaSalle County): Trial court granted summary judgment on all counts against QJHP&C's clients, high school and teacher. Affirmed on appeal; Bradford v. Orange Township, et al (Knox County): Trial court granted summary judgment on count against QJHP&C's client, Orange Township; Emerick v. Maloney and Pepsi America (Peoria County): Defendants admitted liability and case was tried before a jury on damages only. Plaintiff claimed to have sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of the accident and requested in excess of $1M from jury. Jury returned verdict of approximately $207,000; Perry v. Asplundh Tree Expert Company, et al (Will County): Trial court granted Motion for Summary Judgment on all counts against QJHP&C's client, Asplundh Tree Expert Company.