Helping others as an attorney is a family tradition. My father was an immigration lawyer who also spent time with personal injury cases. And in those cases, I saw just how much insurance companies could take advantage of people who were injured. I decided I wanted to become an advocate for people who needed help.
After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1980, I decided to continue his studies at the John Marshall School of Law. After earning my law degree in 1983, I went straight to work and opened my Chicago area practice in 1984.
I always knew private practice made sense for me because I wanted the freedom to pursue the cases that really mattered to me. That’s why I focus primarily on personal injury cases. I’m an advocate for people who've been let down or taken advantage of by insurance companies. To that end, my philosophy toward practicing law is guided by the principles of dignity, respect, and the idea that everyone—no matter their circumstances—is entitled to see their dispute resolved in a court of law.
“The insurance company’s goal is to keep their money, and my job is to force them to pay my client for their injury. It’s a game and a constant struggle. This is my profession and I know that I can do a standup job for my clients.”