Associates

christinaChristina Cecchini

Ms. Cecchini was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. She attended high school at Trinity in River Forest, Illinois.  Ms. Cecchini received her Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from DePaul University and her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law.  She is admitted to practice law in all Illinois State Courts.

Christina practices in the areas of personal injury, subrogation, premises liability, auto and construction liability. She has tried cases to verdict.  She is also experienced in facilitating uninsured/underinsured claims through the Arbitration process as well as minor’s settlements in probate court.

Ms. Cecchini is a member of the Women’s Bar Association, Justinian Society of Lawyers, Chicago Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association.

Amy J. Hemmingsen

Ms. Hemmingsen received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and has been engaged in the practice of law for over 20 years.  She is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases to verdict. She practices in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and Kankakee Counties.

She is admitted to practice law in all Illinois and Nebraska State Courts. She is a member of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, as well as a member of the United States Supreme Court Trial bar.

She practices in the areas of the defense of personal injury, premises liability, construction negligence, and products liability matters, as well as plaintiff’s personal injury.

Ms. Hemmingsen is a member Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. She also holds membership in the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. She has lectured and moderated at professional seminars.

terrycropTerence P. Naughton

Terence Naughton’s practice mainly focuses on automobile, construction and general negligence claims. Mr. Naughton has defended construction companies, general contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction litigation involving personal injury, construction defects and breach of contract claims. He has handled claims in both state and federal courts. In addition, he has served as both first and second chair for jury trials that went to verdict in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Mr. Naughton was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He earned his law degree from Valparaiso School of Law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers. He is licensed to practice in Illinois along with the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Representative Cases

Clients appreciate Terence’s preparation, knowledge and skill in navigating them through the litigation process. A few of his highlights include the following:

Bartel v. Shodeen Construction LLC (12 L 8178 Cook County); Represented a construction company wherein Plaintiff sought in excess of $1,000,000.00 for serious personal injuries sustained from an allegedly defective pit ladder at a construction site. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims on behalf of client.

Baikzadeh v. S & I Services, Inc. et al. (11 L 7231 Cook County); Represented a maintenance company in an action stemming from a slip and fall at a residential condominium complex wherein Plaintiff sustained serious personal injuries. Plaintiff demanded over $800,000.00 to settle against client prior to Court’s ruling on dispositive motions. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against client.

Cabrera v. Sculptured Landscape et al. (13 M1 303420); Represented a snow removal company in an action brought by Plaintiff for various injuries sustained in a slip and fall on snow/ice. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against client based on the “natural/unnatural” accumulation rule.

davidcropDavid B. Reeves

Mr. Reeves received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. from Northern Illinois University.  He is admitted to practice law in all Illinois State Courts.

 

showalterRyan S. Showalter

Ryan Showalter’s practice mainly focuses on automobile, construction, premises liability and general negligence claims. Mr. Showalter has defended construction companies, including both general and subcontractors, in construction litigation involving personal injury, construction defects and breach of contract claims. He had defended both business owners and individuals in slip and fall cases. Mr. Showalter has handled claims in both state and federal courts. In addition, he has taken numerous cases to verdict in both the Law and Municipal Divisions.

Mr. Showalter was born and raised in the south suburbs of Indianapolis. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the Indiana University and earned his law degree from Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He is licensed to practice in Illinois along with the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Representative Cases

Clients appreciate Ryan’s thoroughness and skill in navigating them through the often lengthy and complex litigation process. A few of his highlights include the following:

Vesic v. Elk Grove Truck Repair (14 L 8624 Cook County); Represented a truck repair company wherein Plaintiff sought significant damages for serious personal injuries sustained from a fall occurring on the property. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims on behalf of client.

Metropolitan Construction v. Provancal Brothers. (13 L 2713 Cook County); Represented a plumbing company wherein Plaintiff sought significant damages based on claims of construction negligence and defects. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against client.

James Stiefbold

Mr. Stiefbold grew up in Aurora, Illinois.  He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1985 with a degree in Finance.  He subsequently earned his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.  He and his wife, Jean, have two children.

Jim has extensive litigation experience in the fields of automobile negligence, premises liability, product liability, construction liability and employer’s liability.  He has numerous jury trials to his credit in both Cook and Lake Counties.

He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice in all Illinois State Courts and the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.