STEPHEN A. WHELAN

Founding Partner

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OVERVIEW

Mr. Whelan focuses his practice on litigation, primarily representing insurance companies as plaintiffs in cases throughout the United States. He oversees on-site investigations, selects and supervises experts, and otherwise participates in all aspects of litigation. Mr. Whelan obtained a $3,100,000 arbitration award, which was later confirmed as a judgment, arising out of fire damage to property caused by an inactive sprinkler system, and has settled several matters in excess of a million dollars. Mr. Whelan has significant experience in fire litigation, product deficiencies, as well as electrical and mechanical failures.

Mr. Whelan has tried several cases, argued multiple cases in the Illinois Appellate Court, and also has extensive experience defending medical malpractice, warehouse legal liability and personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Whelan has also successfully resolved numerous cases pursuant to arbitration and mediation

EDUCATION

J.D., Loyola University Chicago, 1992

B.A., Boston College, 1989 cum laude

ADMISSIONS

Illinois State Bar

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Pro hac vice throughout the United States

PRACTICE AREAS

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Complex Civil Litigation

Catastrophic Loss (Fires, Explosions, Property Damage, and Subrogation)

Breach of Contract

Construction Law

Product Liability

MEMBERSHIPS

AV Preeminent Peer Review rating issued by Martindale-Hubbell