John Smith and Ryan Shupe recently obtained dismissal of their orthopedic surgery client in a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice. The plaintiff claimed that postoperative ordering and administration of pain medications caused cardiac arrest, hypoxic brain damage, and death. John and Ryan litigated the case for several years, through extensive discovery, discovery disputes, and an appeal. ...
Pretzel & Stouffer represents a wide array of professionals in complicated legal matters affecting their business and individual practice. From risk management services to the defense of professional malpractice and fraud claims to assist with state licensure matters, our clients consistently call on us whatever the circumstance.
Pretzel & Stouffer has become well-known for its proficiency in representing accountants, appraisers, architects, engineers, insurance brokers and producers, realtors, teachers, financial institutions and stock brokers, among others. With a diverse background and driven, trial-ready approach, our attorneys—many of whom have experience in engineering, teaching, accounting, and other non-legal professions—are some of the most respected professional liability lawyers in Illinois. The success of our professional liability practice is due in large part to our emphasis on collaboration with our professional clients. This approach allows us to fully understand the unique issues related to each client’s practice, which regularly leads to successful results.
We frequently represent clients acting in their capacity as directors and officers for businesses as well as not-for-profit entities, like condominium associations. In this capacity, we provide defense services for breach of fiduciary duty claims and class action suits. We also counsel licensed professionals on risk prevention and work closely with our professional clients involved in litigation to minimize interference in their day-to-day activities.
Pretzel & Stouffer understands the full range of risks that licensed professionals face on a daily basis. Our professional liability attorneys take great care and pride in working with licensed professionals to maintain and protect the fruits of their profession. This is why our licensed professional clients routinely ask us for assistance.
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Robert Chemers – Insurance Coverage and Appellate Matt Egan – Civil Litigation, Professional Liability, and Employment Law Ed Ruff – Class Action Mass Torts, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, and Business Litigation Richard Waris – Business Litigation and Professional Liability We congratulate Robert, Matt, Ed, and Dick for again being recognized for their outstanding legal ...
Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys, Michael Barry, Rich Burgland, Tom Draths, and Matthew Reddy, were named emerging lawyers by Leading Lawyers Magazine. Click here to learn more about their practices that span insurance coverage, professional liability defense, commercial litigation, medical malpractice and general tort defense
Pretzel & Stouffer partner, Donald Eckler, together with Alice Sherren published an article in the Professional Liability Defense Quarterly entitled “Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Adverse Domination and Legal Malpractice Claims.” See the article below. The article discusses the adverse domination theory as an exception to the statute of limitations in relation to ...
In another example of Pretzel & Stouffer’s robust professional liability defense practice, Brendan Nelligan and Matthew Egan recently prevailed in the Illinois Appellate Court on behalf of the firm’s clients, an accountant and his firm who were sued for professional malpractice arising from allegations that the accountants misadvised certain clients. The circuit court dismissed the ...
Pretzel & Stouffer partner, Donald Patrick Eckler, recently published an article in the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly on Mitchell v. Stonecasters, LLC, 2018 IL App (2d) 180127. In the article he discusses the continued expansion of the definition of professional services under the Illinois Public Accounting Act for the purposes of the statute of limitations ...
Pretzel & Stouffer attorney Matthew Tibble recently gave a webinar for continuing education for accountants entitled “Professional Liability Risk Management Beyond Busy Season.” Matt presented with Joseph W. Richardson, CP, CFE, from Harper & Pearson Company, P.C., and Sarah Ference, CPA, from CNA Insurance. The webinar focused on the importance of liability risk beyond the ...
Brendan Nelligan and Matthew J. Egan once again prevailed in the Illinois Appellate Court on behalf of the firm’s clients, an accountant and his firm who were sued for professional malpractice arising from alleged advice they provided certain clients which purportedly resulted in a loss suffered by the clients in a subsequent collections action. The circuit court had ...
Quinn P. Donnelly achieved a directed verdict plus the award of costs in a matter filed in McHenry County against an architect. The plaintiff claimed that the architect had breached his contract by refusing to submit the plans for approval to the city preventing the plaintiff from proceeding with a residential renovation project and resulting in ...
Suzanne Crowley, defended five investigators against claims of civil rights violations, malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The investigators were appointed to assist two special prosecutors concerning alleged wrongdoing by a State’s Attorney and his staff. Plaintiffs alleged that the special prosecutors and the investigators fabricated evidence and withheld exculpatory evidence resulting in ...