Litigation

SmithAmundsen Law Firm Promotes 6 Attorneys To Partner

CHICAGO - The law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC has announced the promotion of six attorneys to partner. SmithAmundsen elected the following lawyers in Illinois to the partnership:

Heather Bailey is a labor and employment attorney in Chicago. She focuses her practice on employment and labor litigation, including discrimination and trade secret/non-compete lawsuits, FLSA class actions, labor arbitrations, Affirmative Action, OFCCP/DOL audits, and FINRA matters. She works closely with clients to train employees and management on topics like the do's and don'ts of disciplining, sexual harassment, and newly updated statutes such as FMLA. She received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Sandra Engelking is a commercial transportation and product liability attorney in Chicago. She has resolved matters including personal injury, catastrophic loss, property damage and contract disputes for her clients.  She has achieved success in the courtroom, including positive outcomes in motions for summary judgment, resolutions of cases via mediation, arbitration, settlement negotiations, and successful dispositive motion practice.  She received her law degree from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Tonda Lee is a property litigation and insurance services attorney in St. Charles, Ill.  She has successfully argued contested discovery motions, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment in cases with potential liabilities ranging from one hundred thousand to one hundred-fifty million dollars. She also assists clients with complex insurance investigations and coverage analyses dealing with vacancy, co-insurance, fraud, and waiver issues. She received her law degree from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Ken Perry is a civil litigation and insurance coverage attorney in Chicago focusing his practice on the defense of professional malpractice claims. He represents insureds, most commonly attorneys, in all aspects of professional malpractice lawsuits, including claims for damages in the handling of underlying lawsuits, property matters, and other proceedings. He has successfully brought several matters through trial and has personally handled more than 30 arbitrations and settlement proceedings.  He received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Tanya Petermann is a commercial transportation, product liability, and property damage litigation attorney in Chicago.  Her practice focuses on all types of civil litigation from contractual disputes to catastrophic personal injury matters. She coordinates immediate responses to catastrophic accidents as part of SmithAmundsen's Rapid Response Team. By doing so, she is able to achieve early evaluation of significant accidents, ensure the preservation of evidence, and protect attorney client privilege. She received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she serves as a mentor to students currently going through the juris doctorate program.  

Rachael Winthrop is an insurance coverage attorney in Chicago concentrating her practice in the areas of bad faith, fraud, and complex coverage issues. She represents insurers in all aspects of their business, including claims counseling, litigation, and dispute resolution.  Her practice includes handling issues involving commercial, primary, umbrella, excess and surplus lines as well as reinsurance. She received her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

SmithAmundsen LLC is a rapidly expanding law firm comprised of 137 attorneys practicing from offices in Chicago, St. Charles, Rockford and Woodstock, Ill., Milwaukee and St. Louis.  For more information,  Click here to visit SmithAmundsen's media room.