Client Successes

Drunk Driving Accident – $750,000

$750,000 to a woman severely injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver

Heath Straka
Car Accidents, Personal Injury
Head-on Collision – $2.2 Million

$2.2 million to the surviving spouse of a man killed in a head-on collision car crash

Heath Straka
Car Accidents, Personal Injury
Van vs. Semi Accident – $3.75 Million

$3.75 million to a developmentally disabled man who was rendered a paraplegic in a van / semi accident

Sexual Harassment Case – $130,000

Successfully litigated a sexual harassment and sexual discrimination case on behalf of a female carpenter.

Semi vs. Car Accident – $253,000

Successfully resolved a case involving a severe crash between a semi and a car that resulted in serious injuries to the driver of the car.

Heath Straka
Car Accidents, Personal Injury
Wrongful Death of a Child – $300,000

Successfully resolved a negligent supervision case that resulted in the death of a young boy.

Heath Straka
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
Declaratory Judgment

Successfully obtained a Declaratory Judgment and Marriage Affirmation for client’s deceased great-grandparents to obtain a marriage license.

Elizabeth Lanzhammer
Family Law
Domestic Abuse Injunctions

Obtained multiple domestic abuse injunctions for the maximum time frame allowable

Elizabeth Lanzhammer
Contentious Divorce Case

Successfully settled contentious divorce case with a difficult pro se party, involving all issues of custody, placement, child support, property division and maintenance

Elder Abuse Injunction

Successfully obtained injunctions in case involving harassment, financial exploitation and emotional abuse.

Elizabeth Lanzhammer
Family Law
Long Distance Placement Modification

Won a post-judgment motion to relocate a child across the country based on client’s concerns that child’s emotional and educational needs were not currently being met.

Worked Against a Motion for Relocation

Won a post-judgment motion to prevent the relocation of a child more than 100 miles away.

Elizabeth Lanzhammer
Relocation
Drafting and Negotiation of Commercial Leases

Drafted and negotiated multiple commercial leases on behalf of property owners and tenants alike.

Rezoning and Relocation of Retail Business

Represented retail business in rezoning and relocation of its store as part of shopping district redevelopment.

Purchase of Urban Manufacturing Facility

Successfully represented the purchaser of an environmentally impaired urban manufacturing facility for conversion to a corporate headquarters.

Sale of Former Peat Mining Operation

Successfully represented Seller in sale of environmentally impaired, former peat mining operation to real estate developer.

Representation in Environmental Remediation Projects

Represented businesses in environmental remediation projects in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Cost Recovery Action Defense

Defended businesses in numerous cost recovery actions in the state and federal courts of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Dave McCormack
Environmental
Prosecuted CERCLA Private Cost Recovery Action

Successfully prosecuted a CERCLA private cost recovery action on behalf of a national telecommunications company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division.

Brownfields, Wetlands and Issues Pertaining to Environmentally Impaired Property

Advised lenders, developers and property owners regarding brownfields, wetlands and issues pertaining to environmentally impaired property in real estate transactions.

Dave McCormack
Environmental