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Appeals

A
t Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, our appellate practice encompasses more than drafting appellate briefs and arguing before the reviewing courts. To ensure preservation of issues for appeal in the many high-exposure cases that the firm handles, appellate counsel is frequently consulted about, and often takes over the handling of, dispositive motions seeking dismissal or summary judgment, as well as issues that often lead to an interlocutory appeal, such as forum non conveniens motions and discovery objections.

The assistance of our appellate practice is also sought during trial when novel issues arise with respect to the admission or exclusion of evidence or the preparation of jury instructions. Once trial is completed, appellate counsel becomes involved in preparing and arguing post-trial motions, particularly in cases where an appeal is anticipated.

Our appellate counsel has a broad range of experience, including extensive knowledge in the areas of professional liability and railroad practice cases. Additionally, our experience includes all areas of civil law, including: breach of contract, insurance coverage, lease agreements, governmental immunity, spoliation of evidence and general tort. Further, our appellate practice is not limited to handling appeals arising from cases handled by Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, trial attorneys; a significant number of appeals have come to our firm at the appeal stage to take advantage of the experience and expertise offered by our appellate practice.

Illinois Appellate Court rules that issues which are severable from pending arbitration may evade stay, within court discretion

On April 26, 2018, the Illinois Appellate Court (3rd District) held in Messmore v. Silvis Operations, LLC, et al., Appeal No. 3-17-0708, that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by declining to stay the severable issues of proximate cause and damages in a wrongful death case from issues pending in arbitration. The underlying…

ARP Attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi obtain defense verdict on behalf of neurosurgeon and advanced practice nurse

A Cook County jury recently found in favor of a defendant neurosurgeon and his advanced practice nurse, returning a Not Guilty verdict following a two-week trial and a mere 30 minutes of jury deliberations. The case was successfully defended by attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi. Plaintiff alleged that after undergoing a spinal…

Maureen A. McGuire receives the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers by Crain’s Chicago Business

Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, is proud to announce that Maureen A. McGuire has received the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers, by Crain’s Chicago Business. The women featured in this publication represent an impressive cross-section of Chicago-area legal industry leaders, many of whom have served with distinction for decades. When female equity…

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