Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Announces New Partner

DuPage law firm promotes commercial litigator Lauryn Parks to leadership role

Lisle attorney Lauryn Parks

"The members and other partners agreed that Ms. Parks was perfectly suited to assume the duties and responsibilities of partner."

Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC recently announced it was naming attorney Lauryn Parks its newest Partner. Ms. Parks is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Employment Law groups.

Ms. Parks joined Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC in 2007, and provides a wealth of knowledge in matters of employment litigation, commercial litigation and business disputes. Her experience includes all aspects of litigation and appellate law, as well as consulting with and advising employers and business executives on matters of employment agreements, restrictive covenants, compensation issues, employee handbooks, and employee separations.

“The members and other partners agreed that Ms. Parks was perfectly suited to assume the duties and responsibilities of partner,” stated the firm’s Managing Partner, Jennifer Friedland. “We are confident that the knowledge and energy she brings to her practice of the law will continue benefitting all our clients, while providing great leadership to our team of attorneys.”

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Successful Motion for Summary Judgment in Cook County Healthcare Provider Defense Case

AUGUST 2017

Matt-Arnold

Attorney Matthew A. Arnold and Associate Kristy K. Singler recently successfully litigated a pressure ulcer case on behalf of a healthcare provider in Cook County. The judge granted their motion for summary judgment dismissing the healthcare provider. The judge ruled the Plaintiff failed to establish a cause of action against the healthcare provider based upon the records and deposition testimony from the healthcare provider’s nurses.

There were well over 40,000 pages of records, and the Plaintiff claimed nearly $1 million in damages for a pressure ulcer which was the size of a dinner plate when the patient passed away. The team from Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC exhibited exceptional skills in file management and discovery. The team not only kept the care by the healthcare provider from being criticized by the Plaintiff’s experts, they were able to convince the Plaintiff’s attorney that keeping the healthcare provider in the lawsuit would not be in the Plaintiff’s best

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Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Hires Attorney Josette C. Allen

Lisle, Illinois, Law Firm Bolsters Family Law Practice with Addition

Chicago attorney Josette C. Allen

"Ms. Allen can handle complex financial litigation and is a court approved guardian ad litem on behalf of children of divorce."

The law firm of Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC announces the hiring of Attorney Josette C. Allen to its staff of nearly 30 attorneys. Ms. Allen joined the firm after having operated her own family law practice in Naperville, Illinois.

Ms. Allen will continue that focus as an associate attorney with Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC., and she brings over twelve years of experience handling family law matters. She can handle complex financial litigation and is a court approved guardian ad litem on behalf of children of divorce.

Ms. Allen was formerly employed by the Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., a family law practice in Wheaton, Illinois. She has experience in school law involving special education matters as a due process hearing officer with the Illinois State Board of Education and has served as the Chair of the DuPage County Bar Association School Law Committee. She has criminal litigation experience as a public defender for DuPage County.

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James F. McCluskey Installed as President-Elect of the Illinois State Bar Association

Long-serving member continues active role in ISBA leadership as President-Elect

Chicago attorney James McCluskey

"I’m honored and excited to continue serving the Illinois State Bar Association in the capacity as the organization’s President-Elect."

James F. McCluskey, a founding member of the law firm Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC in Lisle, Illinois, was installed as President-Elect of the Illinois State Bar Association during a recent ceremony.

A long-time member and officer of the ISBA, McCluskey was chosen as 3rd Vice President in a state-wide election in 2015, and served the organization as its 2nd Vice President the past 12 months. Prior to that, he was elected ISBA Secretary in 2013, was a member of the Board of Governors and previously served as a member of its Assembly. He was chairman of the Board’s Agenda and Practice Committee, and served on its Civil Practice & Procedure Council, as well as its Allerton House Committee. McCluskey is in line to serve as ISBA President in 2018.

James McCluskey concentrates his practice in the trial of commercial cases before all State and Federal Courts in Illinois, and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. In addition to his service on the ISBA Board of Governors, he is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, having held a number of key posts in both organizations over the years, including bar president from 2001 to 2002. He also holds memberships in the Kane County Bar Association, West Suburban Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Cook County and DuPage Justinian’s, and chaired the Illinois Bar Association’s Facilities & Technology Committee.

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Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Attorney Gerald A. Cassioppi Becomes DuPage County Bar Association President

DuPage County Lawyer Gerald A. Cassioppi Installed as President During June 9 DuPage County Bar Association Event

Chicago attorney Gerald A. Cassioppi

"DuPage County Attorney Gerald A. Cassioppi joins a long list of past DCBA presidents, dating back more than 100 years."

The law firm of Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC congratulates attorney Gerald A. Cassioppi on his installation as the president of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Cassioppi officially took on the leadership role during the DCBA’s Presidents’ Ball and Installation Dinner June 9 at the Drake in Oak Brook. Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC attorney Stacey A. McCullough was also installed as the DCBA’s second vice president during the event.

DuPage County Attorney Gerald A. Cassioppi joins a long list of past DCBA presidents, dating back more than 100 years. The president heads the DCBA’s Board of Directors, which leads the DCBA in its mission to provide education and networking opportunities for attorneys in DuPage County. Cassioppi was elected as the DCBA’s third vice president in 2014. He has been on a track of ascending leadership on the board, culminating with his one-year term as president for 2017-18.

Cassioppi provides businesses with legal counsel on various topics, such as commercial contracts, executive compensation, employee contracts and real estate. He has worked with businesses ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Cassioppi is currently the chairman of the DuPage County Ethics Commission and has served as general counsel to the DCBA and as a member of the Naperville District 203 School Board and Naperville Transportation Advisory Board. The DCBA named him its 2012 Lawyer of the Year. Cassioppi received his juris doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a certified public accountant.

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