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IS THE PATH TO SUCCESS.
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BY PARTNERING WITH OUR CLIENTS
WE GET BETTER RESULTS.

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STEPHEN P. EISENBERG

STEPHEN P. EISENBERG, Senior Partner, is a graduate of Washington University (B.A.) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D.). Steve specializes in first party insurance claims, transportation and warehouse...

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PATTI M. DEUEL

PATTI M. DEUEL, Partner, is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (B.A.) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.), where she was Executive Lead Articles Editor of The John Marshall Law School Law Review...

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THOMAS J. FINN

THOMAS J. FINN, Partner, is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago (B.A.) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.). Tom served as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney prior to joining the...

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STEPHEN B. FREW

STEPHEN B. FREW, Partner, is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington (A.B.) and Case Western Reserve University Law School (J.D.), where he was Associate Editor of the Case Western Reserve University...

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ROLAND S. KESKE

ROLAND S. KESKE, Partner, is a graduate of DePauw University (B.A.) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.). Roland specializes in construction defect and injury litigation, commercial litigation and casualty...

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EDWARD J. LEAHY

EDWARD J. LEAHY, Partner, is a graduate of Western Illinois University (B.A.), Pepperdine University (M.B.A.) and DePaul College of Law (J.D., with Honors). Ed specializes in casualty defense litigation,...

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WILLIAM P. McELLIGOTT

WILLIAM P. McELLIGOTT, Partner, is a graduate of University of Illinois (B.A.) and IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D.).  Bill specializes in casualty defense litigation.  Emphasis in construction...

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JOHN J. McINERNEY

JOHN J. McINERNEY, Partner, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A.) and DePaul College of Law (J.D.). John specializes in arson and fraud matters, coverage litigation, warehouse legal liability,...

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DANIEL J. OFFENBACH

DANIEL J. OFFENBACH, Partner, is a graduate of Emory University (B.A.) and DePaul College of Law (J.D.). Dan specializes in construction defect cases, employers' liability issues, arson, fraud and first-party...

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ROBERT OSTOJIC

ROBERT OSTOJIC, Partner, is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Accounting (B.S.), and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.). Robert specializes in large loss subrogation, construction defect and...

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JEFFREY S. PAVLOVICH

JEFFREY S. PAVLOVICH, Partner, is a graduate of Purdue University (B.A.) and DePaul College of Law (J.D.). Jeff specializes in casualty defense litigation with emphasis on premises liability, product liability,...

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HOWARD B. RANDELL

HOWARD B. RANDELL, Partner, is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.), and DePaul University College of Law (J.D.). Howard specializes in first and third-party liability coverage questions, including...

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HEATH SHERMAN

HEATH SHERMAN, Partner, is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D.). At DePaul, Heath was a member of the Moot Court Society where he participated in...

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MICHAEL J. CRADDOCK

MICHAEL J. CRADDOCK, Associate, is a graduate of John Carroll University (B.A.) and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D.).  Mike concentrates his practice in civil litigation and insurance defense with...

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PETER T. CAHILL

PETER T. CAHILL, Associate, is a graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A.) and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D.). Peter specializes in civil litigation matters including premises liability,...

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CALLIOPE M. LUCAS

CALLIOPE M. LUCAS, Associate, is a graduate of The University of Michigan (B.A.) and Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.) where she also earned a Certificate in Labor and Employment Law. While in law school,...

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EDWARD D. MIZERA

EDWARD D. MIZERA, Associate, is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A.) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D.), where he received a CALI award for academic excellence in...

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GERARD C. FOSCO

GERARD C. FOSCO, Associate, is a graduate of the DePaul University College of Commerce (B.S.), and the DePaul University College of Law (J.D.). His practice is concentrated in personal injury and property...

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THOMAS A. GAMACHE

THOMAS A. GAMACHE, Associate, is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago (B.A.) and Loyola University Chicago - School of Law (J.D.), and served as a member of the ISBA moot court team, winning first place,...

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MAGGIE C. GOSSELIN

MAGGIE C. GOSSELIN, Associate, is a graduate of Southern Illinois University (B.A., B.S) and Southern Illinois University School of Law. (J.D.), where she served as Commentary Editor-in-Chief of the Journal...

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JONATHAN M. HEILMAN

JONATHAN M. HEILMAN, Associate, is a graduate of Indiana University (B.S.) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.).  Jon specializes in a variety civil litigation and insurance defense matters including...

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MICHAEL C. HOLY

MICHAEL C. HOLY, Associate, is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (B.S., cum laude) and Marquette University Law School (J.D.), where he was President of the Moot Court Board and Member of...

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MATTHEW S. MCLEAN

Matthew McLean focuses his practice in the areas of property subrogation and warehouse legal liability.  He represents clients on matters involving property damage and theft, contract disputes, and...

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SHANNON F. O'SHEA

SHANNON F. O'SHEA, Associate, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.A.) and Emory University School of Law (J.D.). She specializes in insurance defense, including personal injury, premises liability...

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BRIAN T. RATERMAN

BRIAN T. RATERMAN, Associate, is a graduate of the University of Toledo (B.A., cum laude) and the Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D.) , where he earned multiple semester honors. At Valparaiso,...

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TARA A. RYNIEC

TARA A. RYNIEC, Associate, is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A.) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.). Tara handled a variety of civil litigation matters including wrongful death actions,...

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JAMES P. TOOMEY

JAMES P. TOOMEY, Associate, is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.), where he was a member of Volumes 86 & 87 of the Minnesota Law Review...

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SCOTT WING

SCOTT WING, Associate, is a graduate of Purdue University (B.S.) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D.) Scott concentrates his practice on civil litigation and insurance defense. Scott is admitted...

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DAVID I. WALTERS

DAVID I. WALTERS, Associate, is a graduate of Carthage College (B.A.) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D.), where he was the recipient of the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in the study of Antitrust...

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MONICA FAZEKAS

MONICA P. FAZEKAS, Associate, is a graduate of DePaul University (B.A.) and Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D.) where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Law Review. Monica...

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JESSICA KULL

JESSICA N. KULL, Associate, is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.) and the John Marshall Law School (J.D.) where she was an Executive Lead Articles Editor on the John Marshall Law...

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WILLIAM P. McELLIGOTT

WILLIAM P. McELLIGOTT, Partner, is a graduate of University of Illinois (B.A.) and IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D.).  Bill specializes in casualty defense litigation.  Emphasis in construction...

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EDWARD J. LEAHY

EDWARD J. LEAHY, Partner, is a graduate of Western Illinois University (B.A.), Pepperdine University (M.B.A.) and DePaul College of Law (J.D., with Honors). Ed specializes in casualty defense litigation,...

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STEPHEN B. FREW

STEPHEN B. FREW, Partner, is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington (A.B.) and Case Western Reserve University Law School (J.D.), where he was Associate Editor of the Case Western Reserve University...

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DANIEL J. OFFENBACH

DANIEL J. OFFENBACH, Partner, is a graduate of Emory University (B.A.) and DePaul College of Law (J.D.). Dan specializes in construction defect cases, employers' liability issues, arson, fraud and first-party...

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JEFFREY S. PAVLOVICH

JEFFREY S. PAVLOVICH, Partner, is a graduate of Purdue University (B.A.) and DePaul College of Law (J.D.). Jeff specializes in casualty defense litigation with emphasis on premises liability, product liability,...

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FORWARD THINKING WITHOUT FORGETTING WHAT WE’VE LEARNED.

Leahy, Eisenberg & Fraenkel, Ltd. was organized as a seven attorney firm in 1972. We have steadily grown in size and have developed into a nationally recognized law firm, providing legal services primarily to the insurance industry. The firm has been recognized by The Chicago Lawyer as one of the largest 100 firms in Illinois. Most of our partners began their private practice careers with the firm. We are proud of the continuity and reliability this represents, and we are grateful for the industry reputation we enjoy.