PETER A. SINK, a Shareholder with the Firm and chair of its worker’s compensation defense practice group, began his legal career as a Plaintiff/Petitioner litigation attorney. He was responsible for all aspects of case management from initial interview of the client to the selection of jurors and trial. Mr. Sink brings invaluable experience to the Defense/Respondent side of law with his intimate knowledge of the mindset of the arguments and legal strategy employed by opposing counsel. This experience gives the respondent client added leverage in the negotiation and closure of claims files.
Mr. Sink's primary responsibilities include case management from initial assignment through arbitration and review, including initial case analysis; drafting of initial reports to clients, drafting of quarterly status reports and all client correspondence; researching and drafting memoranda on legal and medical issues; conducting settlement negotiations; preparing and presenting witnesses and physicians for depositions and trial testimony; preparing motions, proposed decisions, statements of exception and Circuit Court briefs; presenting motions and oral arguments before Arbitrators and Commissioners; and litigating Arbitration hearings, as well as bench trials in the civil courts. He has significant litigation and successful jury trial experience, both at the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission and in the various local Circuit Courts.
Mr. Sink has also been an invited lecturer for various corporations across the country and is an active member of Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, and Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Sink is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Sink is a graduate of the Illinois State University in Political Science (B.A.), and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.).