Born, Chicago, Illinois, February 2, 1959; B.S., Illinois State University, 1981; J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1985.
Admitted to the Bar of Illinois and the United States District Court, 1985.
Admitted to the Bar of Indiana and the United States District Court, 2003.
Professional Memberships and Activities:
Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations; Transportation Lawyers Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
Litigation and trial of transportation related claims and lawsuits, including personal injury, severe burn, brain injury and wrongful death matters, arising out of tractor-trailer accidents, bus accidents, railroad crossing accidents, cargo claims, and overweight litigation. Counsel for several self-insured interstate motor carriers including the defense of wrongful death cases in Oklahoma, Iowa and Indiana. Other areas of practice include litigation of automobile and motorcycle personal injury claims, as well as products liability and premises liability claims, and uninsured motorists claims.
Rosie L. Steward, as Special Administrator of the Estate of James Lee Steward, deceased v. Bernard L. Crissell and North American Van Lines, Inc., 289 Ill. App. 3d 66, 224 Ill. Dec. 419, 681 N.E. 2d 1040 (1st Dist. 1997) (admissibility of blood alcohol evidence.)