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Ted began his career as a trial lawyer for the City of Chicago, defending police officers, paramedics, and other City employees in personal injury and civil rights claims. He then accepted a position from the Illinois Attorney General to serve as a trial lawyer defending state officials in cases, both simple and complex, in state and federal courts throughout the State. Since leaving government practice, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters in Illinois as well as other states.

Admitted

  • State of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Past Government Positions

  • City of Chicago, Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • Trial Attorney, Tort and General Counsel Division
  • State of Illinois, Assistant Attorney General
  • Trial Attorney, General Law Division
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois

Published Works

  • “Deposition of Pharmacology Expert” (as to qualifications), Cyclopedia Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Group, 3rd Vol. 1, 2001
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist as to Post-Concussion Syndrome”, Handling Accident Cases, Courtroom Projection of Trauma, Vol. 7, ch. 114, 1999
  • “Considerations in Presenting Expert Testimony”, re-Learning Times, Learning Services Corporation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1999
  • “Deposition of Expert Neurologist” (as to pain disorders), Cyclopedia of Trial Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Groups , 3rd, Vol. 5 1998
  • “Deposition of Expert Pharmacist” (as to adverse drug reactions), Cyclopedia of Trial Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Groups , 3rd, Vol. 5 1998
  • “Presenting Neuropsychological Evidence in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation “, The Clinical Psychologist, Swets & Zeilinger, The Netherlands, 1997
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist “ (regarding major depressive disorder), Handling Accident Cases; Courtroom Projection of Trauma, West Group Vol. 7, 1996
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist in Brain Injury Case”, Handling Accident cases: Courtroom Projection of Trauma, Clark, Boardman, Callaghan, Vol. 7, 1996
  • “Presenting Expert Testimony in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases”, i.e., Magazine, Ontario (Canada) Brain Injury Association

Presentations

  • Tort Immunity, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Annual Update Seminar
  • Creating Security Interests, Nissho-Iwai Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Establishing Psychological Damages, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Voir Dire, North American Brain Injury Society, Annual Legal Conference (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Presenting Expert Testimony in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Brain Injury Association of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Litigation Considerations in Rehabilitation Assessment, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Medical School Forensic Issues in Rehabilitation Symposium
  • Presenting Expert Testimony in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, National Head Injury Foundation – Illinois Chapter, Annual Educational Conference
  • Preparing the Expert Witness for Direct and Cross-Examination, American Board of Vocational Experts, Fall Conference
  • The Role of Health Care Providers in Litigation, Behavioral Analysis Society of Illinois, Annual Conference
  • Utilizing Rehabilitation Professionals in Litigation, Premier Rehabilitation Center of Chicago, Annual Conference
  • Direct Examination of the Life Care Planner; Defining Monetary Damages: A Seminar presented by Vocational Economics, Inc.
  • Evaluating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain Cases, Hellenic Bar Association
  • Preparing for and Presenting Expert Testimony in Deposition and at Trial, Cognitive and Rehabilitation Specialist Conference
  • Preparing for Expert Testimony after DaubertJoinerKumho Tireand Frye, Hellenic Bar Association Annual Seminar
  • Trial Practice Instructor, Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Named to Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    Legal Ability Rating: Very High to Preeminent
  • General Ethical Standards Rating: Very High (highest rating given)
  • The “ Make a Difference Award” (Brain Injury Association of Illinois)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Certified Mediator, Strauss Institute of Mediation, Pepperdine University

Professional Associations and Memberships/Positions Held

  • Brain Injury Association of Illinois
    Chairman, Professional Advisory Board
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Chairman, Judiciary Committee
    Committee Memberships: Judicial Administration and Reform, Tort Litigation, Judiciary Committee, Nominating Committee
    Investigator and Hearing Panel Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Member, Board of Managers
    Member, Legislative Committee
    Member, Board of Advocates
  • Hellenic Bar Association
    Past President (and seven previous offices)
    Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    Section Memberships: Tort Litigation and Civil Practice
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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Awards
Education
  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
  • B.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
  • Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University