Inessa focuses her defense litigation practice on construction negligence, personal injury, toxic tort and wrongful death claims. She defends insureds, contractors and tradesmen, as well as manufacturers and distributors in actions alleging injuries or property damage.
Inessa’s representative experience includes defective products, construction defects, motor vehicle accidents and other casualties. She litigates in Illinois in both state and Federal courts. In addition to Inessa’s law practice, she is Chair of the Litchfield Cavo LLP Diversity and Inclusion Associate Subcommittee.
Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo LLP, Inessa was a consultant counsel for McDonald’s Corporation. Prior to her consulting work, she externed for both the Honorable Michael P. McCuskey in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, as well as the Illinois Attorney General, East Central Regional Office. Additionally, Inessa had previously worked as a University of Illinois College of Law fellow at the City of Chicago’s Legal Investigations and Prosecutions Department.
While earning her law degree at the University of Illinois College of Law, Inessa provided pro bono legal services under a 711 license with the University’s Elder Financial Justice Clinic. At the Clinic, she represented elderly, financially disadvantaged and exploited clients in consumer fraud and breach of contract matters, which included successfully representing a client in a two-day civil trial.