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Jonathan focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, employers’ liability and employment law, construction and toxic tort litigation. He also handles general commercial and business litigation matters, and provides training for managerial staff on handling post-accident investigations.

Jonathan has extensive experience before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit Courts in Illinois and the Illinois Appellate Court and has served as an expert witness on Illinois workers’ compensation law. He is a frequent lecturer for carriers and third-party administrators as well as self-insured employers on topics concerning Illinois workers’ compensation.

Practices

Representative Matters

  • Marcos Mireles v. Mike Balter Mallets LLC, 16 I.W.C.C. 0433
  • Michael Murphy v. US Foodservice, 07 IIC 1548
  • Michael Murphy v. US Foodservice, 07 IIC 1551
  • Cianci v. Safeco Insurance Company, 356 Ill. App. 3d 767, 826 N.E.2d 548 (2005)
  • Jose Garcia v. Four Seasons Hotel, 97 IIC 1046

Representative Experience

  • Obtained jury verdict for our HVAC subcontractor client in a complex, high-exposure case wherein our client’s employee and foreman was injured while performing pipefitting work and filed suit against a contractor and two subcontractors, each of whom filed third-party complaints against our client; the jury found that our client was not liable for Plaintiff’s injuries, and as a result is entitled to recover the full amount of its net workers’ compensation lien.
  • Successfully defended a mold remediation company client against plaintiff homeowners claiming our client improperly remediated their home; the Illinois Appellate Court agreed with our defense that the trial court’s “good faith finding” was improper, and remanded the case for further proceedings.