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Who: Primerus™ firms from the following states/regions have been invited to this meeting: Canada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Members outside the region are also welcome to attend.

Why: To bring multiple Primerus attorneys from firms in the region together for networking and business development purposes.

Primerus™ will be applying for CLE for this event.

A Special Thank You to our Host Firms:
Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C.
Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd.

Meeting Location
CitizenM Chicago Downtown
80 East Wacker Place
Chicago IL 60601

Attendees whom wish to stay at the Citizen M hotel will be offered a 15% discount when making a reservation using the code: societymmeeting

$229 Registration Fee

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Wednesday, June 21st
7:00 PM Reception at Avli on The Park
The host firms have made a reservation for those who are interested.
(Avli on The Park | 180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, IL 60601)
Thursday, June 22nd
9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome and Registration - Two Truths and a Lie
9:30 am - 10:30 am Getting to Know You – An Interactive Business Development Discussion
Jerry Weitzel – Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C. (Chicago, Illinois)
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm A.I. and How to Use it In Your Practice
James Whalen – Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd. (Chicago, Illinois)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Round Table Discussions

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Jerry Weitzel

Jerry Weitzel, of Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C., is a trial attorney concentrating his practice in the field of commercial litigation with a focus on construction, real estate, admiralty, employment, and contract disputes. Mr. Weitzel also represents clients in professional liability matters involving architects, engineers and real estate brokers and agents. Mr. Weitzel also handles general corporate matters and provides contract review for his clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Weitzel practiced with the firm of Hoffman, Burke & Bozick, handling commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters and defending catastrophic injury cases.

James Whalen

James Whalen is an associate of Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd. and a member of the firm’s tort defense, product liability and commercial litigation practice groups. He focuses his practice on construction, business, commercial, product liability, employment discrimination and premises liability litigation in state and federal courts and before state administrative bodies.

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Contact Katie Bundyra at or by phone at 1.800.968.2211 or 1.616.454.9939.