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Once again, all five of the firm’s name partners have been selected by their peers to be listed by the Leading Lawyers Network as being among the top lawyers in the State of Illinois. These partners have been named as leading lawyers in several specialty areas including commercial litigation, insurance coverage and reinsurance, personal injury defense, products liability and transportation defense.  Nominations for this honor were obtained by surveying all Illinois lawyers and asking the question: "If a family member or friend needs legal help and you cannot take the case, which lawyers would you recommend within your area of law or geographic area?" Lawyers could not nominate themselves or anyone at their firm. All nominations were subjected to three additional phases of review before the final selection for the listings were made. The total number of members in the Leading Lawyers network will never exceed five percent of the total number of lawyers in the state.

The following partners were recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in the State of Illinois:

Jeffrey H. Lipe (commercial litigation; product liability defense; general personal injury defense)
Raymond Lyons, Jr. (general personal injury defense; product liability defense; transportation defense)
Edward J. Murphy (product liability defense)
Bradley C. Nahrstadt (product liability defense; medical malpractice defense)
Thomas J. Pontikis (commercial litigation, insurance/insurance coverage/reinsurance law; general personal injury defense; product liability defense)

In addition, James Whalen, Ryan Kelly and Lauren Tuckey Murray have been recognized as Emerging Lawyers.  Emerging Lawyers identifies the top 2% of the lawyers in Illinois who are under 40 years old or have been practicing for 10 years or less.  These attorneys were recognized as Emerging Lawyers in the following fields:

James H. Whalen (general personal injury defense; product liability defense; employment law: management)
Ryan A. Kelly (general personal injury defense; product liability defense; professional malpractice defense: legal/technical/financial)
Lauren Tuckey Murray (general personal injury defense; product liability defense; construction)

About Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd.

Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis was founded after the five name partners, with decades of experience, departed from their former firm together in order to better serve their long-standing clients.  A testament to the relationships that the firm builds with each of its clients, the firm and its clients work in partnership to maximize the value afforded to each client.  This dedication to client service serves as the foundation of every firm undertaking.

Their case handling philosophy is simple.  They investigate and evaluate cases promptly and accurately.  They work closely with their clients in order to determine the most effective and efficient way to resolve a dispute.  They attempt to resolve cases on a fair and equitable basis as soon as possible, with minimal expense to their clients.  If a fair and equitable resolution cannot be reached, they are ready, willing and able to take a case to verdict.  Collectively, the name partners of the firm have tried more than 100 cases to verdict.

Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.