Brennan Burtker LLC Wins Directed Verdict At Trial

The firm congratulates Robert Burtker and Rachel Stern on winning a directed verdict just prior to closing arguments in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 32 year old patient.  The trial court granted the directed verdict at the close of all evidence, and just prior to the commencement of closing arguments.  Mr….


Brennan Burtker LLC Wins Employment Case in Seventh Circuit

The firm congratulates founders Robert Burtker and Anthony Longo for an impressive win before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. At the district court level, Robert and Anthony filed a motion to dismiss this employment case arguing that the plaintiff’s action was barred by the doctrine of res judicata in light of a prior adjudication…


Brennan Burtker LLC Wins Summary Judgment On Apparent Agency

The firm congratulates Joe Camarra, Anthony Longo, and Blair Kipnis for winning a critical summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Cook County recently. Plaintiff alleged that the firm’s client was vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of its co-defendant Medical Director which allegedly caused the patient’s death by exsanguination. A motion for summary…


Jane A. McAtee to Present at Digestive Disease Week

On May 7, 2017, Jane A. McAtee, Of Counsel at Brennan Burtker LLC, will present at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago, Illinois, the world’s largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Ms. McAtee was invited by the American Gastroenterology Association Institute Council and will present on “Liability…


Rachel Stern and Jonathan Cavins Elected Partners

Brennan Burtker LLC is pleased and proud to announce that the firm has elected Rachel Stern and Jonathan Cavins to the partnership. Jonathan E. Cavins concentrates his practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical liability defense and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing hospitals, medical groups, and physicians in all phases of…


Brennan Burtker LLC Prevails in Arbitration

The firm congratulates partner Daniel J. Pylman on the successful defense of a defendant landowner sued for breaching a construction contract. Plaintiff, a general contractor, alleged the defendant allowed work to be performed pursuant to a written contract and then breached the contract by failing to pay for the work.  Mr. Pylman put on evidence, including the…


Brennan Burtker Profiled in Emerging Lawyers

Ten Brennan Burtker attorneys were featured in the inaugural issue of Emerging Lawyers magazine, which premiered in December 2016 and highlights Chicago attorneys age 40 and under. A dynamic firm where the majority of attorneys are under 40, Brennan Burtker opened its doors in 2015 as a firm dedicated to excellence in its defense of clients.  Click…


Jane McAtee Joins Brennan Burtker as Of Counsel

Jane McAtee has joined Brennan Burtker as Of Counsel.  Her practice will include serving as lead counsel for the firm’s new practice groups of Professional Liability Audit and Program Assessment and Professional Licensing Representation.  Read her bio here.  Read about the new practice groups here and here.


Brennan Burtker LLC Prevails in Human Remains Case

The firm congratulates Anthony Longo and Kenneth Hoffmann for winning summary judgment in a case alleging failure to timely bury a stillborn fetus.  Plaintiff initially filed suit alleging multiple causes of action including common law negligence, institutional negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and fraud. After obtaining dismissal of the…