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…


Brennan Burtker Associate’s Personal Ties to World Series

On October 28, 2016, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin covered Associate Attorney Blair Kipnis’ personal ties to the World Series.  Blair Kipnis is the brother of Cleveland Indians second baseman, Jason Kipnis.  Blair bravely wore a Cleveland Indians jersey to work on October 28, 2016, in violation of the firm’s official support for the Chicago…


Brennan Burtker Attorneys Moderate Program on Trial Preparation and Presentation

On October 26, 2016, Brennan Burtker associate attorneys, Peter Nozicka, Blair Kipnis and Ken Hoffmann moderated a panel discussion between Cook County judges and trial attorneys at the Chicago Bar Association.  The panel discussion covered a variety of topics from pre-trial preparation through post-trial motions and appellate issues.  The Honorable Margaret A. Brennan and the…


Firm Announces Name Change to Brennan Burtker LLC

The firm announced today that its name will change to Brennan Burtker LLC as of September 26, 2016. Firm partner Bob Burtker is a renowned trial lawyer with three decades of courtroom experience. He has been a cornerstone of the success of this firm since its launch. Founding partner Cathy Garvey accepted the Associate General Counsel position…