McKenna Storer is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recently recognized Greg Cochran, Sara Cook, Thomas Lucas and Alexander Sweis. These exceptional attorneys are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. Their knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of their clients allow them to stand out among other attorneys in the field.
Greg Cochran was once again named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for Toxic Tort and Mass Tort Defense; he has earned this recognition consecutively, every year, since 2011. In addition, this is his twelfth year to be selected a Super Lawyer. A partner in McKenna Storer’s Chicago office, he received this award in 2007 and again in 2011 through 2020. Licensed since 1980, Cochran is a top rated products liability attorney. He received his J.D. in 1980 from the University of Michigan.His practice areas include Personal Injury – Products: Defense and Personal Injury – General: Defense.
Cochran has been with McKenna Storer for 41 years. A leader in the field of toxic tort litigation, he has successfully defended against toxic tort and product liability claims on behalf of manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in state and federal courts throughout Illinois. Cochran represents clients across different industries including construction, transportation, municipal, medical devices, pharmaceutical, industrial, and consumer products. A past president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Council, Cochran is active in many defense related associations.
Sara Cook is the managing partner of McKenna Storer and offices in Woodstock, Illinois, and also serves clients out of the Chicago office. As a highly rated business litigation attorney, she represents local, national, and international clients in a number of areas of law, including transportation law, appellate practice and procedure, professional liability defense, insurance defense, banking, and complex commercial and business litigation. She is also involved in bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation on behalf of debtors and creditors.She has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2014.
Cook also has served as a panel mediator for small claims cases. She has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to practice in Illinois. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th, 10th, and 11th Circuits.
Licensed since 1980, she received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is a member of the Federal Seventh Circuit Bar Association, McHenry County Bar Association, Small Claims Mediation Program, and the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Thomas Lucas has again been named a Super Lawyer in 2021 after previously being named in 2006, 2012 and 2013. As a partner at McKenna Storer, Tom concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and defense litigation at the trial and appellate levels.
Tom began his professional career in the area of personal injury defense. He now represents the interests of insurance companies disputing insurance coverage or claims. Some of the cases he recently handled included construction disputes, professional liability coverage, and medical malpractice policy coverages.
Alexander Sweis was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for a fifth consecutive year. Rising Stars must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. Sweis is a top rated personal injury attorney in Chicago. His practice focuses on a broad spectrum of practice areas, including business and personal injury, insurance defense, professional liability, medical malpractice, and business services. He is a certified arbitrator with the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. Licensed since 2009, Sweis is a Cum Laude graduate of The John Marshall Law School.
“We are grateful for this recognition of these partners,” said Cook. “We take pride in the fact that so many of our partners are AV-rated preeminent attorneys bringing great experience and skill to bear on all our client’s legal issues.”
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
Named one of the top-ranked law firms in the United States by Martindale-Hubbell and Fortune Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015, McKenna Storer is a full-service law firm that has over 65 years of experience and expertise in a wide variety of practice areas. With offices in Chicago and Woodstock, their attorneys offer a wealth of experience in major practice areas, skilled support personnel, and state of the art technology. From bankruptcy and estate planning to insurance and commercial litigation, their team’s depth of expertise helps navigate tough situations with creative, real-world solutions.
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