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 thirteenth 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 2021. 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 42 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 is a past president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
Until her sudden passing on January 15, 2022, Sara Cook was managing partner of McKenna Storer and served clients out of the firm’s Chicago and Woodstock, Illinois offices. As a highly rated business litigation attorney, she represented 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 was also involved in bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation on behalf of debtors and creditors. She had been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2014.
Licensed since 1980, she received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She was 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 2022 after previously being named in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2021. 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 sixth 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.
The McKenna firm is grateful for this recognition of these partners. 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.
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.