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Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

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McKenna Storer is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recently recognized Greg Cochran, Sara Cook, and Alexander Sweis. These exceptional attorneys are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession.


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David A. Shapiro Becomes Of Counsel to McKenna Storer

David A. Shapiro Becomes Of Counsel to McKenna Storer

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Mckenna Storer is pleased to announce it has entered into an of-counsel relationship with David A. Shapiro who will be managing complex commercial litigation matters as part of the firm’s litigation practice.


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Kristin Dvorsky Tauras Named a Partner at McKenna Storer

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McKenna Storer is pleased to announce the naming of attorney Kristin Dvorsky Tauras as its newest partner. Kristin combines a client-oriented focus with highly developed skills as a litigator to achieve an impressive record of success. She will continue to concentrate her practice at McKenna in employment law, professional liability litigation defense and commercial litigation.

Her new roles as partner in the firm will permit her to continue to apply her knowledge and talents to representing clients in appellate work in the Appellate Court and Supreme Court of Illinois and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She also advocates for the interests of her clients at hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and at the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Human Rights Commission.

  • Kristin has successfully represented clients in a broad range of complex matters, including:
  • Defense against employee claims of unlawful termination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, FMLA and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
  • Defense of companies, religious and not-for-profit organizations against claims of negligent hiring, retention or supervision of employees;
  • Defense of companies against claims of overtime and other pay violations under the Illinois Wage Claim Act and Federal Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • Defense of professionals against claims of medical, legal and accounting malpractice;
  • Consumer fraud defense on behalf of business entities and individuals against allegations of violations of state Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act and civil RICO claims; and
  • Briefing and arguing appeals in state and federal courts in cases involving professional negligence, fraud, tortious conduct and premises liability claims.

Her accomplishments on behalf of the clients she represents along with her knowledge of the law and professionalism have been recognized by her peers who have given her the highest possible peer-review rating of AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell.

Kristin received her Juris Doctor from DePaul University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois and various federal courts. She is a member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

When not actively representing the interests of the clients who depend upon her for legal advice, guidance and experienced litigation defense, Kristin is a prolific author. She has written on such diverse topics as the Department of Labor policies regarding summer employment of unpaid interns, how motor carriers can avoid issues with DOT medical exams and ADA compliance, how employers can avoid legal issues during a working interview, and the law as it applies to service animals and the ADA.

McKenna Storer is a Chicago corporate law firm dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of legal services. Its award-winning and top-rated attorneys have been servicing the needs of businesses and individuals for more than 60 years. Whether providing knowledgeable and innovative solution-oriented advice and guidance or aggressive, hard-hitting litigation defense, clients in need of superior legal counsel for insurance defense, commercial litigation, corporate advisory services, data privacy and security, bankruptcy and estate planning, the partners and associates at McKenna Storer have earned the respect of their peers. The firm is ranked among the top corporate law firms in the U.S. by Martindale-Hubbell and by Fortune Magazine. Ten of the firm’s attorneys have achieved peer review ratings through Martindale-Hubbell of AV Preeminent, and more than 50 percent of the firm’s attorneys have positive peer review ratings.


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Top rated law firm receives BBB Accreditation with A+ rating

Top rated law firm receives BBB Accreditation with A+ rating

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Top rated law firm, McKenna Storer, is proud to announce its designation as a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business with the highest possible review rating of A+. This recognition comes with the right to display the BBB Accredited Business badge on the firm’s website.


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Attorney Jaime Dowell Honored with Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service

Attorney Jaime Dowell Honored with Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service

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McKenna Storer takes great pride in announcing attorney Jaime Dowell’s selection as a 2017 recipient of the United States District Court’s Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service. Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, this annual award recognizes area attorneys for outstanding contributions in serving individuals in need of assistance in the Northern District of Illinois.


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McKenna Storer is proud to announce the naming of attorney Paul S. Steinhofer as its newest partner. Paul is a highly skilled litigator with an impressive record of success on behalf of the clients he has represented in numerous jury trials to verdict. As an integral member of the McKenna toxic tort team, Paul focuses on  litigation defense matters involving catastrophic loss, product liability, toxic torts and construction, including his successful defense of clients in asbestos and benzene exposure cases. Joining McKenna in 2008, Paul brought with him extensive litigation experience and skills honed through years of preparing and trying cases as both a criminal prosecutor and an insurance defense litigator.


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McKenna Storer Begins 2017 Being Honored for Its Commitment to Excellence

McKenna Storer Begins 2017 Being Honored for Its Commitment to Excellence

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We are pleased to announce three McKenna Storer partners were named to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers lists, an honor to which no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected:


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2016 Annual HotTopics Series – November 3

2016 Annual HotTopics Series – November 3

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We are hosting a HotTopics breakfast session on

November 3, 2016.


Creditors of the Closing Business –

From both sides, in and out of bankruptcy.



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We’re excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website

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We’ve loaded our new site with articles, blogs and other informative materials for anyone searching for reliable information about the many practice areas handled by our team of skilled and knowledgeable attorneys. I invite you to check out the website, navigate through its sections, and let us know what you think.


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2016 Annual HotTopics Series Announcement

2016 Annual HotTopics Series Announcement

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Our team of lawyers regularly host educational workshops and events to keep businesses and professionals abreast of industry hot optics and regulatory impacts.

Our Second Annual HotTopics Series is Coming!

Annual HotTopics Series

Join us for breakfast and learn about hot issues that face small businesses everyday!

This year we will meet on three Thursday Mornings,
October 20, 27 and November 3 from 7:15 to 8:45.


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