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On January 22nd, 2015, Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.) presented at the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Greater Chicago Chapter Educational and Networking Event.  The theme for this year’s event was, “What are They Thinking? Secrets Revealed from Industry Professionals.”  Judge Brown participated in a panel discussion regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The panel included Chris Kentra, Esq. of  Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, Louis Cairo, Esq. of Goldberg Weisman Cairo, and claims professional Peter Van Dyke of  CNA Financial.  The panel discussed what types of cases can benefit from ADR and basic strategies for conducting a successful mediation.

Hon. F. Keith Brown, (Ret.), former Chief Judge of Kane County, has extensive experience in settling personal injury, workers’ compensation, and other civil matters. As a mediator, Judge Brown is known for his keen ability to easily connect with people and promote productive communications between all parties. In addition to more than 200 jury trials, he settled thousands of cases while on the bench. Judge Brown is a beloved pillar of the community, who has been recognized numerous times for his community service.

For Judge Brown’s full bio, please click here.

For more information about the CLM, click here.

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Judge McNamara was instrumental in settling a very difficult and contentious case. Although I disagreed with certain (not all) of Judge McNamara’s legal positions, she expressed her opinions in a way that got my clients to focus on other things besides their dissatisfaction. There was nothing but bad blood between the parties, and Judge McNamara appealed to the better nature of both sides to resolve their differences. These intangibles, plus her experience, social skills, and ability to translate the process to the parties in an understandable way from a judge’s perspective, were all instrumental in settling the case.

John P. Quall, Esq.Law Office of John P. Quall