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Hon. Terrence J. Brady, (Ret.)

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Hon. Terrence J. Brady, (Ret.) is a skilled mediator and arbitrator who served as trial judge for more than 28 years in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois. Prior to the bench, he was in private practice in Crystal Lake and Waukegan, and served as Hearing Officer for the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Judge Brady presided over a record number of trials and settlements of civil cases between 1995 and 2005.

Types of Cases Resolved

  • Auto Liability
  • Class Action
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Employment
  • Estates
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership Dispute
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Trusts

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Judge Brady has conducted more than 500 mediations and arbitrations
  • Mediation Certificate, National Judicial College, 1999

Representative Cases

  • Felber v. London:  In an auto negligence case, affirmed allowance of defendant’s cross-examination on issue of plaintiff’s prior neck injuries without requirement of defendant’s expert medical testimony
  • Verbance v. Altman:  In a medical negligence case, affirmed allowance of causation testimony from two treating physicians, neither of whom testified to a breach in the standard of care
  • Sunderland v. Portes:  In a medical negligence case which involved birth injuries, affirmed the plaintiff minors to vacate a prior summary judgment in favor of the defendant doctor
  • Wiegman v. Hitch-Inn Post:  In a slip and fallnegligence case, affirmed in allowing case to go to jury on strong circumstantial evidence of wet floors and stairs in motel swimming pool and recreational areas
  • Benitez v. KFC National Management Co.:  In issues of first impression, affirmed in entering judgment for three plaintiff-waitresses regarding defendants’ spying activities of plaintiffs while using the KFC employee restroom facilities and not preempted by the Illinois Human Rights Act or the Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Nowak v. Coghill:  Affirmed summary judgment finding no evidence of unnatural accumulation of snow, nor of such accumulation as a proximate cause of plaintiff’s fall and injuries
  • Gantz v. McHenry County Sheriff:  Affirmed dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint on essential grounds of courts lack of subject matter jurisdiction via the preemption of collective bargaining issues under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act
  • Koules v. Euro-American Arbitrage, Inc.:  Affirmed grant of defendant’s motion for summary judgment against plaintiff’s employment contract claims of payment of guaranteed salary and vacation benefits
  • Lenz v. Julian:  Affirmed in allowing the jury to decide plaintiff’s automobile negligence claims against a state trooper although the defendant claimed bars of sovereign immunity and public official immunity

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Listed in the American Bench, and Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law
  • Member, Lake County Bar Association:  Judicial Selection and Retention Committee, Civil Trials and Appeals Committee; former chair, Doctors-Lawyers
  • Member, Illinois Judges Association, former Board of Governors; chair, Judges Insurance Committee
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly; Bench and Bar Section Council; Judicial Evaluations Committee
  • Member, Coordinating Committee for the Annual Associate Judges Seminar
  • Member, Illinois Supreme Oversight  Education Committee
  • Visiting Faculty of the National Judicial College, Reno, NV
  • Faculty Member, “Pretrials and Negotiations”, Illinois Judicial Conference
  • Author, “Settle It,” The Docket, Lake County Bar; republished Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar


  • J.D., University of Illinois, College of Law
  • B. A., University of St. Thomas, cum laude


  • Illinois State Bar

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