In 1989 I founded the non- profit international youth organization, Dreams For Kids. Creating social change through service and leadership programs for youth of poverty and disabilities, Dreams For Kids empowers youth by letting their voices be heard and reminding them they are the solution, not the problem.
I have been a practicing attorney for 28 years, and built our firm on a foundation of service. We have represented over 14,000 individuals while providing representation and educational seminars for the employees of the City of Chicago, Chicago Police Department, Secretary of State of Illinois, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,US Steelworkers and Fraternal Order of Police.
I am proud to have achieved the highest rating (AV) for legal skill and competence, a prestigious honor reflecting the confidential opinions of the judiciary and the bar as conducted by the premier attorney rating service of Martindale Hubbell, the leading worldwide source of information on the legal profession for over 138 years.
In 2007, Dreams For Kids began its global expansion and is recruiting an army of goodwill ambassadors and social entreprenuers who bring leadership and change to the world.
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Stanford GSB Fellowship for Social Innovation 2011
DePaul Law School
Professional Associations & Memberships
Chicago Council on Global Affairs,
Jesse White Scholars/Tumbling Team,
Dreams For Kids,
Chicago New Media Summit,
KIN Global Summit
Stanford Center for Social Innovation
Honors and Awards
Citizen of the Year 2000, Illinois Crime Commision
Unsung Hero WGN 2003
Areas of Practice
- Business Organizations
- Family Law
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Real Estate
- Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
- Worker’s Compensation
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