Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd. | A Chicago Civil Litigation Law Firm
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Local presence, international practice.

Lipe Lyons is a Chicago-based civil litigation firm that excels at resolving its clients’ most significant disputes. Our dynamic business model allows the firm to adapt to meet the changing needs of its clients while consistently delivering the results they expect.


Seven decades and hundreds of trials and appeals before state and federal courts across the country.

About Us


Enterprising leadership supported by an aspiring group of dedicated associates.



Big wins at every stage of litigation in news-making, record-breaking cases.

January 24, 2023

Lipe Lyons Attorneys Selected to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

The firm is pleased to announce that five of our Shareholders Jeffrey Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Thomas Pontikis, James Whalen, and Jordan Tank, and two of our Senior Associates Alejandra Barcenas and Elise Ruff, were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers List published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. We invite you to learn more about our attorneys by visiting their Attorney Bios.

January 18, 2023

Attorneys Alejandra Barcenas and Elise Ruff promoted to Senior Associate

Lipe Lyons is proud to announce that attorneys Alejandra Barcenas and Elise Ruff have been promoted to Senior Associate Attorneys, commensurate with their experience in our firm’s areas of practice. Please join us in congratulating Alejandra and Elise!

December 23, 2022

Lipe Lyons Associate Alejandra Barcenas was recently featured in the Primerus Weekly Newsletter published by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. We invite you to read Alejandra's full feature from the Primerus Weekly here:

December 19, 2022

Lipe Lyons Negotiates Favorable Settlement on Behalf of Client

Partner Amanda Zink and Associate JohnFranco Joyce negotiated a favorable settlement for their client corporation in a personal injury lawsuit pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The plaintiff alleged he sustained permanent injuries after being struck by a forklift operated by an agent of the corporation. Plaintiff filed negligence claims against both the corporation and its employee.
After considerable discovery, the case proceeded to mediation wherein a settlement was reached in an amount less than the plaintiff’s total claimed medical damages and lost wages.