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.

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Enterprising leadership supported by an aspiring group of dedicated associates.



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

February 13, 3023

Partner Amanda Zink to Perform at the Advocates Society, Association of Polish-American Attorney's Award of Merit Celebration

On February 16, 2023, Lipe Lyons Partner Amanda L. Zink, will perform Mazurek Dabrowskiego, the Polish National Anthem, and the Star Spangled Banner at the Advocates Society, Association of Polish-American Attorney’s Annual Installation and Award of Merit Dinner.  The event celebrates the installation of Ann Melichar as President and will honor John J. Pikarski, Jr. and his contributions to the Polish Community.  This is Ms. Zink’s tenth year singing for the Advocates.

February 13, 2023

Congratulations to Partner Amanda Zink and Associate Alexzandria Johnson for their success in securing a favorable settlement for their client!

Partner Amanda Zink and Associate Alexzandria Johnson negotiated a favorable settlement for their client corporation in a personal injury lawsuit pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Plaintiff alleged that he was injured after being struck by a railroad wheel, while unloading a truck at work. Plaintiff filed negligence claims against the client, and another entity. Plaintiff’s special damages were $126,431.85, and their initial demand was $600,000.  After many exorbitant demands,  Amanda and Alexzandria were able to settle the case for $65,000 on behalf of their client.

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!