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.

April 14, 2022

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

On May 18, 2022, 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 Award of Merit Celebration.  This event will honor John J. Pikarski, Jr. and his contributions to the Polish Community.  This is Ms. Zink’s ninth year singing for the Advocates.


Jury returns low-six-figure verdict after plaintiff requests over $31 million for traumatically-amputated leg in product liability case involving industrial drilling machine.

February 17, 2022

Lipe Lyons Negotiates Favorable Settlement in Product Liability and Wrongful Death Case

Shareholder Jeffrey Lipe, partner Amanda Zink, and associate Ryan Eckert negotiated a favorable settlement in a products liability and wrongful death lawsuit arising out of the alleged inhalation of a chemical manufactured by their client.

Jeffrey, Amanda, and Ryan argued and won a motion to transfer the matter to a more favorable venue, and then used fact and medical discovery to elicit testimony to support their client’s federal preemption and causation defenses.

It was anticipated that the plaintiff would seek damages at trial in excess of $5 million. Lipe Lyons' client settled paying only $100,000.

February 2, 2022

Lipe Lyons Announces 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

The firm is pleased to announce that five of our Shareholders Jeffrey Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Edward Murphy, James Whalen, and Jordan Tank, and four of our associates Alejandra Barcenas, Ryan Eckert, Riley Gallagher, and Elise Ruff, were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for the 2022 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.