Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd. | A Chicago Civil Litigation Law Firm
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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.

September 15, 2021

Riley Gallagher's Second Anniversary at Lipe Lyons

Lipe Lyons is delighted to celebrate Riley M. Gallagher’s second anniversary with the firm. Mr. Gallagher is a litigation associate who focuses his practice on the defense of product liability, construction, transportation, negligence, and premise liability claims. Mr. Gallagher has quickly found success in his practice and has secured favorable results on behalf of his clients since starting with the firm. A few of Mr. Gallagher’s successes are provided below. You can learn more about Mr. Gallagher’s practice and successes by visiting his bio under the Attorneys section of our website.

  • Successfully defended and resolved a complex product liability claim involving a multi-million dollar demand
  • Obtained voluntary dismissals in cases rooted in premises liability and general negligence
  • Resolved a trucking accident lawsuit for nominal amount
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of well-known retail store involved in litigation stemming from slip and fall
Mr. Gallagher is also an active participant in both the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations and he serves as a 1L mentor for students attending law school at his alma mater Northern Illinois University College of Law.

September 15, 2021

Lipe Lyons is Proud to Welcome JohnFranco Joyce and Anthony J. DeJulius as New Associates

Mr. Joyce earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University, College of Law in 2021, where he was on the Dean’s List.  He graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism and a Minor in Public Law.  Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Mr. Joyce worked as an associate attorney at a downtown Chicago law firm where he concentrated his practice on civil and commercial litigation matters in both State and Federal court.

Mr. DeJulius earned his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School in 2020, where he was a Senior Articles Editor on the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.  He graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and a Minor in History.  Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Mr. DeJulius clerked at a local government and municipality law office. Once licensed in Illinois, Mr. DeJulius practiced personal injury law in a variety of cases.


August 12, 2021

Lipe Lyons Partner Amanda Zink will be a featured speaker at the Illinois Defense Counsel’s A to Z Litigation Academy

The IDC recently announced the creation of its new Academy program – the A to Z Litigation Academy, which will be presented over eight sessions, from September 2021 to April 2022. This Academy is designed to help prepare an emerging attorney for the trials and tribulations of litigation. From the first days of a file to litigating the case in court, the A to Z Litigation Academy will prepare participants to develop a successful litigation practice.
Amanda Zink will be a featured speaker during Session Seven “Pre-trial – Are We Really Ready to Try This Thing?”, which spans from February 28 to March 16. This segment will focus on key pre-trial, trial, and post-trial considerations, including tips and suggestions, real life examples, and discussions about alternatives to trial so you are never underprepared again.
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June 29, 2021

Congratulations to Amanda Zink and Elaina Valtierra

Lipe Lyons is pleased to congratulate Partner Amanda L. Zink and Associate Elaina Valtierra on their recent appointments to the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s committees! Amanda L. Zink was appointed as the Vice Chair of the IDC’s Development and Practice committee. Elaina Valtierra was appointed as the co-chair of the IDC’s Diversity Committee.