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.

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November 11, 2022

Lipe Lyons Welcomes Henry Ortiz to the Firm as a New Partner 

Lipe Lyons is excited to welcome Henry Ortiz as a new member of our firm! Henry joins Lipe Lyons as a partner. His diverse practice will include the representation of individual and corporate clients in several areas of the law, including the defense of premises, construction negligence, transportation, ride-share, and products liability lawsuits.  
 
Henry has extensive experience in every phase of civil litigation. He has represented contractors involved in several, high profile lawsuits involving catastrophic injury claims, including the consolidated lawsuits originating from the Cook County Administration Building fire in 2003 and the Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse in 2011.  Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Henry spent more than two decades as a litigation attorney at another Chicago based, large defense firm.

November 3, 2022

Lipe Lyons is delighted to announce that Associate, Alejandra Barcenas was recently appointed to serve as Commissioner and Co-Chair of the Latina Leadership Academy Committee for the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Latina Commission 2022-2023

Lipe Lyons is delighted to announce that Associate, Alejandra Barcenas was recently appointed to the Latina Commission of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for the 2022-2023 HNBA Association year. This will be Alejandra’s second consecutive year serving on the HNBA Latina Commission. Alejandra was also appointed as Co-Chair of the Latina Leadership Academy Committee for 2022-2023. Alejandra also serves as a Deputy Regional President for the HNBA’s Region IX, which serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
 
The Latina Commission serves the community and the legal profession by identifying and studying barriers to the professional development and advancement of Latina lawyers. The Commission develops programs and strategies for Latina lawyers and students to overcome barriers to entry and advancement into the profession. The Commission seeks to inform and shape the policies and priorities that affect women lawyers and the legal culture in which they practice, creating forums for the exchange and expression of the views of Latina lawyers, and serving as a voice to advocate for these views.
 
Alejandra was selected for the position based on her outstanding achievements and dedication to the HNBA.

October 12, 2022

Amanda Zink to be a Featured Speaker at Upcoming IDC Seminar

Amanda Zink will be a featured speaker at the IDC seminar “Maximizing Mediation in Cook County” on November 10, 2022 at Pinstripes in Oakbrook from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Registration is complimentary for claims professionals and corporate or association counsel.  The seminar will touch on preparing for and positioning a case for mediation and negotiating at mediation.  The course is approved for 3 hours of CLE credit.

October 11, 2022

Lipe Lyons Welcomes New Associates Alexandra Cambiazo and Drew Brandau to the Firm

Alexandra Cambiazo is an Associate at Lipe Lyons whose practice focuses on defending litigants in both state and federal courts for matters involving business and commercial disputes, breach of contract, and personal injury cases, to name a few. Alexandra represents her clients through all stages of litigation. 
 
Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Alexandra worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Alexandra also has experience as a law clerk and extern with the Indiana Supreme Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana, and a boutique civil litigation law firm. Alexandra earned her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International studies, with a minor in Spanish, from Northwestern University.
 
Drew Brandau is an Associate at Lipe Lyons whose practice focuses on defending litigants in both state and federal courts for matters involving commercial, construction, premises liability, product liability, and transportation claims.
 
Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Drew worked for a civil defense law firm where he represented clients in a variety of matters involving transportation claims, products liability, trusts and estates, contract disputes, and commercial litigation. Drew also has experience as a Judicial Extern with the Circuit Court of Champaign County and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.  Drew earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, and his Bachelor of Science degree in History from Illinois State University.