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October 14, 2020

Congratulations to Sarah Bourdet

Lipe Lyons is proud to celebrate Sarah Bourdet’s two year anniversary with the firm.  Ms. Bourdet is an associate with Lipe Lyons with over six years of experience in litigation.  Just a few of Ms. Bourdet’s successes in the last year include:

  • Helping a client revise their workplace drug policy in light of new Illinois cannabis laws that went into effect in January 2019;
  • Defending an auto dealership against a claim of fraud and obtained a settlement of less than 10% of the claimed damages; and,
  • Resolving a dispute between condo association and owner regarding the use of service animals in common spaces by crafting a letter comporting with both the Assistance and Service Animal Integrity Act and the condo association’s guidelines for attestation by the owner’s medical provider.
     
    Ms. Bourdet’s organization and affective client communication led directly to these outstanding outcomes.  Additional information on Ms. Bourdet’s experience and her exceptional results can be found on her resume.
 
 

September 24, 2020

Congratulations to John Dark

Lipe Lyons is delighted to announce associate, John Dark’s two year anniversary with the firm.  Mr. Dark is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana, and has over four years of experience.  He specializes in the defense of premises liability, construction liability, transportation liability, and product liability claims.

In addition to being nominated and selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Super Lawyers, Mr. Dark’s achievements over the past year include:

  • Successful arguments at bench trial that led to Mr. Dark recovering attorney’s fees and costs for his client, which resulted in a favorable settlement agreement for client on co-defendants counterclaims;

  • Successful pre-trial motion practice where Mr. Dark drafted, presented and won a motion to bar Plaintiff’s wage loss claim in its entirety which led to a favorable settlement; and,

  • Securing a zero pay dismissal with prejudice for his client in a premises liability claim.