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.

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.

June 21, 2021

Zink, Paxinos and Kalepp Attend the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Lipe Lyons’ Partner Amanda L. Zink and Associates Amal Kalepp and Oliva Paxinos attended the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on June 18, 2021. Zink, Kalepp and Paxinos proudly joined their fellow IDC members to celebrate the installation of the IDC’s new officers and directors, the appointment of committee chairs and vice chairs, and to recognize the recipients of the IDC’s Awards of Excellence. The celebration included the recognition of 2020-2021 IDC President, Nicole Milos of AAIS, and the induction of the 2021-2022 IDC President Laura K. Beasley of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.

June 4, 2021

Amal Kalepp joins Lipe Lyons as New Associate

Amal is a litigation associate at Lipe Lyons who focuses her practice on appellate litigation and the defense of commercial, construction, premises liability, product liability, and transportation claims. The range and rigor of her experiences have endowed her with a strong foundation in all aspects of litigation. During law school she served as a judicial extern in the Circuit Court of Illinois for the Honorable Ronald F. Bartkowicz and in the Illinois Appellate Court for the Honorable Carl A. Walker. Amal graduated from DePaul University College of Law with a certification in Health Law. She was a senior editor for the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law and a health law fellow in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute.

May 21, 2021

Lipe Lyons 9th Anniversary

Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd. is proud to celebrate its 9th year anniversary! The firm was founded after the five name partners, with decades of experience, departed from their former firm together in order to better serve their long-standing clients. Its attorneys practice in state and federal court and are experienced in a variety of practice areas, including antitrust and unfair competition, appellate litigation, class actions and mass torts, commercial litigation, construction, general liability, insurance coverage, labor and employment, product liability, professional liability, rideshare and autonomous vehicles, and commercial transportation. We invite you to explore our web site and see how our commitment to dedicated service can work for you.