Labor and Employment
Rideshare and Autonomous Vehicles
EducationMr. Lipe received a B.A. in 1980 from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He received his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the national moot court team and received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Moot Court.
AdmissionsMr. Lipe was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1983 and has also been admitted in the following federal trial and appellate courts:
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including the trial bar)
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
In addition, Mr. Lipe has been admitted pro hac vice in state and federal courts in several additional states.
Jeffrey H. Lipe
Lipe Lyons is proud to announce that six of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™September 8, 2023
Shareholders Jeffrey Lipe and Thomas Pontikis were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for their work in personal injury litigation. Shareholder James Whalen, Partner Amanda Zink, and Of Counsel Raymond Lyons Jr. were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for their work in insurance litigation. And Senior Associate Alejandra Barcenas was selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her work in Insurance Law and Construction Litigation.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.
Ones to Watch in America™ highlights the legal talent of lawyers who have been in practice less than 10 years. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in America.
We invite you to visit Lipe Lyons’ Best Lawyers® profile: https://lnkd.in/gQ2aXFak
Lipe Lyons Attorneys Selected to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising StarsJanuary 24, 2023
The firm is pleased to announce that five of our Shareholders Jeffrey Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Thomas Pontikis, James Whalen, and Jordan Tank, and two of our Senior Associates Alejandra Barcenas and Elise Ruff, were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for the 2023 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.
Lipe Lyons Negotiates Favorable Settlement in Product Liability and Wrongful Death CaseFebruary 17, 2022
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.
Lipe Lyons Announces 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising StarsFebruary 2, 2022
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.
Lipe Lyons Wins Summary Judgment in Eight-Figure CaseNovember 5, 2021
Shareholder Jeffrey Lipe, Partner Amanda Zink, and Associate John Miceli were granted summary judgment on behalf of an international manufacturer of drive shafts and components for heavy machinery. In a consolidated action involving five plaintiffs who made claims of vicarious liability, negligence, wrongful death, and loss of consortium, Plaintiffs alleged that Lipe Lyons’ client was liable for their injuries including wrongful death and traumatic brain injury following a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiffs claimed that a purchase order between Lipe Lyons’ client and its third-party contractor, created an agency relationship making defendant responsible for its third party contractors’ actions.
Following extensive briefs and oral arguments, the court ruled in favor of Lipe Lyons’ client. The Court granted Summary judgment finding that Lipe Lyons’ client did not have and did not exercise any right to control its third party contractors’ actions at the time of the motor vehicle accident.
2021 Illinois Supers Lawyers ListFebruary 4, 2021
The firm is pleased to announce that name partners Jeffrey H. Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Jr. and Edward J. Murphy and partner James H. Whalen have been named to the 2021 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. These lawyers have been recognized per below:Jeffrey H. Lipe (civil litigation, construction litigation)
Raymond Lyons, Jr. (personal injury - products, general litigation, construction litigation)
Edward J. Murphy (personal injury - products, insurance coverage, class action/mass torts)
James H. Whalen (business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury – products)
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-stage process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. All candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Researchers then evaluate candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are then grouped according to their primary practice areas and final selections are made by special review panels composed of leading lawyers in each state.
In addition, partner Jordan Tank, and associates Alejandra Barcenas, Sarah Bourdet, John Dark, Ryan Eckert and Elaina Valtierra have been named to the 2021 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers, which is also published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Illinois are named to the Rising Stars list. These attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in the following fields:
Jordan M. Tank (business litigation, personal Injury - general, professional liability, appellate, construction litigation)
Alejandra Barcenas (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - general, business litigation)
Sarah Bourdet (construction litigation)
John Dark (civil litigation)
Ryan Eckert (civil litigation)
Elaina Valtierra (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - medical malpractice, personal injury - products, professional liability)
Lipe Lyons Listed in Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & AdjustersFebruary 14, 2017
Six Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2016January 20, 2016
Lipe and Kelly Settle Premises Liability Claim For Half The SpecialsNovember 30, 2015
Four Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2015February 5, 2015
Lipe and Kelly Settle Serious Claim for SpecialsJanuary 8, 2015
Four Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2014January 29, 2014
Lipe and Kelly win Summary Judgment Motion in DuPage CountyDecember 6, 2013
Lipe and Kelly Win Summary Judgment Motion in Federal CourtNovember 13, 2013