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  • Lipe Lyons Welcomes New Associates Rebecca Israel and Elise Ruff to the Firm
    November 18, 2021

    Ms. Israel earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2020, where she was the Student Editor.  She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensics.  Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Ms. Israel worked as an associate attorney at a downtown Chicago law firm where she concentrated her practice on civil litigation matters.

    Ms. Ruff earned her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 2018, where she was Teacher’s Assistant for a Property Law professor.  She graduated from Indiana University, College of Arts and Sciences in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Ms. Ruff worked at a downtown Chicago law firm specializing in long term care, personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. 
     

  • Lipe Lyons Wins Summary Judgment in a Prisoner Pro Bono Matter
    November 16, 2021

    Congratulations to Partner Amanda Zink, and Associate Elise Ruff who successfully overcame a Motion for Summary Judgment in a Prisoner Pro Bono case in the Southern District of Illinois. The Prisoner’s case was previously dismissed due to a determination that the Prisoner failed to exhaust his administrative remedies. The case went up on appeal to the 7th Circuit, who determined that the District Court Judge was required to hold a new evidentiary hearing when declining to follow the Magistrate Judge’s recommendations. A new Pavey hearing was conducted.  Following direct and cross-examination by Ms. Zink, the Court determined that the Prisoner exhausted his available administrative remedies and in turn denied Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgement.

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