Personal Injury

We represent individuals injured physically and psychologically, or both, due to negligence or wrongdoing in a number of areas:

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

We do not back down from a challenge and make sure that all of our clients receive the justice they deserve.


Catastrophic Injury

$3.1 MILLION — in a wrongful death matter on behalf of the family of a 14-year old boy who could not swim when he drowned in a Four Points Sheraton Hotel pool

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Personal Injury

We represented the estate of Jaeson Tobin, his widow Julia and their three children in a wrongful death lawsuit. Jaeson was a youth pastor and assistant principal at the Tomah Baptist Church and school in Tomah, Wisconsin. Jaeson was Pastor Ronald Tobin’s son

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Wrongful Death

Alexander v. Sheraton, et al., Fox TV News called it “historic justice.” Popular national and legal media called it the largest award for a minor who drowned in history. A $3.1 million dollar settlement was reached on the eve of trial. Craig Tobin, Tomas Petkus and Paula Tobin were proud to have successfully represented Roseanne Alexander and the Estate of Damarco Alexander in their pursuit of justice.Damarco died at the Four Points Sheraton O’Hare hotel.

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Sexual Harrassment

Mejia v. Dominick, et al., successfully defended an elected official and management employees accused of sexually harassing the plaintiff, an intern. The plaintiff abandoned her lawsuit resulting in its dismissal with prejudice. Evidence was developed showing plaintiff praised the accused supervisor’s workplace conduct and that she even expressed gratitude for the overwhelmingly positive experiences working for him.

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Products Liability

Swihart v. Blades Machinery Co, et al., (Northern District Indiana), successfully defended manufacturer of grinding equipment in multimillion dollar product liability suit by worker who sustained traumatic amputation.
Resolved 1997.

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Medical Malpractice

Roberts v. Spears, et al., successfully represented estate, widow and child of patient who died due to medical negligence and obtained a substantial settlement.
Resolved 2004.

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Fiduciary Duty

Touhy v. Simon, et. al., obtained a substantial settlement for the beneficiary of a trust, the widow of the former Speaker of the House, who was victimized by her former trustee, the late Speaker’s attorney. Simon breached his fiduciary duty by engaging in conflicts of interest, neglecting the trusts’ financial affairs and ignoring the thefts of a forger who was looting the trust estate.
Resolved 2005.

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Employment Discrimination

Confidential v. Confidential, et. al., successfully represented the lead group of 29 African-American workers in class claims of racially based employment discrimination. More than 300 African-American employees suffered discrimination for decades in wages, benefits, salary, advancement and opportunity due to their race.

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