Chicago Civil Litigation Attorney

Since I have been practicing civil litigation for decades, there are no cases for which I am not prepared. I've worked on several cases with corporate defendants and have extensive litigation experience under the federal RICO act. I attribute my success in these cases to my ability to go through thousands of pages of discovery and find exactly the points that are helpful in your case. I have learned to deal with complex pricing and negotiation structures and I have the knowledge to understand the intricacies involved in the corporate environment. With a thorough understanding of the complexities of the case, I often have cases dismissed early, or on appeal. I know the value of looking at all the details, including valuation and possible punitive damages. I have experience in cases involving:

  • Commercial bribery
  • Price fixing cases
  • ERISA claims
  • Civil RICO
  • Labor disputes

Some examples of my work:

My client was sued in the United States District Court by a purchaser who claimed $11 million in damages in a commercial bribery case when a buyer was allegedly paid by the salesman to take orders. The case was tried to verdict, which ended up with damages totaling $78,000 against my client. After a successful appeal, my client paid nothing and was dismissed from the case.

A lawsuit between two brothers was filed in the Cook County Chancery Court, one brother seeking to be declared a partner in a business. A mediation was held and at a mediator's recommendation, my client offered three million dollars to settle the case which was refused. The case proceeded to trial on claims of breach of fiduciary duty and for an accounting. The court ruled for my client and dismissed all claims. I successfully defended the trial verdict in the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts.

A real estate appraiser was sued in federal court by a mortgage company alleging his participation in a civil conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud. After pretrial motions were granted dismissing the RICO and conspiracy allegations, my client was eventually dismissed and paid nothing to the plaintiff.

Several newly elected union officers were fired from their positions. I sued and they were reinstated in their positions. A monitor was appointed by the court to conduct a new election. A separate lawsuit was filed by the same officers, and the union was required to repay two million dollars to its health insurance fund and replace all of its trustees.

An assistant vice-president was terminated by an Illinois university for reporting illegal contracts to the Illinois Attorney General's Office. I tried the case before a jury in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois in 2013, resulting in a verdict for the plaintiff ordering his reinstatement, $960,000 in back pay and $2,000,000 in punitive damages and attorney's fees.

I represented a foreman who was terminated by a large transit agency after 31 years of employment. As he was a Union member covered by a contract, I represented his case to an arbitrator, who sustained his grievance and reinstated him with two years' back pay and benefits.

Regardless of the details of your case, I'm ready to bring my experience as an Illinois attorney to understand your case, give you an honest and open professional assessment, and work toward a best possible outcome.

To discuss any aspect of your civil litigation case with Chicago civil litigation lawyer Anthony Pinelli, call 312-767-4596 or e-mail.

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Once we have an opportunity to consult and review any available records and a determination is made whether or not I will represent your interests, I will give you my best evaluation of how to go forward. If my office does not proceed with a case, our conversation will always be protected by the attorney-client privilege.