7061 W. North Ave., #296, Oak Park, IL 60302

Experienced Appellate Advocacy and Collaborative Counseling

Bringing clients of all sizes years of experience obtaining favorable outcomes in  high stakes appellate litigation and engaging in collaborative counseling to help clients define and obtain the result in their best interest.

EXPERIENCED Appellate Advocacy and Collaborative Counseling

Bringing clients of all sizes years of experience obtaining favorable outcomes in  high stakes appellate litigation and engaging in collaborative counseling to help clients define and obtain the result in their best interest.
What We do

 
 

MastersLaw works primarily with government entities, non-profit institutions, and corporate clients to resolve issues on appeal. Substantive practice areas include labor and employment, civil rights, commercial litigation, and criminal law.

In addition to handling matters on appeal, MastersLaw also works with trial counsel developing litigation strategy and consulting on appellate issues; and briefs and argues dispositive motions including motions to dismiss, summary judgment and post-trial motions.

What We do

MastersLaw works primarily with government entities, non-profit institutions, and corporate clients to resolve issues on appeal. Substantive practice areas include labor and employment, civil rights, commercial litigation, and criminal law.

In addition to handling matters on appeal, MastersLaw also works with trial counsel developing litigation strategy and consulting on appellate issues; and briefs and argues dispositive motions including motions to dismiss, summary judgment and post-trial motions.

HOW WE WORK

Like many things in life, the litigation process rarely goes perfectly.  The key question once a trial court resolves a matter is not whether a ruling was erroneous, but whether an appellate court will have reason to believe that an error, or combination of errors, warrants reversal.

MastersLaw brings a fresh perspective to an appeal.  The first step in an appeal is to analyze the record to determine the nature of any errors and assess their effect on the resolution of a case.

After conducting that analysis, MastersLaw engages clients in conversation regarding the likelihood of success on the merits of an appeal and the client’s interests in pursuing an appeal.  MastersLaw explores not just the financial issues at stake, but also long-term interests that an appeal can impact.

Assuming an appeal is the best option, MastersLaw will then brief and argue the case in the appellate court working in consultation with the client and trial counsel to develop the strongest arguments.

practice areas

Civil Rights

MastersLaw has successfully defended public entities and their employees against a multitude of civil rights challenges arising in the law enforcement and other contexts.

Commercial Litigation

MastersLaw offers experience litigating a variety of commercial claims including breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and fraud.

Criminal Law

MastersLaw has successfully defended clients on appeal including obtaining acquittal and plea agreement vacatur.

Labor & Employment

MastersLaw has extensive experience litigating a variety of labor and employment issues.

Municipal Law

MastersLaw has extensive experience litigating issues unique to public sector entities.

Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation

MastersLaw has successfully defended clients in cases involving multi-million dollar personal injury judgments and workers’ compensation claims.