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IMA Small Manufacturers Council Meeting

On 2/2/18 Storrs Downey will present “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Small Manufacturers Council Meeting in Oak Brook, IL. The presentation will cover: Identifying sexual harassment Investigating sexual harassment Workforce training  on company policy For more information or to register, click here.

UPCOMING WEBINAR: The Other Side: 5 IL WC Issues From A Petitioner’s Attorney’s Point Of View

Join Rich Lenkov and special guest David B. Menchetti for 5 Illinois workers’ compensation issues, from the perspective of a petitioner’s attorney. The webinar will examine: • Neutral Risk: Why There Is No Such Thing • Utilization Review: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly • AMA Impairment Ratings: What You Need To Know • Opioids: Use, Abuse & Disuse…

Storrs Downey to present at the American Conference Institute’s EPLI Conference

On 1/30/18 Storrs Downey will present “Avoiding Claims of Religious, National Origin and Race Discrimination in the Current Political Climate,” at the American Conference Institute’s 26th National Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance. The presentation will examine: The latest discrimination claims being brought on the basis of race, religion or national origin What accommodations are employers expected to make when an employee’s…

Memphis Bar Association Seminar

On 12/28/17 Cary Schwimmer will present, “Firing Employees Who Take the Employer’s Stuff to Build a Case” at the Memphis Bar Association. Employees who have or are considering bringing a claim against their employer often believe they have the right to take the employer’s documents and emails to support their claim. Does firing employees who take such actions constitute unlawful retaliation? This presentation will…


On 12/13/17, Rich Lenkov was quoted in the Super Lawyers article, “What Does Workers’ Compensation Pay For?” The article discusses the types of coverage for injured employees in Illinois. Click here to read more.

Jeff Kehl to Present at IDC

On 12/13/17 Jeff Kehl will present, “Punitive Damages in Illinois” at an upcoming Illinois Defense Trial  Council seminar. The program will cover the requirements and factors considered when Illinois plaintiffs seek punitive damages in state and federal court, practice tips with regard to pleadings, discovery and trial strategies for minimizing the likelihood or amount of punitive damages awards, and recent…

Upcoming Webinar: Ask Us ANYTHING

On 12/19/17 join veteran workers’ compensation attorneys Rich Lenkov and Michael Milstein for a webinar to answer ANY of your questions. Feel free to email us before the webinar to make sure we have your questions. Register today!

Bryce Downey & Lenkov Names New Income Members

We are proud to announce Michael Milstein and Kirsten Kaiser Kus have been elected as Income Members. Michael Milstein (Chicago) joined the firm in 2011 and concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation. For the last four years, Michael was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. His clients include retailers, staffing agencies, construction-related…

Upcoming Webinar: Top Employer Mistakes In Indiana

On 11/14/17 join Justin Nestor and Kirsten Kaiser Kus for a webinar discussing the top handling mistakes that occur throughout the claim process during: Reporting Investigation Forms Medical treatment This is an interactive session so be sure to bring your questions and stay for the special giveaway at the end of the presentation, register here!  

Tina Paries Elected To SOICA

Congratulations to Tina Paries for her recent selection into the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA). The purpose of the Society is to facilitate and encourage the association of outstanding Illinois lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and professional conduct in the practicing or teaching of construction law, who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of construction law and who…