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Dan Fultz to serve as Moderator of IICLE Criminal Law Program

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Roland R. Cross - Pro Bono Award

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Wills, Living Trusts, Passing Property to Beneficiaries and Probate Avoidance Seminar

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Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Opinion Reversing the Illinois Commerce Commission

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Illinois Municipal League Annual Conference Presentation

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Telecommunications Presentation

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Firm’s Litigation Group Obtains Summary Judgment in Long Term Care Case

Dave Hennessy, a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, obtained summary judgment in a contentious case brought under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendant facility was negligent and committed abuse and neglect for a large, deep laceration sustained by a resident.  As the resident was being transferred from a wheelchair to a bed, his leg was lacerated by a part of the metal bed frame.  This laceration required surgical repair; the wound also failed to heal, with the resident undergoing blood transfusions and follow-up surgeries.  Plaintiff alleged violations under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, as well as general negligence, and sought monetary damages as well as attorneys’ fees.  After extensive discovery, Dave Hennessy successfully argued that there was no material evidence of negligence, the staff performed the transfer within the standard of care, and that the facility’s staffing was appropriate.  

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Community Foundation Honors Harvey B. and Judith Stephens with Philanthropic Award

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BHS Attorneys Recognized as "Leading Lawyers" and "Emerging Lawyers"

Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers

Leading Lawyers are attorneys who have been recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in the areas of practice on the Leading Lawyers’ website.  Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each State have received the distinction of “Leading Lawyer.”

Emerging Lawyers have been identified by their peers to be among the top lawyers who are age 40 or younger unless they have practiced for no more than 10 years.  Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of “Emerging Lawyer.”   

As of August 1, 2017, the updated list of Brown, Hay & Stephens attorneys who have been recognized as “Leading Lawyers” and “Emerging Lawyers” is as follows:

Leading Lawyers

Matthew R. Booker

Paul Bown

Lorilea Buerkett

Hugh F. Drake

Emmet A. Fairfield

Daniel L. Fultz

Eric L. Grenzebach

J. Patrick Joyce, Jr.

Claire A. Manning

Almon A. Manson, Jr.

Saul J. Morse

Dwight H. O’Keefe

Andrew M. Ramage

Amy K. Schmidt*

Harvey M. Stephens

Robert A. Stuart, Jr.*

Donald R. Tracy

Jeffery M. Wilday

*Advisory Board Members

 

Emerging Lawyers

Charles Y. Davis

Peter E. Naylor

Erica L. Riplinger

 

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BHS Receives Recertification Status as a Member of Meritas

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Drake Appointed as an Officer of the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Section

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Illinois Municipal League Presentation on "Ethics and Conflicts of Interest"

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BHS Summer 2017 Internship Program

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BHS Attorney Presents to National Group on Jury Selection

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Litigation Practice Group at Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP

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BHS Opens Office in Belleville, Illinois

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2017 Medical Liability Update Seminar - April 20, 2017

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Jury Verdict in Favor of Heartland Community College in $1.6M Construction Litigation Claim

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Downtown Springfield Incorporated Names "Volunteer of the Year"

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City of Springfield Appoints Inspector General

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Illinois Supreme Court Reverses Attorney General in Open Meetings Case

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Accessibility Lawsuits Under ADA

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​District Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Springfield Public School District 186 in Complaint of Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act

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2016 BHS Employment Law Seminar

The 21st annual Brown, Hay + Stephens’ Employment Law Seminar was held on November 3, 2016, at Illini Country Club.  Nearly 150 people were in attendance.

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