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Resolute Systems welcomes retired Cook County Law Division Judge James P. McCarthy to our Chicago team

Hon. Jim McCarthy, ret. pictureResolute Systems is pleased to welcome retired Cook County Judge James P. McCarthy to its Chicago team of dispute resolution professionals.  From 2003 until his retirement from the bench in 2019, Judge McCarthy served in the Cook County Law Division where he developed a reputation as an effective pre-trial judge.  He concentrates his mediation practice on personal injury, professional liability, construction, premises liability, commercial and business disputes.

To schedule mediation with Judge McCarthy, please call (312) 346-3770, x125 or email mweinzierl@resolutesystems.com.

Resolute Mediator Faustin Pipal to Lecture at U-Illinois Law School Program

Resolute Systems mediator Faustin Pipal will guest lecture at the University of Illinois College of Law’s “The Chicago Program.” Mr. Pipal will provide a program on mediation on February 27, 2019.

According to the College of Law, the program is “taught by leading practitioners and College faculty, courses are taught in the Illini Center in downtown Chicago, The Chicago Bar Association, and in the offices of several preeminent law firms, including Winston & Strawn, Foley & Lardner, Steptoe & Johnson, and Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella. Events and lectures are open to all third-year students, offering fantastic opportunities to network with the College’s more than 4,000 Chicago-based alumni. Launched in 2012, the Chicago Program is designed to enrich the College’s curriculum, expand professional opportunities for students, and involve alumni and other practitioners more closely in the College’s educational mission.”

For more information on The Chicago Program, please go to https://law.illinois.edu/academics/the-chicago-program/.

Resolute Systems Welcomes Retired Judge J. Edward Prochaska

Hon. J. Edward Prochaska, ret. pictureResolute Systems is pleased to welcome former Winnebago County Judge J. Edward Prochaska to its team of dispute resolution professionals.  Judge Prochaska will mediate out of Rockford as well as our Chicago office.

Judge Prochaska served as a Circuit Judge from 1996 to his retirement in December of 2018. A highly respected jurist and attorney, Judge Prochaska was known for his effectiveness at resolving civil litigation through the mediated settlement conference process. He was the Presiding Judge of the 17th Circuit Civil Division (2010-2018).  From 2007 to 2018, Judge Prochaska sat in the Law, Chancery & Miscellaneous Remedies division, where he conducted hundreds of successful settlement conferences. He successfully facilitated many multi-million dollar settlements, including two settlements over $10 million.

Jonah Orlofsky Participates on Center for Conflict Resolution Panel

Jonah Orlofsky, Esq. photoResolute Systems mediator Jonah Orlofsky participated in a September 17, 2018 presentation to the Center for Conflict Resolution regarding video conferencing and mediation.

The program was entitled:  Video Conference Mediation:  How It’s Being Used, And What The Future Holds.  Mr. Orlofsky was part of a three-person panel and spoke about his experience with Zoom technology for conducting mediations.

Faustin Pipal addresses the Association of Attorney Mediators

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Faustin Pipal, Esq.

Resolute Systems mediator Faustin Pipal addressed the Association of Attorney Mediators (AAM) on September 11, 2018 in Chicago.  Pipal discussed developing a successful mediation practice while maintaining a law practice. Faustin Pipal has mediated over 2,500 cases since beginning his mediation practice in 1993.  He has been litigating cases since 1980, and he draws on his experience as an accomplished trial attorney during the mediation process.  Mr. Pipal concentrates his mediation practice on the resolution of wrongful death, substantial personal injury, construction accidents, trucking accidents, professional malpractice and employment matters.

Resolute Systems is pleased to welcome former Cook County Judge Robert W. Bertucci

Hon. Robert W. Bertucci, ret. pictureResolute Systems is pleased to welcome former Cook County Judge Robert W. Bertucci to its Chicago team of dispute resolution professionals.  From 2001 until his retirement from the bench in 2018, Judge Bertucci served in the County Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County where he was the Assignment Judge for tax deed cases and presided over annexation, civil forfeiture, election, mental health and property tax cases.  He concentrates his ADR practice on financial, commercial, contract and business disputes, but mediates other civil matters as well.

To schedule mediation with Judge Bertucci, please call (312) 346-3770, x125 or email mweinzierl@resolutesystems.com.