Resolute 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.
Resolute Systems is pleased to welcome Judge Patrick F. Lustig to our Chicago team of Dispute Resolution Professionals. For the past 17 years, Judge Lustig has served as an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County in both the Law and Municipal Divisions in jury trial rooms.
Because of his reputation as a fair and equitable judge, both plaintiff and defense attorneys would agree to have their cases transferred to him from other judge’s calendars for pre-trial purposes so he could assist them in achieving a successful resolution of their cases. His “big picture” vision and practical approach to dispute resolution made him a “go to judge” for resolution of some of the most difficult and complex cases.
Judge Lustig concentrates his mediation practice on the resolution of:
Dick Devine, of counsel in Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice, offers his insights into the ongoing legislative debates around capital punishment in Illinois. In a guest column published in the June 6 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the former Cook County State’s Attorney for more than a decade prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, voices his concern that the new standards of proof proposed by the governor in response to the state legislature’s attempt to revive the death penalty will only make the prosecution of capital offenses more difficult and the decision criteria less clear.
Resolute Systems’ mediators swept the 2018 National Law Journal rankings of Midwest mediators, capturing the top three mediator spots, the company announced. Jennifer Duncan-Brice of Resolute’s Chicago office was ranked the number 1 mediator in the Midwest. Faustin Pipal and Former Lake County Judge Margaret Mullen, also from the Chicago office, were each ranked a Top 3 mediator in the reader survey. And for the third consecutive year, Resolute Systems was named the top ADR provider in the Midwest in the same rankings.
“It is quite an honor to have three Resolute mediators named the top 3 mediators in the Midwest,” said Michael Weinzierl, Resolute Systems VP. “Judge Duncan-Brice and Faustin Pipal have been recognized with these honors in the pas. We were very excited to have Judge Margaret Mullen join them.”
The survey results were published in The Best of the Midwest Reader Rankings from The National Law Journal. According to The National Law Journal has the largest paid circulation of any weekly publication serving the national legal community. It is owned by ALM, the preeminent 173-year-old legal publishing company.
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Resolute is pleased to announce that it has been ranked the #1 BEST ADR PROVIDER in the Midwest by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey (2018 Best of the Midwest Reader Rankings Survey) for the third year in a row.
Established in 1988 with offices throughout the country, Resolute has a national panel of 2,800 neutrals and administers over 12,000 cases each year nationally. Its mediators have been recognized as among the best in the United States by a number of professional associations, as well as professional surveys.
Three of Resolute Systems’ Midwest Panelists were also voted at the best mediators in the Midwest. Chicago mediators Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice, Faustin Pipal, and Judge Margaret Mullen were named the top 3 mediators in the survey.
In addition, Resolute was voted A Best Overall ADR firm in the United States by the 2018 Best of National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and voted a Best Overall ADR Firm in the New York Law Journal Survey for 8 consecutive years.
“We are honored to be recognized as the #1 ADR provider,” said Resolute President Ryan Hamilton. “From insurance related matters like personal injury, to employment and commercial disputes, and consumer and divorce matters, Resolute offers fair, efficient and cost-effective ADR processes to our clients.”
According to The National Law Journal, more than 1,000 readers cast votes in the survey. The National Law Journal has the largest paid circulation of any weekly publication serving the national legal community. It is owned by ALM, the preeminent 173-year-old legal publishing company.
Dick Devine, Of Counsel in Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice, shared in Crain’s Chicago Business his concerns over the recent proposal to shake up the organizational structure of the Chicago Police Department. The proposal is being forwarded by the Grassroots Alliance for Public Accountability. The Alliance proposes to form a civilian commission to oversee the CPD – adding, as Dick details in his column, a layer of civilian administration and governance without heed to the civilian controls already in place. Dick provides a provocative insider’s perspective to the matter in the April 11, 2018 issue. To read the entire piece, click here.
Resolute is pleased to welcome Judge Margaret Mullen to its Chicago team of Dispute Resolution Professionals. Judge Mullen sat in the Lake County Law Division for 14 years, where she presided over civil litigation including personal injury, commercial and insurance coverage matters, as well as administrative review. She also served as Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit for two years, and also during her career served as the Presiding Judge of the Consolidated Family Division, the Law Division, and the Juvenile Division. Prior to sitting in the Law Division, Judge Mullen sat in Chancery Court, hearing complex civil litigation. Between 1997 and 2000, she was assigned to Family Court, where she handled dissolution, custody, and parentage matters, from filing to post-decree.
Judge Mullen was active in judicial education at EdCon, presenting seminars on medical malpractice litigation, Supreme Court Rule 213 and Best Tips For Civil Judges. She presented at EdCon again on Medical Malpractice in 2018.
Resolute Systems is pleased to welcome Judge Jack Fleming to its Chicago team of Dispute Resolution Professionals. Judge Jack Fleming brings his extensive judicial mediation experience in the Cook County Probate Division to his private mediation practice. During his judicial career, Judge Fleming successfully conducted mediation negotiations in hundreds of cases in civil and criminal matters. In the Probate Division, he was sought after by lawyers and their clients to mediate pending litigation, including in cases that were not on his call.
While Judge Fleming has extensive experience mediating all facets of probate matters, including estate, trust and guardianship issues, he is also qualified to mediate contract, commercial, business and other civil mattes. He is available to serve as a mediator, arbitrator, discovery referee and fact finder.
For the second consecutive year, Resolute Systems was voted the #1 ADR Provider in The National Law Journal’s 2017 Best of the Midwest reader survey.
Established in 1988 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Resolute Systems has a number of offices across the United States and administers over 12,000 cases each year nationally. Its mediators have been recognized as among the best in the United States by a number of professional associations, as well as professional surveys.
Two of Resolute Systems’ Midwest Panelists were also voted at the best mediators in the Midwest. Faustin Pipal and Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice, both of Resolute’s Chicago office, were named the number 1 and number 2 mediators in the Midwest.
In addition, for the seventh consecutive year Resolute has been voted a “Best Overall Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider” by the New York Law Journal 2017 Reader Rankings Survey.
“We are honored to be recognized as the top ADR provider,” Said Resolute Systems Vice President Michael E. Weinzierl. “From insurance related matters like personal injury, to employment and commercial disputes, and consumer and divorce matters, Resolute offers fair, efficient and cost-effective ADR processes to our clients.”
According to The National Law Journal, more than 1,000 readers cast votes in the survey. The National Law Journal has the largest paid circulation of any weekly publication serving the national legal community. It is owned by ALM, the preeminent 172-year-old legal publishing company.