Attorneys

 

Dennis J. Noble

DENNIS J. NOBLE, Partner, born Chicago Heights, Illinois: admitted to bar, 1989, Illinois.  Preparatory education:  Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (B.S., 1983); legal education: John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1989).  Member:  Chicago, DuPage County and Illinois State Bar Associations.  Member: Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association. Member: Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association.  Prior experience in personal injury defense in general negligence and product liability matters.  Prior concentration: tort immunity defense of governmental units and employees.  Present concentration in area of workers' compensation matters, including trial and appellate experience before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Illinois Circuit Courts and Appellate Courts.  Guest speaker: Workers' Compensation Seminar-New Frontier Management Association, Springfield, Illinois; Northwest Manufacturers’ Association; WCLA.  Private practice since 1989; Owner/partner since 1996. 

Lisa K. Barbieri

LISA K. BARBIERI, Associate, born Winfield, Illinois: admitted to the bar, 2007, Illinois. Preparatory education: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (B.A., 1995); legal education: The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2007).  Member: Chicago Bar Association.  Prior experience in civil litigation in both state and federal courts, involving contested foreclosures. Present concentration in area of workers’ compensation matters, including trial and appellate experience before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Illinois Circuit Courts and the Illinois Appellate Courts.  Private Practice since 2007.

Michael T. Chalcraft II

MICHAEL T. CHALCRAFT, II, Associate, born Jacksonville, Illinois: admitted to the bar 2010, Illinois.  Preparatory education: Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (B.S., 2003); legal education: Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan (J.D., 2010). Member: Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association and National Guard Association of Illinois (lifetime member).  Prior experience: Over five years as a criminal prosecutor (over 600 bench trials and 57 jury trials to verdict). Presently devotes 100% of his practice to workers’ compensation defense at the trial and appellate levels. Military service: 14 years with the Illinois Air National Guard. Deployments: Operation Enduring Freedom (2002, 2004 and 2006); Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004 and 2006).  Private practice since 2014.

Bradley Melzer

Bradley D. Melzer, Associate, born Arlington Heights, Illinois: admitted to the bar 2011, Illinois.  Preparatory education: Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (B.S., 2008); legal education: Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., 2011).  Member: Kane County Bar Association. Prior experience: Over  five years as a criminal prosecutor with extensive trial experience including over 40 felony jury and bench trials to verdict. Other experience in business at an international insurance company and major energy company.  Present concentration in area of workers' compensation matters.  Private practice since 2018.

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