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DENNIS NOBLE

DENNIS NOBLE

DENNIS J. NOBLE, Owner and Founding 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; Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association; Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association.

Mr. Noble's prior experience was in personal injury defense in general negligence and product liability matters with a prior concentration in tort immunity defense of governmental units and employees. Present concentration in area of workers' compensation matters, including extensive 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.

TIANA MUNTNER

TIANA MUNTNER

TIANA K. MUNTNER, Senior Associate


Admitted to bar 2018: Illinois; Northern District of Illinois.


Preparatory education: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (B.A., 2016).


Legal education: Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois (J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 2018; Certificate in Civil Advocacy).


Member: Illinois State Bar Association / Workers' Compensation Law Section; Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association.

Ms. Muntner was the first NIU graduate of the Accelerated Law Degree Program and sole recipient of the faculty-voted College of Law graduation award for Outstanding Contribution to Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Muntner practiced with her Rule 711 License for the Illinois Attorney General's Office Workers' Compensation Bureau assisting in all aspects of the defense of state institutions in workers' compensation claims. Ms. Muntner also practiced with her Rule 711 license with the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic providing legal representation to survivors of domestic violence. Prior private practice experience in subrogation recovery and insurance defense, specifically in premises liability and product liability matters. Present concentration in area of Illinois workers’ compensation defense, including trial and appellate experience before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Private practice since 2018.

MICHAEL T. CHALCRAFT, II

MICHAEL T. CHALCRAFT, II

MICHAEL T. CHALCRAFT, II , Senior Associate


Admitted to bar 2010: Illinois


Preparatory education: Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (B.S., 2003).


Legal education: Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan (J.D. 2009).


Member: Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association.

Mr. Chalcraft has over 11 years of litigation experience. While attending Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Mr. Chalcraft was a member of the Mock Trial Team, awarded a top advocate for the Intra-School Moot Court Competition, and a member of the dean’s lists. Mr. Chalcraft is a graduate of Illinois State University where he was a member of the National Championship Mock Trial Team in 2002/2003. He devoted the first six years of his profession as an Assistant States Attorney for Kane and Kendall counties. During that time, he successfully prosecuted countless cases at the traffic, misdemeanor, and felony levels. Mr. Chalcraft’s time as an ASA resulted in over 60 jury trials and 500 bench trials. Since leaving the State’s Attorney’s Office in 2015, Mr. Chalcraft entered private practice representing employers and insurance carriers focusing on the area of Workers’ Compensation Defense. Mr. Chalcraft has successfully advocated on behalf of employers and carriers throughout all stages of litigation before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit Courts and Appellate Courts throughout the State of Illinois. In addition to of his legal profession, Mr. Chalcraft served for 13 years as a member of the Illinois Air National Guard where he served three tours in the Middle East in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. He was honorably discharged in 2012 to focus on legal profession.