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 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.
PETER HAVIGHORST, Senior Associate
Admitted to bar: Illinois; Northern District of Illinois.
Preparatory education: Ohio Universty (B.S.); St. Thomas University (M.S.).
Legal education: DePaul University Law School (J.D.).
Member: Illinois State Bar Association; Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association; Chicago Bar Association.
Mr. Havighorst focuses on the defense of workers’ compensation and related civil litigation matters involving third-parties and subrogation. With over 15 years of trial experience, he develops comprehensive litigation strategies to advocate on behalf of corporate and individual clients and efficiently secure results. He has represented clients in a variety of commercial disputes in Illinois’ Federal and Circuit Courts, the EEOC, IDHR, and various local municipal hearing boards. His advocacy also includes appearances before the First District Illinois Appellate Court, and multiple appearances before the IWCC in downstate venues. Peter holds a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer license and manages exposure and liability on complicated medical benefit assessments effecting settlements. Prior to joining Noble & Associates, Mr. Havighorst worked for several Chicago insurance defense firms representing clients in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment and franchise law, the alcoholic beverage industry, and class action litigation.