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   3Jonathan E. BarrishChicago(312) 781-6603barrishj@litchfieldcavo.combarrishj@litchfieldcavo.comLitchfield Cavo LLPwww.litchfieldcavo.comwww.litchfieldcavo.combarrishjonathan.jpgWorkers' Compensation Defense LawWorkers’ CompensationEmployers’ LiabilityConstructionToxic Tort LitigationCommercial Litigation and Business Litigation
Jonathan E.
Litchfield Cavo LLP
303 W Madison St Ste 300
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 781-6603 Fx.(312) 781-6630
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Workers' Compensation Defense Law    Workers’ Compensation
    Employers’ Liability
    Toxic Tort Litigation
    Commercial Litigation and Business Litigation
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Jonathan’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation, employers’ liability, construction, and toxic tort litigation. He also handles general commercial litigation and business litigation matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in workers’ compensation cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the Circuit Court and the Illinois Appellate Court.

Jonathan is a frequent lecturer for third-party administrators as well as self-insured employers on topics concerning Illinois workers’ compensation. In May 2004 he authored a handbook accompanying a seminar he gave entitled "Asbestos Claims under the Occupational Diseases and Workers’ Compensation Acts."

Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Michael Murphy v. US Foodservice, 07 IIC 1548

  • Michael Murphy v. US Foodservice, 07 IIC 1551

  • Cianci v. Safeco Insurance Company, 356 Ill. App. 3d 767, 826 N.E.2d 548 (2005)

  • Jose Garcia v. Four Seasons Hotel, 97 IIC 1046

  • Bar Admissions:  
    Illinois, 1992
    United States District Court: Northern District of Illinois
    United States Court of Appeals: Seventh Circuit

    Year of Birth:  1967

    Law School:  Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, 1992
    Law School Honors/Involvement:  Semi-Finalist Intra-School Moot Court Competition

    Undergraduate School:  Northwestern University, BA, economics/political science, 1989
    Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With Honors

    Employment History:  
    Litchfield Cavo LLP, partner. 2003-present
    Garofalo Schreiber & Hart, partner, 1992-2001

    Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
    American Bar Association
    Chicago Bar Association
    Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
    Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2016-present

    Community Involvement:  
    Moriah Congregation, executive board member

    Firm Description:  
    Litchfield Cavo LLP is a litigation defense law firm founded in 1998 on one principle - client service comes first. It is natural to assume that a firm that has grown to more than 175 attorneys in 13 offices may be impersonal and provide limited accessibility to attorneys. Litchfield Cavo prides itself on being the opposite. They blend the vast resources of a nationwide law firm with the responsive service and reasonable billing practices typically found only at small firms. Their attorneys and staff value client relationships, and encourage communication that is open and honest. Most importantly, integrity and professionalism are visible in every action.

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