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Ms. Harrington is a partner with the firm and handles a wide variety of cases for the firm's clients throughout Illinois and Indiana. She specializes in complex tort litigation. She has handled numerous high damage exposure cases for the defense involving fatalities and serious injuries.
She has significant experience with and knowledge of the Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Act and has successfully defended numerous Townships and Local Governmental entities pursuant to said Act. In addition, she defends numerous businesses against consumer claims for fraud or breach of warranty. She also defends medical malpractice matters which she recently obtained a not guilty verdict in a malpractice case involving a seriously brain damaged infant.
Federal District Court Trial Bars in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana
Hourly Rate: Variable
Year of Birth: 1971
Law School: Marquette University,JD
Law School Honors/Involvement: Moot Court; trial advocacy program
Undergraduate School: University of Iowa, BS, political science and business administration
AAA, Assisted Housing Risk Management Association, Auffenberg Dealer Group, Cannon Cochoran Management Services, Inc., EMC Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Company, Grossinger Auto Group, HARTCO, Heritage Cadillac, Homer Township, Illinois Casualty Company, Joliet Steel &Construction, Liberty Mutual, Lloyds of London, O'Brien Automotive Group, Orland Toyota, Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago, RLI, Packer Engineering, Ranger Enterprises, Safeco Insurance Company, SUA, Township Officials of Illinois Risk Management Association, Unitrin Property & Casualty Company, Zurich
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington concentrates in various types of litigation including all types of tort litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, toxic torts, municipal law, medical malpractice, liquor liability and professional negligence. Further, for a number of its clients, the firm handles first party property and bad faith claims and also serves as coverage counsel. The firm's partners have tried to verdict numerous multi-party and complex cases, including many fatality and serious injury cases as well as various employment related cases in recent years. Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington also handles all case appeals, in both state and federal court
Married to Patrick; two daughters and one son
Additional Office Locations: Wheaton, Joliet and Rockford