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LEARN TO DO RIGHT; SEEK JUSTICE Fighting for the Underdog
There’s a Bible quote I have framed in my office:
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“Learn to do right; seek justice. Take up the case of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 I’ve had it for the last 10 years. It’s a reminder of what I set out to do every day: fighting for people who have no possible way to do it themselves. I’ve known since high school that I wanted to be a trial lawyer. I’ve always enjoyed public speaking and debate. When it got down to what type of law I would practice, I knew I wanted to fight for individuals, for the environment, and for the underdog. I’ve represented hundreds of people in environmental cases against corporations poisoning their neighborhoods and giving their kids leukemia. I’ve represented wives who are left trying to pick up the pieces for their kids after their husband is killed. Recovering funds for someone who has been maligned by a bully gives me purpose in my work. I can’t stand bullies — people who use their power and might to overwhelm others. With our work, we represent the underdog, and we get to throw in with our client. By doing so, we let them know, “I believe in you. I believe in your case.” It’s so much more personal and rewarding. Every case is important to the person who hires you. They’ve likely never been in this situation before, and they probably won’t be in it again. To that person, this is the biggest case in the world because it’s their only case. As lawyers, we have to look at each case through that lens.
attention we knew they needed. When we all came together to form this firm, we came with the intention of getting back to the roots of caring for each person, visiting their homes, and getting to know them on a personal level. It allows us to do their case justice. Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my kids. I have a 14-year-old, a 12-year-old, and a 5-year- old. I coach kindergarten soccer and stay involved in their activities. Until I was 35, I was an amateur boxer. Those intense workouts — training, sparring, and boxing — were my relief. I’m too old now to keep taking the punches, so now I lift weights, bike, and run to stay fit and decompress. In case the Bible quote didn’t tip you off, I was raised in a very Irish Catholic family. I attended a Catholic high school, and in this culture, my career outlook was born. It’s one thing to have a profession, but it’s not enough just to make money. You want it to do some good in the world. You have to find a higher purpose in what you do. My brother is a surgeon, and he was raised the same way. Making money for Ford or Farmers Insurance doesn’t have the same purpose as winning a case for a kid whose father was killed because a corporation didn’t follow the rules. It’s the same for all of us here at the firm. We fight for the underdog.
PERSONAL INJURY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION WRONGFUL DEATH
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The firm that Tom, Phil, Mike, and I all came from was huge. It was difficult to give a client the personal
THE SPORT THAT UNITED A COUNTRY Rugby started in England in the late 1800s, and colonizers took it to South Africa, where South Africans of every color embraced the game. It was controversial because of its connection to the architects of apartheid, but Mandela saw rugby’s potential as a symbol of hope and unity for a country that desperately needed it. Springboks captain Francois Pienaar (played by Matt Damon in “Invictus,” the film adaptation of this event) thought the president’s support of the team was a brilliant act. “During those six weeks, what happened in this country was incredible,” Pienaar said. Just before the final game that would decide the 1995 World Cup winners, Mandela sported a Springboks jersey and stood behind the team. Through a hard-fought match, South Africa came out on top, and, after receiving the trophy from President Mandela, Pienaar explained the atmosphere of the event: “When the final whistle blew, this country changed forever.” If the 1995 World Cup was any indication, the camaraderie inherent to rugby can transcend all kinds of barriers. Meet a fellow rugby player or fan in any part of the world, and you’ll likely forge an instant kinship. In 2021, you can look forward to cheering on the women’s teams during the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The 1995 Rugby World Cup
In early November, the 2019 Rugby World Cup will wrap up in Japan. The international competition brings out world-class athletes and entertainment. While matches are certainly intense, respect for the competition and for referees is a core tenet of rugby culture. After going head-to-head with an opponent, you’ll still shake hands, and maybe have a beer together, at the end of a match. This principle was on full display nearly 25 years ago at the 1995 Rugby World Cup final in South Africa. The South African Springboks were up against the New Zealand All Blacks, and a number of factors made this an exceptional match. Just a few years earlier in 1991, apartheid legislation had been repealed in South Africa. The policy had left a deep cut, and the country still had a long journey toward healing and reparation. Nelson Mandela, who had been elected in 1994, was set on championing a “rainbow nation” in this new postapartheid era.
WHY YOU NEED TO BRINE YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKE Y
The best way to take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level is to brine your turkey.
First, brining your turkey elevates the flavor. It infuses the meat with a light savory-sweetness that brings out the flavor of the turkey itself. Second, it adds moisture. No one likes a dry turkey with dinner, and brining helps to keep it from losing as much moisture as it otherwise would while cooking, leaving you with mouthwatering results. Third, brining your turkey means you get to “wow” your dinner guests that much more. When they take their first bite, they won’t believe this Thanksgiving staple could be so tender, juicy, and flavorful! Alton Brown, chef and TV personality (and a huge fan of a well- cooked turkey) is credited with developing one of the best brines. Here’s what you need:
1. Before you brine the turkey, get a cooler it will fit in. Make sure to clean the cooler with soap and water before using it!
2. Once your cooler is ready, mix the hot water, salt, and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Then, add broth and ice.
3. If there is anything in the body cavity of the turkey, be sure to remove it. Submerge the turkey breast-side up. Should the turkey float, simply add a sealed bag of cold water on top of it to hold it down. You want to make sure the turkey is completely submerged. 4. Once it’s settled at least an inch under the brine, cover the cooler with the lid and store it in a cool place. Let brine for 12–48 hours. If the brine gets above 40 degrees F, add more ice. Keep a thermometer handy to periodically check the temperature. This is to prevent bacteria from making a home in your brine and turkey. 5. After 12–48 hours, prepare your turkey as desired. For the best results, roast your turkey until it reaches an internal temperature of 161 degrees F for the breast and 181 degrees F for the thighs.
8 lb ice (which equals a gallon of water)
1/2 gallon hot tap water
1 lb kosher salt
16 cups (128 oz) vegetable broth
2/3 cup sugar
This recipe is for an 18-pound turkey, but you can adjust the ingredient amounts to suit your needs. The amounts do not need to be exact, but you should try to keep it close.
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GOING UP AGAINST GOLIATH?
Bring David Into the Ring
to cover your injuries. You may have to contend with the trucking company, the corporation that contracts the truck, the auto insurance company, and a corporate insurance company. Don’t Settle for Less Taking on these entities can be intimidating. Insurance companies will try to coerce you into taking their offer for a settlement. They use tactics to get you to take less than you deserve for your pain and suffering. Know that you are not beholden to their quote and that you deserve fair compensation for everything you’ve been through. Don’t Go It Alone Even when it feels like the whole world is stacked against you, you don’t have to go it alone. We have top-notch legal professionals on our team, including attorney Colin O’Malley, who is an experienced personal injury attorney who has successfully fought for hundreds of clients in various cases, including those involving trucking accidents, construction negligence, toxic tort, and product liability. In 2010, Mr. O’Malley was included on Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “Forty Under 40,” a designation achieved by less than 1% of Illinois attorneys. He believes in fighting for the underdog, as does everyone on our team. Give our firm a call and bring our skilled attorneys into your ring.
Sometimes it can feel like the whole world is stacked against you. How can you possibly go up against Goliath when you’re only one person? How can you take on a massive company and their entourage of attorneys? This is often the case for people who’ve been involved in an accident that involves a big company. Take a commercial trucking accident: It’s not just the truck driver you’re going to battle against — it’s the entire trucking company that is going to do their best to make sure they protect their bottom line and that you get as little money as possible
THE BEST LEFTOVER TURKEY SANDWICH
Inspired by Food Network
1/3 cup leftover dressing or stuffing
2 slices sourdough bread
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp leftover gravy
2 slices Swiss cheese
1 tbsp butter, room temperature
1/3 cup shredded leftover turkey
Note: Don’t worry if you don’t have all the leftovers required.
3 tbsp leftover cranberry sauce
Directions 1. Coat inside of each bread slice with mustard and a slice of cheese. Place turkey and cranberry sauce on one slice and dressing and gravy on the other.
2. Combine sandwich and spread butter on both sides.
3. In a panini maker or large skillet, grill until crispy and golden brown.
4. Slice and serve.
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WHAT’S HAPPENING, CHICAGO? Holiday Season in the Windy City
of festivities, including the Parade of Lights. The event is put on by Little Friends, a nonprofit that empowers people with autism and other developmental disabilities to thrive in our community, and it’s in partnership with the Downtown Naperville Alliance. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to take Christmas wishes. The parade will start from Jackson Avenue at Mill Street and continue east to Webster and Van Buren, ending at Naper School.
Come November, we begin to notice the twinkle from holiday lights, the crisp air encouraging cozy nights at home with loved ones, and excitement in the wind as the holidays approach. There are many fun ways to get in the holiday spirit around Chicago, and Naperville is no exception.
Riverview Farmstead by Lantern Wednesday, Nov. 20; 6–7:30 pm. Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Naperville
Christkindlmarket Friday, Nov. 15 through Tuesday, Dec. 24 Daley Plaza
Take a step back in time to Illinois farmsteading before people had electricity. Organized by the Forest Preserve District of Will County, you’ll be guided through the farmstead by lantern, just as settlers would have experienced it in the 1900s. A naturalist will share stories of the area and the Clow family, who settled and built the farmstead in the 1800s. This free event is intended for ages 12 and older; children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
A Chicago staple, this German-style outdoor holiday market has been around for over 20 years and brings international and local vendors with an array of wares, including food, beverages, arts, and crafts. Pulling from German and European tradition, you’ll find warming treats like mulled wine, called gluhwein, and foods to nourish you at the Stammtisch, a restaurant serving pretzels and other German-inspired foods.
Little Friends Parade of Lights Friday, Nov. 29; 7–9 p.m. Downtown Naperville
After the Black Friday shopping has worn you out (or you’re full from the Thanksgiving leftovers) head downtown for an evening full
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