Our attorneys each spent eleven years at premier Chicago litigation firms. We have tried numerous complex cases (many of which lasted several weeks and involved millions of dollars), taken hundreds of depositions, filed hundreds of substantive briefs, and represented both plaintiffs and defendants in scores of complex cases.

In September 2015, we founded Waskowski Johnson Yohalem LLP after recognizing that many individuals and entrepreneurs deserve and need a law firm that gives them the ability to pursue meritorious cases through trial.

Our fee structure, and especially our willingness to pursue select complex cases on contingency, gives clients the opportunity to balance the playing field against large corporations represented by top, global law firms. Since founding the firm, we have also represented larger companies that were attracted to our collaborative model and results-based fee structure.

We believe that the core skills required to successfully litigate a case translate to a broad spectrum of matters. Our attorneys have handled a wide range of lawsuits on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, including:

Post-merger disputes between entrepreneurs and acquiring companies
Fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of trust disputes
Construction disputes
Trade secret misappropriation claims
Accounting, actuarial and other professional malpractice cases
Whistleblower, breach of non-compete and other employment disputes
Breach of contract cases
High stakes commercial/administrative claims against governmental entities
Civil rights violations
Consumer class actions
Battery claims
Nursing home/wrongful death cases
Employment disputes
Business interruption cases
Insurance coverage disputes
Trademark and other intellectual property (including infringement claims and
opposition actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board)
Product liability cases
Landlord/tenant disputes
Real estate development disputes
Defamation/false light cases
Toxic torts (including claims for groundwater contamination)
Online poker issues
A wide variety of other disputes

Our attorneys represent clients very aggressively and push cases as quickly as possible to either a judgment on the merits or a fair settlement.