Yearly Archives: 2016

We Are Excited to Announce that Jeremy L. Dershow Was Selected as a 2016 Emerging Lawyer

We are excited to announce that Jeremy L. Dershow, the founding partner of the Chicago-based law firm, DERSHOW LAW GROUP, has been selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer for 2016. Illinois attorneys are selected as Emerging Lawyers based on a survey of their Leading Lawyer peers. Specifically, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, through its Leading Lawyers division, built the list of Emerging Lawyers by asking its highly selective group of Illinois’s top attorneys to recommend talented attorneys who will most likely

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Construction Negligence Case

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling pertaining to construction and premises claims. In the case of Patrick Joseph Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (2016 IL 118984), the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the circuit court’s granting of a summary judgment motion on behalf of the Defendant, Union Pacific Railroad Company (“Union Pacific”). This ruling will likely have an important impact on advising construction companies and defending construction accident claims in Illinois. The facts are simple: in Carney v.

Dershow Law Group is Excited to Announce that Jeremy L. Dershow is a Contributing Fantasy Sports Writer at The Fantasy Greek

At Dershow Law Group, we love football season, cheering on our favorite NFL and college teams, and analyzing our weekly fantasy sports lineups! This season, we are particularly excited to share that Jeremy L. Dershow, our founding partner, is now a contributing writer on The Fantasy Greek. A website dedicated to fantasy sports, The Fantasy Greek, offers valuable suggestions and updates for your fantasy sports teams! Jeremy Dershow has been a long-time fantasy sports player and has recently joined The Fantasy

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Six-Person Juror Law as Unconstitutional

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued a ruling holding that the Illinois law reducing civil juries from 12 to six people was unconstitutional. This Illinois Supreme Court opinion affirmed a December 2015 ruling by Cook County Associate Judge William Gomolinski. Illinois Public Act 98-1132, which took effect on June 1, 2015, reduced civil juries from 12 to six jurors and effectively eliminated the right to a 12-person jury if either side demanded it.  The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision completely invalidated the

The Importance of a Pre-Suit Investigation for Subrogation Claims

The pre-suit investigation of a subrogation claim is pertinent to maximizing recovery for the insurance company. In this regard, a prompt and comprehensive pre-suit investigation allows for the development of all the facts and information surrounding a loss. Additionally, a pre-suit investigation provides an opportunity for the attorneys and the insurance company to gather all relevant information, fully evaluate the subrogation claim, and develop a theory of liability. At Dershow Law Group, we recognize the importance of a pre-suit investigation. Our

Dershow Law Group is Committed to Insurance Subrogation

At Dershow Law Group, our team is devoted to the practice of subrogation. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling automobile, product liability, property and fire loss subrogation cases throughout Illinois. We are aggressive, proactive, and efficient with subrogation claims. Dershow Law Group is also frequently called upon to assist clients shortly after a fire losses occurs in order to coordinate the investigation of the loss, ensure evidence is properly preserved, and coordinate the retention of highly qualified experts. Our Subrogation Team

Dershow Law Group, P.C. – A Firm With a Unique Business Philosophy

Jeremy L. Dershow is excited to share Dershow Law Group’s unique business philosophy! With our combined experience in insurance defense and insurance subrogation, Dershow Law Group has developed more efficient ways to serve our clients’ needs. Dershow Law Group focuses on honest communication and a team approach to tackling legal issues, which often leads to stronger relationships and better results for our clients. Dershow Law Group’s offices are located in the heart of downtown Chicago at 30 North LaSalle Street, near