Six Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers


Staci Balbirer, Amy M. Gibson, Benjamin Haskin, David A. Johnson, Jr., Amber O. LaFevers and Lindsay P. Lollio have been named Emerging Lawyers for 2020 by Illinois Leading Lawyers. Emerging Lawyers have been identified by their peers to be among the top lawyers who are age 40 or younger (unless they have practiced for no more than 10 years). Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer.

About Aronberg Goldgehn’s Emerging Lawyers

Staci Balbirer was named an Emerging Lawyer in Family Law. She concentrates her practice in the area of divorce and family law that encompasses issues related to complex financial matters, the allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, property division, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, orders of protection and international custody disputes. Staci also handles matters for families with special needs children and adults in both the domestic relations and guardianship divisions.

Amy M. Gibson was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Management Side Employment Law. A Co-Chair of Aronberg Goldgehn’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Amy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including claims involving shareholder disputes, fraud, consumer fraud, breach of contract, and real estate. She also defends local and national employers in litigation and administrative proceedings involving claims by employees for discrimination, retaliation, violation of state and federal wage and hour laws, and worker misclassification.

Benjamin Haskin was named an Emerging Lawyer in Commercial Litigation. He assists small- and medium-sized companies realize practical solutions to business disputes. Ben has successfully represented his clients’ interests in a broad range of complex litigation in state and federal courts as well as private arbitrations centers in shareholder rights, contract disputes, trade secrets, restrictive covenants and other business torts. He has also litigated cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code, ERISA and the Lanham Act.

David A. Johnson, Jr., was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Closely & Privately Held Business Law and Computer & Technology Law. He represents middle market and privately held businesses throughout Illinois and Wisconsin in all stages of operation, from formation to financing, growth acquisitions, day-to-day issues, to the final sale of the company. He has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance, commercial transactions, privacy compliance and data breach response. David often functions as his clients’ outside general counsel, serving as a trusted advisor on their legal, business and strategic matters. He also provides guidance when troubled situations arise.

Amber O. LaFevers was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Insurance Coverage Law and Commercial Litigation. She represents insurers in complex insurance coverage litigation arising under professional liability, general liability, errors and omissions, director and officer, and financial services policies. She also handles matters involving claims of bad faith and provides strategic counseling to clients regarding potential liability and strategies for handling underlying liability matters. In addition, Amber has represented corporate clients in commercial disputes and corporate governance matters.

Lindsay P. Lollio was named an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Insurance Coverage Law and Commercial Litigation. She represents a broad range of clients in the areas of civil liability defense, commercial litigation and insurance-related matters. Lindsay defends clients in alleged negligence, medical malpractice, intentional tort liability, premises liability, products liability, construction liability, professional liability and general liability matters. She also represents businesses in complex commercial litigation arising from contract disputes, employment disputes and ERISA. She also regularly consults with healthcare clients and business associates regarding HIPAA compliance. As coverage counsel, Lindsay regularly analyzes and litigates coverage matters on behalf of insurance carriers, including those arising from professional liability, construction and personal injury litigation.

About Leading Lawyers

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