Tina focuses her practice on all aspects of construction and commercial litigation. She represents a wide variety of clients, including owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors in contract disputes, mechanics lien claims, construction defect claims, business torts, and insurance coverage. Her litigation responsibilities include developing strategies, drafting coverage opinions, appellate briefs, pleadings, motions and supporting memoranda; arguing motions; propounding and responding to fact and expert discovery; conducting settlement negotiations; and preparing for and attending trials, arbitrations, evidentiary hearings and mediations.

She was designated as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star in construction law for 2009 and 2010.

DID YOU KNOW: If I did not get into law school, going to culinary school was my backup plan.

  • Education:
    • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2001
    • Lawyer’s Assistant Program Honors Certificate, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, 1992
    • B.A., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1991
  • Professional Memberships & Associations:
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • The Construction Forum and Construction and Insurance Litigation Committees of The American Bar Association
    • Federal Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • Federation of Women Contractors
    • The Mechanics Lien and Insurance Committees of the Chicago Bar Association
  • Seminars & Presentations:
    • “Construction Law: What Do You Do When…,” National Business Institute, October 2017
    • “Construction Insurance Bootcamp,” National Business Institute, February 2017
    • “Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts,” The National Business Institute, June 2016
    • “Green Building: Managing Your Legal Risks,” ChicaGO Green Conference, September 2014
    • “Green Building: Managing Your Legal Risks,” Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-2014
    • “Intellectual Property – Contract Protection,” The National Association of Professional Women, February 2013
    • “Green Building Contract Protection,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients and Willis Insurance, 2012
    • “Green Building 101,” Illinois Institute of Technology and Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University, 2009-2010
    • “Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? Equitable Subrogation and Its Effect On the Tri-Partite Relationship,” The American Bar Association, 2010
    • “Green Building and LEED certification,” Presented in-house to Attorneys, 2009
    • “Mechanics Lien Law in Illinois,” Presented in-house to Clients, 2009
    • “Construction Law for Project Managers,” Presented in-house to Clients, 2007
  • Articles & Publications:
    • “Illinois Mechanics Lien Claim Refresher – The Who What When Where and How,” The Chicagoland AGC blog/website, 2018
    • Published opinion: Henderson Square Condominium Association v. LAB Townhomes, 2015 IL App 118139, November 2015
    • Published opinion: Henderson Square Condominium Association v. LAB Townhomes, 2014 IL App (1st) 130764, 1st Dist., 2014
    • Co-authored chapter and subsequent updates on licensing requirements for construction professionals published in the Illinois Construction Manual, West Illinois Practice Series, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007
    • “Claims Against General Contractors,” Construction Dispute Litigation 2013 Edition, Illinois Institute for Continued Legal Education, 2013
    • Co-authored chapter on construction law published in the Aspen Construction Law Update, 2010
    • Co-authored quarterly newsletter containing articles on mechanics lien law, delay damages, revisions to AIA contract documents, Illinois Prompt Payment Act, and the Illinois Landmark Ordinance, 2008-2010
    • Published opinion: Solai & Cameron, Inc. v. Plainfield Community Consolidated School Dist. No. 202, 871 N.E.2d 944, 3d Dist., 2007

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