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BBP Welcomes New Associates

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Madeleine S. Podesta and Larisa L. Elizondo have recently joined our practice as associate attorneys. Ms. Podesta joins the firm after working in private practice, where she gained experienc… Read More
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BBP's Hales named 2012 "Rising Star"

BBP associate Christopher J. Hales has been named a 2012 “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Hales, 34, earned recognition in the magazine’s annual listing of outstanding lawyers 40 years old and younger, or who have b… Read More
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Firefighter-Turned-Arsonist Won't Get City Pension

A firefighter-turned-arsonist’s hopes of regaining the pension denied him by the Chicago firefighters pension fund suffered a fatal blow on Sept. 28 when the Illinois Supreme Court rejected his petition for a hearing on the matter. The Court… Read More
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BBP Successfully Defends Real Estate Developer

CHICAGO _ The Statute of Frauds is one of the oldest principles in jurisprudence, dating back to the mid-1600s in England. Even today in the 21st century, it remains a cornerstone of American contract law with all 50 states having some version of it… Read More
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BBP Claims Victory in Firefighter Arson Case

CHICAGO – In a resounding victory for Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., an Illinois appellate court ruled last week that a former Chicago firefighter turned convicted arsonist is not entitled to his pension. The ruling, by a 3-0 vote, overturned… Read More
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BBP Wins Speedy Jury Verdict in Contract Case

CHICAGO _ From home loans to cell phones, contracts are everywhere these days in our increasingly complex commercial world. More than ever consumers are being asked to read the fine print – and sign on the dotted line – before buying a ho… Read More
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BBP's Harmon Wins Coveted 'Golden Horseshoe'

CHICAGO – For the second consecutive year, Illinois State Senator Don Harmon, a partner at Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., has been named winner of the Capitol Fax Blog’s annual “Golden Horseshoe” award for Best Illinois Stat… Read More
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BBP's Wagner completes 2010 Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO _ As an administrative assistant at Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd, Tim Wagner helps keep things running smoothly for the firm on a daily basis. But on Sunday, Oct. 10, Wagner displayed a different sort of running prowess by successfully comp… Read More
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BBP's Burns to Speak at IPPFA Trustee Forum

CHICAGO _ Mary Patricia Burns, president of Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., will be among the guest speakers at the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association’s 2010 Pension Trustee Forum on Wednesday, August 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Ch… Read More
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BBP Secures Victory in Class Action Suit

CHICAGO – When Paula Johnson was driving home alone on Mannheim Road in Hillside in May of 2004, she had no reason to believe that she was about to uncover a decades-long illegal policy used by a local park district to supplement its revenue wi… Read More
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