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Mr. Phipps is a laureate of the Illinois State Bar Association Academy of Illinois Lawyers class of 2007. He is a recipient of IICLE's Addis E. Hull Award for Career Long Excellence in Continuing Education, 1999, and winner of the Illinois State Bar Association Austin Fleming Award in 2006, as editor of the ISBA General Practice Section newsletter. He was a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989-1998; an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, 1970-; a hearing officer for the State Universities Civil Service System Merit Board; a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1991-; a charter fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation; and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Notable Cases and Results:
In re Marriage of Waller, 791 N.E.2d 674 (Ill. App. 4th Dist. 2003); Harris v. Manor Healthcare Corporation, et al. 489 N.E.2d 1374 (Ill. Supreme Ct. 1986); Baily v. Timpone 389 N.E.2d 1193 (Ill. Supreme Ct. 1979); Cessna v. Montgomery 344 N.E.2d 447 (Ill. Supreme Ct. 1976); Okaw Homes, Inc. v. Industrial Commission 237 N.E.2d 510 (Ill. Supreme Ct. 1968)
Date of Birth: 1937
Law School: University of Illinois,J.D., 1965
Undergraduate School: DePauw University, B.A., 1959
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Member: Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, 1990-1997
General Practice Section Council, 1997-
Co-Editor Section Newsletter, 1999-
American Bar Association
Editor, General Practice Section Newsletter, 1990-1996
Member, General Practice Section Council, 1993-1997
Published Legal Writing:
Author: "Modifications of Divorce Judgments," Illinois State Bar Family Law Handbook, 1995.
Co-Author: Going to Trial, A Step-by-Step Guide to Trial Practice and Procedure, ABA, 1989.
The firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: General Civil Trial Practice. Family, Personal Injury, Corporate, Banking, Paternity, Child Custody, Visitation, Divorce, Wills and Estate Planning, Domestic Relations, Probate, Elder Law, Traffic Defense, Business Fraud, White Collar Crimes, Mediation, Arbitration, Real Estate, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI.