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Mr. Cunningham has practiced in the casualty defense field for more than 30 years, most recently concentrating in the area of medical malpractice defense. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict, before a jury, in almost all areas of negligence, including automobile, premises liability, products liability, construction-related litigation and professional liability. Mr. Cunningham has been appointed as Special Assistant State's Attorney for DuPage County and selected to serve as a mediator by the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County and the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County. He is also a mediator in the Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Mediation Program. He has been a lecturer for the DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has lectured to numerous medical groups and hospitals on risk-management issues. He co-authored a chapter in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Medical Malpractice Handbook, dealing with the physician-patient privilege in Illinois. Mr. Cunningham has also been a contributing author to the Physician's Litigation Handbook and updates of that handbook for Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company. He recently lectured before a group of ophthalmologists at their Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company sponsored National Convention. He has been nominated to Marquis' Who's Who in American Law, the U.S. Registry of Who's Who Among American Executives and Oxford's Who's Who. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Bar Admissions: State of Illinois, 1971; United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1971
Hourly Rate: Varies by case.
Retainer: Varies by case.
Year of Birth: 1945
Law School: DePaul University College of Law,J.D., 1971
Undergraduate School: B.A., DePaul University, 1967
Mr. Cunningham represents various liability insurers including, professional liability insurers ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company, Medical Protective Company, Bernard Warschaw Ins. Co., St. Paul Insurance Co., CNA, Crawford & Company, OMIC, Zurich American, Pronational Ins. Co., The Doctor's Company, Illinois Providers Trust, and other general liability/ casualty insurers CHUBB, Wausau as well as private institutions and practitioners.
Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine, Wheaton and Chicago, Illinois, Partner 1995-present; O'Reilly, Cunningham, Norton & Mancini, Wheaton, Illinois, Partner 1978-1995
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Kane County, DuPage County (Past Chair of Medical Legal Committee), Illinois State and American Bar (Committee on Trial Practice) Associations; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Illinois Defense Counsel; International Association of Defense Counsel; Society of Trial Lawyers; American Board of Trial Advocates; American College of Trial Lawyers
DePaul Athletic Foundation (Board of Directors; Past President); Kane County Selective Service Board; youth basketball teams
The firm of Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine is a growing litigation firm with offices in Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois which focuses primarily on tort litigation with a special emphasis on insurance defense. The firm has developed the reputation as one of the finest medical negligence defense firms in the Chicago area. The firm's attorneys pride themselves on their attention to detail and their concern for the interests of their clients. They are committed to delivering cost-effective, top-quality representation in every case they handle. Each of the firm's shareholders has substantial trial experience in complex medical malpractice matters as well as other areas of liability including automobile, premises, products liability, municipal and professional liability. See the Firm Profile in the Firm Profile Section. Also, see the Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine website at cmvlaw.com for further information on the firm.