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Clark Hill Attorneys Tina M. Bird and Richard H. Chapman Named in Illinois’ Super Lawyers

March 14, 2008


, IL

– Attorneys Tina M. Bird and Richard H. Chapman, both members of Clark Hill’s Chicago office, have been selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.

Ms. Bird received her designation for Construction Litigation and General Litigation practices.

Mr. Chapman was selected for the areas of Business Litigation and Trust & Estate Litigation.

“Super Lawyers,” published by Law & Politics magazine, is a consumer guide to outstanding attorneys based on a multi-step selection process including a survey and peer review.

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Tina M. Bird

practices in Clark Hill’s Business and Corporate Transactions Department, Litigation Department and Real Estate Department.  Her practice is nationwide and includes contract drafting and negotiation, arbitrations, civil trials, mediations, claim preparation and mid-project analysis.  Ms. Bird represents material suppliers, subcontractors, contractors, construction managers, design-builders, architects, owners and sureties in every aspect of their business.

Richard H. Chapman

is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group.  He has more than 25 years of successful experience as a leading trial lawyer concentrating in business litigation in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, as well as in arbitration, throughout the United States. Mr. Chapman has litigated cases in Illinois state, federal and bankruptcy courts, as well as courts in California, Texas, North Carolina, Florida and Michigan. He has successfully prosecuted, argued and won appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, as well as the California Court of Appeals.

Mr. Chapman has represented a wide range of businesses, including financial institutions, professional service providers, manufacturers and distributors.  Clients have consistently recognized both his strategic guidance and depth of business and legal experience resulting in favorable outcomes in complex and heavily contested disputes involving employment from hiring through termination, fraud and business torts, unfair competition, trademarks and trade secrets, deceptive practices, shareholder oppression, breach of contract, trust and estate-related improprieties and regulatory matters.

Clark Hill clients expect the best, and we deliver by responding quickly to their needs, understanding their business issues, and providing outstanding legal advice.

Since 1890, our attorneys have proudly represented a diverse range of clients ranging from individuals and new entities to Fortune 500 corporations.  These are just a few of the reasons why our firm is repeatedly chosen and recommended by our clients.

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