Complex Civil Litigation

Most of PJJ's practice is devoted to civil trial practice. In these matters, our corporate clients include Fortune 100 manufacturers of furniture, telecommunications equipment, producers and marketers of food and beverage products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Other valued clients include family-owned businesses and individual entrepreneurs. We seek and accept civil as well as white collar criminal matters that require counsel with the extensive trial experience our lawyers provide. Walter Jones is a former chief of the criminal and civil divisions of the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, and has tried more than 250 jury trials; Stephen Pugh is a former federal prosecutor and has tried a significant number of criminal and civil cases; Dennis Johnson has defended a number of complex employment and other claims through trial. We handle appellate work through federal and state appellate courts including the United States Supreme Court.  Thomas Koch has extensive experience in the areas of products liability, professional negligence, catastrophic personal injury and sports medicine.

We practice in the substantive civil areas including healthcare litigation, patent infringement and related contract claims; products liability defense (medical products, food items, mechanical devices); employment and (as described below) and adversary litigation in bankruptcy court.

Our general commercial litigation cases cover, among others, fraud and contract claims, directors and officers liability claims, as well as personal injury. Messrs. Jones and Pugh have served as hearing officers for governmental entities in Chicago. PJJ lawyers also have conducted internal corporate investigations for clients concerning fraud, employment and other claims.