Bradley J. Axel
Brad has represented clients in disputes involving a wide range of legal issues. Among other areas of law, his experience includes fraud litigation, municipal/government law, attorney malpractice, land use/zoning, insurance law, real estate litigation and securities.
- J.D., 1996, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois; Dean's List, 1995; quarterfinalist, Herzog Moot Court competition, 1994
- B.A. in political science, 1993, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
- Illinois, 1996
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999
- Federal Trial Bar, 2004
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2003
- Christy v. James L. Cavanaugh, 96 L 4608 consolidated with 96 L 4770 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois 2001) (Medical Malpractice). Represented decedent and widow in malpractice action against psychiatrist for failure to diagnose, treat and refer patient with Huntington's Disease; jury awarded $2.5 million to clients.
- Gaynor v. Sacks; 03 A 04398; (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois 2004). Represented large creditor in action for declaration of non-dischargeability of debt to bankruptcy petitioner based upon state circuit and appellate court findings; won summary judgment on claims against debtor.
- Munson and Munson v. Whitmer; 03 A 04790 (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois 2005). Represented large creditor in action for declaration of nondischargeability of debt to bankruptcy petitioner based upon state circuit and appellate court findings; won judgment on claims against debtor after trial.
- AmDon v. Midway, 95 L 14558 consolidated with 97 L 1410 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois 2002) (Consumer fraud, conspiracy, breach of contract). Represented publisher in action for fees for services provided; defended publisher in counterclaim alleging common-law fraud, consumer fraud and conspiracy with regard to copy printed in telephone directory; won summary judgment on all claims against client as well on client's claim for breach of contract to pay for advertising copy.
- Chicago City Day School v. Zajac; 00 L 7106 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois 2001) (Tortious interference with contract and breach of contract). Represented school in action for fees for services provided; defended client's in counterclaim alleging tortious interference with contract and breach of contract; won summary judgment on all claims against client as well as on client's claims for breach of contract.
- Near North Insurance Brokerage, Inc. v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago; 99 L 2267 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois 2000) (Breach of contract). Represented major insurance brokerage firm in action against the Board of Education of the City of Chicago.
- Munson and Munson v. Rinke and Whitmer, 06 CH 3838 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois 2008) (Fraudulent Transfer). Represented judgment creditors in fraudulent transfer action against judgment debtor and wife for conveying titles to two expensive vehicles from debtor to wife so as to hinder creditors' ability to collect substantial judgment; after trial, court awarded judgment in favor of our clients and against the wife for the value of the property fraudulently conveyed from her husband.
- Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association. "An Overview of the Insurance Litigation Process," Chicago, Illinois, February 2000.
- Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. "Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement," Peoria, Illinois, November 1997.
- University of Illinois at Springfield, State's Attorney/Prosecutor Seminar, Galena, Illinois, November 1997.
- State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor - Trial Advocacy Program, Springfield, Illinois, October 1997.
- Member, Chicago Bar Association
- Member, Chicago Council of Lawyers
- Born 1971, Milwaukee, Wisconsin