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Barbara is a paralegal who focuses primarily on commercial litigation.

Barbara is experienced with all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, from single-plaintiff cases to large complex commercial litigation. She manages cases from initial investigation through large-scale document production, arbitrations, pretrial preparation and trial assistance. She also has experience working with various litigation databases and software.

Barbara has assisted in litigating numerous pharmacy malpractice cases in state and federal courts nationwide. She also has assisted in obtaining dismissals and dispositive rulings in cases involving claims questioning the performance and safety of firearms and ammunition, including wrongful death cases.

As a member of the firm’s general docketing team, Barbara assists attorneys throughout the firm with docketing for various matters to which a paralegal is not assigned. She has handled docketing on matters involving several practice areas of law, including bankruptcy and civil and criminal litigation.

Barbara’s work experience includes assisting trial counsel in:

  • Prosecuting claim for misappropriation of trade secrets against a Big Four accounting firm. After a three-day preliminary injunction hearing, the court entered broad injunctive relief in favor of our client. 
  • Obtaining a complete defense verdict in a particularly significant pharmacy benefit manager termination case.  
  • Achieving a swift dismissal of an ERISA lawsuit against a pharmacy benefit manager. 
  • Obtaining a favorable jury verdict for clients in three-week undue influence trial regarding $35 million estate.
  • Obtaining summary judgment in nationwide putative class action filed against pharmacy client accused of initiating prerecorded calls to consumers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. 
  • Obtaining a dismissal for a major pharmacy benefit manager of a lawsuit alleging liability for allowing and then billing more than $1.7 million.

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Education

  • Associate's Degree, Southwestern Illinois College
    • Paralegal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association