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Attorneys

Members

Creed T. Tucker [Top]

Creed is a founding member and the managing member of our firm. He has spent his entire career in insurance defense. Over his career, Creed has gained substantial experience in all areas of insurance defense litigation, including successfully handling appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court and defending matters in federal court. Creed is well-respected by both the plaintiff and defense bars and is often selected to arbitrate injury cases. Presently, he oversees the insurance coverage and specialty claims practices of our firm.

Creed received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois College of Law.

Creed is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He has been admitted pro hac vice for individual cases in Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Appellate Lawyers Association of Illinois, Defense Research Institute and Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

E-mail: ctucker@trmlaw.com


Barry A. Robin [Top]

Barry is a founding member and has spent the majority of his career in insurance defense. He began as a city prosecutor. He then spent over two years acquiring significant courtroom experience during which time he tried in excess of 150 cases before juries and judges. He also spent several years defending airlines and manufacturers in aviation and product liability litigation.

Barry has extensive trial experience in the areas of product liability, construction litigation, commercial and personal liability, entertainment law, transportation, Dram Shop liability, liability, medical malpractice and toxic torts. He has also successfully handled appeals before the Appellate Courts of Illinois.

Barry received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School.

Barry is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and U.S. District Court for the Northern District and Central District of Illinois. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the DuPage Bar Association.

E-mail: brobin@trmlaw.com


Timothy G. Merker [Top]

Tim is a founding member and practices primarily in the fields of medical malpractice defense (including a specialty in dental and oral surgery matters), healthcare law, product liability and premises liability. He has extensive trial and appellate experience. Tim began his career representing physicians and hospitals in Detroit, Michigan, working with one of the largest medical malpractice defense firms in the country. While maintaining his expertise in the area of medical negligence, he has also gained experience in product liability and other civil litigation.

Tim has tried dozens of cases to verdict, including medical malpractice matters, personal injury cases, contractual disputes, and copyright and trademark matters (before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board).

Tim received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dayton and his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Tim is admitted to practice in the States of Illinois and Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and Chicago Bar Association.

E-mail: tmerker@trmlaw.com


Associates

Peter H. Rodenburg [Top]

Peter is an associate handling workers' compensation, general negligence, premises liability, auto liability, contract litigation, insurance coverage litigation, warehouse liability and employment litigation matters.

Peter received his Bachelor of Arts & Science Degree from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctor from Loyola School of Law.

Peter is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

E-mail: prodenburg@trmlaw.com


Of Counsel

Randall E. Server [Top]

Randy is of-counsel to the firm. He has been active in various areas of litigation in both federal and state courts for over 35 years. His primary areas of practice are business and chancery litigation, class action defense and insurance defense. He is a former special assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois and is an arbitration panelist for the Circuit Court of Cook County. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

Randy received his A.B. degree Cum laude from Princeton University and his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University.

Randy is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois.

E-mail: rserver@trmlaw.com


Mary Rosen Swanson [Top]

Mary is of-counsel to the firm. She has practiced in a wide range of matters, primarily litigation involving healthcare malpractice defense. She also represents healthcare professionals before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from St. Louis University, her Juris Doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law and her LLM in Health Care Law from Loyola University School of Law.

Mary is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is a Member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and American Association of Nurse Attorneys.


Jessica B. Tucker [Top]

Jessica is Of-Counsel to the firm. She has practiced in various areas of law, with a focus on workers' compensation, civil litigation and appellate matters. She has more than 30 years of experience in these fields.

Jessica received her B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Jessica is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Colorado. She is also admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Jessica serves as an Arbitration Panelist for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Mandatory Arbitration Program. Jessica is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Association of Illinois, Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, National Association of Professional Women, and University of Michigan Club of Chicago.

In May, 2013, Jessica completed her second term as Village President for the Village of Winnetka, having been elected to a two-year term in 2009, and re-elected for a second term in 2011 and was a Village Trustee from 2004 to 2008. Jessica is the 2013 recipient of the New Trier Township George E. Noyes Community Spirit Award. Jessica has serve on numerous Boards such as Winnetka Youth Organization, New Trier Caucus, Winnetka Caucus Council, Winnetka Plan Commission, and local parent teacher organizations.

E-Mail: jtucker@trmlaw.com