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Lavelle Law, Ltd Adds 16th Attorney

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Jim Mitchell

Lavelle Law, Ltd of Palatine has announced the hiring of attorney Jennifer S. Burt of Chicago. Burt joined Lavelle Law on December 27th and will concentrate her work in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. She becomes the 16th attorney in the firm.

Burt comes to Lavelle Law from Askounis & Darcy, PC (formerly Askounis & Borst, PC) where she has been a Senior Associate. She has been with that firm for just over five years. After receiving a BA in Journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, Burt received her JD from the John Marshall Law School in 2007. She had served as an Extern for Circuit Court Judge Diane Larsen in Cook County, and clerked at Gomberg, Sharfman, Gold & Ostler, PC.

"Jennifer brings a great deal of litigation experience to our firm," said Lavelle Law, Ltd. partner Matthew Sheahin. "She has handled cases of significant stature and we are fortunate to bring someone of here background and capabilities to our Commercial Litigation Practice Group."

For her part Burt welcomes the opportunity to join a growing firm with the broad base of practice groups that Lavelle Law offers. "I've been impressed with the attorneys at Lavelle Law and the manner in which the firm has been carefully cultivated for growth. I look forward to contributing to their continued success."

Lavelle Law, Ltd. and individual attorneys within the firm have been recognized for exceptional work as well as an overriding commitment to community service. In early 2012, the firm received the Annual Award for Business Excellence and the Al Knox Award for Corporate Ethics. The firm was recognized as the Business of the Year in the Palatine Chamber of Commerce in 2009. Matthew Sheahin was designated as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2012 by Super Lawyer magazine.

The attorneys of the firm are all frequent contributors to the weekly podcast series "Chicago's Legal Latte." The podcasts can be heard live every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. CT on and are all archived on the firm's website ( which hosts a wide range of legal material for current and potential clients.