Experience

Temporary Restraining Order for Client Involving Noncompete Agreement

Secured a temporary restraining order for a boiler service company. The defendant, a former employee, left the company without notice and went to work for a competing firm. The employee had signed a noncompete, nondisclosure and noninterference agreement with the client, and the court granted our motion prohibiting the defendant from continuing to work for the competing firm and any other business in the state competing with the client. Following the court’s order, the defendant agreed to a permanent consent injunction.

TRO Secured for Financial Client

Obtained a temporary restraining order for a wealth management firm against a former employee regarding the violation of a nonsolicitation agreement. The employee, who had provided services to approximately 300 households representing about $50 million in assets, had signed a confidentiality and nonsolicitation agreement stating he would not directly or indirectly do business with or attempt to take away any of his employer’s clients.

$2 Million Judgment Affirmed on Appeal for Interior Design Firm in Breach of Contract Suit

Won a judgment, affirmed on appeal, for roughly $2 million for a small, family-owned interior design firm in a breach of contract suit against a Chicago-area hospital.

Obtained TRO and Permanent Injunction Against Insurance Broker in Noncompete, Nonsolicitation Case

Obtained temporary restraining order (TRO) and consent permanent injunction in St. Louis County Circuit Court enforcing noncompete and nonsolicitation agreement against highly compensated insurance broker, and further requiring return and destruction of documents and files.

Obtained Judgment in Breach of Contract Case for Former Senior Executive

Won a breach of contract claim for a former senior executive against a publicly traded company and obtained a total judgment, including an award of attorney's fees amounting to more than $500,000. 

Won TRO and Permanent Injunction Against Former Employee in Trade Secret Case

Won a temporary restraining order (TRO) and permanent injunction against the former employee of a publicly traded bank in a trade secret case.

Seven-Figure Judgment in Shareholder Dispute for Physicians

Won a high seven-figure judgment, including sanctions, at trial regarding a shareholders’ dispute on behalf of three physicians against a former partner and medical practice.

$1 Million Judgment in Breach of Contract Case

Won a judgment for retail client amounting to nearly $1 million, including attorneys’ fees, interest and costs, in a breach of contract case against a national publicly traded retailer.

Won TRO in Federal Court for Aviation Business

Won a temporary restraining order (TRO) in federal court on behalf of an aviation business in a trade secret case against a former high-level executive.

$1 Million Verdict After Three-Week Jury Trial in Federal Court

Won a breach of contract/negligent misrepresentation case after a three-week jury trial in federal court concerning high-speed packaging equipment, and obtained a verdict for nearly $1 million.

Six-Figure Verdict After One-Week Jury Trial

Won a six-figure verdict in a civil conspiracy/fraud/breach of contract case, including punitive damages, for a construction company after a one-week jury trial.

Won Six-Figure Verdict Before Jury in Breach of Contract Case for Medical Group

Won a jury trial and a six-figure verdict on a breach of contract claim for a medical group against two of its former physicians/partners.

Won Noncompete, Unfair Competition Case for National Specialty Retail Chain

Received national press coverage by winning a noncompete and unfair competition case on behalf of a publicly traded, national specialty store chain against a publicly traded, national department store chain.

Won Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret Case for National Franchisor

Won a permanent injunction in a trade secret case against a former executive on behalf of a national franchisor.

Won Settlement in Breach of Contract Arbitration for Former Senior Executive

Won a confidential settlement in a breach of contract arbitration claim filed by a former senior executive against his former employer, a major national retailer.

Obtained Injunction and Monetary Damages in Noncompete Case for National Staffing Company

Won a noncompete case on behalf of a publicly traded, national staffing company against a former top salesperson, obtaining an injunction and monetary damages.

$8 Million Settlement for Closely Held Business

Won a settlement for over $8 million on behalf of a closely held business against a publicly traded casino company for breach of contract, fiduciary duties and fraud that settled after two weeks of trial.

Won Directed Verdict for Major Auto Manufacturer

Won a directed verdict at the close of the plaintiff’s case on a claim of breach of warranty for a major automobile manufacturer.