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Established in 1920, Livingston Barger is a dynamic, diversified firm. The firm members have achieved recognition in thir respective disciplines and are recognized as Leading Lawyers in Illinois. Livingston Barger has been rated preeminent in terms of the legal ability of its lawyers and has been designated the best rating in general, ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell, the world's leading guide to the legal profession.

Livingston Barger has committed to the professional development of our partners, associates and staff.

Courtroom news

  • 11/10/15 - Peter Brandt and Kirk Holman Achieve JVR Award Status. more...
  • 11/28/14 - Joseph R. Wetzel. more...
  • 09/01/14 - Rachel Brandt. more...
  • 01/01/14 - Elizabeth Megli Becomes Partner. more...
  • 11/11/13 - Law Firm Attains Ranking as Top U.S. Law Firm. more...
Peter Brandt and Kirk Holman Achieve JVR Award Status
November 10, 2015

Peter Brandt and Kirk Holman were recently voted to be recipients of a 2015 Jury Verdict Reporter award and an award for Trial Lawyer Excellence. For more details, please see "OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE"

Joseph R. Wetzel
November 28, 2014

The firm is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Wetzel has joined the firm. Most recently, Joe worked at a law firm specializing in the representation of banks and financial institutions in litigation throughout Illinois. Joe also has experience in general civil litigation matters representing diverse clients in multiple aspects of civil litigation. Joe earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2004 and was a member of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Millikin University in 2001

Rachel Brandt
September 01, 2014

The law firm is pleased to aanounce that Rachel Brandt has joined the firm.

Elizabeth Megli Becomes Partner
January 01, 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, LivingstonBarger is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Megli was elected to equity partner at the firm. Ms Megli counsels clients on a wide range of business matters and probate-related matters. She is also actively involved in representing governmental entities on a daily basis. Megli has substantial experience in government and regulatory affairs. She has a deep understanding of the laws and procedures critical to government operations and interactions with the private sector. Megli also is able to draw from her very capable litigation experience when it is not possible to reach voluntary agreement. "Liz exemplifies the professionalism and dedication to legal excellence that we as a firm strive for at LivingstonBarger," said Partner Richard Stites.

The firm extends its sincere congratulations to its newly-elected partner.

Law Firm Attains Ranking as Top U.S. Law Firm
November 11, 2013

The law firm of LivingstonBarger has been notified that it has received a 2014 designation as one of Martindale-Hubbell's U.S. Top Law Firms. This follows a similar designation in 2013. This ranking is based upon the law firm's AV ranking and the fact that more than 1/3 of its attorneys have an individual AV ranking. Martindale-Hubbell indicates that only 2,442 law firms in the country will have such a designation for 2014.

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