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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Announces Election of 10 New Partners

July 1, 2014

Appleton, Wisconsin; Belleville, Illinois; Boston; Chicago; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; New York, New York; Peoria, Illinois; San Francisco — The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is proud to announce the election of the following attorneys to partnership:

Based in Hinshaw's Ft. Lauderdale office, April M. Dahl focuses her practice primarily in tort litigation, including cases involving products liability, toxic tort, indoor air quality, chemical exposure, construction defect, premises liability, automobile and general liability matters. Ms. Dahl earned her J.D. (2003) from Notre Dame Law School and her B.A. (2000) from the University of Notre Dame.

Based in Hinshaw's Chicago office, Kaycee W. Hopwood focuses her practice primarily in tort litigation, including cases involving product liability, premises liability, automobile liability, toxic tort, indoor air quality, construction defect, and general liability matters. Ms. Hopwood earned her J.D. (2006), cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School and her B.A. (2002) in Journalism from the University of Georgia.

Based in Hinshaw's New York office, Katie M. Lachter focuses her practice on attorney professional responsibility and risk management. She represents lawyers and law firms with respect to all aspects of legal ethics and the law governing lawyers. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and a frequent author and speaker on professional responsibility issues. Ms. Lachter earned her J.D. (2003), cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her B.A. (2000), summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College.

Based in Hinshaw's Chicago office, Jason C. Novak is a litigator who focuses his practice in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on toxic torts defense, products liability, commercial litigation, and general liability litigation. He has substantial experience in counseling and representing clients in litigation involving wrongful death and serious personal injury claims, as well as commercial litigation matters. Mr. Novak earned his J.D. (2007), cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.A. (1999) in English from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Based in Hinshaw’s San Francisco office, Maria S. Quintero devotes her practice to helping insurers with all phases of litigation and appeals, as well as with the assessment and evaluation of coverage issues and determinations under first-party and third-party policies. Ms. Quintero also advises insurers on a range of matters, including claims handling and insurance coverage. Ms. Quintero earned her J.D. (2002) from Santa Clara University School of Law and her B.A. (1999) in Science and Technology from Pomona College.

Based in Hinshaw's Appleton, Wisconsin office, Angela M. Rust focuses her practice on the representation of health care providers with regard to regulatory compliance, transactions and affiliations among providers, bioethics, and value based reimbursement contracts between health care providers and commercial insurers, self-insured employers, and other purchasers of health care services. Ms. Rust earned her J.D. (2007), magna cum laude, from Marquette University Law School, her M.A. (2007) in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and her B.A. (2004), summa cum laude, from Marian College.

Based in Hinshaw's Boston office, Andrew M. Schneiderman is a litigator who focuses his practice in the areas of consumer litigation, class action litigation, and professional liability claims. Mr. Schneiderman earned his J.D. (2005), cum laude, from University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. (2002), cum laude, from the George Washington University.

Based in Hinshaw's New York office, Joseph G. Silver regularly represents clients in complex civil litigation matters.  He frequently advises clients, including lawyers, law firms and business entities, in connection with malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims. Mr. Silver also has significant experience in insurance coverage, broker liability and lender liability matters, and frequently represents insurance companies, insurance brokerages, mortgage lenders and loan servicers in state and federal court. Mr. Silver earned his J.D. (2006) from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.S. (2002) in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Based in Hinshaw's Belleville office, Jason K. Winslow focuses his practice in the defense and litigation of professional negligence lawsuits, with particular emphasis on claims of medical malpractice in the Southern Illinois venues of St. Clair and Madison Counties. Mr. Winslow earned his J.D. (2007) from George Mason University School of Law and his B.A. (2004) with high honors in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.