Hinshaw Names Six New Office Partners-in-Charge

May 18, 2016

The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce the following office partner-in-charge appointments:

Lora L. Zimmer — Appleton, Wisconsin

Lora Zimmer focuses her practice in corporate and business transactions, with an emphasis on health care clients' business and regulatory needs. She represents physician groups, federally-qualified health centers and clinics, as well as dentists, chiropractors and other health care providers. Ms. Zimmer regularly serves as general counsel for health care clients. She also advises general business clients on entity formation, commercial transactions, and review and negotiation of various contracts. Ms. Zimmer also assists school districts and educational institutions in complying with Title IX, the Clery Act and related laws through development and implementation of sound policies and investigation processes. A trained Title IX investigator, she provides prompt, thorough investigations and objective reporting in response to alleged violations of schools' sexual misconduct policies. Before joining Hinshaw, Ms. Zimmer served the local community as Assistant District Attorney with the Outagamie County District Attorney's Office.

Diane E. Webster — Chicago

Diane Webster focuses her practice on civil defense litigation including medical and health care litigation, products liability, pharmaceutical liability and medical/surgical device litigation. Her clients include hospitals and physicians, insurance companies, a medical/surgical device company, state and county governments, and a major league baseball organization. Ms. Webster's practice also includes premises liability, municipal law and government litigation. She has defended a number of complex/catastrophic litigation cases involving medical negligence, birth trauma, obstetrical, neonatal negligence and neurologic injuries. Ms. Webster co-chairs Hinshaw’s Hispanic/Latino Attorney Network, serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee and Attorney Life Committee, and is active in the firm’s mentoring program.

Spencer Y. Kook — Los Angeles – Downtown

Spencer Kook is an insurance regulatory and business litigation attorney. He regularly represents insurers in matters before various governmental agencies, including the California Department of Insurance, and has substantial experience in providing compliance counseling and assisting with rate matters (including rate hearings and noncompliance proceedings), market conduct examinations, and governmental enforcement actions concerning a company’s advertising, rating, underwriting, and claims handling practices. He also represents companies in a wide variety of insurance and noninsurance related business and tort disputes and regularly handles class actions and challenges brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law and false advertising laws. Mr. Kook serves on Hinshaw's Executive Committee and previously co-led the firm’s Insurance Regulatory Law section. 

Karen A. Brimmer — Miami

Karen Brimmer will co-chair the Miami office with Ronald L. Kammer, the pre-existing partner-in-charge. Ms. Brimmer represents clients in employment discrimination, benefits litigation and professional liability claims. She advises on litigation and other matters dealing with Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Section 1983 Claims, whistleblower actions, First Amendment claims and age discrimination actions. Ms. Brimmer also prepares responses to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Florida Commission on Human Relations employment-related charges against self-insured, corporate and governmental employers. She also has extensive jury and nonjury trial experience in state and federal courts, defending claims involving professional liability and has handled cases concerning medical and dental malpractice, personal injury, legal malpractice, accounting and actuarial malpractice, construction litigation and ERISA litigation. Ms. Brimmer is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and The Florida Bar.

Noah D. Fiedler — Milwaukee

Noah Fiedler helps corporations and public entities avoid litigation and prevail in complex disputes. In addition, he represents lawyers and law firms in the defense of malpractice claims and disciplinary proceedings, and counsels individual lawyers, law firms and legal departments on risk management and ethics issues. Mr. Fiedler partners with clients to find the best solution, assessing potential impacts on the organization as a whole and not simply within the context of the litigation. Mr. Fiedler also has extensive experience as an appointed and elected official in Wisconsin.

Matthew M. Hevrin — Rockford, Illinois

Matthew Hevrin is a commercial litigator and transactional business lawyer. He focuses his practice primarily in banking and all areas of debt collection, including residential and commercial foreclosures, replevins, and general collection litigation. Mr. Hevrin also has substantial experience representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Hevrin drafts loan documentation, handles residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales, represents condominium associations, and practices general corporate law. He has represented many national and state financial institutions, as well as many businesses in connection with all of their litigation, transactional and corporate needs. Mr. Hevrin is a board member of the Prairie Hill School District and the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin.

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