McKenna Storer

McKenna Storer

McKenna Storer is a law firm with a history and reputation for providing the highest quality legal services to its clients. Our clients are individuals, corporations and insurance companies.

Firm Overview

Our History

Our firm had its beginning as the Law Offices of Wyatt Jacobs in 1954 with offices at 33 North LaSalle Street in Chicago. In 1960 the name of the firm was changed to Jacobs and McKenna. In 1975, it became known as McKenna, Storer, Rowe, White & Farrug. With the firm's reputation well-established, the name was shortened to the familiar "McKenna Storer" in 2002, at the time its offices returned to a newly-renovated 33 North LaSalle Street. In 2014 McKenna Storer will celebrate its 60th Anniversary.

Our Mission

McKenna Storer is a law firm with a history and reputation for providing the highest quality legal services to its clients. Our clients are individuals, corporations and insurance companies. We serve local, national and international clients from our offices in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area. We seek understanding and insight into our clients' needs. We provide legal services which are creative, focused, effective, cost-effective, and responsive to our clients' needs.

Our Commitment

We dedicate ourselves to serving the needs of our clients in a highly responsive and cost-effective fashion. We are a full-service firm with broad capabilities in litigation and transaction law.

We offer the capabilities clients expect from a full-service law firm: a wealth of experience in major practice areas, skilled support personnel, and state of the art technology. While our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individuals, our commitment to clients both large and small is the same.

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Cost-Effective Services

McKenna Storer is committed to cost-effective client services that are effective, personal, and timely. For 60 years the Firm has provided cost-contained legal services to the insurance industry. With the Firm's growth as a full-service firm, we continue to provide the same cost-effective representation to our business and commercial clients.

We are committed to reaching creative solutions to our clients' legal needs taking into account all available resources including alternative dispute resolution, computer management of files, and paralegal support.

Diversity

At McKenna Storer, we recognize that a diverse workforce is a vital component of our success. As such, we strive to promote an inclusive environment for attorneys and staff, recognizing that diversity is not simply a business imperative, but also reflects our belief that it is the right thing. We strive to hire, mentor, retain and promote talented women and minorities, and foster a firm atmosphere that is welcoming and reflects the diversity of our communities and clients. The firm's managing partner is a woman and the Executive Committee has included women since 1996. Our attorneys participate in, support and assume leadership roles in local, state and national bar associations, including diversity initiatives and diversity programming sponsored by these organizations. Our attorneys include individuals who have held a variety of leadership roles, including:

President of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Diversity Chair of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Officer of the Korean American Bar Association
Officer of the National Association of Women Lawyers
Officer and Founding Member of the NAWL (National Association of Women Lawyers) Foundation
McKenna Storer is an equal opportunity firm, whose employee recruitment policy stresses recruiting, retaining and promoting attorneys and staff members regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or military status.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Firm employs qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

This policy applies to all terms, conditions, privileges and responsibilities of employment, including hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination and retirement. The Firm prohibits sexual harassment or any harassment of its employees in the workplace by any person and in any form.
Main Office
Woodstock Office
1004 Courtaulds Dr.
Ste. A
Woodstock  IL  60098
Phone
  • (815) 334-9693
Fax
  • (815) 334-9697
Websites

Other Offices

Main Office
33 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1400
(312)-558-3900, Fax: (312)-558-8348
Chicago,  IL  60602-2610
Bankruptcy
McKenna Storer is a law firm with a history and reputation for providing the highest quality legal services to its clients. Our clients are individuals, corporations and insurance companies.
Our practice representing individual debtors and small businesses in bankruptcy continues to grow in both our Woodstock and Chicago offices.

Sara Cook has been representing parties in bankruptcy for over 30 years. She has worked on small and large cases. She brings her knowledge of the creditor's issues to the table in assisting debtors.

Andrew Bratzel has been counseling individuals and small businesses in financial stress for many years and is an experienced debtor's counsel.

Jaime Dowell has represented debtors in chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies since 2005.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people determine if they qualify for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. We know that the prospect of filing a bankruptcy is very scary and not an easy decision. Many circumstances bring people to this point in their lives, and they need counsel and support as they try to decide the best course of action. We take the time to learn about your situation and explain the options to you.

We offer free consultations and competitive rates for incomparable personalized legal services.

Visit our Bankruptcy Debtor website,www.mckennabankruptcy.com, for more information or click on the Contact Us link below and fill out the form to receive a call from one of our attorneys.

McKenna Storer is a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy under the bankruptcy code.
Business
Our attorneys have experience in providing general counsel services to small and medium size companies that do not have in house counsel staffs.
Services

Our attorneys have experience in providing general counsel services to small and medium size companies that do not have
in-house counsel staffs. We consult on all types of issues from vendor relationships, employment issues, business strategic planning, regulatory compliance, tax and payroll issues and other issues that come up in the day-to-day workings of a company. We also advise and document mergers and acquisitions and unwinding of relationships.

Litigation

We also provide litigation support for all businesses. Our attorneys recognize litigation pitfalls for businesses and have the experience and expertise to provide preventative counseling or, when necessary, to provide a strong and skilled defense to any claim. They know how to work with each client based on their particular needs to develop the most effective and economical strategies. Individualized solutions for your business not a cookie cutter approach.

Our attorneys have experience in handling:

Corporate lawsuits
Contract disputes
Mechanics' liens
Unfair competition
Fraud
Trade secret
Intellectual property issues
Employment issues
Civil rights claims
Brokerage & commission claims
Administrative hearings
Bankruptcy and solvency proceedings
Labor and ERISA issues
Environmental issues
General litigation
Intellectual Property
Our attorneys have experience in providing general counsel services to small and medium size companies that do not have in house counsel staffs.
Our attorneys have experience in providing general counsel services to small and medium size companies that do not have
in-house counsel staffs. We consult on all types of issues from vendor relationships, employment issues, business strategic planning, regulatory compliance, tax and payroll issues and other issues that come up in the day-to-day workings of a company. We also advise and document mergers and acquisitions and unwinding of relationships.

Litigation

We also provide litigation support for all businesses. Our attorneys recognize litigation pitfalls for businesses and have the experience and expertise to provide preventative counseling or, when necessary, to provide a strong and skilled defense to any claim. They know how to work with each client based on their particular needs to develop the most effective and economical strategies. Individualized solutions for your business not a cookie cutter approach.

Our attorneys have experience in handling:

Corporate lawsuits
Contract disputes
Mechanics' liens
Unfair competition
Fraud
Trade secret
Intellectual property issues
Employment issues
Civil rights claims
Brokerage & commission claims
Administrative hearings
Bankruptcy and solvency proceedings
Labor and ERISA issues
Environmental issues
General litigation
Patents
Our attorneys have experience in providing general counsel services to small and medium size companies that do not have in house counsel staffs.
Our attorneys have experience in providing general counsel services to small and medium size companies that do not have in house counsel staffs. We consult on all types of issues from vendor relationships, employment issues, business strategic planning, regulatory compliance, tax and payroll issues and other issues that come up in the day-to-day workings of a company. We also advise and document mergers and acquisitions and unwinding of relationships.

Litigation

We also provide litigation support for all businesses. Our attorneys recognize litigation pitfalls for businesses and have the experience and expertise to provide preventative counseling or, when necessary, to provide a strong and skilled defense to any claim. They know how to work with each client based on their particular needs to develop the most effective and economical strategies. Individualized solutions for your business not a cookie cutter approach.

Our attorneys have experience in handling:

Corporate lawsuits
Contract disputes
Mechanics' liens
Unfair competition
Fraud
Trade secret
Intellectual property issues
Employment issues
Civil rights claims
Brokerage & commission claims
Administrative hearings
Bankruptcy and solvency proceedings
Labor and ERISA issues
Environmental issues
General litigation

Jaime Dowell

Jaime Dowell assists individuals in filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Prior to practicing in McHenry County, she gained extensive experience practicing bankruptcy law in Chicago with one of the nation's largest consumer bankruptcy firms. She is admitted to the Illinois State Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Jaime received her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, New York, and her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. After graduating from law school, Jaime was accepted into the Department of Justice Attorney Honors Program and worked with the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Chicago, Illinois and Bloomington, Minnesota.



Distinctions

Certified Arbitrator, Council of Better Business Bureaus
Regional Judge, MillerCorps Urban Entrepreneurs Series Business Plan Competition
Guest Speaker, Cook County Bar Association Cable Television, Chicago Access Network (discussed bankruptcy issues, relief options, and responded to on-air questions from Viewers) (Air date May 26, 2011)
Volunteer Judge, ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition
Publications

"The Basics: Consumers and Debt Collection," ABA THE YOUNG LAWYER, Vol. 9, No. 3 (December 2004)

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