Sweetnam LLC

Sweetnam LLC

Sweetnam LLC is a boutique law firm in Chicago, Illinois, that serves clients throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and the State of Illinois, and in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.

Firm Overview

Sweetnam LLC is a civil litigation boutique providing superior legal knowledge, courtroom skills and negotiation techniques to plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Whether through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, we have the ability to effectively resolve virtually any dispute or to obtain compensation for all types of economic and non-economic injuries.

Established in 2008, Sweetnam LLC was formed to represent victims of fraud at the hands of corporations, financial institutions and insurance companies. Sweetnam LLC has extensive experience prosecuting class actions in state and federal courts across the country involving violations of consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices statutes, breach of warranty and violations of federal securities laws, shareholder derivative suits and appeals. Sweetnam LLC has acted as lead counsel, co-lead counsel and has been a member of the executive and steering committees in consumer, antitrust and other class action, complex and multidistrict litigation matters.
Main Office
Main Office
100 North La Salle Street., Suite 2200
Chicago  IL  60602
Phone
  • (872) 588-8801
Websites
Business
Specializing in Commercial Litigation, Securities Fraud, Antitrust Law and Class Action Litigation.
Businesses and business owners often find themselves involved in disputes that they are unable to resolve without the influence of a lawyer. Sweeetnam LLC is experienced in commercial litigation and can counsel you or your business in the following areas:

Breach of contract
Employment disputes
Business dissolution
Interference with business relationships
Disputes over non-compete clauses
Civil RICO
Breach of fiduciary duty
Franchise issues
Shareholder issues
Partnership disputes
Commercial debt collection

If you or your business is involved in a commercial dispute of any kind, Sweetnam LLC can provide you with with unparalleled legal knowledge, courtroom skills and negotiation techniques. Whether through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to effectively resolve virtually any commercial dispute.

William Sweetnam

Sweetnam LLC's Managing Partner, William M. Sweetnam, has been in practice since 1994, concentrating in the area of class action and complex litigation. He has prosecuted hundreds of consumer, shareholder and antitrust class action in federal and state courts across the country. In addition to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases involving both economic and non-economic injuries, Mr. Sweetnam and his firm has acted as lead counsel, co-lead counsel and has been a member of the executive and steering committees in consumer, antitrust and other class action, complex and multidistrict litigation matters.

In 2011, Mr. Sweetnam received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a 140-year-old legal directory, based on anonymous peer assessments of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. The AV Preeminent rating Mr. Sweetnam received is an indicator of very high general ethical standards and legal ability.

Prior to founding Sweetnam LLC in 2008, Mr. Sweetnam was a partner at a Chicago class action litigation boutique, where he perfected his skills representing victims of consumer fraud and deceptive and anti-competitive practices. Mr. Sweetnam has extensive litigation experience in a variety of nationwide class actions in state and federal courts alleging violations of consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices statutes, breach of warranty and violations of federal securities laws, shareholder derivative suits and appeals.

Mr. Sweetnam began his career as a class action and complex litigation practitioner with Schiffrin & Craig, Ltd. (now Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP), one of the largest class action law firms in the United States, where he was part of a team of lawyers involved in prosecuting class actions challenging abusive marketing practices in several areas involving life insurance and annuities. These cases led to class settlements valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, and sometimes even billions of dollars, with such major life insurance companies as Prudential, Met Life, John Hancock, New York Life, State Farm, American Express/IDS, Transamerica, and many others, as well as to numerous changes in industry sales practices.

Mr. Sweetnam continued his career at one of Chicago's oldest and most respected class action litigation firms, Krislov & Associates, Ltd., where he represented consumers and investors engaged in an array of nationwide class actions in state and federal courts involving everything from consumer fraud to breach of warranty and securities and shareholder derivative lawsuits and appeals.
Education
  • De Paul University College of Law
    J.D.
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