A litigation based firm with a solid reputation for its handling of complex, high-exposure cases
Since our founding in 1995, delivering high quality, responsive legal services at a reasonable cost has enabled Cremer Spina and its clients to thrive both at home and abroad. A litigation based firm with a solid reputation for its handling of complex, high-exposure cases, Cremer Spina is a trusted resource for the U.S. insurance market. We are similarly recognized as a proven solution to international companies involved in U.S. litigation. Our growth over the years has centered on branching into disciplines that not only expand services to our clients but also integrate with our core practices. Today, expertise in Administrative Law, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation, Environmental Coverage, General Tort Litigation, Insurance Coverage, International Law & Litigation, Internet Law, Premises Liability/Retail, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Subrogation/Recovery, Toxic Tort Litigation, and Transportation Litigation allows us to offer a full range of legal services to our clients. Internationally, nationally or locally, when Cremer Spina is your litigation partner, together we thrive.
1North Franklin, 10th Floor
Chicago IL 60606
Employment Law & Litigation
The Employment Law practice at Cremer Spina covers a wide range of areas, from counseling and training clients and their employees to litigating cases. Our philosophy is that the best employment claim is one that is never filed. To that end, prevention is the first line of defense. We strive to counsel and train our clients in all aspects of employment law issues. We draft and review employee handbooks, manuals and employment contracts tailored to our clients' specific needs. We are readily available to assist our clients when issues arise that require immediate attention. When the unfortunate situation arises and layoffs are necessary we assist our clients in properly reducing their workforcesfrom offering advice on how to select employees in a non-discriminatory manner to drafting severance agreements. We provide comprehensive training on how to recognize and prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace and how to deal with it when it occurs. We also provide training for management in all aspects of day-to-day employment issues, from advertising for employment, to interviewing, hiring, conducting performance evaluations, disciplining and terminating. We teach our clients how to properly document issues that arise and when and how to investigate employee complaints. Recognizing that not all claims are preventable, our employment attorneys have a wealth of experience in litigating a wide variety of employment claims both in Federal and State court as well as various Federal, State and local administrative agencies. We counsel our clients on the available methods of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. We work to resolve cases in the most expeditious and efficient manner and in a way that suits our clients' best interests. When pre-litigation or pre-trial settlements are not feasible or warranted we stand fully prepared to litigate the case to the end.
Drew Block's practice focuses on Insurance Coverage Litigation, the defense of Construction and General Tort cases, Commercial Litigation and Civil Appeals. His Insurance Coverage practice includes representing both insureds and carriers in State and Federal court throughout the Midwest in a wide variety of coverage matters, including matters involving commercial general liability policies, commercial umbrella/excess policies and commercial property policies related to underlying claims for construction defects, personal injury, property damage, toxic torts, TCPA claims and intellectual property infringement claims. His Construction and General Tort practice involves the representation of owners, general contractors and subcontractors in catastrophic injury cases, including through trial and appeal. He has also represented defendants in premises liability, medical malpractice and auto accident cases. He also has experience representing business owners in commercial and business disputes.
A graduate of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D. 2003) and The Ohio State University (B.A. 2000; Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa), Drew is admitted to the Illinois bar and is also admitted to practice in the State of Ohio. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Defense Research Institute.