Newland & Newland, LLP

Newland & Newland, LLP

PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS WITH OVER $50 MILLION IN RECOVERED FUNDS-IF YOU'RE INJURED WE CAN HELP!

Newland & Newland, LLP

Newland & Newland, LLP

PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS WITH OVER $50 MILLION IN RECOVERED FUNDS-IF YOU'RE INJURED WE CAN HELP!

Firm Overview

With over 20 years of experience, the lawyers at Newland & Newland have earned a highly respected reputation in the legal community. We have recovered millions through our personal injury and workman's compensation divisions, closed thousands of transactions in our real estate division, provided debt relief through foreclosure defense helping many clients remain in their homes and provided crucial services in our estate planning and probate departments.

We offer a free initial consultation, credit cards are accepted and we have fixed hourly rates.

Call 847-797-8000 today for your free consultation.

Main Office

Main
1512 Artaius Parkway
Suite 300
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone

(847) 549-0000

Fax

(847) 549-1902

Other Offices
  • Chicago

    180 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 3700, Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 312-981-0409

  • Arlington Heights

    121 S. Wilke Rd., Ste. 301, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Phone: 847-797-8000

  • Crystal Lake

    6221 North West Highway, Suite 201
    Phone: 847-483-5278
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014

  • Itasca

    401 West Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143
    Phone: 847-797-8000

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

It is important to like what you do for a living. I do not do any divorce law because if I did I would not like my job. A benefit of being my own boss is that I can focus on what areas of law interest me.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

At our bankruptcy website, IllinoisBankruptcyCenter.org, we include answers to frequently asked questions to assist our clients in being informed in some of the basic principles of bankruptcy. I believe that being informed is a good thing.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Typically my clients will have me prepare any legal documents but I am certainly willing to review any documents that they prepare.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Generally, when I represent my clients I give 100 percent. If a client wants to represent himself but have me be there to merely coach him, then I would encourage him to let me run with the ball as it is what I do.

Newland & Newland, LLP
Stephen S. Newland

Stephen S. Newland has been practicing law for nearly 30 years and is considered an authority by many in the fields of real estate, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and estate planning.

Due to Steve's experience, he is often asked to speak to fellow attorneys at bar association seminars to instruct other lawyers on how to assist their clients. Steve has been a featured speaker at various bar association seminars on topics such as:

"Advising Clients in Foreclosure"
"What Every Real Estate Lawyer Need to Know About Bankruptcy"
"How to Obtain Loan Modifications Using a Foreclosure Defense"
"Affirmative Defense in Foreclosure"
In foreclosure defense cases, Steve has been successful in getting lenders to provide clients loan modifications where the lenders were previously unwilling to provide modifications. Steve has also succeeded in getting people back their homes even after the banks have taken the homes through foreclosure sales.

Due to Steve's success in defending foreclosures, he has one of the largest foreclosure defense practices in the Chicago area. His bankruptcy practice has been featured on the front page of the Northwest Herald.

Steve handles hundreds of real estate closings each year, has completed many thousands in his career, and with most of his clients being return clients or referred to him from other clients or people in the industry you can be assured you would be getting tremendous representation.

Steve was recently asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization, which is the preeminent real estate organization for lawyers. Steve is also a former Co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

Steve obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Steve then went on to receive his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago, excelling in law school as a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. Steve was employed at one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in the nation, where he worked on multimillion-dollar, high-publicity cases such as the Tylenol poisonings and major aviation disasters. While working on high profile injury cases, Steve also provided legal representation to those unable to afford an attorney through the DePaul Legal Aid Clinic.

The firm of Newland & Newland, LLP was founded by Steve and his brother Gary, who have been law partners since 1993. The firm has grown to include eight lawyers and numerous paralegals and support staff. Gary's half of the firm practices in personal injury and worker's compensation.

Steve is available to meet with clients in any of the firm's office locations.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Foreclosure Defense
Bankruptcy
Mortgage Loan Modifications
Estate Planning
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation
Corporate

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Lake County Bar Association, Member, Co-Chair of Real Estate Committee
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, Member, Currently serves on the Board of Directors
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
Honors and Awards
Elite Lawyer, 2019 - 2020
10.0 Top Attorney Rating, Avvo
Named as a "Leading Lawyer" by his Peers
Nominated and Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization
Former Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

License

Bar Number: 6207458
Illinois, 1991

Education

DePaul College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1991

University of Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, 1988

Newland & Newland, LLP
Stephen S. Newland

Stephen S. Newland has been practicing law for nearly 30 years and is considered an authority by many in the fields of real estate, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and estate planning.

Due to Steve's experience, he is often asked to speak to fellow attorneys at bar association seminars to instruct other lawyers on how to assist their clients. Steve has been a featured speaker at various bar association seminars on topics such as:

"Advising Clients in Foreclosure"
"What Every Real Estate Lawyer Need to Know About Bankruptcy"
"How to Obtain Loan Modifications Using a Foreclosure Defense"
"Affirmative Defense in Foreclosure"
In foreclosure defense cases, Steve has been successful in getting lenders to provide clients loan modifications where the lenders were previously unwilling to provide modifications. Steve has also succeeded in getting people back their homes even after the banks have taken the homes through foreclosure sales.

Due to Steve's success in defending foreclosures, he has one of the largest foreclosure defense practices in the Chicago area. His bankruptcy practice has been featured on the front page of the Northwest Herald.

Steve handles hundreds of real estate closings each year, has completed many thousands in his career, and with most of his clients being return clients or referred to him from other clients or people in the industry you can be assured you would be getting tremendous representation.

Steve was recently asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization, which is the preeminent real estate organization for lawyers. Steve is also a former Co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

Steve obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Steve then went on to receive his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago, excelling in law school as a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. Steve was employed at one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in the nation, where he worked on multimillion-dollar, high-publicity cases such as the Tylenol poisonings and major aviation disasters. While working on high profile injury cases, Steve also provided legal representation to those unable to afford an attorney through the DePaul Legal Aid Clinic.

The firm of Newland & Newland, LLP was founded by Steve and his brother Gary, who have been law partners since 1993. The firm has grown to include eight lawyers and numerous paralegals and support staff. Gary's half of the firm practices in personal injury and worker's compensation.

Steve is available to meet with clients in any of the firm's office locations.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Foreclosure Defense
Bankruptcy
Mortgage Loan Modifications
Estate Planning
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation
Corporate

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Lake County Bar Association, Member, Co-Chair of Real Estate Committee
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, Member, Currently serves on the Board of Directors
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
Honors and Awards
Elite Lawyer, 2019 - 2020
10.0 Top Attorney Rating, Avvo
Named as a "Leading Lawyer" by his Peers
Nominated and Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization
Former Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

License

Bar Number: 6207458
Illinois, 1991

Education

DePaul College of Law Juris Doctorate, 1991


University of Illinois Bachelor of Arts, 1988


Newland & Newland, LLP
Gary A. Newland

Gary Newland is an experienced trial attorney, evidenced by the hundreds of cases he has successfully won at trial. Many of Gary's cases have been covered by USA Today, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, NBC, The Daily Herald, Oprah Winfrey, and the list goes on. Many of the clients Gary represents are referrals from other attorneys who are aware of his skills and reputation in the community. He has been an invited guest lecturer to the Bar Association and other legal organizations as well as an author of published articles on legal issues. He has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and was the youngest person ever elected to the High School District 214 School Board. Gary is Co-Chair of the Civil Law Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar, Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition, and Vice-President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Gary has successfully tried and settled cases against some of the world's largest corporations and insurance companies.

Recently, Gary won a decision at trial which was appealed by United Airlines for two reasons. The first reason being the verdict was believed by United Airlines to be excessive for a herniated disk. The second reason was payment for holistic treatment (acupuncture) was awarded. Gary prevailed on appeal on all issues.

Recently, Gary won a decision that the client of a major insurance company was not only fully liable for the torn rotator cuff of one of Gary's clients, but the insurance company was guilty of "deceptive claims practices". The decision was so important because it held the defendant accountable based on the claims adjuster's despicable conduct. The decision sent the defendant and claims adjusters throughout Illinois a strong message that Newland & Newland, LLP is going to take the battle directly to the claim adjusters that use deceptive and improper claim practices.

Gary has obtained millions of dollars for his clients, and he has represented people for auto accidents, plane accidents, work-related accidents, food poisoning, slip and fall, molestation, dog bites, construction accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, class actions, mass torts, and the list goes on.

Gary began his career working for one of the top five largest law firms in the country, where he assisted in the defense of Fortune 500 companies in mass tort litigation. Thereafter, he used his skills to help individuals to protect their rights and stop abuses of large corporations and insurance companies. During his career, he also made time to work at Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic, helping those who could not afford attorneys. He also was a prosecutor in Chicago. Gary has been brought into cases by other law firms on many occasions for his trial experience for the sole purpose of being the trial lawyer.

As an undergraduate from Loyola University in Chicago, Gary was admitted to the Blue Key National Honors Society, the Jesuit Honor Society, and the Political Science and History Honor Society, and he was also present in the Pre-Law Society. After graduating with honors from Loyola University, he was admitted into Loyola Law School and Graduate School to study both political science and law. He was presented with his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola in 1993.

Gary is a personal injury (PI) lawyer. He also represents clients that have had a work injury, otherwise commonly known as a work comp claim. In fact, he has experience representing those with personal injury, federal tort claims, medical malpractice, and work comp. As a lawyer, he has represented people suffering from mild brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, herniated disc, occipital nerve injury, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), reflex sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), torn meniscus, torn bicep, eye injuries, hearing loss injury, tinnitus injury, traumatic amputation, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuropathy, lead poisoning, back injuries, frozen shoulder, scars, broken bones, and other types of injuries.

Areas of Practice:
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Trial Lawyer
Product Liability
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1993
Licensed to Practice in:
Federal Trial Bar
United States Court of Federal Claims
Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois
All Illinois State Courts
Education:
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., Chicago, Illinois, 1993
Loyola University, B.A., 1990
Representative Cases:
Newland v. Budget Rent a Car, 319 IL. App.3d 453 (1st Dist )
Krause v. G.E. Capital, 97 C 8589 USCD ( )
Kossov v. All American Star Co., 04 WC 27288 ( )
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
President, 2020-2021

Newland & Newland, LLP
Gary A. Newland

Gary Newland is an experienced trial attorney, evidenced by the hundreds of cases he has successfully won at trial. Many of Gary's cases have been covered by USA Today, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, NBC, The Daily Herald, Oprah Winfrey, and the list goes on. Many of the clients Gary represents are referrals from other attorneys who are aware of his skills and reputation in the community. He has been an invited guest lecturer to the Bar Association and other legal organizations as well as an author of published articles on legal issues. He has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and was the youngest person ever elected to the High School District 214 School Board. Gary is Co-Chair of the Civil Law Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar, Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition, and Vice-President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Gary has successfully tried and settled cases against some of the world's largest corporations and insurance companies.

Recently, Gary won a decision at trial which was appealed by United Airlines for two reasons. The first reason being the verdict was believed by United Airlines to be excessive for a herniated disk. The second reason was payment for holistic treatment (acupuncture) was awarded. Gary prevailed on appeal on all issues.

Recently, Gary won a decision that the client of a major insurance company was not only fully liable for the torn rotator cuff of one of Gary's clients, but the insurance company was guilty of "deceptive claims practices". The decision was so important because it held the defendant accountable based on the claims adjuster's despicable conduct. The decision sent the defendant and claims adjusters throughout Illinois a strong message that Newland & Newland, LLP is going to take the battle directly to the claim adjusters that use deceptive and improper claim practices.

Gary has obtained millions of dollars for his clients, and he has represented people for auto accidents, plane accidents, work-related accidents, food poisoning, slip and fall, molestation, dog bites, construction accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, class actions, mass torts, and the list goes on.

Gary began his career working for one of the top five largest law firms in the country, where he assisted in the defense of Fortune 500 companies in mass tort litigation. Thereafter, he used his skills to help individuals to protect their rights and stop abuses of large corporations and insurance companies. During his career, he also made time to work at Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic, helping those who could not afford attorneys. He also was a prosecutor in Chicago. Gary has been brought into cases by other law firms on many occasions for his trial experience for the sole purpose of being the trial lawyer.

As an undergraduate from Loyola University in Chicago, Gary was admitted to the Blue Key National Honors Society, the Jesuit Honor Society, and the Political Science and History Honor Society, and he was also present in the Pre-Law Society. After graduating with honors from Loyola University, he was admitted into Loyola Law School and Graduate School to study both political science and law. He was presented with his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola in 1993.

Gary is a personal injury (PI) lawyer. He also represents clients that have had a work injury, otherwise commonly known as a work comp claim. In fact, he has experience representing those with personal injury, federal tort claims, medical malpractice, and work comp. As a lawyer, he has represented people suffering from mild brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, herniated disc, occipital nerve injury, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), reflex sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), torn meniscus, torn bicep, eye injuries, hearing loss injury, tinnitus injury, traumatic amputation, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuropathy, lead poisoning, back injuries, frozen shoulder, scars, broken bones, and other types of injuries.

Areas of Practice:
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Trial Lawyer
Product Liability
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1993
Licensed to Practice in:
Federal Trial Bar
United States Court of Federal Claims
Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois
All Illinois State Courts
Education:
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., Chicago, Illinois, 1993
Loyola University, B.A., 1990
Representative Cases:
Newland v. Budget Rent a Car, 319 IL. App.3d 453 (1st Dist )
Krause v. G.E. Capital, 97 C 8589 USCD ( )
Kossov v. All American Star Co., 04 WC 27288 ( )
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
President, 2020-2021

Newland & Newland, LLP
Jennifer H. Carroll

Jennifer Carroll joined the legal team at Newland & Newland, LLP in October 2012. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP Jennifer was an associate at a Chicagoland firm working in estate planning, probate, and general commercial litigation. She has also previously served as a guardian ad litem for disabled adults in guardianship cases in Lake County.

Since joining Newland & Newland, LLP, Jennifer's primary focus has been foreclosure defense. Jennifer is one of the most experienced litigators in the field and has defended hundreds of people faced with losing their homes. She acted as the chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk where she regularly volunteered helping homeowners navigate the foreclosure process and court system.

Jennifer has successfully helped homeowners save their property through loan modifications, reinstatements, and redemptions. In the course of her practice she has regularly represented clients in mediations focused on keeping her clients in their homes.

Through litigation Jennifer has also successfully obtained dismissals with prejudice of foreclosure actions. She has also been successful in using litigation to help negotiate redemptions and other home retention options even after the occurrence of a judicial sale.

In addition to helping homeowners retain their property, Jennifer has successfully negotiated hundreds of dignified exits for her clients. She has successfully obtained deficiency waivers on behalf of many of her clients, helping them avoid potential money judgments in amounts as high as six figures. She has also obtained cash for keys payments for many of her clients. These payments have provided clients with thousands and in some instances tens of thousands of dollars in relocation funds.

In addition to foreclosure defense, Jennifer is experienced in general civil and commercial litigation, post judgment proceedings, and also has a growing practice in probate.

Jennifer was born and raised in a small fishing town in Southeast Alaska. She moved to Oregon where she studied Sociology at Oregon State University in Corvallis before obtaining her Juris Doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. While in law school Jennifer did internships with the Lane County Legal Aid Clinic, helping underserved populations with legal issues involving evictions, creditor collection actions, and social security and other benefits issues. She also interned with the Benton County District Attorney's Office where she helped prosecute municipal violations and other criminal matters.

Jennifer now lives in the north Chicago suburbs and currently litigates in Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2008
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2013
Professional Association and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk (2017 2019)
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
Education:
B.A. in Sociology, Oregon State University
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law

Newland & Newland, LLP
Jennifer H. Carroll

Jennifer Carroll joined the legal team at Newland & Newland, LLP in October 2012. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP Jennifer was an associate at a Chicagoland firm working in estate planning, probate, and general commercial litigation. She has also previously served as a guardian ad litem for disabled adults in guardianship cases in Lake County.

Since joining Newland & Newland, LLP, Jennifer's primary focus has been foreclosure defense. Jennifer is one of the most experienced litigators in the field and has defended hundreds of people faced with losing their homes. She acted as the chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk where she regularly volunteered helping homeowners navigate the foreclosure process and court system.

Jennifer has successfully helped homeowners save their property through loan modifications, reinstatements, and redemptions. In the course of her practice she has regularly represented clients in mediations focused on keeping her clients in their homes.

Through litigation Jennifer has also successfully obtained dismissals with prejudice of foreclosure actions. She has also been successful in using litigation to help negotiate redemptions and other home retention options even after the occurrence of a judicial sale.

In addition to helping homeowners retain their property, Jennifer has successfully negotiated hundreds of dignified exits for her clients. She has successfully obtained deficiency waivers on behalf of many of her clients, helping them avoid potential money judgments in amounts as high as six figures. She has also obtained cash for keys payments for many of her clients. These payments have provided clients with thousands and in some instances tens of thousands of dollars in relocation funds.

In addition to foreclosure defense, Jennifer is experienced in general civil and commercial litigation, post judgment proceedings, and also has a growing practice in probate.

Jennifer was born and raised in a small fishing town in Southeast Alaska. She moved to Oregon where she studied Sociology at Oregon State University in Corvallis before obtaining her Juris Doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. While in law school Jennifer did internships with the Lane County Legal Aid Clinic, helping underserved populations with legal issues involving evictions, creditor collection actions, and social security and other benefits issues. She also interned with the Benton County District Attorney's Office where she helped prosecute municipal violations and other criminal matters.

Jennifer now lives in the north Chicago suburbs and currently litigates in Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2008
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2013
Professional Association and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk (2017 2019)
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
Education:
B.A. in Sociology, Oregon State University
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law

Newland & Newland, LLP
Katrine R. Fleishman

Katrine R. Fleishman's (ne Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where she began her practice in real estate, estate planning, probate and elder law.

Katrine volunteers with Wills for Heroes preparing estate plans for first responders and their families. She is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mrs. Fleishman has worked extensively in public policy in the United States and the United Kingdom for the Scottish Parliament, the British House of Commons, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. In Washington, DC, she clerked for Senator Dick Durbin's Judiciary Subcommittee and later for Senator Tom Harkin's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee working primarily on issues that affect children and families.

Katrine graduated from Wellesley College with a dual degree in Psychology and Political Science. She earned her master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Public Management and Administration. Katrine subsequently attended Georgetown University Law Center where she was named a Dean's Scholar, Pro Bono Pledge honoree for substantial pro bono service, and participant in the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic.

Katrine lives in Vernon Hills with her husband and son. She enjoys being a member of her neighborhood gardening committee.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2013
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2014
Memberships and Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County

Newland & Newland, LLP
Katrine R. Fleishman

Katrine R. Fleishman's (ne Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where she began her practice in real estate, estate planning, probate and elder law.

Katrine volunteers with Wills for Heroes preparing estate plans for first responders and their families. She is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mrs. Fleishman has worked extensively in public policy in the United States and the United Kingdom for the Scottish Parliament, the British House of Commons, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. In Washington, DC, she clerked for Senator Dick Durbin's Judiciary Subcommittee and later for Senator Tom Harkin's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee working primarily on issues that affect children and families.

Katrine graduated from Wellesley College with a dual degree in Psychology and Political Science. She earned her master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Public Management and Administration. Katrine subsequently attended Georgetown University Law Center where she was named a Dean's Scholar, Pro Bono Pledge honoree for substantial pro bono service, and participant in the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic.

Katrine lives in Vernon Hills with her husband and son. She enjoys being a member of her neighborhood gardening committee.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2013
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2014
Memberships and Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County

Newland & Newland, LLP
Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski

Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski is an associate trial attorney for Newland & Newland, LLP. Since joining Newland & Newland, Erin has focused her practice primarily on helping those who have been injured. She has successfully negotiated settlements in cases involving negligence at construction sites, at the workplace, on public and private property, and on the road. Quickly after starting with the firm, Erin successfully tried, with a 12-person jury, a soft-tissue injury case against a sub-standard insurance company and secured a jury verdict in excess of the insurance policy. Most recently, Erin was an integral player in the mediation of a slip and fall case resulting in a settlement of over $1.5 million for her client who tripped while at the workplace.

In addition to the aforementioned, Erin has extensive experience in all areas of litigation, from pre-trial negotiation through post-trial motions. Erin's experience in personal injury includes: car accidents, slip and fall cases, injuries to minors, probate matters involving minors as well as those involving decedents, wrongful death and survival actions, intentional tort litigation including defamation and false light, and permanency/disability cases, food poisoning events and outbreaks, and more.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Erin left the suburb of Aurora to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in English. While completing her undergraduate degree, she also opted to write an Undergraduate Honors Thesis requiring over a year of political and legal research and thereby affording her the honor of "Distinction" at graduation.

After graduation, Erin began her career with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. where she worked for two years. During this time she both studied and dealt with the personal realities of securities and foreclosure laws and their effects on the individual. Erin ultimately rose up to managing a Chase Bank Branch and only left to attend law school full time.

Erin then obtained her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending law school, Erin clerked at various firms, widening her experience to encompass Veterans' Rights issues, medical malpractice cases, 1983 Civil Actions claims, Wrongful Death cases, and most extensively personal injury suits of all types.

Bar Admissions
Illinois
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Professional Associations and Membership
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations

Newland & Newland, LLP
Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski

Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski is an associate trial attorney for Newland & Newland, LLP. Since joining Newland & Newland, Erin has focused her practice primarily on helping those who have been injured. She has successfully negotiated settlements in cases involving negligence at construction sites, at the workplace, on public and private property, and on the road. Quickly after starting with the firm, Erin successfully tried, with a 12-person jury, a soft-tissue injury case against a sub-standard insurance company and secured a jury verdict in excess of the insurance policy. Most recently, Erin was an integral player in the mediation of a slip and fall case resulting in a settlement of over $1.5 million for her client who tripped while at the workplace.

In addition to the aforementioned, Erin has extensive experience in all areas of litigation, from pre-trial negotiation through post-trial motions. Erin's experience in personal injury includes: car accidents, slip and fall cases, injuries to minors, probate matters involving minors as well as those involving decedents, wrongful death and survival actions, intentional tort litigation including defamation and false light, and permanency/disability cases, food poisoning events and outbreaks, and more.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Erin left the suburb of Aurora to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in English. While completing her undergraduate degree, she also opted to write an Undergraduate Honors Thesis requiring over a year of political and legal research and thereby affording her the honor of "Distinction" at graduation.

After graduation, Erin began her career with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. where she worked for two years. During this time she both studied and dealt with the personal realities of securities and foreclosure laws and their effects on the individual. Erin ultimately rose up to managing a Chase Bank Branch and only left to attend law school full time.

Erin then obtained her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending law school, Erin clerked at various firms, widening her experience to encompass Veterans' Rights issues, medical malpractice cases, 1983 Civil Actions claims, Wrongful Death cases, and most extensively personal injury suits of all types.

Bar Admissions
Illinois
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Professional Associations and Membership
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations

Newland & Newland, LLP
Mary Pat Donohue Donohue

Mary Pat Donohue began her legal career as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. While assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division, she argued appeals pertaining to felony convictions before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. She was also assigned to the Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows, where she had tried both bench and jury trials for misdemeanor and traffic cases.

After leaving the Cook County State's Attorneys Office, Mary Pat practiced workers' compensation defense for the law departments of both Travelers Insurance and the Hartford Insurance Company. She has extensive experience in both arbitration and appeals at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. She has also argued cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Illinois Appellate Court, the Workers' Compensation Division. Mary Pat now dedicates her skills to help those that were injured at work.

Mary Pat graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary's College of Notre Dame, Indiana. She received her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. During law school, Mary Pat served as an extern for the Honorable Paul E. Plunkett, Judge of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

In her free time, Mary Pat has served as a School Board Secretary for her local school and as a Legislative Advisory Board Member for the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Education.

Newland & Newland, LLP
Mary Pat Donohue Donohue

Mary Pat Donohue began her legal career as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. While assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division, she argued appeals pertaining to felony convictions before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. She was also assigned to the Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows, where she had tried both bench and jury trials for misdemeanor and traffic cases.

After leaving the Cook County State's Attorneys Office, Mary Pat practiced workers' compensation defense for the law departments of both Travelers Insurance and the Hartford Insurance Company. She has extensive experience in both arbitration and appeals at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. She has also argued cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Illinois Appellate Court, the Workers' Compensation Division. Mary Pat now dedicates her skills to help those that were injured at work.

Mary Pat graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary's College of Notre Dame, Indiana. She received her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. During law school, Mary Pat served as an extern for the Honorable Paul E. Plunkett, Judge of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

In her free time, Mary Pat has served as a School Board Secretary for her local school and as a Legislative Advisory Board Member for the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Education.

Firm Overview

With over 20 years of experience, the lawyers at Newland & Newland have earned a highly respected reputation in the legal community. We have recovered millions through our personal injury and workman's compensation divisions, closed thousands of transactions in our real estate division, provided debt relief through foreclosure defense helping many clients remain in their homes and provided crucial services in our estate planning and probate departments.

We offer a free initial consultation, credit cards are accepted and we have fixed hourly rates.

Call 847-797-8000 today for your free consultation.

Main Office

Main
1512 Artaius Parkway
Suite 300
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone

(847) 549-0000

Fax

(847) 549-1902

Other Offices
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    180 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 3700, Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 312-981-0409

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How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

It is important to like what you do for a living. I do not do any divorce law because if I did I would not like my job. A benefit of being my own boss is that I can focus on what areas of law interest me.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

At our bankruptcy website, IllinoisBankruptcyCenter.org, we include answers to frequently asked questions to assist our clients in being informed in some of the basic principles of bankruptcy. I believe that being informed is a good thing.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Typically my clients will have me prepare any legal documents but I am certainly willing to review any documents that they prepare.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Generally, when I represent my clients I give 100 percent. If a client wants to represent himself but have me be there to merely coach him, then I would encourage him to let me run with the ball as it is what I do.

Newland & Newland, LLP
Stephen S. Newland

Stephen S. Newland has been practicing law for nearly 30 years and is considered an authority by many in the fields of real estate, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and estate planning.

Due to Steve's experience, he is often asked to speak to fellow attorneys at bar association seminars to instruct other lawyers on how to assist their clients. Steve has been a featured speaker at various bar association seminars on topics such as:

"Advising Clients in Foreclosure"
"What Every Real Estate Lawyer Need to Know About Bankruptcy"
"How to Obtain Loan Modifications Using a Foreclosure Defense"
"Affirmative Defense in Foreclosure"
In foreclosure defense cases, Steve has been successful in getting lenders to provide clients loan modifications where the lenders were previously unwilling to provide modifications. Steve has also succeeded in getting people back their homes even after the banks have taken the homes through foreclosure sales.

Due to Steve's success in defending foreclosures, he has one of the largest foreclosure defense practices in the Chicago area. His bankruptcy practice has been featured on the front page of the Northwest Herald.

Steve handles hundreds of real estate closings each year, has completed many thousands in his career, and with most of his clients being return clients or referred to him from other clients or people in the industry you can be assured you would be getting tremendous representation.

Steve was recently asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization, which is the preeminent real estate organization for lawyers. Steve is also a former Co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

Steve obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Steve then went on to receive his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago, excelling in law school as a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. Steve was employed at one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in the nation, where he worked on multimillion-dollar, high-publicity cases such as the Tylenol poisonings and major aviation disasters. While working on high profile injury cases, Steve also provided legal representation to those unable to afford an attorney through the DePaul Legal Aid Clinic.

The firm of Newland & Newland, LLP was founded by Steve and his brother Gary, who have been law partners since 1993. The firm has grown to include eight lawyers and numerous paralegals and support staff. Gary's half of the firm practices in personal injury and worker's compensation.

Steve is available to meet with clients in any of the firm's office locations.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Foreclosure Defense
Bankruptcy
Mortgage Loan Modifications
Estate Planning
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation
Corporate

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Lake County Bar Association, Member, Co-Chair of Real Estate Committee
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, Member, Currently serves on the Board of Directors
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
Honors and Awards
Elite Lawyer, 2019 - 2020
10.0 Top Attorney Rating, Avvo
Named as a "Leading Lawyer" by his Peers
Nominated and Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization
Former Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

License

Bar Number: 6207458
Illinois, 1991

Education

DePaul College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1991

University of Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, 1988

Newland & Newland, LLP
Stephen S. Newland

Stephen S. Newland has been practicing law for nearly 30 years and is considered an authority by many in the fields of real estate, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and estate planning.

Due to Steve's experience, he is often asked to speak to fellow attorneys at bar association seminars to instruct other lawyers on how to assist their clients. Steve has been a featured speaker at various bar association seminars on topics such as:

"Advising Clients in Foreclosure"
"What Every Real Estate Lawyer Need to Know About Bankruptcy"
"How to Obtain Loan Modifications Using a Foreclosure Defense"
"Affirmative Defense in Foreclosure"
In foreclosure defense cases, Steve has been successful in getting lenders to provide clients loan modifications where the lenders were previously unwilling to provide modifications. Steve has also succeeded in getting people back their homes even after the banks have taken the homes through foreclosure sales.

Due to Steve's success in defending foreclosures, he has one of the largest foreclosure defense practices in the Chicago area. His bankruptcy practice has been featured on the front page of the Northwest Herald.

Steve handles hundreds of real estate closings each year, has completed many thousands in his career, and with most of his clients being return clients or referred to him from other clients or people in the industry you can be assured you would be getting tremendous representation.

Steve was recently asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization, which is the preeminent real estate organization for lawyers. Steve is also a former Co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

Steve obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Steve then went on to receive his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago, excelling in law school as a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence. Steve was employed at one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in the nation, where he worked on multimillion-dollar, high-publicity cases such as the Tylenol poisonings and major aviation disasters. While working on high profile injury cases, Steve also provided legal representation to those unable to afford an attorney through the DePaul Legal Aid Clinic.

The firm of Newland & Newland, LLP was founded by Steve and his brother Gary, who have been law partners since 1993. The firm has grown to include eight lawyers and numerous paralegals and support staff. Gary's half of the firm practices in personal injury and worker's compensation.

Steve is available to meet with clients in any of the firm's office locations.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Foreclosure Defense
Bankruptcy
Mortgage Loan Modifications
Estate Planning
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation
Corporate

Professional Associations and Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Lake County Bar Association, Member, Co-Chair of Real Estate Committee
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, Member, Currently serves on the Board of Directors
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys
Honors and Awards
Elite Lawyer, 2019 - 2020
10.0 Top Attorney Rating, Avvo
Named as a "Leading Lawyer" by his Peers
Nominated and Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Organization
Former Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee of the Lake County Bar Association.

License

Bar Number: 6207458
Illinois, 1991

Education

DePaul College of Law Juris Doctorate, 1991


University of Illinois Bachelor of Arts, 1988


Newland & Newland, LLP
Gary A. Newland

Gary Newland is an experienced trial attorney, evidenced by the hundreds of cases he has successfully won at trial. Many of Gary's cases have been covered by USA Today, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, NBC, The Daily Herald, Oprah Winfrey, and the list goes on. Many of the clients Gary represents are referrals from other attorneys who are aware of his skills and reputation in the community. He has been an invited guest lecturer to the Bar Association and other legal organizations as well as an author of published articles on legal issues. He has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and was the youngest person ever elected to the High School District 214 School Board. Gary is Co-Chair of the Civil Law Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar, Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition, and Vice-President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Gary has successfully tried and settled cases against some of the world's largest corporations and insurance companies.

Recently, Gary won a decision at trial which was appealed by United Airlines for two reasons. The first reason being the verdict was believed by United Airlines to be excessive for a herniated disk. The second reason was payment for holistic treatment (acupuncture) was awarded. Gary prevailed on appeal on all issues.

Recently, Gary won a decision that the client of a major insurance company was not only fully liable for the torn rotator cuff of one of Gary's clients, but the insurance company was guilty of "deceptive claims practices". The decision was so important because it held the defendant accountable based on the claims adjuster's despicable conduct. The decision sent the defendant and claims adjusters throughout Illinois a strong message that Newland & Newland, LLP is going to take the battle directly to the claim adjusters that use deceptive and improper claim practices.

Gary has obtained millions of dollars for his clients, and he has represented people for auto accidents, plane accidents, work-related accidents, food poisoning, slip and fall, molestation, dog bites, construction accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, class actions, mass torts, and the list goes on.

Gary began his career working for one of the top five largest law firms in the country, where he assisted in the defense of Fortune 500 companies in mass tort litigation. Thereafter, he used his skills to help individuals to protect their rights and stop abuses of large corporations and insurance companies. During his career, he also made time to work at Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic, helping those who could not afford attorneys. He also was a prosecutor in Chicago. Gary has been brought into cases by other law firms on many occasions for his trial experience for the sole purpose of being the trial lawyer.

As an undergraduate from Loyola University in Chicago, Gary was admitted to the Blue Key National Honors Society, the Jesuit Honor Society, and the Political Science and History Honor Society, and he was also present in the Pre-Law Society. After graduating with honors from Loyola University, he was admitted into Loyola Law School and Graduate School to study both political science and law. He was presented with his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola in 1993.

Gary is a personal injury (PI) lawyer. He also represents clients that have had a work injury, otherwise commonly known as a work comp claim. In fact, he has experience representing those with personal injury, federal tort claims, medical malpractice, and work comp. As a lawyer, he has represented people suffering from mild brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, herniated disc, occipital nerve injury, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), reflex sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), torn meniscus, torn bicep, eye injuries, hearing loss injury, tinnitus injury, traumatic amputation, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuropathy, lead poisoning, back injuries, frozen shoulder, scars, broken bones, and other types of injuries.

Areas of Practice:
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Trial Lawyer
Product Liability
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1993
Licensed to Practice in:
Federal Trial Bar
United States Court of Federal Claims
Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois
All Illinois State Courts
Education:
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., Chicago, Illinois, 1993
Loyola University, B.A., 1990
Representative Cases:
Newland v. Budget Rent a Car, 319 IL. App.3d 453 (1st Dist )
Krause v. G.E. Capital, 97 C 8589 USCD ( )
Kossov v. All American Star Co., 04 WC 27288 ( )
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
President, 2020-2021

Newland & Newland, LLP
Gary A. Newland

Gary Newland is an experienced trial attorney, evidenced by the hundreds of cases he has successfully won at trial. Many of Gary's cases have been covered by USA Today, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, NBC, The Daily Herald, Oprah Winfrey, and the list goes on. Many of the clients Gary represents are referrals from other attorneys who are aware of his skills and reputation in the community. He has been an invited guest lecturer to the Bar Association and other legal organizations as well as an author of published articles on legal issues. He has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and was the youngest person ever elected to the High School District 214 School Board. Gary is Co-Chair of the Civil Law Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar, Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition, and Vice-President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Gary has successfully tried and settled cases against some of the world's largest corporations and insurance companies.

Recently, Gary won a decision at trial which was appealed by United Airlines for two reasons. The first reason being the verdict was believed by United Airlines to be excessive for a herniated disk. The second reason was payment for holistic treatment (acupuncture) was awarded. Gary prevailed on appeal on all issues.

Recently, Gary won a decision that the client of a major insurance company was not only fully liable for the torn rotator cuff of one of Gary's clients, but the insurance company was guilty of "deceptive claims practices". The decision was so important because it held the defendant accountable based on the claims adjuster's despicable conduct. The decision sent the defendant and claims adjusters throughout Illinois a strong message that Newland & Newland, LLP is going to take the battle directly to the claim adjusters that use deceptive and improper claim practices.

Gary has obtained millions of dollars for his clients, and he has represented people for auto accidents, plane accidents, work-related accidents, food poisoning, slip and fall, molestation, dog bites, construction accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, class actions, mass torts, and the list goes on.

Gary began his career working for one of the top five largest law firms in the country, where he assisted in the defense of Fortune 500 companies in mass tort litigation. Thereafter, he used his skills to help individuals to protect their rights and stop abuses of large corporations and insurance companies. During his career, he also made time to work at Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic, helping those who could not afford attorneys. He also was a prosecutor in Chicago. Gary has been brought into cases by other law firms on many occasions for his trial experience for the sole purpose of being the trial lawyer.

As an undergraduate from Loyola University in Chicago, Gary was admitted to the Blue Key National Honors Society, the Jesuit Honor Society, and the Political Science and History Honor Society, and he was also present in the Pre-Law Society. After graduating with honors from Loyola University, he was admitted into Loyola Law School and Graduate School to study both political science and law. He was presented with his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola in 1993.

Gary is a personal injury (PI) lawyer. He also represents clients that have had a work injury, otherwise commonly known as a work comp claim. In fact, he has experience representing those with personal injury, federal tort claims, medical malpractice, and work comp. As a lawyer, he has represented people suffering from mild brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, herniated disc, occipital nerve injury, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), reflex sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), torn meniscus, torn bicep, eye injuries, hearing loss injury, tinnitus injury, traumatic amputation, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuropathy, lead poisoning, back injuries, frozen shoulder, scars, broken bones, and other types of injuries.

Areas of Practice:
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Trial Lawyer
Product Liability
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1993
Licensed to Practice in:
Federal Trial Bar
United States Court of Federal Claims
Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois
All Illinois State Courts
Education:
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., Chicago, Illinois, 1993
Loyola University, B.A., 1990
Representative Cases:
Newland v. Budget Rent a Car, 319 IL. App.3d 453 (1st Dist )
Krause v. G.E. Capital, 97 C 8589 USCD ( )
Kossov v. All American Star Co., 04 WC 27288 ( )
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
President, 2020-2021

Newland & Newland, LLP
Jennifer H. Carroll

Jennifer Carroll joined the legal team at Newland & Newland, LLP in October 2012. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP Jennifer was an associate at a Chicagoland firm working in estate planning, probate, and general commercial litigation. She has also previously served as a guardian ad litem for disabled adults in guardianship cases in Lake County.

Since joining Newland & Newland, LLP, Jennifer's primary focus has been foreclosure defense. Jennifer is one of the most experienced litigators in the field and has defended hundreds of people faced with losing their homes. She acted as the chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk where she regularly volunteered helping homeowners navigate the foreclosure process and court system.

Jennifer has successfully helped homeowners save their property through loan modifications, reinstatements, and redemptions. In the course of her practice she has regularly represented clients in mediations focused on keeping her clients in their homes.

Through litigation Jennifer has also successfully obtained dismissals with prejudice of foreclosure actions. She has also been successful in using litigation to help negotiate redemptions and other home retention options even after the occurrence of a judicial sale.

In addition to helping homeowners retain their property, Jennifer has successfully negotiated hundreds of dignified exits for her clients. She has successfully obtained deficiency waivers on behalf of many of her clients, helping them avoid potential money judgments in amounts as high as six figures. She has also obtained cash for keys payments for many of her clients. These payments have provided clients with thousands and in some instances tens of thousands of dollars in relocation funds.

In addition to foreclosure defense, Jennifer is experienced in general civil and commercial litigation, post judgment proceedings, and also has a growing practice in probate.

Jennifer was born and raised in a small fishing town in Southeast Alaska. She moved to Oregon where she studied Sociology at Oregon State University in Corvallis before obtaining her Juris Doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. While in law school Jennifer did internships with the Lane County Legal Aid Clinic, helping underserved populations with legal issues involving evictions, creditor collection actions, and social security and other benefits issues. She also interned with the Benton County District Attorney's Office where she helped prosecute municipal violations and other criminal matters.

Jennifer now lives in the north Chicago suburbs and currently litigates in Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2008
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2013
Professional Association and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk (2017 2019)
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
Education:
B.A. in Sociology, Oregon State University
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law

Newland & Newland, LLP
Jennifer H. Carroll

Jennifer Carroll joined the legal team at Newland & Newland, LLP in October 2012. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP Jennifer was an associate at a Chicagoland firm working in estate planning, probate, and general commercial litigation. She has also previously served as a guardian ad litem for disabled adults in guardianship cases in Lake County.

Since joining Newland & Newland, LLP, Jennifer's primary focus has been foreclosure defense. Jennifer is one of the most experienced litigators in the field and has defended hundreds of people faced with losing their homes. She acted as the chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk where she regularly volunteered helping homeowners navigate the foreclosure process and court system.

Jennifer has successfully helped homeowners save their property through loan modifications, reinstatements, and redemptions. In the course of her practice she has regularly represented clients in mediations focused on keeping her clients in their homes.

Through litigation Jennifer has also successfully obtained dismissals with prejudice of foreclosure actions. She has also been successful in using litigation to help negotiate redemptions and other home retention options even after the occurrence of a judicial sale.

In addition to helping homeowners retain their property, Jennifer has successfully negotiated hundreds of dignified exits for her clients. She has successfully obtained deficiency waivers on behalf of many of her clients, helping them avoid potential money judgments in amounts as high as six figures. She has also obtained cash for keys payments for many of her clients. These payments have provided clients with thousands and in some instances tens of thousands of dollars in relocation funds.

In addition to foreclosure defense, Jennifer is experienced in general civil and commercial litigation, post judgment proceedings, and also has a growing practice in probate.

Jennifer was born and raised in a small fishing town in Southeast Alaska. She moved to Oregon where she studied Sociology at Oregon State University in Corvallis before obtaining her Juris Doctorate at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. While in law school Jennifer did internships with the Lane County Legal Aid Clinic, helping underserved populations with legal issues involving evictions, creditor collection actions, and social security and other benefits issues. She also interned with the Benton County District Attorney's Office where she helped prosecute municipal violations and other criminal matters.

Jennifer now lives in the north Chicago suburbs and currently litigates in Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2008
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2013
Professional Association and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Chairman of the Lake County Foreclosure Help Desk (2017 2019)
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
Education:
B.A. in Sociology, Oregon State University
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law

Newland & Newland, LLP
Katrine R. Fleishman

Katrine R. Fleishman's (ne Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where she began her practice in real estate, estate planning, probate and elder law.

Katrine volunteers with Wills for Heroes preparing estate plans for first responders and their families. She is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mrs. Fleishman has worked extensively in public policy in the United States and the United Kingdom for the Scottish Parliament, the British House of Commons, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. In Washington, DC, she clerked for Senator Dick Durbin's Judiciary Subcommittee and later for Senator Tom Harkin's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee working primarily on issues that affect children and families.

Katrine graduated from Wellesley College with a dual degree in Psychology and Political Science. She earned her master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Public Management and Administration. Katrine subsequently attended Georgetown University Law Center where she was named a Dean's Scholar, Pro Bono Pledge honoree for substantial pro bono service, and participant in the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic.

Katrine lives in Vernon Hills with her husband and son. She enjoys being a member of her neighborhood gardening committee.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2013
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2014
Memberships and Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County

Newland & Newland, LLP
Katrine R. Fleishman

Katrine R. Fleishman's (ne Lazar) practice is focused in the areas of real estate and estate planning, including trusts, wills and powers of attorney for health care and property. Katrine helps her clients whether they are first time homebuyers, experienced investors or anyone in between navigate the closing process, successfully closing hundreds of real estate transactions. She works with her estate planning clients, tailoring a plan for their future that fits their individual needs.

Katrine has been with Newland and Newland, LLP since 2015. Before joining Newland & Newland, LLP, she was an associate at a Chicagoland firm where she began her practice in real estate, estate planning, probate and elder law.

Katrine volunteers with Wills for Heroes preparing estate plans for first responders and their families. She is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mrs. Fleishman has worked extensively in public policy in the United States and the United Kingdom for the Scottish Parliament, the British House of Commons, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. In Washington, DC, she clerked for Senator Dick Durbin's Judiciary Subcommittee and later for Senator Tom Harkin's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee working primarily on issues that affect children and families.

Katrine graduated from Wellesley College with a dual degree in Psychology and Political Science. She earned her master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Public Management and Administration. Katrine subsequently attended Georgetown University Law Center where she was named a Dean's Scholar, Pro Bono Pledge honoree for substantial pro bono service, and participant in the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic.

Katrine lives in Vernon Hills with her husband and son. She enjoys being a member of her neighborhood gardening committee.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 2013
Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 2014
Memberships and Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County

Newland & Newland, LLP
Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski

Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski is an associate trial attorney for Newland & Newland, LLP. Since joining Newland & Newland, Erin has focused her practice primarily on helping those who have been injured. She has successfully negotiated settlements in cases involving negligence at construction sites, at the workplace, on public and private property, and on the road. Quickly after starting with the firm, Erin successfully tried, with a 12-person jury, a soft-tissue injury case against a sub-standard insurance company and secured a jury verdict in excess of the insurance policy. Most recently, Erin was an integral player in the mediation of a slip and fall case resulting in a settlement of over $1.5 million for her client who tripped while at the workplace.

In addition to the aforementioned, Erin has extensive experience in all areas of litigation, from pre-trial negotiation through post-trial motions. Erin's experience in personal injury includes: car accidents, slip and fall cases, injuries to minors, probate matters involving minors as well as those involving decedents, wrongful death and survival actions, intentional tort litigation including defamation and false light, and permanency/disability cases, food poisoning events and outbreaks, and more.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Erin left the suburb of Aurora to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in English. While completing her undergraduate degree, she also opted to write an Undergraduate Honors Thesis requiring over a year of political and legal research and thereby affording her the honor of "Distinction" at graduation.

After graduation, Erin began her career with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. where she worked for two years. During this time she both studied and dealt with the personal realities of securities and foreclosure laws and their effects on the individual. Erin ultimately rose up to managing a Chase Bank Branch and only left to attend law school full time.

Erin then obtained her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending law school, Erin clerked at various firms, widening her experience to encompass Veterans' Rights issues, medical malpractice cases, 1983 Civil Actions claims, Wrongful Death cases, and most extensively personal injury suits of all types.

Bar Admissions
Illinois
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Professional Associations and Membership
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations

Newland & Newland, LLP
Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski

Erin A. (Walgrave) Adamski is an associate trial attorney for Newland & Newland, LLP. Since joining Newland & Newland, Erin has focused her practice primarily on helping those who have been injured. She has successfully negotiated settlements in cases involving negligence at construction sites, at the workplace, on public and private property, and on the road. Quickly after starting with the firm, Erin successfully tried, with a 12-person jury, a soft-tissue injury case against a sub-standard insurance company and secured a jury verdict in excess of the insurance policy. Most recently, Erin was an integral player in the mediation of a slip and fall case resulting in a settlement of over $1.5 million for her client who tripped while at the workplace.

In addition to the aforementioned, Erin has extensive experience in all areas of litigation, from pre-trial negotiation through post-trial motions. Erin's experience in personal injury includes: car accidents, slip and fall cases, injuries to minors, probate matters involving minors as well as those involving decedents, wrongful death and survival actions, intentional tort litigation including defamation and false light, and permanency/disability cases, food poisoning events and outbreaks, and more.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Erin left the suburb of Aurora to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in English. While completing her undergraduate degree, she also opted to write an Undergraduate Honors Thesis requiring over a year of political and legal research and thereby affording her the honor of "Distinction" at graduation.

After graduation, Erin began her career with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. where she worked for two years. During this time she both studied and dealt with the personal realities of securities and foreclosure laws and their effects on the individual. Erin ultimately rose up to managing a Chase Bank Branch and only left to attend law school full time.

Erin then obtained her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending law school, Erin clerked at various firms, widening her experience to encompass Veterans' Rights issues, medical malpractice cases, 1983 Civil Actions claims, Wrongful Death cases, and most extensively personal injury suits of all types.

Bar Admissions
Illinois
Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Professional Associations and Membership
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations

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Mary Pat Donohue Donohue

Mary Pat Donohue began her legal career as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. While assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division, she argued appeals pertaining to felony convictions before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. She was also assigned to the Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows, where she had tried both bench and jury trials for misdemeanor and traffic cases.

After leaving the Cook County State's Attorneys Office, Mary Pat practiced workers' compensation defense for the law departments of both Travelers Insurance and the Hartford Insurance Company. She has extensive experience in both arbitration and appeals at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. She has also argued cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Illinois Appellate Court, the Workers' Compensation Division. Mary Pat now dedicates her skills to help those that were injured at work.

Mary Pat graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary's College of Notre Dame, Indiana. She received her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. During law school, Mary Pat served as an extern for the Honorable Paul E. Plunkett, Judge of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

In her free time, Mary Pat has served as a School Board Secretary for her local school and as a Legislative Advisory Board Member for the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Education.

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Mary Pat Donohue Donohue

Mary Pat Donohue began her legal career as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. While assigned to the Criminal Appeals Division, she argued appeals pertaining to felony convictions before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. She was also assigned to the Third Municipal District in Rolling Meadows, where she had tried both bench and jury trials for misdemeanor and traffic cases.

After leaving the Cook County State's Attorneys Office, Mary Pat practiced workers' compensation defense for the law departments of both Travelers Insurance and the Hartford Insurance Company. She has extensive experience in both arbitration and appeals at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. She has also argued cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Illinois Appellate Court, the Workers' Compensation Division. Mary Pat now dedicates her skills to help those that were injured at work.

Mary Pat graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary's College of Notre Dame, Indiana. She received her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. During law school, Mary Pat served as an extern for the Honorable Paul E. Plunkett, Judge of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

In her free time, Mary Pat has served as a School Board Secretary for her local school and as a Legislative Advisory Board Member for the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Education.

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