Robbie Moehlmann, Travis Erskine and Daniel Ray Join Houston Office

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Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP is pleased to announce that Robbie Moehlmann, formerly a partner with Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool, P.C., has joined the firm in its Houston, Texas office effective March 7, 2016.  Robbie is a seasoned trial attorney with over 18 years of experience representing commercial and insurer clients in commercial, maritime, subrogation and sophisticated insurance coverage litigation throughout Texas and in numerous jurisdictions across the United States.  Joining Robbie are attorneys Travis Erskine and Daniel Ray who worked with Robbie at his former firm and bring additional litigation experience and depth to the firm.  The addition of Robbie, Travis and Daniel significantly increases the depth of the firm’s Houston office and expands the firm’s ability to continue providing high quality, client-centric services to its commercial and insurer clients.

“It is a rare opportunity to attract an attorney with Robbie’s skill and experience at a time when that attorney is just entering the prime of his career.  We are confident that the firm’s existing clients will quite quickly see in Robbie the same traits that attracted us and also his current clients – a driven, highly-capable attorney committed to providing the highest level of service to his clients,” said David Walker, one of the founding members of the firm.

Celeste King is a panel speaker at 7th Annual CALSM-Posium on February 25th

Celeste King is a panel speaker at the 7th Annual Chicago Association of Legal Support Managers Symposium (CALSM-Posium) on February 25, 2016 at the Union League Club. Celeste joins experts in forensic investigation, public relations and the FBI on the topic of Cyber Security. More about the association and program can be found at http://www.calsm.org/CALSM-posium.php?action=default

Giving Back at YMCA & Greater Chicago Food Depository Produce Day

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On Friday October 9, staff and attorneys from WWM volunteered to work the YMCA’s Produce Day at Arthur A. Libby Elementary School.  The monthly event is a collaboration between the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, created to bring fresh produce to this area of the city known to be a “food desert”.  WWM joined with YMCA workers and other volunteers in unloading, sorting, packaging and distributing donated produce and other perishable items to the area’s low-income seniors and families.  It was hard but rewarding work and WWM was privileged once again to be assisting the YMCA and GCFD in this worthy cause.

WWM Elects Stephen Venable and Hires Four New Associates

Chicago, Illinois, March 19, 2015 – Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP (WWM) announces the election of Stephen O. Venable to Partner in the firm’s Houston office and the hiring of four new associates in the firm’s Chicago office: Bridget M. Curry, Kevin A. Lahm, Scott T. Stirling and Alla Cherkassky.

Stephen O. Venable represents domestic and international insurers in property, general commercial liability and professional liability matters.  Stephen has litigated cases in more than 50 counties throughout Texas as well as Texas federal courts.  He is a 2001 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, and a 2006 graduate from South Texas College of Law. For more information on some of Stephen’s recent highlights, please see his bio: http://wwmlawyers.com/attorney/stephen-venable/

Bridget M. Curry graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law (2010). Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as an extern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Appellate Litigation Group in Washington, D.C. and at the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation for the State of Michigan.  Bridget focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, appeals and insurance coverage. 

Kevin A. Lahm graduated cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law (2011).  While in law school, Kevin represented Chicago-Kent in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.  He concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and litigation over a wide range of areas including cyber and privacy risks.

Scott T. Stirling graduated cum laude from Washington University School of Law (2011), where he served as an Associate Editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review.  After law school, he completed a fellowship serving low-income Chicagoans at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.  He is admitted to both the Illinois and Arkansas bars, and practices in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance coverage.

Alla Cherkassky is a Notre Dame Law School graduate (2014) and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jon E. DeGuilio of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.  She also interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois.  Alla practices in the areas of insurance coverage and general litigation.

Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP is proud of their continued growth and is looking ahead as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary on April 18th of this year.  What started as an 8 person firm in 2005 has grown to 40 attorneys providing clients with effective and innovative legal services that deliver value and solutions.

WWM Participates in SkyRise Chicago 2014

On Sunday November 2, more than 3,000 participants including 22 from the WWM family participated in SkyRise Chicago.  The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) hosts this annual fundraising event that challenges participants to use either foot or hand power to climb 103 floors of Willis Tower in Chicago.

WWM Participates in SkyRise Chicago

RIC provides the nation’s #1 ranked comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world. It is the leader in research and cutting-edge treatments. This annual fundraiser helps provide care for more than 50,000 RIC patients from around the world. For more information about RIC go to www.ric.org.

Celeste King will Moderate Panel at the 2014 Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference

Walker Wilcox Matousek Partner Celeste King will moderate a panel on cyber and privacy threats to the medical profession and developments in cyber/privacy insurance for the medical professions during the 2014 Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference.  The session, “Updates on Cyber and Privacy Threats to the Medical Profession and Developments in Cyber/Privacy Insurance for the Medical Professions,” will take place on March 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm.  For further information click here(PDF) or visit the Crittenden website: http://www.crittendenmedical.com/medical-schedule.html

Giving Back at YMCA & Greater Chicago Food Depository Produce Day

00661352On Friday October 11, staff and attorneys from WWM volunteered to work the YMCA’s Produce Day at Arthur A. Libby Elementary School.  The monthly event is a collaboration between the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, created to bring fresh produce to this area of the city known to be a “food desert”.  WWM joined with YMCA workers and other volunteers in unloading, sorting, packaging and distributing donated produce and other perishable items to the area’s low-income seniors and families.  It was hard but rewarding work and WWM was privileged once again to be assisting the YMCA and GCFD in this worthy cause.

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WWM participates in 20th annual Race Judicata

CVLS_Tagline_lowresOn Thursday September 12, WWM participated in the 20th annual Race Judicata® 5K Run/Walk benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation. CVLS is recognized as the most comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective civil legal aid provider in Chicago. Its over 3,000 volunteer attorneys donate free legal services to thousands of low-income Chicagoans each year.

WWM takes its commitment to pro bono seriously. WWM and its attorneys have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the surrounding communities both by providing pro bono legal services in association with pro bono organizations like CVLS, and through financial support. 2013 was the fifth consecutive year that WWM sponsored CVLS’s Race Judicata®. WWM subscribes to CVLS’s mission of providing high quality legal service at no cost to the poor and working poor of Chicago, “Because equal access to justice is everyone’s fight.”

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Giving Back at YMCA & Greater Chicago Food Depository Produce Day

On Friday May 10, volunteers from WWM once again participated at the Libby Community School Program’s Produce Day.  WWM joined Y workers and volunteers to sort and distribute donated produce and other perishable items from the Greater Chicago Food Depository to the area’s low-income seniors and families.

Click here for a letter (PDF) from Linda Dean, Director of Volunteerism of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, thanking WWM for volunteering at the Libby Community School Program’s Produce Day, which is co-sponsored by the YMCA and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.