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Brian Ebener

Senior Counsel


Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D.,1987, cum laude

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1983, magna cum laude



Brian has worked tirelessly to resolve complicated litigation issues for his clients for more than 30 years. He handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters; including the representation of individuals and businesses in complex personal injury lawsuits seeking recovery for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims. His practice areas include commercial transportation and premises liability. Brian has tried dozens of cases to verdict, and handled hundreds of arbitration and mediation matters. Additionally, Brian has defended numerous uninsured and underinsured motorist matters involving high exposure claims.

Brian is a court appointed arbitrator in the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois and has presided over dozens of arbitration hearings as chief arbitrator. Brian is also a certified mediator by the State of Illinois. 


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association; Lake County Bar Association; all federal courts in Illinois and Wisconsin; and the Trial Bar of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


  • Received summary judgment in favor of a business owner regarding a substantial lawsuit filed against it pertaining to a slip and fall in the parking lot. The case was subsequently affirmed on appeal.
  • Favorably resolved a high profile motor vehicle accident lawsuit, involving wrongful death and significant injury claims, with aggravated liability circumstances.