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Law Office of Meyer and Blumenshine
Corey Meyer

105 W. Adams, 39th Floor
Chicago IL 60603
(214) 440-3902

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Law Office of Meyer and Blumenshine

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Chicago Injury Lawyers

Lawyers for injury, death and major insurance claims

At the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, we strive to obtain maximum, timely and just compensation for injury, loss and death victims through zealous, compassionate and effective legal advocacy. We are highly effective, working collaboratively with you, our experienced staff and our team of experts and other necessary professionals. Read testimonials from our satisfied clients.

We have the experience to get the results you need

With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience, we know how to effectively represent victims of serious injuries and other major losses — including the wrongful death of a loved one. Our Chicago injury lawyers have the skill and perseverance to achieve the best possible result for you. Read about our successes.

We form winning relationships inside and outside of court

Our Chicago personal injury attorneys take a personal interest in you and your case. We get to know you as an individual so we can determine how to best represent you. We also have experience with and a positive reputation among the judges, insurers and opposing counsel, in Cook County and beyond. At the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, we believe that successful legal representation requires personal time and attention, including work at the courthouse.

We aggressively challenge insurance companies

Our Chicago injury lawyers aggressively challenge insurance companies that try to minimize your personal injury claim, and we are always prepared to go to trial. Our firm also handles first-party insurance litigation — we help you file a lawsuit against your own insurance company if it is acting in bad faith.

At the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, we take pride in assisting people with major insurance claim delays and denials.  The courts have recognized that an insurance policy is not just another contract.  Our Chicago insurance lawyers and injury attorneys have experience with all causes of action against insurers including:

  • Declaratory Judgment
  • Breach of Contract
  • Bad Faith
  • Tort
  • Estoppel, Waiver, Mend the Hold

Insurer's Attempt to Limit Insurance Coverage

The Illinois Supreme Court in Addison Insurance Company v. Donna Fay et al. rejected an insurer’s attempt to limit an insurance policyholder's coverage.  The Supreme Cout ruled that the two boys' deaths on the property of the insured were two occurrences, meaning that the deaths were not a single occurrence as the insurer had attempted to convey. The court protected the insured and ruled that the insurer could not meet its burden of proving that its insurance policy limitation was relevant to the case facts.

Uninsured Motorists Cases Need To Be Carefully Evaluated by an Attorney

A binding arbitration agreement between an injured uninsured motorist claimant and her insurer did not bar her subsequent lawsuit alleging the insurer’s unreasonable and vexatious delay in handling her claim.  In Smith v State Farm, the court reviewed the trial court’s order of summary judgment in favor of State Farm and against the insured plaintiff. The circuit court granted summary judgment on the basis that the binding arbitration agreement barred the insured’s bad faith action and that no evidence of bad faith by State Farm existed.  For cases like this it is important that you hire a Chicago car accident lawyer with significant experience with insurance law and underinsure motorist disputes.

Let us help you fight for your right to compensation

Our Chicago lawyers work with people throughout Illinois, including Cook County, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, McHenry, LaSalle, Tazewell, Will and Winnebago counties. If you cannot get to our Chicago location, we come to your home, office or hospital room. For a free consultation about your injury or other insurance claim, contact the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine.

Call : 214-440-3902

Cook County Personal Injury Attorneys

Chicago law firm for injury litigation and insurance claims

At the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, we are serious trial lawyers who are not afraid to fight for your rights in court. We each have more than 25 years of legal experience, and together we make a powerful team. We take pride in our role as active participants in the justice system — in the courts, the area bar associations and in the Cook County communities.

When you have been hurt due to someone else's negligence or you are having trouble with any insurance claim, let our attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.

Corey E. Meyer

Cook County injury lawyer Corey E. Meyer first worked as a clerk for his father, also an attorney, at age nine. He is passionately committed to his work on behalf of injured people and has tried in excess of 100 cases to jury verdict. He was interviewed on CBS Channel 2 News and nationally on Hardcopy in 2001 regarding a medical malpractice case involving the death of newborn children.

Education

  • DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, IL, J.D., 1985
  • University of Connecticut, B.A. magna cum laude, 1982

Admitted to practice

  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1985

Professional memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Past positions

  • Sole practitioner, Law Offices of Corey E. Meyer, Ltd., 1994–2000
  • Associate, Michael J. McArdle, Chtd., 1985–1993
  • Stephen Fiorentino, Ltd., 1993–1994

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Scott Blumenshine

Cook County attorney Scott Blumenshine represents people who seek proper payment of insurance claims of all kinds, from personal injury cases to flood insurance policies. He has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients through settlement, mediation, arbitration and trial. Mr. Blumenshine is a regular presenter at continuing legal education seminars, and he authored Illinois Insurance Code amendments protecting insurance consumers. These amendments increased penalties for insurance bad faith and increased the limit on uninsured and underinsured motorist binding arbitration awards.

He was interviewed on CBS Channel 2 News about a client's catastrophic injuries caused by a trucking collision. He discussed his views on the subject of truck side rail crash protection.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, IIT Chicago — Kent College of Law, 1987
    • Dean's List
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Iowa, 1984
    • Vice President and Secretary, Pi Kappa Alpha ("Pike" Fraternity)

Admitted to practice

  • Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1988

Professional memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Assembly member
    • Former member, Insurance Law Section Council
    • Member, Elder Law Section Council
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Presenter, Insurance Law

Certifications

  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 2004 to present
  • Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County, Mandatory Arbitration Program, 1996 to present
  • Arbitrator, Circuit Court of DuPage County, Mandatory Arbitration Program,1992
  • Mediator, Center for Conflict Resolution, 1988
  • Fred Lane's Trial Techniques Course, 1995

Publications

  • Article on Illinois Supreme Court decision Addison v. Faye regarding burden of proof for insurance policy exclusions in The Policy, the newsletter of the Insurance Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • Article on uninsured motorists and bad faith: "Binding Uninsured Motorist Arbitration Agreement Does Not Bar Subsequent Bad Faith Action Smith v. State Farm, No 1-06-0519, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st Dist.," The Policy, December 2006.
  • Chapter 8, "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage," Illinois Auto Insurance Law and Practice (West Publishing, 2007).
  • "Insurer Bad Faith," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2002.
  • "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverages," Bottom Line Personal, May 2001.
  • "Warrior Insurance Group Insolvency Proceedings," The Policy, April 2001.
  • Illinois Personal Injury Practice, 1987. Three-volume practice guide. Verified and edited Illinois case law and statutory citations on behalf of co-author Judge Brian L. Crowe.

 Seminar presentations

Past positions

  • Bernard A. Wolfe & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1992–1999
  • Coghlan, Joyce, Kukankos & D'Arcy, Associate Attorney, 1988–1992
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Clerk and Staff Attorney, 1986–1988

Community activities

  • Young Life of Elmhurst, Parent Volunteer
  • Former Chicago High School Moot Court Program Volunteer
  • Former Park District Little League Baseball Coach
  • Former AYSO Soccer Coach

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Associate attorney

Robert D. Fink

Robert represents individuals in personal injury, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury matters. He built his reputation as an outstanding trial lawyer by securing extremely favorable results for those wrongfully injured and their families. He is proud of the fact that he provides his clients with the personalized professional service that each of his clients deserves.

Robert is an accomplished trial attorney, having successfully tried hundreds of cases to judgment. In addition to his devotion to the law and his clients, Robert is involved with numerous local, state and national organizations and charities.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2002
    • Certificate in Litigation
  • B.S., Iowa State University, B.S., 1999

Admitted to practice

  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2002

Professional memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • General Assembly, member
    • Torts Committee, member
    • Young Lawyers Division, former chair
    • Student committee, former chair
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, assembly delegate

Past positions

  • Arquilla & Fink, Ltd., Chicago, IL, founder and managing partner, 2004–2010
  • Fratterigo, Bernanek, Feireisel & Kashbohn, Chicago, IL, associate attorney, 2002–2004
  • City of Chicago, municipal prosecutions, 2001–2002

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Our Cook County attorneys help people throughout Illinois, including DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, McHenry, LaSalle, Tazewell, Will and Winnebago counties.

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