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Jennifer P. Irmen - (t) 312.600.7538

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As an experienced trial attorney at the law firm of Blair l Caravelli l Irmen Law, LLC, Jennifer P. Irmen zealously prosecutes nursing home negligence and abuse, auto liability, medical malpractice, construction negligence, premises liability, and employment discrimination matters. Jennifer joined Blair l Caravelli l Irmen Law, LLC three years ago as a member, after practicing at a prominent plaintiffs firm for 3 years and defense firm for 8 years. While a defense attorney, Jennifer acted as the lead attorney for countless jury trials, bench trials, as well as ADR and arbitration proceedings involving premise liability, negligent hiring, dog bite, fire, auto and construction cases, all of which resulted in thirty not guilty verdicts in her favor.  Jennifer has secured over $7 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured victims.  Here are just a few of her most accomplished results:


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  • A $1,170,000.00 settlement for a woman who severely injured her back and had to undergo fusion surgery in an automobile collision.
  • A $1,113,000.00 total settlement package for an ironworker who fell from steel due to a defective beam skate.
  • An $800,000 settlement for an injured electrician who fell from a ladder after lifting rebar onto a ladder without having three points of contact. 
  • A $500,000.00 settlement for a young child who was killed in an apartment fire.
  • A $400,000.00 settlement for a man who injured his back in an automobile collision in DuPage County.
  • A $325,000.00 settlement for the wrongful death of a woman involved in an automobile vs. motorcycle collision, dram shop claims, and allegations against two drivers for drinking under the influence, one of whom settled for her policy limits of $100,000.00, and one being uninsured.A $250,000 settlement (the policy limits) for a young girl who suffered a leg fracture in an automobile accident when the driver of her car, also a minor, lost control of his vehicle while driving on a highway.
  • A $225,000.00 settlement regarding an employment discrimination case filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act after taking only four depositions.
  • A $207,000.00 settlement for a woman who was in an automobile collision and suffered a head injury.
  • A $185,000.00 settlement for an injured ironworker who suffered a shoulder injury when he slipped on concrete while constructing a wind tunnel in Stephenson County.
  • A $175,000.00 settlement for an woman who sustained vaginal burns due to the medical negligence of her gynocologist.
  • A $120,000.00 settlement for a woman who injured her back after being struck by a city bus.
  • A jury verdict of $115,000.00 (which was approximately five times the pre-trial offer) involving a woman at a wine making party who fell down a negligently constructed staircase.A $100,000 (policy limit) settlement for a man who injured his wrist as a result of an automobile collision.A $120,000.00 settlement for a bricklayer who injured his jaw after falling from scaffolding.
  • A $100,000.00 settlement (the policy limits) for a woman involved in an automobile collision who suffered soft tissue injuries to her back.
  • A $90,000.00 settlement for a bricklayer who injured his shoulder after falling from scaffolding.
  • A $75,000.00 settlement for a woman who sustained soft tissue injuries to her knee after slipping and falling on a foreign substance in the lobby of a store in Will County.
  • A $67,000 settlement the day of trial for an injured man who was involved in an automobile collision from which he suffered soft tissue injuries.
  • A $65,000 settlement for a woman who was attacked against her landlord who did not properly secure the locks of her apartment building in Winnebago County.
  • A $60,000.00 settlement regarding an employment discrimination case filed under the American with Disabilities Act.
  • A $50,000.00 settlement (the policy limits) for a woman involved in an automobile collision who suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck.
  • A $50,000.00 settlement (the policy limits) for a woman involved in an automobile collision who suffered soft tissue injuries to her back.
  • A $40,000.00 settlement for a man who was injured after falling from a CTA bus into a pothole from which he suffered a minor injury to his ankle.
  • A $40,000.00 binding arbitration award for a man who was involved in an automobile collision from which he suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck in Winnabego County.
  • A $32,000.00 verdict for a woman involved in an automobile collision who suffered a soft tissue injury to her neck and a minor concussion in DuPage County.
  • A $23,500.00 settlement for a man who was involved in an automobile collision who suffered soft tissue injuries to neck and back in Georgia.
  • A $15,000.00 settlement for a man who fell down a flight of stairs due to a defective railing and suffered a minor injury to his ankle.

Moreover, for the past five years, Jennifer has been an adjunct law professor for the nationally acclaimed legal writing program at The John Marshall Law School.  Last year, Jennifer was named one of the Top Ten Emerging Women Lawyers by Leading Lawyers.  Jennifer was named a Superlawyer this year, for the third consecutive year. Due to this honorable selection, Jennifer was again featured as a Top Woman Attorney in Illinois in the Chicago Lawyer magazine.  She was also named one of "40 under 40 Attorneys to Watch" by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2014.

Illinois State Bar Association of Illinois

Jennifer is beginning the second year of her three year term with the ISBA as an assembly member.  This year, she was also appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association's Women & Law Standing Committee by the President of the ISBA, a highly sought after committee.  Jennifer will also act as Chair of this Commitee's Legislation sub-committee. The mission of the ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law is to: 
- Study and to focus on areas of law uniquely affecting women;
- Assess, design, and implement programs designed to satisfy womens unmet legal needs;
- Study and recommend legislation uniquely affecting women;
- Provide a forum for action relating to women's issues; and,
- Explore ways to encourage women in their involvement in the legal community at all levels.

Women's Bar Association of Illinois

Jennifer has served in countless leadership positions with the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. Most recently, she served as Financial Secretary of the WBAI in the 2016-2017 bar year and Treasurer in both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 bar years. In her capacity as a director over the last eight years, Jennifer developed a fresh brand and logo for the WBAI as well as created a new marketing concept for the WBAI's website, publications, and other marketing pieces for which she received a Service Award from the WBAI's President during the 2009-2010 bar year. Jennifer co-chaired the WBAI's Annual Installation Dinner, its largest event, as well as the WBAI's Judicial Reception for several years. She also served as a liaison between the WBAI and the Women's Bar Foundation, an organization that is solely dedicated to raising money for student scholarships. Jennifer also served as a Chair of the WBAI Golf Outing and the WBAI's 100th Year Anniversary Installation Gala in the 2013-2014 bar year. 

The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association

Upon graduation from law school, Jennifer was appointed to the JMLS Alumni Association Board of Directors, a board that meets with JMLS' administration once a month to discuss and plan for the future of JMLS. Jennifer has served in many leadership positions within this association.  Most recently, Jennifer served as President of this Association in the 2016-2017 bar year.  The JMLS Alumni Association bestowed upon Jennifer its coveted Service Award for her dedication to the school, its students, and its alumni in the 2010-2011 bar year.