Korein Tillery Announces New Partner

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John Libra becomes a partner in the Korein Tillery Chicago Law Office.

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John represents the future of Korein Tillery. I am extremely proud to call him my partner.

Korein Tillery LLC, a national litigation firm, is pleased to announce that attorney John A. Libra has become a partner in the firm. John started with Korein Tillery as a law clerk in 2004, then became an associate after receiving his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. Located in Korein Tillery’s Chicago office, John concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation, and is also part of the growing securities and antitrust practice group that represents major institutional and governmental clients across the country.

John led the legal team representing a group of airline pilots in a class action suit (Mansfield, et al. v. Air Line Pilots Ass’n, Int’l., Case No 06-C-6869 N.D. Ill.) against their union alleging breach of the duty of fair representation in connection with the termination of the pilots' pension plan and the union's allocation of funds. Shortly before trial, the defendants agreed to a settlement believed to be one of the largest - if not the largest - recovery in a breach of fair representation. More recently, he has directed two cases (Chultem v. Ticor Title Insurance Company, Case No. 06-CH-09488 Ill. Cir and Colella v. Chicago Title Insurance Company, Case No. 06-CH-09489 Ill. Cir.) contesting the legality of “attorney agent” programs operated by two prominent title insurance companies in Illinois. In 2010, the appellate court ordered the cases certified as class actions, setting the stage for an upcoming trial concerning whether the title insurance companies’ payments of hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged kickbacks violates the law.

“More than ever, Korein Tillery is positioned to expand our growing complex litigation practice group. It’s always gratifying to witness the transformation of a young lawyer into a seasoned advocate through hard work and dedication. John represents the future of Korein Tillery. I am extremely proud to call him my partner,” said senior attorney Stephen Tillery.

Korein Tillery is an AV-rated, award-winning law firm with offices in St. Louis and Chicago. The firm has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, gaining a national reputation for aggressively and successfully pursuing a wide variety of complex civil cases. Korein Tillery was named by the National Law Journal to its “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms.

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