At LCBH, pro bono is an integral part of our work. Our volunteers and interns give us the manpower and resources we need to do our work more effectively and to reach out to as many renters as possible.
Chris Tompkins and Jeremy Dunnaback teamed up with LCBH staff attorney Frank Avellone to represent Mars Caulton in her lawsuit. Chris and Jeremey tell you in their own words about the impact that pro bono can have on an individual's life.
Jeremy S. Dunnaback is an associate in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department. Mr. Dunnaback received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2014, graduating cum laude. While attending law school, he served as an associate editor for the Northwestern University Law Review and as a legal extern for the Honorable Edmond E. Chang. Mr. Dunnaback received his B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Dunnaback completed a PILI Fellowship at the John Marshall Law School’s Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic. As a fellow, he helped veterans to appeal benefits claims denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Before attending law school, Mr. Dunnaback served as an Infantry officer in United States Army’s 1st Infantry Division.
Christopher Tompkins is a litigator who focuses on resolving disputes for clients in complex commercial and technology-related matters. Clients seek his counsel in such areas as breach of contract, the Uniform Commercial Code, equipment leasing, business torts, and intellectual property. He has handled all phases of litigation in state and federal court and before arbitration tribunals, including pre-litigation investigation, motion practice, discovery, working with expert witnesses, trial and appeal.
Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers, Mr. Tompkins is a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to his practice area. He is a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Technology Litigation Practices. Mr. Tompkins has an active pro bono practice, including representing a client in parole hearings before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board and in litigation under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Previously, Mr. Tompkins served as a legislative intern for the National Council of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws where he worked on legislation related to commercial law.
Samira Nazem, Pro Bono Coordinator
Chris Tompkins and Jeremy Dunnaback, Jenner & Block
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