Frank Jablonski (Madison, WI) founded the Progressive Law Group LLC-Madison law firm in 2004. He focuses on trials and related work (litigation, mediation, and arbitration). He has represented persons harmed by corporate malfeasance, communities, non-profit organizations, businesses and business shareholders, and individuals, including both individual consumers and landowners subject to condemnation "takings" by utility companies. He has a broad legal and policy background, having worked on legislation and rules as a lobbyist for environmental and industry organizations. He has been honored twice for his work on public policy issues through Wisconsin Legislative Council Special Committees (1985 and 1993). He has also managed small and medium businesses, including a wood products manufacturing division within a Wisconsin manufacturing, distribution and energy services Company, and a subsidiary of Puget Sound Power and Light Company, an investor-owned utility. Over the last 27 years he has been lead counsel in administrative, regulatory, trial and appellate court actions too numerous to recount. These have involved both individual and class consumer matters, ranging from misrepresentation to telecommunications to contaminated pet food. They have also included environmental matters such as regulated industries, energy facilities development and impacts, (e.g. planning dockets, power plants, transmission lines, stray voltage, EMF), licensing and permitting, transportation, land use, and business disputes (contracts, fair competition, stockholder disputes, and the duties of owners to each other and to the shared enterprise). (J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1983). Licensed to practice in Wisconsin.
Mark A. Bulgarelli (Chicago, IL) is a dedicated professional who concentrates his practice on the litigation of class action, employment, consumer fraud, antitrust, and contract disputes. He has successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of individuals and governments in state courts, federal courts, bankruptcy courts, appellate courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits. Prior to becoming a member of Progressive Law Group LLC-Chicago, he served as an attorney at Keaton & Associates, P.C. and Foote, Meyers, and Mielke & Flowers, LLC. In the course of his career, he has litigated numerous complex and class action cases, including, but not limited to RICO, FLSA, mass tort, Qui Tam, and consumer products cases, along with cases under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. He has been appointed class counsel and worked as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in several class actions. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and was a member of the university’s Honors College. He received his law degree and a Certificate in International Trade and Development Law from Valparaiso University where he was also a member of the law school’s prestigious Jessup International Moot Court Team (J.D., 2004). Licensed to practice in Illinois.
Colin Cameron (Chicago, IL), Of Counsel, has concentrated his practice in civil litigation, including the areas of SEC regulatory law, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, mortgage backed securities and insurance litigation. He also has extensive experience in consumer class actions, personal injury, real estate, aviation and commercial transactions. Mr. Cameron represents a wide variety of clients in both Illinois and Texas, and attended law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, as well as University College at Oxford University, Oxford, UK. He has worked with Reed Smith (2010-13) and Jones Day (2007-09). (J.D., Southern Methodist Univ. Dedman School of Law, 2006). Licensed to practice in Illinois.
Ilan Chorowsky (Chicago, IL) concentrates his practice in multi-state class action litigation of consumer, employee, and antitrust claims in federal and state court venues. He previously served as Co-President of the Illinois Chapter of the Wisconsin Bar Association. He has served as counsel in numerous class actions resulting in recoveries for class members nationwide. He has also represented Indian tribes in a variety of litigation, employment and environmental matters, and has successfully prosecuted actions and defended clients in commercial and contract litigation. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Bar Public Interest Law Section, and the American Bar Association AIDS Coordinating Committee, and has lectured at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the John Marshall Law School, the University of Wisconsin Schools of Law and Medicine, and the Wisconsin State Bar Convention. A 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, he clerked for the Wisconsin Department of Justice Civil Litigation Unit, was employed by The Washington Post, the National Endowment for the Arts, and served as a researcher for the Smithsonian Institute Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and as a Sierra Club publication editor, prior to practicing law. He has represented and counseled indigent persons in various matters including in connection with Chicago area non-profit organizations. He previously successfully prosecuted class action lawsuits as an attorney with Larry D. Drury Ltd., and has served as an attorney in a variety of cases resulting in class action settlements, including In re Vitamins antitrust litigation, and lawsuits filed against the Chicago Sun-Times, Village of Crestwood, Illinois, and Conseco Insurance Co. He has been appointed class counsel, and has worked as lead or co-lead counsel in class actions lodged against several defendants, including Sprint, Verizon and Guitar Center store entities. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. – Hon., 1992) (J.D., 1996). Licensed to practice in Illinois.
Sang Yup Lee (Chicago, IL), Of Counsel, has contributed to the prosecution of numerous class actions and previously interned for the Honorable Judge Mary Yu, with the Superior Court in Washington State. He has worked for legal services agencies and defense agencies before and during law school. He also worked as an Article Editor for the Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, and served his law school community as Co-President of the Public Interest Law Forum and President of the Asian Law Student Association. (J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2009). Licensed to practice in Illinois.
Jeff W. Nichols (Madison, WI), Of Counsel, has tried civil and criminal cases in federal and state courts since 1991, including extensive representation of indigent defendants both as a State of Wisconsin public defender and as a private attorney. He has also represented clients in the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is currently a member of the board of the law office practice management section for the Wisconsin state bar. (J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1991). Licensed to practice in Wisconsin.
Krista Ralston (Madison, WI), Of Counsel, is an emerita clinical law professor who has specialized in criminal and civil litigation for more than 25 years. Before becoming a full-time clinical professor and program director at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1990, she practiced law in both the private and public sectors. Her practice experience includes a federal clerkship with Chief Judge Barbara Crabb (W.D. Wisc.), two years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and several years in private practice. She has litigated hundreds of cases in both state and federal courts, including a variety of complex, multi-party cases. She was also “of counsel” in several class action suits brought by the former Youth, Policy and Law Center in Madison, WI. As clinical law professor and program director of a trial-level criminal defense clinical program, Ralston specialized in teaching litigation technique and theory through live-client clinical supervision and classroom courses such as trial and pre-trial advocacy and evidence. She also coached mock trial teams in regional and national competitions, presented papers at national and international conferences, taught as a visiting professor in Giessen, Germany, and published articles in legal journals. She has been active in national, state and local organizations advocating for the disenfranchised, including sitting on various professional and community-action boards of directors, and is the recipient of numerous law school and professional awards. (J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1979). Licensed to practice in Wisconsin.
Carmen Rumbaut (Seattle-area, Washington), Of Counsel, has practiced law in Texas as a plaintiff-side civil rights attorney representing clients in class actions, civil rights and employment lawsuits in both state and federal courts. She is licensed in Wisconsin and Washington and served on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators. (J.D., 1989, University of Texas School of Law).
Alex Stepick (Chicago, IL), Of Counsel, has served as counsel for plaintiffs in multiple class action proceedings and operates Stepick Law, LLC, a practice concentrating in plaintiff’s class action litigation. He was a graduate fellow with the U.S. Congress’ Committee on the Judiciary, and a clerk with the United States Department of Justice. While in law school, he was a member of Washington University Law’s international moot court program, winning the “Best Advocate” award, the highest individual honor, at the Niagara International Moot Court Competition in Toronto, Canada in 2009. He completed a post-graduate fellowship working as a Staff Attorney at the Florida International University’s Immigration & Human Rights Clinic in Miami, FL, and previously worked as a staff attorney with Progressive Law Group LLC-Chicago. (J.D., Washington University School of Law in Saint Louis, 2010; B.A., The University of Chicago, 2006). Licensed to practice in Illinois.
Adam E. Urbanczyk (Chicago, IL), Of Counsel, is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on IP securitization, IP/IT transactions, commercial and IP enforcement, and computer tort investigations. Adam has represented tech startups, film producers, software companies, national shipping lines, marketing firms, landlords, IT distributors, and consultants in defense, and pursuit, of civil commercial actions. Adam has produced favorable outcomes for plaintiffs and has obtained dismissals and removals for defendants based on artful pleading, lack of standing, and preemption in state and federal courts in Illinois. Adam has also represented individual clients in pre-suit discovery actions and subsequent lawsuits involving defamation and various invasions of privacy in the context of social media and website fora. In his intellectual property practice, Adam has represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement, cyber-squatting, and computer tampering. Adam has experience counseling clients regarding the protection, transaction, and enforcement of their patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other intellectual property interests. Adam has argued in the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Court of Appeals (Second District), Illinois circuit courts, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before law school, Adam worked as a lethality and survivability systems engineer with General Dynamics Land Systems.
Adrienne M. Zibelman (Chicago, IL), Of Counsel, has more than 20 years of legal experience in the areas of business litigation and corporate transactional work, compliance, and health care law, both as in-house counsel for United Health Group and in private practice. Ms. Zibelman has represented many corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation. She also employs a breadth of experience in real estate, labor, probate, and business matters. She formerly served as editor at Wolters Kluwer, one of the largest legal publishing companies in the world. (J.D. and Masters of Law in Health, DePaul University School of Law). Licensed to practice in Illinois.