W. Gregory Aimonette

Shareholder

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7576

Biography

Greg believes that he must prepare and posture every case for a potential trial from the very first intake.  By taking this stance he can best represent his client’s interests from beginning to end and conduct an appropriate risk versus reward analysis in order to maximize recovery at a minimal cost.  Greg is able to do this analysis from all perspectives due to his experience both defending and prosecuting matters and the wealth of information he has aggressively pursued from initial intake. He understands that the best result is the one that best serves the interests of his client.

Greg primarily handles a national subrogation practice and has litigated industrial, commercial and residential losses due to fires, explosions, product defect, design and improper installation, toxic losses, floods, freezes, roof collapse, construction collapse, defective design, and gas leaks.  He has also defended these same types of matters and has even practiced as a criminal prosecutor.  Greg has handled and litigated matters involving sprinkler failures, water intrusion, defective mechanical product designs, green construction, agricultural loss, and broad scale industry loss including production plants and steel mill losses.

Greg’s has also defended large home appliance manufacturers, paint and chemical manufacturers, general and subcontractors in construction litigation, pharmaceutical losses due to malpractice, condominium association mold and environmental litigation and wrongful death matters.  He has handled first party property, casualty and inland marine insurance coverage matters and continues to do so.

Greg has litigated matters throughout Arkansas, Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin and numerous federal jurisdictions.  He has also assisted in handling and providing counsel in matters in Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Greg received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from DePauw University in 1994 and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1997.  While at Northern Illinois University, Greg was a member of the Mock Trial Team hand selected by Northern District of Illinois Judge John Darrah and an active Rule 711 senior law clerk/prosecutor for the Lee County State’s Attorney Office.  While with Lee County Greg prosecuted hundreds of cases prior to graduation, including a felony jury trial as first chair.

Prior to entering private practice Greg was an Assistant State’s Attorney prosecuting cases in Cook County including numerous bench and jury trials in the misdemeanor and felony Courts of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  He has served as a City Commissioner for his home town of Wheaton, Illinois.

In his limited free time, Greg relives his doubtful glory days coaching pee wee sports for his three children and supports his wife in her calling as an Ordained Lutheran Minister.

Education

  • J.D. Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1997
  • B.A. DePauw University, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Pro hac admitted in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member, civil practice and procedure committee)
  • Loyal Order of the Blue Goose (Chicago Pond Officer)
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • International Association of Arson Investigators, Associate Member
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals

Matters of Note

  • People v. Orneleas,

    295 Ill.App.3d 1037, 693 N.E.2d 1247, 230 Ill.Dec 496 (1st Dist. 1998)

  • Strahs v. Tovar's Snowplowing, Inc., Walgreen Company, and Bond Drug Company of Illinois,

    349 Ill.App.3d 634, 812 N.E.2d 441, 285 Ill.Dec. 621(1st Dist. 2004)

  • Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am. v. ArcelorMittal USA Inc,

    2019 IL App (1st) 180129

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    Chicago, Illinois 60603

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    New York, New York 10005

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    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

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