What's New at Venis & Copp



Firm News and Successes on behalf of Clients:


Please note that our new address is:

231 South LaSalle St.

Suite 2100

Chicago, IL 60604


  • Successfully represented a respondent in an adverserial hearing before the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.
  • Partner Frank Venis is now the secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Practice committee. 
  • Successfully represented several landlords at residential eviction cases.
  • Won a monetary judgment for a homeowner after a bench trial in a breach of contract case.
  • Successfully represented landlord at a residential eviction case.
  • Successfully represented a petitioner in a criminal expungement.
  • Prepared a student for an administrative hearing  that resulted in her being reinstated to a graduate degree program.
  • Partner Frank Venis acted as a judge at a national mock trial competition for undergraduate students in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Successfully defended several defendants on misdemeanor charges.
  • Successfully represented a defendant on felony battery charges.
  • Won a small-claims trial on behalf of a small business owner in a breach of contract case.
  • Successfully represented a criminal defendant against a battery charge.
  • Successfully represented a home owner in a city housing code case.
  • Acted as local counsel during a successful residential short sale.
  • Negotiated a small claims settlement on behalf of a small business owner.
  • Acted as co-counsel on a successful appeal that reversed a decision by a probate court.
  • Successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of an education law plaintiff before a federal magistrate judge.
  • Negotiatied a settlment for monetary damages on behalf of a home buyer related to a residential real estate transation.
  • Successfully argued in an appeal to have a ruling by a bankruptcy court vacated by the federal district court.
  • Represented a landlord in a successful residential eviction process.
  • Negotiated a payment plan with a long delinquent customer on behalf of a manufacturing company.
  • Overturned a default judgment against a corporate client in a municipal court proceeding.
  • Negotiated a settlement to the benefits of a life insurance policy before a federal magistrate judge.
  • Successfully advocated for an elementary student's right to alternative education accomodations at a school board discplinary hearing.
  • Successfully lobbied the mayor and zoning board of a suburban municipality on behalf of a business seeking a zoning variance.  
  • Won a motion to re-open a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy case on behalf of a commercial debtor.
  • Won a dismissal with prejudice for a defendant in an adversarial bankruptcy case.   
  • Negotiated a six-figure settlement on behalf of a manufacturer plaintiff for a breach of contract claim. 
  • Successfully negotiated an employment contract for a physician with a major Chicago hospital.
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