Attorneys

Attorneys

Attorney
Mike Scheurich

Mike Scheurich’s practice is focused on real estate litigation and taxation work, estate planning, probate and municipal law.  Mike has been a member of the following committees for the Winnebago County Bar Association: Unauthorized Practice of Law, Real Estate, Estates, Legal-Realtor and Legal-Fiduciary and has served as the Secretary of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Standing Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Attorney
Jim Tuneberg

Jim Tuneberg’s practice is mainly focused on property assessment challenges, zoning and land development matters, real estate and adoptions.
Attorney Tuneberg’s diligence in challenging property assessments has resulted in significant savings to many personal, commercial and industrial property owners whose taxes have been reduced. There is no fee for this service if a reduction in property taxes is not achieved.
Jim Tuneberg’s practice also includes Real Estate Transactions and Estate Planning and Adoptions.

Attorney
Ed Maher

Ed Maher’s practice has been focused exclusively on litigation matters throughout his career. Attorney Maher has tried products liability, medical malpractice and other forms of more complex litigation to verdict. He has both defended and prosecuted such claims.
Attorney Maher was the Chairman of the Executive Committee for one of the first Superfund Sites prosecuted by the U.S. EPA following the enactment of CERCLA. He has tried a Superfund case to verdict and subsequently defended the judgment on appeal to the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.. Attorney Maher routinely prosecutes declaratory judgment actions against his clients’ insurers as an adjunct to his defense of Superfund claims.

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Adrian Crow

Adrian Crow’s practice is focused on family law matters. She is a member of the Winnebago County, Illinois State, Chicago and American Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice in Illinois.

Attorney
Lori McGirk

Lori McGirk’s practice is focused on litigation in the area of insurance defense, municipal law, estate planning, adoptions, and real estate transactions.  She practices throughout the various counties of northern Illinois and has briefed and argued cases at the Second District Appellate Court and the Supreme Court of Illinois.  Attorney McGirk also serves as an arbitrator for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois.

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Jim Rodriguez

Jim Rodriguez came to us from the State’s Attorney’s Office. Attorney Rodriguez’ practice is focused on zoning, real estate transactions, litigation defense and prosecution, property tax assessment and abatement and municipal law.
Attorney Rodriguez was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois.  He resides in the area with his wife and three children.

Attorney
Ann Dittmar

Ann Dittmar’s practice is focused on general civil litigation with an emphasis in family law matters. As a former staff attorney to the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois for seven years and a private practice attorney for over twenty-six years, Attorney Dittmar offers strong legal advocacy, preparedness and compassion in successfully moving cases along to completion in a timely and efficient manner.
Attorney Dittmar serves on the arbitration panel in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit and has served on the Board of Directors for the Winnebago County Bar Association. Attorney Dittmar has chaired the Federal Law Section, the Family Law Section, the Public Relations Committee and the Women’s Bar Association of the Winnebago County Bar Association. Attorney Dittmar serves as an officer on the Board Of Directors for the Rockford Rescue Mission for over eleven years and was a member of the Board of Directors of Family Counseling Services.
Attorney Dittmar has tried cases in the circuit court, the State appellate court, the Federal Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Attorney
John Lanpher

From the small to the large, sophisticated and complex transactions, John Lanpher’s practice is focused on asset and stock purchases, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures. John’s practice includes a healthy dose of health care, general corporate law, and commercial real estate. His corporate practice includes entity formation and maintenance, employment agreements and related contracts, like compensation, deferred compensation, profit sharing and ESOPs. He has also represented manufacturers in contract matters with the Department of Defense procurement agencies.
Attorney Lanpher’s services to the healthcare industry includes the creation and maintenance of medical business entities, joint ventures with national health care providers, fraud and abuse compliance programs, hospital contracts, medical directorship agreements, physician and allied health professional employment agreements, nurse practitioner collaboration agreements, medical staff bylaw matters, risk management issues and more.
Further, he represents commercial lenders by creating attorney-prepared documents, review of LaserPro loan documents, and addresses risk management and loss mitigation for his lender clients.
John is active in the community, as past Chairman of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Illinois Chamber, past chair of the Rockford Regional Health Council, and pro bono lawyer for a number of not for profit organizations.