Judge Jennifer Duncan-Brice serves as a mediator, arbitrator, Discovery Facilitator and Case Evaluator in substantial civil tort litigation. She has resolved thousands of civil matters through the mediation and pre-trial mediation process. Judge Duncan-Brice is a certified e-Discovery mediator by the American College of e-Neutrals.
Judge Duncan-Brice concentrates her mediation practice in the areas of:
Prior to being elected to the Circuit Court of Cook County, Judge Duncan-Brice was Deputy Corporation Counsel (DCC) of the Torts Division for the City of Chicago. In this capacity, she was responsible for defending the City of Chicago in wrongful death and personal injury litigation. She started working at the Corporation Counsel’s Office as a law clerk. In 1976 she became Assistant Corporation Counsel, working in the Litigation Division and primarily representing the Chicago Police Department and police officers on civil rights actions in federal court. In 1982 she was transferred to the Real Estate Division, handling condemnation cases and representing the Landmark Commission. In 1985 she was promoted to Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel and was assigned to reorganize the Torts Division, ultimately being promoted to the DCC.
Judge Duncan-Brice coauthored the book Illinois Pretrial Practice for James Publishing in 2004, which the authors have revised annually since. The 1200+-page book provides information on how to prepare a civil case for trial, including discovery, motions, privileges, depositions and strategy. The book’s issue-oriented outline format is supported by 1,900 citations, 110 forms, advice from the bench, recent case-based illustrations, practice-proven strategies, step-by-step procedures, pattern language, and a full-text CD. Coverage runs from taking the case up to trial.
To schedule mediation or arbitration with Judge Duncan-Brice, please call Mike Weinzierl at 312.346.3770, x125 or firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
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