Stephen P. Ellenbecker concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, construction, and general civil litigation. He also handles cases involving the food industry and welding industry. He has utilized bacterial genomic sequencing to defend foodborne outbreak litigation, and uses human genome sequencing to establish alternative causation and dispel notions of genetic susceptibility. In addition, he has researched, collaborated and presented on the use of sequencing in the areas of toxicogenomics and pharmacogenomics, as well as the effects of genomic sequencing on the standard of care for medical providers.
He works on litigation as both local and national counsel and coordinates scheduling, discovery and trial work with national and local counsels, respectively.
Mr. Ellenbecker was selected as one of the "Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2008 by Chicago's Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. This highly coveted distinction recognizes him as one of the top young attorneys in his field.
He represents companies involved in the marine industry both for their marine products and mishaps at sea, including those involving Admiralty Law and the Jones Act. By example, Mr. Ellenbecker recently represented a towboat company in an occupational illness claim made by an employee under the Jones Act.
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