Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Katie E. Gorrie, outlines the new procedure for setting trial dates on cases pending in Cook County Circuit Court Law Division. Ms. Gorrie explains that the changes in trial setting should give parties more preparation time and more control over the issuance of trial dates, but fewer options to alter trial dates. Read her article here.
Ms. Gorrie has an active trial practice that focuses on construction and general negligence. She defends owners, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation involving personal injury, property damage and construction defects. Her other clients include health clubs and fitness facilities for general litigation needs such as personal injury and property damage.
Ms. Gorrie has handled construction-related litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before the Illinois Court of Claims. In addition, she has served as both first and second chair for jury trials that went to verdict in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.