“I believe that our firm is different because we keep an open line of communication with our clients.  To us, every client is a unique individual with different needs that we strive to meet; they are not just a file number.

Our clients have direct access to the firm’s attorneys and know the progress of their case every step of the way. All decisions regarding the case are made with a client’s’ full knowledge and understanding, because informed clients are happy clients. ”

Ivo Tchernev

Ivo focuses his work on personal injury, general litigation, contracts, mechanic’s liens, and commercial litigation. He frequently represents the firm’s corporate clients in Federal and State courts for claims ranging from breach of contract to complex litigation involving television piracy rights.

Ivo also serves as outside general counsel for freight carriers and freight brokers, advising them as to contractual matters and internal issues. He handles litigation claims associated with commercial contracts, employee relations, and cargo claims.

Ivo handles the firm’s appellate work. He authored the winning brief in Zlatev v. Millette, 2015 IL App (1st) 143173, wherein the First District Appellate Court affirmed the addition of a new defendant after the statute of limitation had expired based on a theory of mistaken identity.

Ivo knows first hand the difficulties most Bulgarians face when dealing with legal situations, being himself a first generation immigrant. He is active in the local Bulgarian community and has authored many articles to educate the community in Chicago about their legal rights .

Ivo graduated from Georgetown University in 2004, prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate from Chicago Kent-College of Law, in 2010. Ivo is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

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