Falkenberg Ives lawyers Jim Fieweger and Megan Zmick convinced the Chicago Police Board to discharge a police officer who injured an innocent bystander in an off-duty shooting. According to the Chicago Tribune, this marked the first time since the Independent Police Review Authority's inception in 2007 that a case investigated by IPRA resulted in firing an officer as the result of a shooting.
FFI is proud to announce that on September 30, 2016, it became the newest member firm of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives In Law. The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law is a nonprofit membership association comprised of representatives of women's initiatives in Chicago and New York offices of law firms and corporations. Its mission is to benefit its member firms and companies and its individual in-house counsel members by providing positive avenues of communication, collaboration and guidance that help members to 1) enhance recruitment, retention, and promotion of women lawyers and 2) support the building, implementation and continued relevancy of women's initiatives in law firms and companies.
Partners Jim Fieweger and Kirstin Ives have been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers for 2017. Jim Fieweger has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer for business litigation and Kirstin Ives has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star for healthcare litigation.
Super Lawyers are selected based on peer nominations, a detailed evaluation process, and independent research of each candidate based on indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement in each lawyer's practice area.