Meet the Commercial Litigators Attorney in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Meet Peter S. Lubin

Chicago, IL commercial litigation attorney Peter S. Lubin shares his approach to the practice as well as what it takes to be successful in the courtroom.

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we really
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like to get to know our clients really
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get to know their case in depth to the
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point where we’re willing to spend extra
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time to do that
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if you had filmed this in my office
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there would have been a taxi meter that
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i inherited from my dad as a lawyer
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that one of his clients gave him as a
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joke and we like to tell our clients
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we’re not taxi meters we’re going to sit
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down and you’re not going to feel like
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you’re being billed for every second
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even though we do bill by the
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hour other than in contingency cases but
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that we’re going to take the time
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to learn about their case and they’re
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not going to pay every nickel for that
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because we realize particularly with our
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small business clients
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that they have a budget and litigation
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is expensive we want to find
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a way to win and have a satisfied client
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at the end of the day
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well you have to know about human nature
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you’re really producing almost like a
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movie by
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the end so throughout the course of the
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case you’re envisioning
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how you’re going to organize the case
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what witnesses you’re going to put on
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and even which lawyer is most effective
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on our team
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to question a particular witness for
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example yesterday we were doing a
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deposition
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and i knew that my hard-nosed
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personality wouldn’t work with that
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witness and wouldn’t play in the
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courtroom
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so the person who was taking the
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deposition uh was my
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colleague terry bueller and he had a
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different he has a different style to
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use so
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it’s a mix of styles and a plan and
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figure out how to get an aggressive
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approach to tell the truth but really
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understanding human nature and
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understanding
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you know what happened here and then
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being a very effective presentation
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and and being a good storyteller if you
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tell a good story
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uh and and create it with enough
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dramatic flair
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uh you can you can win the case and
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sometimes like uh terry and i this
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summer got
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in a small case a hundred and twenty
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thousand dollars off of someone who had
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cheap and cheated on a ten thousand
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dollar
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car and we we got sixty thousand dollars
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in punitive damages
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uh against one of the largest car
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dealers in the country

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