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. 

On February 1, 2017, partner Tom Falkenberg will give a presentation to the DuPage County Estate Planning Council titled "Liability Issues Facing Estate Planners."  The presentation will be held at Butterfield Country Club and Mr. Falkenberg will discuss risk management issues available for estate planning professionals, as well as liability risks.  The topics covered will include the applicable statute of limitations periods, to whom professionals owe a duty, and applicable privileges.  For more information on the presentation, contact Tom Falkenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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. 

For more information on the Coalition, see http://www.thewomenscoalition.com/ or contact Kirstin Ives at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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.