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A Results-Oriented Litigation Firm

Whatever legal dispute you face, you want a results-oriented law firm. You want a firm that will zero in on the problem and work quickly to come up with an effective strategy to reach a positive outcome.

At Barney & Karamanis, LLP, our focus is on dispute resolution. Simply put, we resolve legal disputes by any means necessary. In some cases, that means pre-litigation to resolve disputes before they escalate to the stage of litigation. In others, it means negotiation or utilizing mediation or other means of alternative dispute resolution to reach the desired outcome.

As trial attorneys, we are not content limiting ourselves to a motion practice. We have the proven ability to argue cases at trial and always prepare for this possibility, though it is rare.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Business Litigation
  • Car Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law

Call 312-702-0872 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­Attorney James A. Karamanis

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1987
  • Illinois, 1990
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Education: 

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1988
    • Major: International Legal Studies
  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1983

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top Attorneys in Chicago, Chicago Magazine
  • Super Lawyer

Languages Spoken: 

  • Greek
  • English

­­­Attorney Kenneth A. Nazarian

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education: 

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: CALI Award Recipient for Excellence in Lawyering Skills
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Honor Society
    • Honors: Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
    • Honors: Member, Intellectual Property Law Society
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: English Literature

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

­­­Attorney Melanie Conviser

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1984

Education: 

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University
    • B.A.

­­­Attorney Theodore Karavidas

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education: 

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A.
  • Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
  • Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Brain Injury Association of Illinois , Chairman: Professional Advisory Board Member: Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Association, Chairman, Judiciary Committee, Committee Memberships: Judicial Administration and Reform, Tort Litigation, Judiciary Committee, Nominating Committee Investigator and Hearing Panel Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member: Board of Managers, Legislative Committee, Board of Advocates
  • Hellenic Bar Association, Past President (and seven previous offices) and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Section Memberships: Tort Litigation and Civil Practice
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Certified Mediator, Strauss Institute of Mediation, Pepperdine University
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • The “ Make a Difference Award” (Brain Injury Association of Illinois)
  • General Ethical Standards Rating: Very High (highest rating given)
  • Named to Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Ability Rating: Very High to Preeminent
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

­­­Attorney Bary L. Gassman

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Education: 

  • The John Marshall Law School
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S.
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois State Bar
  • Federal Bar of the Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois

­­­Attorney Jacinta Reck

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2021
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2021

Education: 

  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2020
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: The Order of the Barrister
    • Honors: Certificate ADR and Trial Advocacy
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • B.S. - 2016
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member

­­­Attorney Mav Marion

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education: 

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

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