Leo & Weber – Fidelity and Surety Bond Firm – Construction and Business Law in Chicago, Illinois
The Chicago law firm of Leo & Weber was founded by Scott Leo and Michael Weber in 1998. The firm provides services throughout the Midwest and nationally in the areas of fidelity insurance and litigation, surety bond claims and litigation, surety creditor workouts and bankruptcies, construction litigation, business and commercial litigation.
Leo & Weber has attorneys who are licensed in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Its attorneys are experienced trial attorneys who have tried some of the largest surety cases in the industry. The firm members have published numerous journal articles and papers on construction law, fidelity and surety law and have lectured to a wide range of industry groups.
The goal of Leo & Weber is to provide the highest quality service to its clients in those areas of the law in which its lawyers are highly qualified. It is a small firm that offers the experience and range of services within its areas of practice that gives it the depth of a large firm, while being committed to offering the personal attention to client matters that is the mark of a small firm.
Leo & Weber’s attorneys litigate in courtrooms throughout Illinois including Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County and other forums throughout the state. The firm also litigates in Michigan Venues. Its experienced lawyers are licensed by the State bars of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin as well as many federal districts including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and others.
Leo & Weber’s trial record includes litigating some of the largest fidelity and surety claims in history. For example, Leo & Weber represented three sureties in the Enron-related litigation JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al., No. 01 Civ 115323(JSR), in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Its lawyers successfully fought the confirmation of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan by a large contractor in Alaska, which was subsequently converted to Chapter 7. In the area of D & O claims, Leo & Weber secured a $5 million judgment against a general partner where it represented eleven limited partners in a suit alleging misappropriation of partnership funds and negligence by the general partner.