Our Story

Judge Webster (Ret.) and Judge Egan (Ret.) came from similar legal backgrounds, honing their skills as partners in a large law firm. Both women were appointed to the bench in their mid-thirties and were elected to full circuit positions shortly thereafter. Each presided in the Law Division of their respective Circuit Courts and became recognized for their efforts and skills in the settlement of cases on their own court calls as well as the cases referred to them by other judges.

The friendship and mutual respect between these two young judges grew when they partnered together to teach their colleagues about various aspects of civil law in the seminars organized by the Illinois Supreme Court, as part of the continuing judicial education of Illinois Judges. Judge Webster (Ret.) went on to Chair the Illinois Judicial Education Committee and Judge Egan established a monthly free continuing legal education seminar for lawyers that continues to this day. Seminar materials are available on this website.

As trial judges with individual calendars, both Webster and Egan handled a wide variety of civil legal disputes from pleading motions through trial and post trial motions.

They have handled pre-trial settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations of civil matters including:

  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Auto Liability
  • Auto: personal injury
  • Bad Faith
  • Business and partnership disputes
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Condominium Board Dispute
  • Construction
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Defect
  • Contract
  • Defamation
  • Directors & Officers (D&O)
  • Discrimination
  • E-Discovery
  • Employment
  • Estate and probate matters
  • Federal Employers Liability Act(FELA)
  • Fee Dispute
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Fraud
  • Harassment
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-Compete
  • Nursing Home
  • Partnership Dispute
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Subrogation
  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
  • Trade secrets
  • Toxic Tort
  • Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claims (UM&UIM)
  • Whistleblower
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination