About McNamara Legal
McNamara Legal is a minority-owned firm. It was founded by Ana McNamara, Esq., a dedicated litigation attorney with over 22 years of experience. She has successfully represented individuals and corporate clients in matters ranging from breach of contract, fraud and personal injury matters, to divorce, business disputes, unsuitable trading by a broker, slander of title, and injunctions/temporary restraining orders. Her diverse business experience, which includes holding a real estate broker license and trading commodities futures contracts in the trading pits of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, enables her to better understand and serve her clients. To date, Ms. McNamara has never lost a jury trial. Highly competitive, she has been described as a strategically aggressive adversary and formidable opponent in the courtroom.
Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. McNamara practiced litigation with a national law firm based in the Sears (Willis) Tower in Chicago, Il. Ana has also served as a felony prosecutor who, in 2018, made the bold and unorthodox move of aggressively questioning three Police Officers during a reckless homicide trial, exposing the fact the officers let an intoxicated off-duty paramedic get back into his vehicle to kill two people an hour later in a head-on collision. The trial received a significant amount of press. She is a graduate of the rigorous six month MAAC Firefighter Training Academy in Valparaiso, Indiana and a Certified Firefighter (Firefighter I and II Certifications) and has served as a volunteer firefighter. Ana is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice, and was appointed and served as an arbitrator for Cook County's Mandatory Arbitration Program.
When she's not practicing law, Ana's hobbies include travel, cooking, gardening, scuba diving, and spending time on Lake Michigan. Currently, she is studying for her private pilot license (PPL).
Cheryl Fizpatrick, Esq. is Of Counsel for McNamara Legal and brings over 31 years of diverse legal experience ranging from breach of contract and fraud cases to representing Introducing Brokers, Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA’s), FCM’s, stock and commodity brokers and traders (on and off the floor) with various regulatory and compliance issues in federal and state court, as well as before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA-DR) and the National Futures Association. She has also worked with McNamara Legal on cases representing investors in civil lawsuits against their brokers for churning, excessive trades, and unsuitable investments, as well as chancery cases involving slander of title and seeking to quiet title to properties. Cheryl also serves on the Business Conduct Committee at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Although all litigators are lawyers, not all lawyers are litigators. Litigation is a chess game. You need a Chicago litigation law firm with the experience to make the right initial moves to ensure an inevitable win. Aside from over 50 years combined legal experience, McNamara Legal. has implemented a unique approach of having a team of network and of counsel attorneys who regularly round-table about pending cases. This means each case and client has the added resources and benefit of utilizing an entire team of attorneys brainstorming on their case, not just one or two.
McNamara Law offers a 10% discount on all legal services for full-time Firefighters and Paramedics.
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At McNamara Legal we will fight for your rights to make sure you are fully protected. No one will fight for your case harder than McNamara Law. We have extensive experience working in all types of real estate law situations, representing both buyers and sellers. Having this experience allows us a very unique approach and allows for proper execution of any possibilities may occur. Our team is well experienced to handle the most difficult cases.
If you would like to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys, please call our office to schedule a free consultation now at (312) 719-7959.