Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.)
Hon. William E. Gomolinski, (Ret.)
Judge Gomolinski has developed a profound and comprehensive understanding of different personal injury and commercial matters, thanks to his 26-year experience as a lawyer and 11-year tenure on the bench. As a highly sought-after senior mediator and arbitrator, Judge Gomolinski thoroughly familiarizes himself with the details of each case and communicates with an attentive and informative approach, earning the respect and gratitude of both lawyers and clients. With a track record of successfully mediating and arbitrating numerous complex and high-stakes cases, he is widely recognized for his proficiency in resolving even the most challenging disputes.
• 11-year judicial career serving in the Law Division Motion Section, Circuit Court of Cook County during his last seven years on the bench • 21-year legal career in private practice focusing on personal injury, class actions and commercial/residential transactions • 20 years as a licensed real estate broker and stationary engineer with Local 399 of the International Union of Operating Engineers • Mediation Certificate, Northwestern University
Types of Cases Resolved
• Auto Liability • Aviation • Bad Faith • Class Action • Condominium Board • Dispute • Construction • Construction Accidents • Construction Defect • Contract • Defamation • E-Discovery • Employment • Errors & Omissions (E&O) • Family Business • Federal Employers Liability Act • Fee Dispute • Fiduciary Duty • Finance • Fraud • Harassment • Insurance Coverage • Landlord-Tenant • Legal Malpractice • Mass Torts • Medical Malpractice • Non-Compete • Nursing Home • Partnership Dispute • Personal Injury • Premises Liability • Product Liability • Professional Malpractice • Property Damage • Real Estate • Retaliatory Discharge • Sexual Harassment • Sexual Abuse • Subrogation • Toxic Tort • Uninsured & Underinsured • Motorist Claims (UM&UIM) • Wrongful Death • Wrongful Termination
Professional Activities and Awards
• Civic Service Award, Resolution of the City of Chicago • Distinguished Service Award, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Defense Research Institute • President’s Award, Advocate Society • Honoree, “Dinner With,” Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago • Member, Judicial Exchange representing Cook County Judges in Poland • Former Director, Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois • Author, “Two Divergent Views of Supreme Court Rule 213,” Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly • Author, “Illinois Supreme Court Rule 216,” Illinois Bar Journal • Presenter, “213 Disclosures,” Johnson & Bell, Ltd. • Presenter, “Law Division and Motion Practice,” Chicago Bar Association (CBA) • Presenter, “Case Management Before Trial,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Annual Symposium with the Judges • Presenter, “Medical Studies Act and Privileges,” Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society • Presenter, “Pre-Trial Conferences,” Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the CBA • Presenter, Judge’s Education Conference • Presenter, “Civil Updates and Hot Topics,” Advocates Bar Association • Presenter, “Motion Practice,” YLS of the CBA • Presenter, “Arbitration in the Law Division,” Chinese Delegation • Presenter, “Law Division Motion Practice,” Advocates Bar Association • Presenter, “Judge’s Roundtable,” Solo/Small Firm Committee of the CBA • Presenter, “Persuasiveness in Court,” CBA • Presenter, “Perspective from the Bench,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association • Presenter, “2-619 Motions,” CBA • Presenter, “Motion Practice in Cook County Illinois,” Litigation Section of the CBA