Attorneys

312-425-3131

10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2, Normal, IL 61761

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Illinois Attorneys for Workers' Compensation Defense

The founding partners, Francis M. Brady, John P. Connolly, and Beverly N. Masuda, had practiced together for several years. Over time, they discovered a shared approach to representing Illinois employers. Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. was born in May 1997 of the desire to effectively employ their joint approach.

From the three founders in one location, the firm has grown impressively to staff two offices: the original location in Chicago and a downstate office opened in Bloomington-Normal in December, 2000. The firm has outgrown each office resulting in several expansions.

The roster of partners has grown from three to seventeen. We encourage you to read more about our accomplished team of civil litigation and insurance defense attorneys below, then contact us for diligent preparation of your important matter.

Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. takes great pride in its Continuing Legal Education program. Please contact John P. Connolly at 312-425-3131 to schedule a Continuing Legal Education Seminar at your office.

Francis M. Brady

Francis M. Brady

Partner

Francis M. Brady graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1978 and from Loyola Law School, Chicago, in 1981. He commenced his practice...

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John P. Connolly

John P. Connolly

Partner

John P. Connolly is an experienced trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in the preparation and defense of Illinois workers' compensation...

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Beverly N. Masuda

Beverly N. Masuda

Partner

Ms. Masuda is a founding member of Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C., and her practice is concentrated in the defense of employers...

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William D. Brewster

William D. Brewster

Partner

William D. Brewster focuses on the defense of Workers' Compensation claims. He has tried dozens of cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and...

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Daniel J. Cody

Daniel J. Cody

Partner

Daniel J. Cody is a Partner at Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. concentrating in the defense of workers’ compensation matters before the Illinois Workers’...

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William P. Dewyer

William P. Dewyer

Partner

William P. Dewyer is an experienced trial attorney with over 25 years of trial litigation experience. Mr. Dewyer has over 15 years of...

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Noah P. Hamann

Noah P. Hamann

Partner – Bloomington/Normal

Prior to joining Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C., Noah worked as claims counsel at a major insurance company for two years where he gained...

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Andrew R. Makauskas

Andrew R. Makauskas

Partner

Andrew R. Makauskas is a Partner with Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. in its Chicago office. He has been representing employers and insurance carriers...

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Julia B. McCarthy

Julia B. McCarthy

Partner – Bloomington/Normal

Julia B. McCarthy has practiced in the area of workers’ compensation for over 25 years. Ms. McCarthy has handled defense of workers’ compensation...

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Steven L. Miller

Steven L. Miller

Partner

Steven L. Miller joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. as an associate in July 2010. Steven has dedicated his legal practice solely toward representing...

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Neel Mookerjee

Neel Mookerjee

Partner – Bloomington/Normal

Neel Mookerjee joined Brady, Connolly, & Masuda’s Bloomington-Normal office in June 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Neel worked as an Assistant Attorney...

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Ivan Nieves

Ivan Nieves

Partner

Ivan Nieves joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. in July 2010. Ivan joined the firm with nine years of workers' compensation experience, having litigated...

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Paul W. Pasche

Paul W. Pasche

Partner

With over 25 years of trial experience in workers' compensation litigation, Paul W. Pasche was also on the team that began BCM's Medicare department...

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Valerie J. Peiler

Valerie J. Peiler

Partner

Valerie J. Peiler served as an Arbitrator with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission for fifteen years prior to joining Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C....

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Matthew P. Sheriff

Matthew P. Sheriff

Partner

Matthew P. Sheriff is a Partner with more than 20 years of experience in the defense of workers’ compensation and civil liability matters. Mr. Sheriff...

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Peter J. Stavropoulos

Peter J. Stavropoulos

Partner

Peter J. Stavropoulos is an experienced trial lawyer with over 10 years of experience, nearly all of which involves Illinois workers' compensation matters. Mr. Stavropoulos...

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W. Scott Trench

W. Scott Trench

Partner

W. Scott Trench is an attorney in the Civil Litigation Department at Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. in its Chicago office. Mr. Trench has...

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Mark F. Vizza

Mark F. Vizza

Partner

Mark F. Vizza is an experienced trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in the preparation and defense of Illinois workers' compensation,...

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Robert J. Winston

Robert J. Winston

Partner

Robert Winston is a Partner with Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C., in its Chicago office. He has handled civil litigation matters for 25 years. He...

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Nicole L. Wiza

Nicole L. Wiza

Partner

Partner Nicole Wiza practices in the areas of workers' compensation defense, appellate advocacy and Medicare compliance on behalf of insurance companies and employers in...

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Clayton D. Britnell

Clayton D. Britnell

Associate

Clayton D. Britnell is an associate at Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. currently dedicating his practice to Workers’ Compensation defense. Clayton is licensed to...

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Grant M. Campbell

Grant M. Campbell

Associate – Bloomington/Normal

Grant M. Campbell is an associate at Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. concentrating in the defense of workers' compensation matters before the Illinois Workers'...

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Jeffrey F. Clement

Jeffrey F. Clement

Associate

Jeffrey F. Clement is an attorney in the firm’s Chicago office where he concentrates his practice in civil defense litigation. Mr. Clement has...

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Bradley E. Crandall

Bradley E. Crandall

Associate

Bradley Crandall graduated from The John Marshall Law School in 2017, and joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. in November of that year....

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Jeffrey R. Gibellina

Jeffrey R. Gibellina

Associate

Jeff Gibellina is an associate at Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. focusing on Workers’ Compensation defense. Jeff externed for a federal judge and clerked...

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Farrah L. Hagan

Farrah L. Hagan

Associate – Bloomington/Normal

Farrah Hagan joined the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, office of Brady, Connolly and Masuda, P.C. in November 2015. Farrah has more than twelve years of...

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Randi A. Holzman

Randi A. Holzman

Associate

Randi Holzman works full-time in the Medicare Compliance Department, taking care of our clients' interests with regard to all Medicare-related issues. Randi graduated from...

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Kelly E. Kamstra

Kelly E. Kamstra

Associate

Kelly Kamstra joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. as an associate in 2017 in the Workers’ Compensation Department. Prior to joining the firm, Kelly...

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James M. Magiera

James M. Magiera

Associate

James M. Magiera is an associate at Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. focusing on the defense of workers' compensation matters before the...

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Charles M. Maring, II

Charles M. Maring, II

Associate

Charles has been practicing personal injury and workers' compensation law since graduating from Marquette University Law School. During law school Charles participated in internships...

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Courtney A. Morso

Courtney A. Morso

Associate

Courtney Morso joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C., as an associate in 2017 in the civil litigation department. Prior to joining firm, she practiced...

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Matthew D. McCue

Matthew D. McCue

Associate – Bloomington/Normal

Matthew D. McCue is an associate at Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. concentrating in workers’ compensation defense matters. Prior to joining the firm, Matt...

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John P. O'Grady

John P. O'Grady

Associate

John P. O’Grady is an experienced trial attorney, concentrating in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Prior to private practice, John served as a...

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Karla V. Rodriguez

Karla V. Rodriguez

Associate

Karla Rodriguez joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. with experience in defending and advising employers and insurers. Her practice has focused on all phases...

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Nicholas A. Rubino

Nicholas A. Rubino

Associate

Nicholas A. Rubino is an associate in the workers’ compensation department. He came to the firm after representing petitioners in workers’ compensation matters and...

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Surabhi Saraswat

Surabhi Saraswat

Associate

Surabhi Saraswat joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. as an associate in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Surabhi gained over four years of...

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Amelia A. Schwingle

Amelia A. Schwingle

Associate

Amelia Schwingle joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. as an associate in 2016 in the Workers' Compensation Department. Prior to joining the firm,...

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Jason R. Stetz

Jason R. Stetz

Associate

Jason R. Stetz joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. in November 2009. He joined the firm with over three years of experience in preparing...

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Marina Takagi

Marina Takagi

Associate

Marina Takagi graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2014, and joined BCM later that year. While in law school, Ms....

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Anthony P. Ulm

Anthony P. Ulm

Associate

Anthony P. (Tony) Ulm is an attorney in the firm’s Chicago office where he concentrates his practice in all areas of civil defense litigation....

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10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-425-3131
211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4914
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