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Steven H. Jesser
Distinguished Lawyer
Appellate Law

2700 Patriot Boulevard, Suite 250, Glenview, IL 60026-8021


Steven H. Jesser served 14 years as the first Associate General Counsel of Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern Medicine, renown tertiary care medical center and largest hospital in Illinois and was a litigation-commercial real estate development attorney of an international law firm, and was a Chicago felony/homicide jury trial prosecutor. o Admitted: IL, AZ, DC, MA, NY, TX, WI. In private practice he represents vaccine injury federal claimants, federal government contract claimants, physicians, dental practitioners, nurses and other healthcare providers, diverse students (high school through PhD/medical residents), civil and criminal appellants/appellees, and property owners, in: • Vaccine injury federal claims • Federal government contract claims • School law problems • Federal and state court civil and felony appeals • Federal and state court litigation and regulatory practice • Recognitions:Super Lawyer, AV Preeminent, Lawyer of Distinction, Top-Rated Lawy

James E. Kuhn
Charter Member
Appellate Law

253 West Oak Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454


Mr. Kuhn has more than 45 years of law experience. Mr. Kuhn earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Loyola Law School in 1973 and was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1973. He was also admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1978 and the Colorado State Bar in 1995. He practiced law for 18 years privately and then became a State Prosecutor for 17 years. James E. Kuhn was then elected to become Louisiana's 21st Judicial District Court in 1990 and was there until his term on the First Circuit Appeals Court of Louisiana, to which he was elected in 1994. Further, he was a member of the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Prole, State of Louisiana from January 2016 to January 2018.

Bradley Schrager
Featured Lawyer
Appellate Law

3556 E Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120, USA


Bradley Schrager handles campaign finance compliance matters, election litigation, ethics investigations and more, for a wide variety of clients including state and national political parties; federal, state, and local candidates; legislative caucuses; political action committees; nonprofits; and others involved in political and legislative processes. He also has expertise in ballot measures, representing both proponents and opponents of popular initiatives and referenda. Mr. Schrager also maintains a sophisticated appellate and complex litigation practice, handling matters before state and federal courts, and represents plaintiffs in class action and labor law matters. He earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis before graduating from University of Notre Dame Law School with his J.D.

Matthew D. Swindle
Charter Member
Appellate Law

One Information Way, Suite 105, Little Rock, AR 72202


Mr. Swindle graduated summa cum laude from Harding University with a degree in business and emphasis in economics. He then accepted a fellowship to study law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While in law school, he was recognized for outstanding performance in multiple subject areas including legal research, writing & advocacy, evidence, and ethics. He was also selected by the American Bar Association for the Janet D. Steiger fellowship, through which he worked with the Consumer Protection Division of the Arkansas Attorney General’s office researching consumer issues and working to protect Arkansans through enforcement of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. After graduating first in his law school class, Mr. Swindle began practicing with Reddick Moss, PLLC, where he is now of counsel. He handles appeals, consults on novel litigation issues, and works on class action and medical malpractice cases.

Andrew Whitman
Charter Member
Appellate Law

Esplanade Dr, Richmond, CA 94804, USA


Mr. Whitman is a highly skilled litigator accustomed to vigorously defending complex healthcare cases. Prior to joining SCHAEFFER COTA ROSEN LLP, he was a partner in one of the Central Coast’s largest healthcare litigation defense firms. Mr. Whitman has extensive experience defending the unique liability issues presented to the healthcare provider business entity (including claims of “corporate profits over patient care”) and defending healthcare providers against liability from elder and dependent adult abuse claims under Welfare and Institutions Code section 15657. For nearly two decades he has been at the epicenter of defending the long-term care industry against efforts to erode and eliminate MICRA protections. Mr. Whitman obtained his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science from Arizona State University with honors (Magna Cum Laude). He is admitted to practice law before all California State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California and the U.S. Circuit Court Appeal for the 9th Circuit. He is a member of the California Bar Association, Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM) and a former member of the California Association of Healthcare Facilities, Legal Subcommittee. He has been a frequent speaker at healthcare and legal conferences on a variety of topics. He is the co-author of a published article on healthcare provider obligations in responding to medical record requests.