• Kelly Baier - Bradley & Riley PC
  • Mellissa Carrington
  • David M. Caves Attorney at law
  • Karl M. Sigwarth

Attorney Profiles

Kelly R. Baier

(319) 861-8723
Area of Practice: Civil Trials, Discrimination and Civil Rights Law, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Peggy, (319) 861-8750

Matthew G. Barnd

319-861-8739
Area of Practice: Business Law, Commercial Litigation
Assistant: Jan, 319-867-8757

Kimberly H. Blankenship

(319) 861-8761
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Health Law, Immigration Law
Assistant: Julie, (319) 861-8746

Paul D. Burns

(319) 358-5561
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law
Assistant: Connie, (319) 358-5564

Melissa A. Carrington

(319) 358-5563
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Dana, (319) 358-5566

David M. Caves

(319) 861-8728
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition
Assistant: Chanda, (319) 861-8773

Natalie K. Clouse

(319) 861-8766
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation
Assistant: Chanda, (319) 861-8773

Patrick M. Courtney

(319) 861-8724
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Taxation, Wills, Estate and Probate
Assistant: Val, (319) 861-8741

Jessica A. Doro

(319) 861-8764
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust, Wills
Assistant: Dana, (319) 358-5566

Ryan S. Fisher

(319) 861-8770
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Jan, (319) 861-8757

Bradley G. Hart

(319) 861-8736
Area of Practice: Business Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Timothy J. Hill

(319) 861-8758
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, including Insurance
Assistant: Julie, (319) 861-8746

Laura M. Hyer

(319) 861-8742
Area of Practice: Banking, Bankruptcy, Credit Union Law, Creditors' Rights, Real Estate
Assistant: Jan, (319) 861-8757

Todd C. Jacobs

Chicago (312) 281-0295, Cedar Rapids (319) 861-8706, Mobile (847) 370-1837
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation including Class Actions and Insurance
Assistant: Megan, 319-861-8774

Jeremiah D. Junker

(319) 861-8745
Area of Practice: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Assistant: Sally, (319) 861-8752

Maureen G. Kenney

(319) 861-8743
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation, Trusts
Assistant: Val, (319) 861-8741

Janice J. Kerkove

(319) 861-8763
Area of Practice: Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law, Trusts, Wills
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

William T. McCartan

(319) 861-8737
Area of Practice: Broker-Dealer Law and Arbitration, Business Law, Corporate Law, Investment Management Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Venture Capital Law, Securities Litigation
Assistant: Deb, (319) 861-8756

William J. Neppl

(319) 861-8734
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Municipal Law, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills
Assistant: Sally, (319) 861-8752

Raymond R. Rinkol, Jr.

(319) 861-8780
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Peggy, (319) 861-8750

Joseph E. Schmall

(319) 861-8729
Area of Practice: Commercial & Bankruptcy Law, Employee Benefits, Pension Plans, Real Estate
Assistant: Chanda, (319) 861-8773

Sherry Schulte

(319) 861-8755
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Law
Assistant: Deb, (319) 861-8756

Gregory J. Seyfer

(319) 861-8731
Area of Practice: Banking, Credit Union Law, Gaming, Real Estate
Assistant: Willow, (319) 861-8708

Andrew J. Seyfer

(319) 861-8753
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Taxation, Wills, Estate and Probate
Assistant: Val, (319) 861-8741

Karl M. Sigwarth

(319) 358-5568
Area of Practice: Banking, Business Law, Corporate Law, Creditors' Rights, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate
Assistant: Dana, (319) 358-5566

Dean A. Spina

(319) 861-8725
Area of Practice: Affordable Housing, Employment Law, Health Law, Local Government Law, Private Activity Bonds, Property Tax, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Transactions, Zoning
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Vernon P. Squires

(319) 861-8726
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property and Trade Secret Litigation, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Megan, (319) 861-8774

Mark R. Van Heukelom

(319) 861-8721
Area of Practice: Business Law, Commercial Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation, Trusts
Assistant: Val, (319) 861-8741

Joseph W. Younker

(319) 358-5569
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Environmental Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate
Assistant: Connie, (319) 358-5564

David M. Caves

Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition
  • 2007 1st Avenue SE
  • P.O. Box 2804
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2804
  • Bradley Riley Jacobs PC
  • 320 W. Ohio Street
  • Suite 3W
  • Chicago, IL 60654
  • Phone: (312) 281-0295
  • Direct Line: (312) 810-4122

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 2004
  • Juris Doctor, University of Chicago Law School, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Courts
  • Iowa State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Experience

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 2016
    • Intellectual Property Practice Group, Chair
    • Litigation Practice Group
    • Employment Practice Group
  • Pugh, Jones & Johnson, PC, 2011-2015
  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, 2007-2010

Professional Memberships and Positions

  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust Section
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Litigation Section

Representative Cases

  • Lynx System Developers, Inc., et al. v. Zebra Technology Corp., et al. Case No. 15-cv-12297 (D. Mass.). Represented Zebra Technologies and affiliated defendants in a dispute over patent and trade secret rights in Zebra’s radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for player tracking devices used by the National Football League. Claims included misappropriation of trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, declaratory judgment of patent invalidity for inequitable conduct, unfair competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of contract, and tortious interference.
  • CMI Roadbuilding, Inc. v. Iowa Parts, Inc., et al. Case No. 16-cv-0033 (N.D. Iowa). Counsel for a defendant in a trade secrets dispute over engineering drawings and machine parts used to fabricate equipment in the asphalt industry. The plaintiff asserted claims under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Copyright Act, and breach of a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Incapital LLC v. BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, et al. Case No. 13-CH-3995 (Illinois Chancery Division). Counsel for a financial services firm in litigation resulting from its hiring of key employees from a competing firm. Claims included breach of employment agreements and misappropriation of proprietary information. Successfully defended against a TRO motion. The case was ultimately resolved in arbitration with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. LaSalle Bank, N.A. Case No. 11-cv-2884 (N.D. Ill.). Counsel for a financial institution as trustee of a securitization trust and a mortgage loan servicer in litigation with another financial institution over breach of warranties in connection with the sale of securitized commercial real estate mortgage loans.
  • Gnutti Transfer, S.p.A. v. Kaufman Mfg. Co. Case No. 09-cv-3735 (N.D. Ill.). Counsel for a machine products manufacturer in litigation with an international competitor. The case involved claims for violation of § 43(a) of the Lanham Act, copyright infringement, consumer fraud, and violation of the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
  • UTStarcom, Inc. v. Starent Networks, Corp., et al. Case No. 07-cv-2582 (N.D. Ill.) Counsel for the defendant, a developer of infrastructure technology for mobile networks. Claims in the 24-count complaint included misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, breach of contract, and conspiracy.  The technology involved infrastructure for routing data messages through tunnels in communication networks using Mobile IP.