Jeffrey R. Zehe

PH: 312.635.1820
FAX: 312.322.9977

Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Partner

Areas of Practice:
Fire / Explosion Litigation
Transactional / Corporate
Construction Litigation
Professional Liability Defense
Employment Law Defense
Casualty Defense
Construction Litigation
Property Subrogation
First Party Property Defense:

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admission:
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Supreme Court

DePaul University School of Law,
Chicago, Illinois, 1979, J.D.

Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 1976, BA

Classes/Seminars on the Subject of:
Civil Rights Litigation
Numerous Subrogation Issues
Evidence Management
E-Discovery Updates
Fidelity Coverage Issues
First Party Property Issues

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Chicago Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
American Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Liability Underwriter Society
Illinois Association of Defense Counsel

Jeffrey R. Zehe is a partner with Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. and concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of subrogation, casualty defense, the defense of various professionals and first-party property defense.  Mr. Zehe specializes in professional malpractice defense including municipalities, school districts, lawyers, construction professionals, insurance executives, real estate brokers, and corporate directors and officers.  Mr. Zehe’s practice also includes the defense of corporate management against an array of employment liability and ERISA claims.  On the plaintiff’s side, he has prosecuted several multimillion dollar subrogation lawsuits across the country.

Mr. Zehe was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1979.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University College of Law.

After seven years’ experience in the public sector as an Assistant State’s Attorney trying felony cases on behalf of the Cook County State’s Attorney, Mr. Zehe joined the private practice.  During his varied practice, Mr. Zehe has successfully tried several multi-million dollar cases to defense verdict on behalf of his clients.  These were tried in various jurisdictions including, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 

In subrogation matters, he has also won large multi-million dollar verdicts.  In fact, in 2007, Mr. Zehe won a $63 million verdict involving a collapsed warehouse in Wisconsin; one of the 100 largest verdicts in the country.

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