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February 2019, Voelker Litigation Group was picked one of the 18 best litigation firms in Chicago

January 2016, Daniel J. Voelker named a Superlawyer again in 2016 for the seventh year in the areas of business and commercial litigation, appellate, and estate and trust litigation.

October 29, 2015, Chicago-Nationwide Class Action Filed Against Peet's Coffee For Shorting Customers on Gourmet Coffee

October 7, 2015, Legal Lessons from World’s Longest Running Litigation: The Lawsuits of Christopher Columbus.

October 5, 2015, Christopher Columbus Lawsuits: A legal assessment.

June 24, 2015, VLG settles complex Fair Labor Standards Act case providing overtime compensation to hundreds of former and current employees.

August 6, 2015, VLG settles securities class action case pending in California federal court compensating shareholders for their losses for an alleged breach of fiduciary duty and breach of a noncompete agreement.

March 20, 2014, VLG wins appeal in the Illinois Supreme Court and obtains reversal for client in mortgage foreclosure case, BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP v. Mitchell, 2014 IL 116311

May 1, 2015, VLG wins appeal in First District Appellate Court in landmark decision finding that "as is" waivers in new construction by first owners, do not necessarily apply to subsequent purchasers, Fattah v. Bim, 2015 IL App (1st) 140171

January 7, 2015, VLG secures $1,471,351 judgment for breach of contract to lend $20,000. This result was featured on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

February 12, 2015, VLG settles complex trust dispute alleging a breach of fiduciary duty by the trust department of an international bank.

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Voelker Litigation Group recovered $29 million for clients in 2013. VLG's founder, Daniel J. Voelker, has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for 31 years.

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Class Action Lawsuit Against NCO / APAC

A class action lawsuit against NCO / APAC was filed on May 10, 2012 on behalf of Call Center Supervisors against NCO / APAC to recover overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuit claims that the Call Center Supervisors were misclassified as exempt employees, and were, therefore, not paid appropriate overtime. Daniel J. Voelker of Voelker Litigation Group and Randall B. Gold of Fox & Fox S.C. represent the plaintiffs in this action.

To find out if you qualify to join the suit, to join the suit, to update your contact information or to read more about the suit, please see the Class Action Lawsuit against NCO / APAC website...

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December 5, 2012 Toyota's Challenges in the U.S. and U.S.-Japan Relationship
Osamu Nagata

Mr. Osamu Nagata

Managing Officer
Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)

Toyota's Corporate Strategy & US-Japan Trade
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
11:30 AM Registration & Cash Bar
11:50 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Presentation and Q&A
1:30 PM Adjournment

$45 Members/$55 Non-Members
Table of 10 $450

Union League Club of Chicago
French Room
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

Mr. Nagata leads the External Divisions that cover external relationships worldwide and Japan for Toyota. In early 2010, Mr. Nagata served as the primary support for President Akio Toyoda during the recall, including support around the congressional hearings.

His experience includes being stationed at Toyota’s North America manufacturing headquarters office, where he was responsible for all aspects of parts and material purchasing with American suppliers. His strategy to implement a more localized purchasing policy for North America has been instrumental in increasing Toyota’s U.S. purchasing to nearly $25 billion today.

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New IICLE® Press Publication Business and Commercial Litigation 2012 Edition Business and Commercial Litigation

Dan Voelker of Voelker Litigation Group is a contributing author to a chapter of The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's (IICLE®) 2012 edition of Business and Commercial Litigation. The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of Illinois attorneys through llinois-focused practice guidance.


This updated handbook is your one-stop resource for sophisticated practice guidance for each stage of the business or commercial case. It includes over 35 checklists and adaptable forms on the CD, including a representation agreement, both a simple and a detailed litigation budget, and an expert witness deposition outline. The authors guide you through a case from beginning to end with winning trial techniques for pleadings and motions, discovery, jury selection, cross-examination, using expert witnesses, and opening and closing arguments.
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VLG Supports Peppermint Bash Fundraiser for Lincoln Park Young Professionals
Peppermint Bash 2011
We Swing to Win!

The Voelker Litigation Group is a commercial and business litigation firm offering high-quality legal services, combining decades of legal experience, financial savvy, and creative fee arrangements to help you afford the legal services you need.

We swing to win
We Make House Calls, Too!

A lot has changed since the days of rushing to a client's side in horse and carriage, but your expectation of exceptional face-to-face client service doesn't have to. At Voelker Litigation Group, we offer high-quality legal services, combining decades of legal experience, financial savvy, and lower overhead, which means affordable rates with flexible fee arrangements. And, while we may not show up in a horse and carriage... we will be there when you call, ready to help you turn your legal problem into an opportunity for your success!

We make house calls too
Cocktails, Wines, Fashion, Chefs, Range Rover, Diamonds, Raffles & More... August 17, 2011

Voelker Litigation Group sponsored the new Range Rover Evoque unveiling on August 17, 2011.

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Voelker Litigation Group featured on Local First Chicago - June, 2011
Local First Chicago

Voelker Litigation Group is a featured member on Local First Chicago.
Read more about VLG on Local First Chicago...
Local First Chicago is a network of locally owned, independent businesses and community organizations joined together to keep money and character in our neighborhoods and build a thriving local living economy. In doing so, we hope to promote the overall social, economic, and environmental health of our economy and communities.
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VLG Sponsors LPYP Rock The Boat at Columbia Yacht Club! - Thursday, May 19th

Voelker Litigation Group was a sponsor of LPYP Rock The Boat, held at Columbia Yacht Club on Thursday, May 19 from 6-9pm.

Rock Boat

VLG Supports Richards Vocational High School After-school Program Tai-chi after-school program

"Thanks to Dan Voelker, the Richards Vocational High School, located in Chicago's South Side was able to purchase tai-chi uniforms for its fully-volunteer supported after-school program."

The program meets twice a week, and any student can join and participate in tai-chi classes and poetry readings. In order to attend, students must be in good standing with the school; consequently students are motivated to attend their courses and use this program as an outlet, working up to presenting poetry of their own.

VLG Sponsors Buck O'Neil Ball February 3, 2011

Voelker Litigation Group sponsored the Chicago Baseball Museum's Buck O'Neil Ball, held at Benchmark on Thursday, February 3 from 6-9pm. The Chicago Baseball Museum recognized the role that Chicago Baseball played in our country's history and how individuals like Buck O'Neil bridged the racial gap that existed in the game to lead the way for the players to enjoy the game today. The event featured Fred Mitchell, Ernie Westfield, Doug Glanville, Bob Kendrick, Al Spearman, and Marvin Freeman and guest speakers and VIPs. Guests mingled with Chicago's baseball community, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, viewed highlights from the Chicago Baseball Museum's "Buck O'Neil and Black Baseball in Chicago" documentary, and bid on silent auction items.

"It Ain't So, Kid, It Just Ain't So:" History's Apology to "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Charles Comiskey and Chicago's Black Sox

In an article written by Dan Voelker, called "a fascinating piece of baseball journalism" by the Wall Street Journal, Voelker exposed the falsehoods that have been perpetuated for almost a century and essentially rewrote the history of the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Utilizing their amazing legal skills and experience in the art of cross-examination, Voelker proved to the world that what had been written about the scandal, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Charles Comiskey is just plain not true.
Read Voelker's article from the Chicago Baseball Muesum website...

This piece was written about and reported in major publications throughout the United States, and Voelker was interviewed extensively on National Public Radio and a program that appeared on the Major League Baseball Channel in November 2010.

History Fix for "Shoeless" Joe? from the American Bar Association Journal December 1, 2009
Read the ABA article about the research and quotes from Voelker on the ABA website...

Voelker Featured in the upcoming MLB production Triumph and Tragedy "The Rise and Fall of the 1919 White Sox" November 8, 2010
Read about the MLB Triumph & Tragedy episode from the Chicago Baseball Museum website...

Chicago Baseball Museum's Voelker Teams Up With Legendary Sports Writer Furman Bisher at National Baseball Historian's Conference Atlanta, GA, August 7, 2010
Read the full story from the Chicago Baseball Museum website...

"In defense of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson" -- Chicago Tribune, by Erika Slife, Tribune Reporter Profile of CBM Board Member Voelker's Quest to clear Shoeless Joe Jackson Chicago, IL, September 9, 2009
Read the full story on the Chicago Tribune website...

Black Sox: 'It ain't so, kid, it just ain't so' in Chicago Lawyer Chicago, IL, September 1, 2009
Read the full story on the Chicago Lawyer website...

Legal Lessons from World’s Longest Running Litigation: The Lawsuits of Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Lawsuits: A legal assessment Class Action Lawsuit Against NCO / APAC Voelker Litigation Group sponsors December 5, 2012 Toyota’s Challenges in the U.S. and U.S.-Japan Relationship Religious institutions in Illinois file lawsuits against mandate requiring birth control insurance Estate planning for pets is gaining popularity General Electric allegedly misled investors, according to lawsuit Plaintiffs allege Hebrew National’s hot dogs aren’t kosher Illinois Attorney General asserts same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional Supreme Court rules in favor of pharmaceutical in overtime pay case McDonald’s accused of causing severe burns after serving hot coffee Dog’s death brings a lawsuit against Nestle Purina and Wal-Mart California parents are distressed over Apple’s purchasing regulations UnitedHealthcare’s motion to dismiss court case failed African-American pilots accuse United Airlines of discriminatory practices World Gym was accused of charging members after shutting down facilities San Jose’s change in public employees’ pension brought two lawsuits American property developer claims Swiss bank responsible for his tax evasion Former football star Alex Karras files lawsuit against NFL over permanent brain damage Shell found not liable for alleged credit card receipt violations Fraiche Bakery settles dispute over ‘Cinnamon Bomb’ recipe Lawsuit filed against Apple for inflating e-book prices California Supreme Court rules in favor of employers in Brinker lawsuit Orange juice company accused of misleading consumers Chicago-Nationwide Class Action Filed Against Peet's Coffee For Shorting Customers on Gourmet Coffee
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