Jeff Muskopf is dedicated to developing thoughtful and efficient solutions to his clients’ legal challenges. He has handled complex litigation for more than 20 years, and brings depth of experience and sensibility to each engagement.
Jeff has extensive trial experience and has also served as lead counsel in cases involving lender liability claims against a bank; breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims against an attorney; construction litigation; prosecuting and defending trade secret, non-compete, and tortious interference claims; and both defending and prosecuting a variety of personal injury claims. Jeff has tried cases in state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois, and Texas, and has successfully handled many appeals at the intermediate and Supreme Court levels.
As co-chair of the firm’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Service Group, Jeff manages and defends large numbers of asbestos and other mass tort claims in several of the nation’s busiest and most dangerous jurisdictions: Madison, Cook, and St. Clair Counties in Illinois and the City of St. Louis, Missouri.
Outside the office you can find Jeff in his shop designing and building handcrafted wood furniture.
Membership & Involvement
- Member: The Missouri Bar; Illinois State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; St. Clair County Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Product Liability & Mass Tort Lawyers; Product Liability Defense Alliance
- Illinois Pre-Judgment Interest Statute Declared UnconstitutionalIllinois Pre-Judgment Interest Statute Declared Unconstitutional
On May 27, 2022, Judge Marcia Maras in the Circuit Court of Cook County issued a memorandum, holding Illinois’s recently enacted prejudgment interest statute unconstitutional, and holding that the legislation violated both the right of trial by jury and the prohibition against special legislation.
- Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Long Standing Rule and Now Allows Claims for Direct Negligent Actions Against Employers When Agency is AdmittedIllinois Supreme Court Rejects Long Standing Rule and Now Allows Claims for Direct Negligent Actions Against Employers When Agency is Admitted
In an opinion handed down on April 21, 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed Illinois law and now allows direct and vicarious liability actions against employers.
- Spring Tax Time: A Quick Guide to Tax Sales in IndianaSpring Tax Time: A Quick Guide to Tax Sales in Indiana
Property taxes in Indiana are paid twice a year, with payments generally due on May 10 and November 10. However, the spring installment is most significant as it relates to the sale of land for unpaid taxes.
- Ransomware and Other Cyber-Related IssuesRansomware and Other Cyber-Related Issues
All companies have data that threat actors find attractive. No entity can think they are immune to a cyber attack.