Alton C. Haynes

 
 

Personal Profile

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

Founding Partner (August 1, 2001 to Present)

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Haynes, Studnicka, Kahan, O’Neill & Poulakidas, LLC

• Specializing in civil litigation.

• Encompasses traditional areas of insurance defense with emphasis on first chair trial work. 

• Responsibilities include supervision and training of associates.

• 62 jury trials to verdict which include verdicts in California, Iowa, 

• Louisiana, Missouri, and Tennessee.

• 12 wrongful death verdicts.

  1. 6 product liability verdicts


Partner (1980 to July 2001)

Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.

• Specializing in civil litigation.


EDUCATION:

Cornell Law School

Juris Doctorate: 1980


University of Michigan

Bachelor’s of General Studies (with distinction): 1976


BAR ADMISSIONS:

• Illinois, 1980.

• United States Federal Court – Northern District of Illinois, 1980.

• Federal Trial Bar, 1984.

• United States Federal Court- Central District of Illinois, 1993.

• Admitted pro hac vice in California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, • Missouri, Tennessee, Texas


POST PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Gross Anatomy Course, Chicago Medical School, 1981.

Acting lessons under Kathy Gee, Highland Park, Illinois, 1985.

Various seminars on trial practice and procedure.


ORGANIZATIONS:

Illinois State Bar Association


LANGUAGES:

French and Italian, knowledge of German


INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES:

Eclectic reading, cross-country skiing, traveling (Europe, North Africa, Scandinavia, North America), football, baseball, basketball, running.