Lew Bricker of SmithAmundsen in Chicago named Chair of USLAW NETWORK


lewLew R.C. Bricker, a partner of USLAW NETWORK member firm SmithAmundsen in Chicago, Illinois, has been named Chair of USLAW NETWORK for 2016-17. The announcement was made at the NETWORK’s annual membership meeting held Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bricker succeeds Thomas L. Oliver II from Carr Allison in Alabama.

“I am honored to be named Chair of USLAW NETWORK,” said Bricker. “As 2016 marks USLAW’s 15th year of dedicated service to our clients, I am especially eager to expand upon the client-centered approach and programming established by USLAW leadership and membership by continuing to diversify the resources, services and opportunities we deliver to our entire NETWORK and clients.”

Bricker has been an active and visible member of the USLAW membership. He has been a member of the Board since 2009, and has held numerous leadership roles over the years including, vice chair in 2016, treasurer from 2013-15, and an Executive Committee member since 2013. In addition, he has been chair, vice chair and secretary of the USLAW Transportation Practice Group, sub-chair of the Business Litigation Practice Group and co-editor of the USLAW National Compendium of Law. He received the O’Hagan Award for service to the NETWORK in 2008.

Bricker’s practice at SmithAmundsen focuses on commercial transportation, products liability and commercial litigation. He chairs the firm’s Commercial Transportation practice and industry group, a full-service litigation, regulatory and transactional team. He focuses his practice on the representation of all aspects of the businesses of motor carriers, logistics providers, product manufacturers, retailers, distributors and their insurers in both state and federal court and regulatory agencies.  He represents many clients in commercial and contract disputes and counsels clients on best risk mitigation practices, business structure, management and safety practices in the transportation, retail and manufacturing industries. As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, he works to ensure that SmithAmundsen provides the best possible service to clients across the globe. For more information about Bricker, click HERE.

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