Governmental & Municipality Law & Litigation
- Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
- Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
- B.S., Criminal Justice
- Illinois, 1993
- United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois
Dismissal with Prejudice – Civil Rights in Dog Bite Case
Kimberlee Massin and Cara M. RafanelliApril 2023
BVH obtains dismissal with prejudice in favor of municipality and law enforcement officers in a case alleging violation of plaintiff’s civil rights when officers responded to reports of a dog at large and attacking citizens, ultimately dispatching the dog while it was attacking plaintiff.
Dismissal with Prejudice - Dram Shop Act/Voluntary Undertaking
Kimberlee Massin and Carrie LindenDecember 2016
BVH secures dismissal with prejudice of tavern in voluntary undertaking claim
Summary Judgment Granted - Slip & Fall
Kimberlee Massin and Denise N. KruseDecember 2016
BVH prevails on summary judgment on behalf of client when plaintiff allege she slipped and fell on grease.
Dismissal without Discovery or Motion Practice - Dram Shop
Lori A. Vanderlaan and Kimberlee MassinNovember 2015
BVH secures dismissal of liquor manufacturer in dram shop claim prior to any responsive pleading or discovery.
Dismissal - Failure to Diligently Obtain Service of Process
Kimberlee Massin and Carrie LindenOctober 2014
Kimberlee Massin and Carrie Linden obtained dismissal of a claim where Plaintiff was not diligent in securing service of process on Defendant.
Jury Verdict - Not Guilty for Death Claim under Dram Shop Act
Lori A. Vanderlaan, Kimberlee Massin, and Carrie LindenJanuary 2013
BVH obtains defense jury verdict in favor of Defendant social club in a death claim brought under the Dram Shop Act.
Dismissal - Dram Shop Act and Impaired Minor Act
Lori A. Vanderlaan and Kimberlee MassinJune 2012
BVH obtains dismissal of a Dram Shop Act claim and a negligence claim pursuant to the Drug and Alcohol Impaired Minor Responsibility Act (“Impaired Minor Act") against a liquor store.