Windy City Trial Group
Founded in 2013
Windy City West
Established in 2020
Operating from offices in Chicago and now Phoenix we offer mediation and litigation services to the economic engine of our country--the small business owner.
Denny Esford is a mediator, arbitrator and commercial litigator. He handles breach of contract, business torts, trade secret and related disputes, as well as copyright and trademark infringement claims in both state and federal courts.
Denny is a former engineer in the machine tool and automotive industries. He is a published author in the manufacturing field and former Technical Editor of Cutting Tool Engineering, an international trade journal.
July 2020. Settlement favorable to the client, a Chicago-based investor, in a $600,000 breach of contract lawsuit brought by a national bank in federal court (Northern District of Illinois).
March 2020. Dismissal in favor of the client, a Canadian collectibles dealer, by successfully arguing lack of personal jurisdiction in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought in federal court (Northern District of Illinois).
October 2019. Settlement favorable to the client, a Chicago-area wholesale beauty supplies distributor, who was accused of patent and contributory trademark infringement in federal court (Northern District of Illinois).
U.S. Supreme Court (2008)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2004); Trial Bar (2012)
Chicago Kent College of Law (2003), JD, IP Certificate
University of Dayton (1981), BT, Industrial Engineering Technology