Kevin Sido, a Chicago-based Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has represented design professionals for some 45 years. Mr. Sido regularly writes and speaks on construction law, ethics, mediation, arbitration and related topics and has frequently addressed meetings of ISPE, AIA-Illinois, AIA NE IL, ACEC, CCHRB, NCSEA, and SEAOI. He has written appellate amicus curiae briefs for ISPE and SEAOI. He is a skilled arbitrator and mediator. He serves as editor of a leading text, Architect and Engineer Liability, Claims Against Design Professionals (Aspen 2006). Mr. Sido earned both his B.A., with honors, and J.D., from the University of Illinois.
Jennifer Kalas, a Schererville, Indiana-based partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has been practicing over 24 years, and represents a wide variety of professionals and employers in all types of civil litigation both in state and federal court, in Indiana and Illinois. Ms. Kalas graduated summa cum laude from the University of Evansville and graduated summa cum laude from the Valparaiso University School of Law.