Barry Whalen

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Barry Whalen practices in the areas of insurance coverage and civil litigation.  His insurance coverage work involves representing clients in the interpretation and litigation of various insurance policies including commercial general liability policies, professional liability policies, automobile and homeowner policies, and excess liability policies.  Mr. Whalen's civil ligation practice involves defending catastrophic personal injury cases, automobile accidents, premise liability claims, construction claims, sexual assaults, defamation and other civil litigation.

Prior to joining Purcell & Wardrope, Mr. Whalen was the managing partner of Tomassi & Whalen.  He started with the firm (formerly known as the Law Offices of Craig A. Tomassi) in 2007.  Prior to joining the Law Offices of Craig A. Tomassi, Mr. Whalen was an assistant state's attorney with the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office where he prosecuted cases ranging from felony DUIs to felony drug trafficking cases.


University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois

Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2005

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in Finance, May 2002


Illinois State Bar

Trial Bar United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


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