Luis A. Berrones | Principal
...Luis A. Berrones is a principal in the Chicago office of Gardner Carton & Douglas.His
practice is concentrated in litigation and arbitration. Mr. Berrones
represents clients in a variety of matters ranging from corporate and commercial litigation, contract disputes, business torts and fraud, products liability, construction defects and complex litigation.He
has represented clients in class action lawsuits, coordinated state court proceedings, multidistrict litigation proceedings, and matters before the International Chamber of Commerce
, International Court of Arbitration.
Mr. Berrones's representation of the firm's clients has included: an airline in a class action lawsuit relating to its frequent flyer program; a not-for-profit operator of nursing homes sued for fraud relating to second mortgage financing; a U.S.-based manufacturer in a dispute with its foreign distributor; a hospital relating to construction defects in the construction of a multi-million-dollar health and fitness facility; and a medical device manufacturer in products liability suits filed in several state and federal jurisdictions.Prior to joining Gardner Carton & Douglas, Mr. Berrones served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Lake County, Illinois where he tried a substantial number of jury and bench trials to verdict. Mr. Berrones has served on the board of a not-for-profit organization which retrains unemployed and underemployed individuals and teaches them the language skills necessary to enter the work force.He
is active in pro bono work and has received recognition for his
pro bono services.Mr. Berrones has served as an arbitrator for both Cook County and Lake County, Illinois's mandatory court annexed arbitration programs.