Arnstein & Lehr LLP Welcomes Three New Associates

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Welcomes Three New Associates

(Chicago, IL - 2015-01-14)

The national law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP welcomes Anne M. Coghlan, Richard J. Dewitt III and Patrick J. Johnson to the firm as associates.

Anne M. Coghlan joins the firm’s Chicago office as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on creditors’ rights and complex litigation. Prior to joining Arnstein & Lehr, Ms. Coghlan worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Lynn M. Egan in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois. She also worked as a 711 Law Clerk for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Special Prosecutions Bureau-Gang Crimes Unit. Ms. Coghlan earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2013 and her B.A. in 2010 from the University of Illinois.

Richard J. DeWitt III joins Arnstein & Lehr’s Fort Lauderdale office as an associate in the Municipal & Governmental Practice Group. Mr. DeWitt brings ten years of legal experience representing private property owners and developers in land use and eminent domain matters as well as local governments. Prior to joining the firm, he was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hallandale Beach, Florida. Mr. DeWitt earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center and his B.S. from Florida State University.

Patrick J. Johnson joins as an associate in the Construction Practice Group in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice in construction litigation, providing a range of services for clients, including reviewing contracts for construction projects and negotiating agreements. Previously, Mr. Johnson served as an attorney for a large professional engineering services firm dealing with electric power and energy intensive companies, and was an engineer for more than five years. He earned his J.D. in 2013 from DePaul University Law School and his B.S. from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Mr. Johnson also earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign and is registered in Illinois as a professional engineer.