William R. Tapella
William R. "Bill" Tapella practices in the area of civil litigation, including medical malpractice cases, significant personal injury cases, trucking cases, railroad crossing cases, wrongful death cases, products liability cases and other tort litigation cases. Bill handles cases in both Illinois and Missouri.
In his practice, Bill has obtained numerous million dollar and multi-million dollar results for his clients, including record medical malpractice verdicts.... Full Profile
David Y. Eberspacher
For the past three decades David Y. Eberspacher has been actively engaged in a general trial practice in state and federal court. As the law firm has grown, David has chosen to narrow his practice to those areas he finds most interesting, and the focus of his practice is contested estate litigation, estate administration, estate planning, probate and real estate.
David was admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court in 1978. He is admitted to practice before the Central and Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court.... Full Profile
Zachary R. Pancoast
Zachary R. Pancoast practices in the area of civil litigation, with a focus in medical malpractice and significant personal injury cases. As the partner running the O’Fallon, Illinois (St. Louis Metropolitan) office, Zach has successfully grown a substantial injury practice in both Illinois and Missouri.
Zach has practiced in the area of medical malpractice and personal injury civil litigation for over 10 years.... Full Profile
Daniel C Jones
Daniel C. Jones is engaged in the practice of civil litigation, specializing in the area of personal injury. Dan has handled hundreds of cases and is admitted to all state and appellate courts in Illinois and the Central and Southern Districts of the United States Federal District Courts.
Dan graduated from Villa Grove High School in 1986. He continued his education at the University of Illinois, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1990. Dan then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law and obtained his.... Full Profile
Gino P. Gusmano
Mr. Gino Gusmano has extensive knowledge and experience handling complex litigation at the trial and appellate level involving medical malpractice, product liability, construction, premises liability, automobile, trucking, employment discrimination and professional liability.
He also has handled a variety of claims involving the failure to place insurance coverage; handled disputes with policyholders and their insurers involving the availability of coverage, and disputes among insurers involving their respective obligations to provide.... Full Profile
K. Lindsay Rakers
From a young age, Lindsay found herself drawn to the practice of law and; specifically, the courtroom. As she watched her grandfather serve as a highly regarded judge in the small town of Taylorville, Illinois, Lindsay grew most interested in those cases involving personal injury.
Lindsay’s involvement with legal debate organizations started early and continued through her secondary education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Subsequently, Lindsay’s passion for the law, coupled with her hard work ethic, helped her.... Full Profile
Angelica W. Wawrzynek
Angelica W. “Angel” Wawrzynek joined the law firm of Tapella & Eberspacher LLC in August of 2009 and focuses her practice on civil litigation, including personal injury and medical malpractice.
Angel has handled multiple claims with excellent results, successfully getting her clients deserving settlements.... Full Profile
Paul A. Marks
Paul Marks joined Tapella & Eberspacher LLC in 2011. Paul represents people who have personal or economic injuries and businesses that have litigation or transactional needs in Illinois and Missouri.
Paul concentrates his litigation practice in personal injuries, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical injuries, business lawsuits, and complex-litigation. He has litigated cases concerning financial services, medical billing, insurance coverage, real estate, agriculture, petroleum, shipping, state and federal agencies (administrative law), professional liability, and consumer class-actions. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri, and various federal courts.... Full Profile
Stephen G. Friedel
Stephen Friedel, a former career criminal prosecutor, joined Tapella & Eberspacher in 2013. Stephen served as Fayette County State’s for three terms from 2000 through 2012. Prior to being elected in Fayette County, Stephen served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Shelby and Coles Counties.
Stephen focuses his practice on criminal defense, orders of protection, personal injury and worker’s compensation. As a strong advocate of foster parents’ rights, Stephen represents foster parents in DCFS cases.... Full Profile