Alison Wood

No one wants to think about facing an ethics charge, but if that day comes, Allison Wood should be your first call. With extensive experience as a former Hearing Board Chair and Litigation Counsel with the ARDC, Wood now specializes in defending lawyers in disciplinary cases, providing expert testimony in malpractice cases, and counseling law […]

Mark Rose

With more than thirty-five years as a sole practitioner, Mark J. Rose has seen it all. After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law, and a few years with a firm, Rose set out on his own and never looked back. Over time, Rose built a successful business litigation practice, appearing in state and federal […]

Robert Tepper

After graduating cum laude from the University of Michigan law school and running a downstate legal aid society as a VISTA volunteer, Robert R. Tepper was hired by Rosenthal & Schanfield, then a small Chicago real estate firm. Bob was the chairman of the firm’s litigation department for most of his tenure with the firm […]

David Mills

David Mills is a sole practitioner who reached the pinnacle when he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and won. Mills’ remarkable feat is the subject of an article in the “Attorney Profiles” section. Following two judicial clerkships and a stint at Jones, Day, Mills started a solo appeals practice. Working out of his apartment, […]

Carolyn Elefant

Our inaugural solo profile reaches out to Washington, D.C. to highlight the achievements of Carolyn Elefant. Ms. Elefant is a creative and enterprising solo who maintains her own blog/website at The site offers countless tips and discussions on all aspects of small firm practice. Visit the “topics” page and peruse articles touching on more […]