Perry C. Rocco
Equity Member, former Managing Partner. Born Chicago, Illinois, December 13, 1957; B.S., Purdue University, 1980; J.D., Valparaiso University, 1983; Member of Valparaiso University Law Review; Notewriter, 1982; Editor, 1983.
Admitted to the Bar of Illinois, Indiana and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Northern District of Indiana, 1983; Colorado, 1986.
Professional Memberships and Activities:
Member, Chicago Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Associations; Society of Trial Lawyers; Defense Research Institute; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Indiana Defense Lawyers; and American Association for Justice.
Published Author, “Juvenile Justice and Waiver in Indiana: A New Look at an Old Problem,” 17 Val. U.L. Rev. 781 (1983).
Experienced Litigator. Practice concentrated on the defense of product liability, personal injury, and commercial litigation matters. Tried over 40 cases to verdict including jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations. Tried cases, and argued appeals in Illinois and Indiana. Active practice in Illinois and Indiana.
Prosecuted and defended matters in Chancery, Law, Probate, Appellate and Municipal courts. Prosecuted or defended actions alleging negligence, product liability, premises liability, legal malpractice, false arrest, assault, breach of contract, breach of warranty, toxic tort, fraud, horse mortality, commercial litigation, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Illinois “Lemon Law” and Dram Shop.
Prosecuted or defended the adequacy of the design, manufacture or maintenance of elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, automatic sliding doors, children’s swing sets, loading dock levelers, forklift trucks, furnaces, air conditioners, chillers, automobiles, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, bicycles, ski lifts, swimming pools, garbage trucks, tractor trailers, breast implants, punch presses, dissolvers, prescription drugs, campgrounds, cemeteries, oil refineries, underground storage tanks, outboard boat motors, and food processing plants.
Jadcore, Inc. v C & C Elevators, 927 N.E.2d 428 (Ind. App. 2010)
McMillian v Otis Elevator Company, 567 F.3d 839 (7th Cir. 2009)
Plumb v. US Lift, Ill. App. (unpublished opinion) 2009
Peyton v. Otis Elevator Company, 72 F. Supp. 915 (N.D. Ill. 1999)
Harris Trust v. Otis Elevator Company, 297 Ill. App. 3d 383, 696 N.E. 2d 697 (1998)
Gary Public Transportation Corp. v Hinson, Ind. App. (unpublished opinion) 1995
Mary Clark v. Otis Elevator Company, 274 Ill. App. 3d 253, 653 N.E. 2d 771 (1995)
Clark v. Hajack Equipment Company, 220 Ill. App. 3d 919, 581 N.E. 2d 351 (1991)
Allen v. Otis Elevator Company, 206 Ill. App. 3d 173, 563 N.E. 2d 826 (1990)
Stephan v. Sears Roebuck and Company, 147 Ill. App. 3d 833, 101 Ill. Dec. 363, 498 N.E. 2d 687 (1986)