About Me

I am an attorney at Peckar & Abramson, P.C.  I represent businesses and individuals in litigation matters and have expertise in environmental and construction law.  My mission is to work hard to see that you get the best possible result in the most cost-effective manner.  I will be there to protect your interests, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant.

My litigation experience includes claims for personal injury, fraud, breach of contract, insurance coverage, products liability, and defamation.  My environmental expertise includes handling Superfund cases and wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage claims arising out of underground storage tank leaks, spills of chlorinated solvents, and other chemical releases.  I have represented clients before the U.S. EPA and state environmental agencies in enforcement matters.

I have counseled clients on compliance and/or permitting issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act.  I have also helped clients take advantage of state and federal audit policies.  In addition, I have advised clients on mergers and acquisitions concerning environmental liability and permitting issues, and conducted due diligence and prepared representations and warranties for corporate transactions.

Before joining Peckar & Abramson, I was an attorney at Jenner & Block LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP.  I am now able to provide the same excellent service and charge a much lower rate. 

My awards include being selected as a "Rising Star" in Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine and on the “14 Alumni Under 40” list in DePaul Magazine.  I received the Great Lakes Stewardship Award (Advocate of the Year) from the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the "Star of the Quarter" award from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  I have also been included in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.

My professional activities include being appointed as the Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Environmental Law, as Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, and as Alumni Advisor to the Environmental Law Society of DePaul University College of Law.

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Marquette University, and a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law.  While at DePaul, I was on law review and an extern for The Honorable Blanche M. Manning, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

I am accepting new clients and would appreciate any referrals.  You are welcome to meet with me for free, without cost or obligation of any kind.  To set up a free initial consultation, please contact my office by phone at (312) 239-9722 or e-mail at dscriven-young@pecklaw.com.