Taylor Kosla Unterberg
- Illinois Women’s Bar Association
- American Association of Justice
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- The Justinian Society
- Personal Injury Law
- Consumer Law
- 5+ years
Since 2017, I have tried two jury trials to verdict and have successfully mediated six cases.
I have been awarded an hourly rate of $200.00 per hour in the following FDCPA case:
- Earl Cummings and Regina Cummings v. GMA Investments, LLC d/b/a Summit Receivables, Middle District of Tennessee, 3:19-cv-00345 (September 9, 2019).
I have been recommended an hourly rate of $225.00 per hour in the following FDCPA cases:
- Dentre Akinwale v. AA Recovery Solutions, Inc. and Tracy Pickell, individually, Middle District of Florida, 8:20-cv-01908-SDM-AEP (December 29, 2020).
- Diane Goodwyn v. Accredited Management Solutions, LLC, Middle District of Florida, 8:20-cv-244-T-02TGW (August 6, 2020).
I have been awarded an hourly rate of $250.00 per hour in the following FDCPA case:
Aishah Khursheed v. International Recovery Partners & Associates, LLC and Charles Johnson, individually, Eastern District of Virginia, 4:19-cv-00101 (April 1, 2020).
Martha Lopez-Segarra v. Critical Resolution Mediation, LLC, Northern District of Georgia, 1:19-cv-01403-JPB (July 19, 2021).
Patricia Cacioppo v. Clearview Resolution Services, Inc., District of South Carolina, 2:20-cv-00336 (June 1, 2020).
I have been awarded an hourly rate of $275.00 per hour in the following FDCPA case:
William Howard v. HBC Services, Inc., Western District of Missouri, 3:19-cv-05068 (June 3, 2020).
I have been awarded an hourly rate of $290.00 per hour in the following FDCPA case:
Hollie Justice v. M.N.S. Associates, LLC., Western District of North Carolina, 1:21-cv-00330 (October 31, 2022).
I have been awarded an hourly rate of $300.00 per hour in the following FDCPA case:
Cedric Manganiello v. M.N.S. Associates, LLC., Western District of New York, 22-cv-41 (November 10, 2022).
Big Cases & Settlements
In May 2021, our client was involved in a T-bone collision caused by Defendant Driver who was working at the time of the occurrence and was driving a commercial vehicle owned and insured by his employer. Our client did not have a stop sign. Defendant Driver approached the stop sign and, without yielding the right of way, continued traveling through the intersection and caused a T-bone collision. At the scene, Defendant Driver admitted to drinking two beers before the collision. Defendant Driver received a citation for violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-904, failure to yield the right of way.
Our client suffered a right-foot crush injury, consisting of extensive fractures of the cuboid, navicular, talar, and calcaneus bones. These fractures caused instability of the right foot requiring initial external fixation and eventual internal fixation. In addition, he sustained associated nerve injuries in his right foot as well. The case settled at mediation for $2,015,000.00.
On February 4, 2021, our client, a 22-year-old-male, was the restrained passenger of a semi-truck. The driver of the semi-truck carrying our client rear-ended the trailer of another semi-truck that was ahead of his truck. Our client suffered a fracture to the right femur, fracture to the left wrist, fracture to the right ankle fracture, abrasions of multiple sites and abdominal wall abrasion. He underwent emergency surgery to his right femur, right forearm, right foot, and left wrist.
This case settled for the policy limits of $1,000,000.00 in just 6 months from the date of occurrence.
On the evening of January 3, 2021, our client was at a residential property in the northwest suburbs of Chicago when he went to retrieve the Defendant Homeowner’s dog from the dog run in the backyard. The outdoor deck and deck stairs were covered in ice and had been recently shoveled by the Defendant Homeowner. It was dark outside and the only outdoor light that emits light onto the deck was not functioning. Our client slipped and fell on the deck stairs and dislocated and twisted his left leg in the process. Our client suffered a left quadricep tendon rupture which required emergent surgical repair.
After 18 months of litigation, the case was resolved for $240,000.00.
Admissions (State and Federal)
I am an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois since 2017. I have been continuously licensed in Illinois since 2017. I am admitted to practice in all state courts in Illinois. I have been continuously licensed in Wisconsin since 2021. I am admitted to practice in all state courts in Wisconsin.
I am also admitted in the following District Courts:
- District Court of Colorado: admitted on May 6, 2019.
- Northern District of Illinois: admitted on December 4, 2017.
- Central District of Illinois: admitted on February 11, 2022
- Northern District of Indiana: admitted on September 11, 2019.
- Southern District of Indiana: admitted on October 24, 2019.
- Eastern District of Michigan: admitted on March 10, 2020.
- Western District of Michigan: admitted November 10, 2021.
- Eastern District of Missouri: admitted September 8, 2020.
- District Court of Nebraska: admitted on May 9, 2019.
- Western District of New York: admitted on November 4, 2019.
- Western District of Tennessee: admitted on October 7, 2020.
- Southern District of Texas: admitted on July 16, 2019.
- Eastern District of Wisconsin: admitted September 29, 2021.
- Western District of Wisconsin: admitted October 04, 2021.
- volunteered at the Cradles to Crayons Chicago Giving Factory. I helped sort and organize clothes for children from birth through age 12.
- hosted a charity golf outing to raise money for adles to Cradles to Crayons Chicago Giving Factory.
- sponsored backpack giveaway at Margaret Mead Junior High School, affiliated with School District 54 where I went to elementary school and middle school. Provided 100 backpacks, school supplies, and water bottles to students to make sure their school year starts off on the right foot. Provided a pizza dinner to students and families.
- sponsored a holiday giveaway for students at Margaret Mead Junior High School, affiliated with School District 54 where I went to elementary school and middle school. I donated holiday gifts, winter coats, winter hats, winter gloves, canned goods, and pantry staples. Provided a pizza dinner to students and families.