In connection with National Celebrate Pro Bono week, the 10th Judicial Circuit has awarded Jeffrey E. Krumpe the 2016 Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of his selfless service. Krumpe has accepted cases from Prairie State Legal Services since 1995. In that time he has handled 25 cases and provided more than 420 hours of free legal services to clients. Over the years, Jeff has successfully represented numerous clients with unlawful garnishments, divorces, lien foreclosures and fraud cases.
Jeffrey Krumpe recently participated in a successful appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, which solidified the mechanic’s lien rights of architects, engineers, and surveyors. Agreeing with Mr. Krumpe’s client, a unanimous Supreme Court held that those design professionals who perform any service for the purpose of improving real property (even when actual construction does not proceed) are entitled to assert a mechanics lien.
The Supreme Court’s opinion can be found here.
An article discussing the case, can be found on the Illinois Bar Association’s web site by clicking here.
Following successful foreclosure of a commercial mortgage owned by Fannie Mae, Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC Partner, Jeffrey Krumpe, succeeded in having the trial court dismiss various claims made by the defaulting borrower. The Appellate Court affirmed this dismissal in Kimbrell v. Wells Fargo.
Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC Partner Jeffrey Krumpe successfully obtained reversal of a decision against an engineering firm seeking to assert mechanics lien rights against a mortgagee’s interest in a piece of real property intended to be developed into a residential subdivision.
Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC Partner, Jeffrey Krumpe, along with William McKenna, authored a guide to address litigation related to commercial mortgage foreclosures in Illinois
Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC Partner, Jeffrey Krumpe, represented the City of Henry, Illinois in the case of Edwards v. City of Henry. In that case, Mr. Krumpe successfully obtained an appellate court ruling that held a litigant could not assert claims against the City for alleged violations of the Illinois Antitrust Act. The court also granted the City’s request for sanctions based on a frivolous appeal.
MHT Partner Jeffrey Krumpe represented an electrical contractor asserting mechanics lien rights against a homeowner. The appellate court interpreted provisions of the Home Repair and Remodeling Act in a way which invalidated the contractor’s mechanics lien rights. This decision was ultimately overruled by later court decisions and amendments to the law.
Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC Partner, Jeffrey Krumpe, represented an unsuccessful bidder on a security system project for the Will County Public Building Commission’s juvenile justice center. The Appellate Court ruled that a successful bidder need not be licensed under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security and Locksmith Act.