40 Under Forty 2022



E arning the trust of her colleagues and clients has never been a challenge for commercial litigation specialist Lisa Bradley. Even during the earliest days of her legal career, Bradley's peers trusted her to handle court hearings, depositions and settlement conferences. During these early days, Bradley efficiently juggled more than 50 cases at any given time. And as Bradley gained more experi- ence, she took on more complex cases, representing major lenders and govern- ment-sponsored entities in high-stakes litigation. Why have so many entrusted Bradley to handle these complicated cases during a relatively still young career? It’s her skill, legal knowledge and commitment to her clients. No one outworks Bradley, and few can equal her ability to uncover the key issues in a case and use that knowledge to best serve her clients. Today, Bradley focuses her practice on general and commercial aviation litigation and transactional matters. She is currently representing clients in one of the world's largest aviation litigation cases. Most re- cently, she earned a favorable decision for a client in a Title VII matter in the Eastern District of Michigan. Adam Codilis, president and attorney at law with Codilis & Associates in Burr Ridge, Illinois, said that Bradley boasts all the skills needed to become a star in Chi- cago's legal world. "In her tenure at my firm, I was consis- tently impressed with Lisa's work prod- uct, her firm grasp and efficient research on the legal issues in any given case, her

poise in the courtroom and the ease with which she balances professionalism and familiarity in communications with cli- ents and other counsel, all while juggling a heavy caseload," Codilis said. Bradley hasn't let any obstacles inter- fere with her dedication to the law. In 2018, she relocated to New York after her husband found a new job. She practiced contract litigation and appellate work all while studying to pass the New York bar. Just one month after being sworn into this state's bar association, she success- fully argued her first appellate argument in front of the Appellate Division in the Second Judicial Department of New York. Codilis said that as he's continued to follow Bradley's career, her talents have only continued to impress. "She was and continues to be dedicat- ed to her clients as well as her ethical re- sponsibilities," Codilis said. "Lisa's profes- sionalism and candor to clients, opposing counsel and the court is second to none." Despite her busy career, Bradley has found time to serve her profession. She is a member of several bar associations, including the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, New York State Bar and the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. Bradley also gives back to her com- munity. She is a supporter of the Mercy House for Boys and Girls, the Catch-A- Dream Foundation and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which she raised money for while running the New York City Mar- athon. Bradley also sponsors children in Kenya through World Vision.

Lisa’s profession- alism and candor to clients, opposing counsel, and the Court is second to none”

AGE 33

FIRM JPMorgan Chase & Co. LAW SCHOOL University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

AREA OF PRACTICE Commercial litigation



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