December 15, 2008
ROBERT E. KEHOE, JR. ) Appeal from the
Plaintiff-Appellee and ) Circuit Court of
Cross-Appellant, ) Cook County.
WILDMAN, HARROLD, ALLEN AND, )
DIXON, JOHN L. EISEL, MICHAEL ) Nos. 97 CH 12226 and
L. McCLUGGAGE, ROBERT L. ) 02 L 13398 (cons.)
SHUFTAN, MICHAEL DOCKTERMAN, )
AND DAVID J. FISCHER, )
Defendants-Appellants and )
and ) The Honorable
) Allen S. Goldberg,
RICHARD BARTELT, ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE GARCIA delivered the opinion of the court.
This appeal arises from Robert E. Kehoe, Jr.'s suit against his former law firm, Wildman,
Harrold, Allen & Dixon (the Firm), and six of his former law partners, Richard C. Bartelt,
Michael R. Dockterman, John L. Eisel, David J. Fischer, Michael L. McCluggage and Robert L.
Shuftan, for alleged breach of the partnership agreement and alleged breach of their fiduciary
duty to the plaintiff arising from a vote to change the plaintiff's status from equity to nonequity