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Name: Derek Hale

Email Address: [email protected]

Derek Hale joined Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® in February 2018, concentrating his practice in the areas of breach of warranty and lemon law litigation. Mr. Hale earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University in 2013. While attending Marshall University, Mr. Hale was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He went on to attend the University of Akron School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor, in May 2017. Mr. Hale is admitted to the Ohio bar.

Prior to joining Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, Mr. Hale worked within a municipal law department, where he helped seek justice for countless individuals. While in that position, by virtue of Ohio’s Legal Intern Certification, Mr. Hale was able to try nearly 100 cases before even graduating law school.

Mr. Hale is devoted to helping others, who at times may feel helpless, by developing tailored strategies and employing those strategies to obtain the most favorable outcome.

Name: Jennifer Basola

Email Address: [email protected]

Ms. Basola received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Bradley University in 1994. In addition, she attended the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark and completed its International Business program. Ms. Basola attended The John Marshall law School in Chicago, Illinois and received her Juris Doctor degree in 1999.

Ms. Basola was licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1999, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2000. She received her license to practice law in California in 2004 and is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Basola is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Ms. Basola has been employed with Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® since December 2001. During her employment with Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, she has represented thousands of consumers in California and Illinois in Lemon Law, breach of warranty and fraud claims. She has represented consumers in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations and has been first-chair in approximately 25 jury trials.

Ms. Basola has also prepared appellate court briefs in both Illinois and California and has argued before the California Court of Appeals in a breach of warranty case.

Prior to her employment at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, Ms. Basola was employed by a Chicago law firm from May 2000 through December 2001, handling compliance work and residential real estate claims and from May of 1999 through May of 2000, Ms. Basola litigated over 60 arbitrations and 10 jury trials while employed by a personal injury firm in Chicago, Illinois.

Name: John D. Barker

Email Address:
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John Barker has been licensed as an attorney since 2001 and has devoted his career to helping consumers since he was first admitted to practice. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis where he was awarded Order of Barristers. Currently, Mr. Barker is licensed in the states of Indiana, Illinois, California, Texas, Missouri, and is licensed in the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Central, Eastern and Southern District of California as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Barker is one of K&M’s senior attorneys specializing in consumer actions. Mr. Barker devotes all of his time to representing consumers. He has extensive experience in all aspects of litigating a client’s case including motion practice, mediation, settlement, court ordered arbitration, depositions, trial, and appeal. During his tenure at K&M, Mr. Barker, successfully represented a consumer in front of the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of Hyundai Motor America v. Sandra Goodin, 822 N.E.2d 947 (Ind. 2005) changing the landscape of consumer protection for Indiana consumers. In addition, he has tried over thirty-five (35) trials to verdict through jury and bench trial, handled numerous mediations, argued dispositive motions, arbitrated approximately ten (10) breach of warranty cases in the Cook County, Illinois Mandatory Arbitration Program, and is responsible for all aspects of client files.

First Name: Scott Fortas

Email Address: [email protected]

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