Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn

Werner Sabo

  • Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981. He is a member various professional organizations, has been an officer and director of the Chicago Chapter AIA, President of the Chicago Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute, and writes a regular construction law column for The Construction Specifier. He is also a founding member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys. He is a Fellow of the AIA as well as the Association of Licensed Architects. His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, published by Aspen Publishing, is in its fifth edition. Mr. Sabo is also a construction arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association and is admitted to the federal trial bar.

James K. Zahn

  • James K. Zahn is a licensed architect and attorney in the State of Illinois. He is a partner in the law firm of Sabo & Zahn, concentrating in construction law and representing owners, contractors, architects, developers, engineers and other parties in the construction process. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois and his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Zahn is a member of the American, Illinois and Chicago bar associations, American Institute of Architects, Association of Licensed Architects and is NCARB certified. He was a past president of the Illinois Council of the American Institute of Architects and is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Licensed Architects. He is currently on the Illinois Architecture Licensing Board.

Shawn Goodman

  • Shawn E. Goodman is a partner with Sabo & Zahn. He concentrates in the area of construction litigation. A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, he was admitted to the bar in 1993. He has represented a variety of clients including small to mid-sized businesses and individuals. He has handled all facets of litigation from pleading to motion practice to discovery to trial. The cases with which he has been involved are varied and wide-ranging and include personal injury, breach of contract, criminal defense, commercial disputes, and consumer fraud. He has been counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants, and has practiced before both juries and judges in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitrators and administrative tribunals. Mr. Goodman has also worked on appeals and appeared before appellate courts.

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