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Jack Epstein

Founding member and lead attorney, Jack Epstein, was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in central Missouri. That small town upbringing instilled the values of hard work and honesty in him.

Jack pursued one of his passions, communications, by completing his undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. Several years later, Jack attended the prestigious Washington University School of Law. Following graduation, he began his career working to represent injured workers.

Jack’s early career inspired him to form his own practice. He had realized that often times attorneys would conduct business in a way that did not benefit the client. Jack was committed to creating a fair and honest practice with the sole goal of ensuring the best possible results for his clients. For this reason, Epstein Law always strives to provide fair and personalized services for their clients while also fighting for the compensation their clients deserve.

Jack’s goal is to provide fair and personalized service to his clients and aggressively pursue the recoveries his clients need and deserve.

University of Missouri 1983
Bachelor of Journalism
Cum Laude
Washington University School of Law 1990
Juris Doctor

Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Team Member
Finalist National Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C.

Dena Epstein

A Missourian at heart, Dena Epstein was born and raised in Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri, graduating at the top of her class. Following graduation, Dena attended the Washington University School of Law. During her studies, Dena served as the General Editor of the University of Washington Quarterly Law Review and was inducted into the honorary society, Order of Coif. Again, Dena graduated from law school at the top of her graduating class.

During Dena’s early career, she worked for six years at the prestigious Winston and Strawn law firm in Chicago, Illinois. Her specialty focuses on security law. Today, Dena is a managing attorney at the Epstein Law Firm, and a proud mother to her three children.

She was named to the Order of the Coif for being one of the top three students in her graduating class.

University of Missouri
Columbia; Bachelor of Accounting, 1985
cum laude and General Honors
Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri, Juris Doctor, 1992

Order of the Coif, Managing Editor of
the Washington University Law Quarterly

Nick Stein

Nick Stein was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He attended New Trier School. After High School Nick attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration. After University Nick received his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Nick has worked in personal injury and workers compensation law for 28 years. He has litigated many bank and jury trials for verdict along with numerous arbitrations before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has also argued cases before the Illinois Court of Appeals. He has worked on behalf of plaintiffs while working with the law firm of Harvey L. Walner and Associates, gaining great insight into the workings of large insurance companies while working for 15 years as a senior personal attorney for Aetna Life and Casualty Co. And Travelers Insurance Company.

Nick has practiced personal injury and workers compensation law for 28 years.

Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Licenciatura en Artes / Escuela de Negocios 1980
John Marshall Law School
Juris Doctor, 1984

Mark Freidman

Mark Freidman was born in New York. He moved to the Chicago area with his family and grew up in
the nearby northern suburbs. Mark attended Lake Forest College as a student of
undergraduate and later attended the University of Chicago as a master’s student. Then
graduating from the prestigious University of Chicago with an MBA
From Social Services, Mark worked as a social worker for the Joliet Public Schools.
After several years he obtained his law degree from the Faculty of Law of the
DePaul University, graduating with honors. After law school I work
for the law firm of Causen and Miller and later for various professionals
individuals with a focus on representing the injured party. Now Mark works
as an attorney with The Epstein Law Firm, focusing on medical malpractice and injuries
third party personals.

After graduating from the prestigious University of Chicago with a Master’s in Social Services Administration, Mark worked as a social worker for the Joliet Public Schools.

Lake Forest University, Illinois
English Mayor, 1978
Chicago University
Social Services MBA

DePaul University Law School
Illinois, Juris Doctor, 1987
with honors

Howard Schusteff

In his 35 years of practice, Howard has litigated numerous cases, before juries, judges and arbitrators; in more than 100 cases for verdict before a jury, as well as many bank trials and countless arbitrations. Howard has also worked on the defense side of personal injury cases, giving him a unique perspective on anticipated defenses and conceivable strategies that may be employed by the opposing attorney. Howard has two children and lives on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. J.D. – Chicago- Chicago Kent College of Law (1985) B.A.- University of Illinois (1982)

He has tried numerous cases, before juries, judges and arbitrators; trying more than 100 cases for verdict.

Bachelor of Arts 1982
Juris Doctor, 1985

Alma Aidee Peza


Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Alma trained to become a technician
IT professional. In 2006, she graduated as a Civil Aviation Professional, working for 10 years in important Mexican Airlines. His profession required him to travel and deal with all kinds of people, providing a personalized service and also, being security personnel on board, prepared to give first aid and being
qualified for all kinds of emergencies. Alma recently moved to Chicago where
enjoys working with the Latino community and likes to help solve their problems. In its
free time, enjoys traveling and seeing new places, reading, spending time with her husband and going out
with his family and friends, like herbal medicine and yoga.

Rebecca Alvarez-Ramos

Legal Assistant

Rebeca recently graduated from World Language High School in Little
Village. She graduated with honors as an outstanding student. In addition, she was chosen
secretary of the National Honors Society. In the fall
You will begin studying at the University of Chicago where you plan to study
Sociology, Creative Literature and Latino Studies. Rebecca is fluent in English and
Spanish and received the Illinois State Bilingual Seal accreditation. Rebecca started in our office in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and watching soccer with her dad.

Arenthia Mosso

Arenthia attended Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Pilsen and graduated in 2016. She continued her education at Benedictine University and graduated with high honors, earning her BA in Political Science in May 2020. At Benedictine University, Arenthia was involved in various organizations, including Model United Nations and Model Government of Illinois, where he executed his passion for public speaking and politics. Arenthia is fluent in Spanish and English. He enjoys helping the Latino community especially in the field of law and advocating for their rights. Arenthia plans to continue her education by going to Law School and earning her J.D. to become a lawyer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, staying organized, and spending time with her family.

Marveya Gorostieta

Legal Assistant

Marveya just graduated from World Language High School in Little Village. She graduated with honors in the top 10 percent of outstanding students, was the highest-scoring student of her generation, and was part of the National Honor Society
(National Honors Society). In the fall, he will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago, and
will study Nursing. Marveya speaks English and Spanish and received the accreditation of the Seal
Bilingual State. He started working in our office in 2016. In his spare time,
he enjoys spending time with his family.


Aracelli Andrade

Araceli immigrated to the United States at the age of 6. He has lived his whole life on the north side of
Chicago, Araceli graduated from the Roberto Clemente Academy in 2001. She speaks English and
Spanish fluently. He loves helping people in all aspects. He moved to Little Village in 2010 when he got married. Araceli has 2 wonderful children, ages 8 and 6. His focus is family. He loves spending time with his family and cooking for them. He has been working at the firm since November 2018.

Julieta Rovira


Born in the Port of Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico, he graduated from the Law School of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, with a Pre-
Specialty in Administrative Law and a Diploma in Administrative Law. He carried out professional practices in the Federal Court of Conciliation and Arbitration of the City of
Mexico, after his internship, he worked in the same Court. He is currently studying English to be 100% bilingual. He really likes dealing with people and he really enjoys being able to help. In her spare time Julieta reads books on Psychology and loves spending time with her family, especially her 3-year-old daughter.

Jared Epstein

Jared is the eldest son of Jack and Dena. He was born in Chicago at the hospital of the University of
Northwestern. Jared attended Glenbrook North High School and graduated in 2015. In high school, Jared played on the baseball and hockey teams, where he won statewide hockey championships from among all high schools in the State of
Illinois. Jared is now studying Biology at the University of Illinois. He has worked in the office since his early years in high school and most recently served as a clerk for the Honorable Kay Hanlon, a judge for the County Circuit Court. Jared is considering studying law and following in his parents ‘footsteps to help people receive their workers’ compensation, and work on high-profile criminal cases. Although Jared chose not to continue his hockey career in college, he loves playing hockey with his high school mates in their boys’ summer league.

Dustin Epstein

Dustin is Jack and Dena’s second child. He was born in Chicago at the University Hospital
from Northwestern. Dustin attended Glenbrook North High School and graduated in 2016. At High School Dustin played hockey and was an excellent student in math and science. Dustin is now attending the University of Illinois and studying Chemistry. Although Dustin does not aspire to be an attorney, he greatly enjoys helping the firm’s clients. He uses his exceptional mathematical skills to help attorneys calculate clients’ salaries and projections of future medical expenses. Dustin still enjoys playing hockey in his spare time and continues to excel in school with plans to pursue a master’s degree in Chemistry.

María García

Legal Assistant

Maria was born and raised in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and attended high school
Farragut graduated in June 1999. She later attended Richard J. Daley Community College in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with an Associate of Science degree in May 2003. Maria is the longest-serving contributor at our office, since September 2001. María is bilingual (English and Spanish). Maria has a son and works hard to balance working with our clients and maintaining a great home for her family.

Mexico City Office

Jessica Quintero

Jessica was born in Mexico City. She graduated with a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in 2018, she obtained her Lawyer’s license in Mexico in 2019. Currently she works for our firm from Mexico City, she helps all our Hispanic clients inside and outside the United States In her free time Jessica usually spends time with her family, she enjoys reading and exercising, as well as visiting different places.

Montserrat García

Montserrat was born in Cancun, Quintana Roo. Since she was little she has been in bilingual schools so she is fluent in English. She is currently studying her third year at the University in Mexico City for a Law degree. Montserrat started at our firm in 2020 and she loves helping our clients feel safe and happy. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, study in the afternoons and get to know different parts of the country.

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