Segal McCambridge Elects Shareholders


January 9, 2008

Segal McCambridge is pleased to announce Catherine E. Goldhaber (Chicago office), Chad Layton (Chicago office), and Shelly LeVick Masters (Austin office) have been elected Shareholders.

Catherine E. Goldhaber – Ms. Goldhaber focuses her litigation practice in product liability and toxic tort defense. She currently leads multiple National Coordinating Counsel teams for international corporations involved in toxic tort litigation. Having served clients as NCC and local counsel, Ms. Goldhaber has experience in all aspects of successfully defending a case, from corporate due diligence through verdict. Ms. Goldhaber also advises clients in regard to risk analysis and audits litigation accounts. As NCC and as a speaker at DRI seminars, Ms. Goldhaber regularly presents on topics related to product specific and general litigation strategies. Ms. Goldhaber volunteers as a Guardian ad litem providing representation to minors pro bono and strives to further the representation of the less fortunate through her work with the Chicago Bar Foundation.

Chad Layton – Mr. Layton has more than 10 years of experience litigating a broad range of matters including construction, commercial, employment, product liability, medical malpractice, and transportation matters. Mr. Layton regularly handles all aspects of litigation and trial preparation including pre-suit investigation, discovery, trial and appeal. Mr. Layton has also authored articles on topics including employment discrimination and civil procedure, as well as an article providing guidance to employers for successfully handling the employment process and avoiding discrimination claims. Finally, Mr. Layton also is a past-recipient of the Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award for pro bono work on behalf of low-income tenants of the Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing, in Chicago.

Shelly LeVick Masters – Ms. Masters represents clients in the areas of construction, labor and employment, general litigation and products liability law. She has served as lead defense counsel fornational and international corporations involved in complex products liability and toxic tort litigation.  Ms. Masters also advises clients with regard to risk analysis and assessment, insurance coverage and other general counsel services.  She has handled all aspects of trial work in federal and state court, including pre-trial discovery, extensive motion practice, mediation, arbitration and trial presentation.  Ms. Masters is a prolific legal writer, having been published in a number of state and national publications on topics including construction contract analysis, construction defect claims, arbitration, toxic tort litigation involving mold, asbestos, radon, lead and other indoor air quality issues, and insurance coverage matters.

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney ( has more than 20 years experience serving the corporate community. The firm's growing national presence has more than 100 attorneys practicing in offices from Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Princeton, NJ; Baltimore, MD and Brighton, MI. The firm practices in the areas including, but not limited to, commercial litigation, products liability, toxic tort litigation, and transportation litigation.