April 1, 2016

Meyer Capel®, the largest, most diversified law firm headquartered in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois proudly announces the addition of Champaign attorney Marc J. Ansel as a shareholder of the firm and attorneys Alyx J. Parker and Dane C. Amundson as associates with the law firm. Attorneys Ansel, Parker and Amundson practiced law together as Ansel Law, Ltd. prior to joining Meyer Capel’s litigation department.

A veteran litigator, Marc Ansel, has practiced law continuously in Champaign County, Illinois for over 40 years and is a graduate of both the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Law. Mr. Ansel is a respected trial lawyer concentrating in civil litigation, including complex business and commercial litigation, construction disputes, unfair competition, arbitration, mediation, injury and insurance matters. He has handled numerous jury and bench trials, as well as appeals before all Illinois state appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. Ansel has also been involved in alternative dispute resolution as an advocate, arbitrator and mediator.

Since 2008, Ansel has been recognized by his peers as a “Top 100 Downstate Leading Lawyer” by Leading Lawyer Network, and as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in business litigation. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law Trial Advocacy Program since 2002. Mr. Ansel was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Committee on Character & Fitness of the Illinois Board of Admissions Character and Fitness Committee (2005-2011).

Marc Ansel's affiliation with Meyer Capel will allow him to expand services to his clients to include estate planning, estate administration, criminal law, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, intellectual property, and other areas handled by Meyer Capel's thirty-three other attorneys.

Ansel will be supported by attorneys Alyx Parker, Dane Amundson and additional trial attorneys from Meyer Capel's offices in Champaign and Bloomington.

Alyx J. Parker is an experienced litigator who graduated from the University of Illinois (1998) and Pepperdine University School of Law (2001). Alyx has been recognized as a 2015 and 2016 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, and in 2014 was identified by Central Illinois Business Magazine as one of its “40-under-40” for his professional and civic contributions. His practice primarily focuses on civil litigation with concentrations in business/commercial matters, personal injury and as a mediator.

Dane Amundson is also a trial attorney who joins Meyer Capel’s litigation department as of April 1, 2016. As an associate attorney with Ansel Law Ltd., Amundson has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous commercial litigation cases. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University (Summa Cum Laude 2008) and the University of Illinois College of Law (2012).

Meyer Capel is nationally recognized for the quality of its attorneys and their diverse practice areas. Meyer Capel is able to offer its clients a range of services and a legal presence unequaled by any other law firm in Central Illinois. The addition of Marc Ansel, Alyx Parker and Dane Admundson to the Meyer Capel team will continue the firm’s tradition of offering excellent legal services to clients throughout downstate Illinois and beyond. Additional information concerning Meyer Capel is available at Meyer Capel is a trademark of Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation.