Our Attorneys

Dr. Paul O. Otubusin, Esq.

imgDr. Paul O. Otubusin is a Principal and Senior Counsel with the law firm of Otubusin & Associates, P.C. in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Otubusin is admitted to the Bar in the State of Illinois and has had several years of experience practicing as a lawyer.

Dr. Otubusin is a trial attorney with extensive experience in corporate law, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, domestic relations, employment discrimination; and complex cases related to contractual disputes, non-competition clauses, tortious interferences, defamation, statutory and common law fraud, and bankruptcy issues.  He has represented numerous clients and corporations in general litigation as well as intricate chancery matters involving declaratory judgments and injunctions.  He has developed extensive federal and state trial practice.

His representative cases are as follows: Walters v. Loyola University Medical Center, [Case No. 05-cv-05001]; Awah v. Loretto Hospital [Case no. 14-cv-03725]; Udoh v. University of Notre Dame [Case No. 07-cv-00113]; Havel-Aye v. Vein Clinics of America [Case No. 00 cv 07630]; Jaiyesimi v. City of Chicago [94 cv 04279]; Roberts v. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP [Case No. 05 cv 05345]; French v. Lear Operations Corp [Case No. 05 cv 03479]; USA v. Medco Physicians Unlimited, Inc. et al. [Case No. 98 cv 01622]; Azuh v. Pharmaceutical Systems, Inc. [Case No. 05 cv 03142]; Lee v. Swarovski North America, Ltd. [Case No. 10 cv 00355]; Darling v. Travelers Insurance [Case No. 07 cv 04747]; Williams & Forrest v. City of Elgin et al. [Case No. 98 cv 06140]; Ultreras v. Teneco Automotive [Case No: 13 cv 00689]; Okere et al. v. USA, John Kerry and Loretta Lynch [Case No. 16 cv 03081]; Anigbogu v. Finlay Fine Jewelry, et al [Case No. 98 cv 01742]; Tongo v. Nicor Gas [Case No. 02 cv 01455]; Smith v. Mrs. Field’s Cookies [Case No. 98 cv 01743];Sullivan v. US Department of Education [Case No. 10 cv 00260]; Ogbara v. Parmer [Case No. 98 cv 02386]; Joyner v. Miliken, et al. [Case No. 97 cv 00314]; Aghimien v. King Abdulaziz University [Case No. 15 cv 00083].

His most recent federal court case was a commercial breach of franchise contract on April 3, 2014: Happy’s Pizza Franchise, LLC v. Chicago Partners #78, LLC., Harvey Holdings #79, LLC et al. [Case No. 2:2013 cv 11910] wherein the Defendants, his clients, prevailed over the Plaintiff in a 37 page published Court Opinion by Judge Sean F. Cox denying the Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment.  Likewise on July 22, 2011, he represented the Plaintiff in a jury trial  in the case of Comer v. United Quick Transportation [Case No. 09 L 12120] resulting in a favorable jury verdict for his client.

Dr. Otubusin is a member of the Federal Trial Bar; US District Court, Northern District of Illinois; US District Court, Central District of Illinois; US District Court, Northern District of Indiana; US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. He graduated from University of Ibadan, Nigeria with a Diploma degree; Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana, Rome, Italy with a BA degree in Liberal Arts, and with MA degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He received his MA degree in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; PhD degree in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago; MBA degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and JD degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago.

Dr. Otubusin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Calumet College; former Professor and Chairman of Philosophy Department, Calumet College, Indiana; the author of several scholarly books and articles; former Consultant on Ethics to Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, and a former Ethicist on the Ethics Review Board of St. Catherine’s Hospital, East Chicago, Indiana. He previously taught at Loyola University of Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University, and has served as Educational Consultant to Pane Consulting Group of Chicago.

A respected leader in his field and a notable speaker, Dr. Otubusin is listed in The Who’s Who of American Business Leaders, The Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, The Who’s Who in Executives and Business, and The Who’s Who Worldwide. Among his several books are Exploitation, Unequal Exchange and Dependency: A Dialectical Development; Battered Women Syndrome: A Critical Study and Assessment; Classical and Contemporary, Moral Issues; On the Nigerian Quandary: Dr. Otubusin’s A-Z Manifesto Superstructure, etc. Some of his articles include: “Winning Personal Injury Cases,” “Facts on International Trading of Goods,” “Selecting a Legal Entity in Business,” “What You Should Know About 501[c] Corporations,” “You and White Collar Crimes,” “Strategic Defense in a Narcotics Charge in Federal or State Court” “What You Should Know About Personal Bankruptcy,” “Obtaining the Permanent Resident Status,” “Technological Dependence and Underdevelopment,” “Torts in Computer Transaction,” “Computer Crimes,” “The Millennium Bug and Litigation Bonanza,” “Legal Requirements and the Incentives on Doing Business in African Countries,” etc.

He has been active within the community, has offered pro bono services to those needing legal assistance, has provided financial assistance when needed, and has supported businesses in the community. Dr. Otubusin is a member of the Chicago Bar Association; the Illinois State Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

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Ubi O. O’Neal, Esq.

Ubi O. O’Neal is Of Counsel at the law firm of Otubusin & Associates, P.C. He practices in the areas of corporate, municipal, commercial litigation, criminal defense, insurance, personal injury litigation, civil rights, and employment discrimination.

Ubi has tried over 40 jury cases to verdict defending individual and corporate clients in state and federal courts and at over 100 binding and non-binding arbitration hearings. Ubi has obtained several not guilty verdicts at trial for his clients in various Illinois state courts and has obtained several favorable outcomes disposing of cases at arbitration or through dispositive motion practice.

Ubi received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; and J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ubi is admitted to the Bar in the State of Illinois and has has had several years of experience practicing as a lawyer. His professional affiliation includes admission to the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; Certified Mandatory Arbitrator for the Circuit Courts of Cook County, Illinois and is a member of the Cook County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association.

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Kelechi Charles Emeziem, Esq.

Kelechi Charles Emeziem is Of Counsel at the law firm of Otubusin & Associates, P.C. Mr. Emeziem has represented clients in the areas of Corporate law, Personal Injury, General Consumer Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Employment law, Family law, Criminal Defense, Probate Law, Trust law, Real Estate Law and Appellate Practice. Mr. Emeziem has litigated cases that have resulted in settlements worth millions of dollars and he has conducted jury trials that have resulted in six figure jury verdicts.

Mr. Emeziem has brought several cases to arbitration, mediation, and jury trials in several counties in California. He has handled jury trials in both federal and state courts in Orange County, County of Alameda, County of San Francisco, County of Contra Costa, and County of Santa Clara. Mr. Emeziem has over 95% success rate in jury trials. Mr. Emeziem has handled many class action cases in California including the General Chemical litigation in 2003, the Chevron Refinery litigation, Unocal Refinery Litigation and many others.

Three appellate cases in which Mr. Emeziem handled and won are published decisions. The first case is titled Walter Bateman v. United States Postal Service, et al., 231 F.3d 1220 (9th Cir. 2000) which has been cited over 166 times published by the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. The second case is the case of Nguyen v. Proton Technology Corporation (1999) 69 Cal.App.4th 140, 81 Cal.Rptr. 392 heard by the California Court of Appeals, First District. The third case is the case of Williams v. Wells & Bennet Realtors (1997) 52 Cal.App. 4th 857, 61 Cal.Rptr. 2d 34, heard by the California Court of Appeals, First District.

Mr. Emeziem received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Imo State University, Nigeria, and his Juris Doctor Degree from University of Minnesota School of Law. He also has a masters degree in Health Care Administration from Walden University. He is a member of the California State Bar, is admitted to practice before the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern District Courts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has handled cases before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeals which have been published.