Dr. Paul O. Otubusin, Esq.
Dr. Paul O. Otubusin is a Partner at the law firm of Otubusin & Otubusin in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Otubusin is admitted to the Bar in the State of Illinois and has had over thirty-two (32) years of experience practicing as a lawyer.
Dr. Otubusin is a trial attorney with extensive experience in corporate law, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, healthcare law, catastrophic injuries, domestic relations, employment discrimination; and complex cases related to contractual disputes, non-competition clauses, tortious interferences, defamation, statutory and common law fraud, bankruptcy and probate issues. He has represented numerous clients and corporations in general litigation and all areas of law. He has developed extensive federal and state trial practice.
He handled a commercial breach of franchise contract in the Federal District Court in Detroit, Michigan: 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 he represented the Plaintiff in a jury trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois in the case of Comer v. United Quick Transportation [Case No. 09 L 12120] resulting in a favorable six figure jury verdict for his client. He also represented the Plaintiff in a highly contested wrongful imprisonment civil rights case in the United States District Court, Chicago, Illinois in the case of Williams v. Village of Calumet Park et al. [Case No. 15 cv 5198] resulting in a favorable six figure settlement 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; Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Stuart School of Business of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology, 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 and continues to offer pro bono services to those of limited means 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.
Cozette A. Otubusin, Esq.
Cozette A. Otubusin is an attorney at the law firm of Otubusin & Otubusin She serves as the point person at the law firm and assists in all areas of the firm’s legal practice.
Cozette is proficient and knowledgeable in the different practice areas such as personal injury, family law, medical malpractice, litigation, bankruptcy, corporate law, employment discrimination, probate and real estate. She is adept in legal researching and drafting pleadings as they relate to all pretrial motions, motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, judgment on the pleading, etc.
In December 2015, Cozette received a B.A. degree in Criminology, Law and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois. She received her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Chicago in May 2019 and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Stuart School of Business of Illinois Institute of Technology in May 2019. She passed her Illinois State Bar Examination on April 3, 2020 and was called to the State of Illinois Bar on March 23, 2021.
Ubi O. O’Neal, Esq.
Ubi O. O’Neal is Of Counsel at the law firm of Otubusin & Otubusin 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.
Kelechi Charles Emeziem, Esq.
Kelechi Charles Emeziem is Of Counsel at the law firm of Otubusin & Otubusin 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.