Meet Our Team

Dan Tarpey

With over 20 years of business litigation experience, Dan Tarpey co-founded Tarpey Wix LLC with two goals in mind: (i) getting the result the client wants and nothing less; and (ii) achieving that result without breaking the bank in doing so. It is Dan’s philosophy that a client should never feel like giving up before reaching the finish line because of discouraging legal fees. Coupling the talent that comes with being trained by, working under and ultimately becoming partners with, some of the most brilliant and skilled litigators in the country, with the personal attention and flexibility on fee arrangements in order to accomplish a client’s goal is THE focus of our practice.

Dave Wix

After 15 years at Baker & McKenzie and 3 ½ years owning and operating his own successful litigation-boutique firm, Dave co-founded Tarpey Wix, LLC. Dave concentrates his trial practice on complex commercial litigation disputes, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud and related business torts, trade secret misappropriation, fiduciary wrongdoing, partnership and joint venture disputes and distributor disputes.  Many of these litigation matters involve requests for extraordinary equitable remedies, such as injunctive relief. Dave also focuses on defending manufacturers involved in product liability lawsuits and has successfully defended manufacturers involved in class actions and multi-district mass tort claims alleging defective products. Dave is an experienced trial lawyer, having been lead counsel on five jury verdict trials and four bench trials, and he has taken and defended well over several hundred depositions..

Matt Showel

Matt is a seasoned commercial litigator with a successful track record of representing companies and individuals across a wide range of practice areas—including commercial real estate, partnership disputes, construction, contract, trade secrets, fiduciary, employment, financial, regulatory, securities, and bankruptcy claw-back matters.

Linzie Talboo

As Director of Marketing and Client Relations, Linzie is in charge of building the Tarpey Wix “we are a different type of law firm” brand. In addition to her marketing efforts and strengthening our relationships with clients, Linzie also manages the daily operations of our firm. In short, Linzie does everything that lawyers are bad at. Her passion for project management and client support led her to join the Tarpey Wix team in 2014. Since then she has been an integral part in ensuring each case runs efficiently with open communication to our clients.

Tarpey Wix LLC | 225 West Wacker Dr. | Suite 1515 | Chicago, IL 60606
Office (312) 948-9090 | Fax (312) 948-9105