This case is centered on an attorney representing a restaurant group which owned and managed an upscale bar in a premium downtown location in Illinois. Despite its success, the city revoked the establishment’s liquor license on the basis of several alleged violations -ranging from serving alcohol to minors to noise complaints. The restaurant group’s attorney, who was responsible for ensuring that the bar remained open legally, failed to file an appeal against the city’s decision in time to contest it. The restaurant group continued to pressure city government to reinstate their license, and retained several additional lawyers in their efforts to do so, however their initial failure to file an appeal eventually precluded their ability to obtain a liquor license. An expert in bar security was sought to opine on the case.