Garry Hubert is a Navy Brat. His father’s career as a Chief Warrant Bos’n took the family around the United States and ended in Stockton, California. Garry attended the local junior college before graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with an A. B. in Criminology. Law school followed and he graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from Berkeley Law in 1968.
Garry’s career as an attorney was as a litigator for over 50 years. First, as an insurance defense attorney representing an insured sued because of an accident caused by the insured injuring someone.
Then, as a Deputy District Attorney for Alameda County, California where he prosecuted individuals charged with crimes. When on the felony trial staff he tried cases involving robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, trafficking in narcotics, kidnaping, rape and homicide.
Garry returned to the civil side of the law when he joined another insurance defense firm. He defended automobile accidents, earth movement cases, defective product cases and construction defect cases. One such construction defect case lasted for six months setting the record, at that time, for a civil jury trial in San Francisco, California. Garry also defended medical malpractice cases and became a neutral arbitrator for Kaiser medical malpractice arbitration.
Eventually, he opened his own firm and began specializing in subrogation law. Subrogation involves an insurance carrier suing a tortfeasor to recover insurance payments made to an insured who was damaged by the actions of the tortfeasor. In conjunction with subrogation cases, Garry began specializing in wildland fire cases for last portion of his career. In a joint venture with two other attorneys, they represented 100s of individuals damaged by wildland fires. Typical defendants were Pacific Gas & Electric Co., San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and other entities who caused wildland fires. Finally, after an enjoyable career, he retired from the practice of the law.
Bob Jans is former owner and President of Cook DuPage Transportation Co., Inc., Chicago, Illinois, which provides transportation to the mobility limited in the Chicagoland area. He joined the United States Air Force in 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1968.
In 1968, he became Managing Director of Pengo Henderson Ltd., which manufactured augur drilling machines in Bristol, England. Returning to the United States, he became employed at Carey Limousine, Chicago, IL and became President in 1972. Having a vision of transportation for individuals who are mobility limited, he formed Cook DuPage Transportation Co. in 1975 and successfully obtained contracts with Chicago Transit Authority and subsequently Pace Bus.
He was a member of Rotary One 1977 to 1990, and is currently a member of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.
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