Gary Jansen obtained dismissal in legal malpractice case

Mr. Jansen represented an attorney in a legal malpractice suit. Mr. Jansen filed a Motion to Dismiss pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-619 and argued that the action was untimely. The trial court granted Mr. Jansen's Motion to Dismiss. Thereafter, a Motion to Reconsider was filed. The trial court affirmed the dismissal, and authored an extensive opinion which held that the legal malpractice statute of limitations commenced running even though there had been no settlement or adverse judgment in the underlying case.