Strutt secures $20M settlement for brain injured worker


Raising the Bar 2017 |    April 20, 2017 |    |   229 Hits

National Trial Lawyers member Barry Strutt secured a $20 million settlement in January for a 19-year-old worker who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury following a trial that lasted six days. Strutt, a partner in Keegan, Keegan & Strutt in … Continue reading

van der Veen named “Justice Seeker”


Raising the Bar 2017 |    April 20, 2017 |    |   90 Hits

The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen in Philadelphia is pleased to announce that its founder, National Trial Lawyers member Michael T. van der Veen, was named in the December 2016 issue of Suburban Life Magazine as a … Continue reading

Romanucci & Blandin named to SuperLawyers


Raising the Bar 2017 |    April 20, 2017 |    |   71 Hits

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC of Chicago is also pleased to announce that National Trial Lawyers members Antonio M. Romanucci and Stephan Blandin, principals and partners in the firm, have been named “Top 100” lawyers by SuperLawyers magazine. This is the … Continue reading

5 Simmons Hanly Conroy shareholders named to SuperLawyers


Raising the Bar 2017 |    April 20, 2017 |    |   78 Hits

Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest mass torts firms, is pleased to announce that the Illinois Super Lawyers has rated five of the firm’s shareholders as among the top attorneys in the state for 2017. The firm’s honorees, … Continue reading

What you can learn about communications from President Trump

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Raising the Bar 2017 |    March 30, 2017 |    |   125 Hits

Whether you agree with his politics or not, President Donald Trump is skilled at using simple, direct speech to communicate his ideas. It’s a style that lawyers should consider when addressing a jury, according to this article in Texas Lawyer. … Continue reading

Florida Jury Awards $3.22 Million for Interrupted Cancer Treatments In Addition to Injuries Caused by Tractor Crash

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Raising the Bar 2017 |    March 24, 2017 |    |   115 Hits

In a two-week trial conducted by attorneys Brian Denney and Ed Ricci, a Palm Beach County jury awarded security guard Barry Davis $3,220,000 for damages incurred when his vehicle was struck by a tractor towing a grass mower. The verdict … Continue reading

Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. Initiates the Kindness Campaign to Improve Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life

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Raising the Bar 2017 |    March 21, 2017 |    |   94 Hits

In January 2017, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. – an Alabama-based law firm with over 25 years of experience in toxic tort cases – initiated the Kindness Campaign. The program was created as a small attempt to improve … Continue reading

ABA President Criticizes Funding Cut to Legal Services Corporation

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Raising the Bar 2017 |    March 16, 2017 |    |   183 Hits

Statement of Linda A. Klein, president, American Bar Association Re: Eliminated Funding for the Legal Services Corporation WASHINGTON, March, 16, 2017 – The American Bar Association is outraged that the administration proposes to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation … Continue reading

$8.7M in damages for botched laparoscopy

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Raising the Bar 2017 |    February 3, 2017 |    |   445 Hits

A jury returned a record verdict in Cook County Circuit Court in October for injuries suffered in 2008 by a 26-year-old Chicago woman during a routine surgical procedure while she was a patient at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The … Continue reading

10 years of litigation finally end

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Raising the Bar 2017 |    February 3, 2017 |    |   289 Hits

After 10 years of litigation, a defendant finally paid up after backing out of a deal that led to a lawsuit. The case stems from a 1998 agreement between Cranpark, formerly a Youngstown area asphalt contractor and the defendant, Rogers … Continue reading