Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence 2015

More than 250 trial attorneys and Illinois judges were in attendance on the evening of October 21st as the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Publishing Company, hosted its annual reception and awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence in elegant Winter Garden atop the Harold Washington Library. Thirty-five professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of fifteen 2015 categories.

Additionally, plaintiff attorney Nicholas J. Motherway and defense counsel Lawrence R. Smith were recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards for their body of trial work, leadership, mentoring and contributions to the legal community.

Defense counsel Lawrence R. Smith (left) and plaintiff attorney Nicholas J. Motherway were recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards for their body of trial work, leadership, mentoring and contributions to the legal community.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Defense counsel Lawrence R. Smith (left) and plaintiff attorney Nicholas J. Motherway were recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards for their body of trial work, leadership, mentoring and contributions to the legal community.

Congratulations to these trial attorneys for outstanding representation of their clients

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PEDESTRIAN CASE
Daniel J. Wangler, City of Chicago Law Department | Melanie K. Nelson, City of Chicago Law Department

HIGHEST REPORTED CARROLL COUNTY VERDICT
Kevin P. Durkin, Clifford Law Offices | Sean P. Driscoll, Clifford Law Offices | Kipp E. Meyers, Meyers & Shaulis PC | Loren S. Golden, Golden Law Offices

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE
Adam M. Berger, Molzahn Rocco Reed & Rouse | Michael M. Fenwick, Molzahn Rocco Reed & Rouse

HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS BICYCLE ACCIDENT VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT
Timothy J. Cavanagh, Cavanagh Law Group | Benjeman L. Nichols, Cavanagh Law Group

DEFENSE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Pamela L. Gellen, Lowis & Gellen LLP | Dominick W. Savaiano, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP | Timothy A. Weaver, Pretzel & Stouffer Chartered

HIGHEST PEORIA COUNTY PERSONAL INJURY VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT
Stephen D. Phillips, Phillips Law Offices | Jill M. Webb, Phillips Law Offices

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A CIVIL RIGHTS CASE
Ellen K. Emery, Ancel Glink Diamon Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer PC | Lucy B. Bednarek, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer PC

HIGHEST REPORTED TAZEWELL COUNTY VERDICT
Bruce R. Pfaff, Pfaff Gill & Ports Ltd. | Matthew D. Ports, Pfaff Gill & Ports Ltd.

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
Peter W. Brandt, Livingston Barger Brandt & Schroeder LLP | Kirk A. Holman, Livingston Barger Brandt & Schroeder LLP | Cheri A. Stuart, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen | Renee L. Monfort, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen

HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS JONES ACT VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT
John J. Perconti, Levin & Perconti | Michael F. Bonamarte IV, Levin & Perconti | Margaret P. Battersby Black, Levin & Perconti | Roy C. Dripps III, Armbruster Dripps Winterscheidt & Blotevogel | Pedro F. Soler-Muñiz, SolerLaw PSC

HIGHEST REPORTED POPE COUNTY VERDICT
Patrick A. Salvi II, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard | Jeffrey J. Kroll, Salvi Schostok & Pritchard | Mark D. Prince, Prince Law Firm

HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT SINCE THE 2014 TLE AWARD EVENT
P. Stephen Fardy, Swanson Martin & Bell LLP | Peter G. Skiko, Swanson Martin & Bell LLP

TOP FIRM IN CHICAGO LAWYER ANNUAL SETTLEMENT REPORT
Power Rogers & Smith, PC

2015 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence

This annual magazine recaps the 2015 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards & Reception held in downtown Chicago late last year. You'll see full coverage of the 2015 Trial Lawyer Excellence award winners, summaries of significant verdicts and settlements, and recognition of career and lifetime achievements. There are also plenty of photographs from the event. Enjoy!

Jury Verdict Awards 2015
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