Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence 2016

More than 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges were in attendance on the evening of October 19th 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 GAR Hall and Rotunda at The Chicago Cultural Center. Twenty-six professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in fourteen categories.

Additionally, plaintiff attorney Edward J. Walsh, Jr. and defense counsel Thomas M. Harvick were recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards for their body of trial work, leadership, mentoring and contributions to the legal community.

Defense counsel Thomas M. Harvick (left) and plaintiff attorney Edward J. Walsh, Jr. 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 Thomas M. Harvick (left) and plaintiff attorney Edward J. Walsh, Jr. 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
Jack Batten, Bruce Farrel Dorn & Associates

Highest Reported Will County Award for Paralysis Involving a Female
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., Corboy & Demetrio PC
Edward G. Willer, Corboy & Demetrio PC
 
Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Legal Malpractice Case
Daniel Konicek, Konicek & Dillon PC
 
Highest Reported Illinois Verdict for Attempted Suicide
Elizabeth A. Kaveny, Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny LLC
David J. Rashid, Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny LLC
 
Defense Achievement Awards
John W. Bell, Johnson & Bell Ltd
Carmel Cosgrave, SmithAmundsen LLC
J. Kent Mathewson, Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC
 
Plaintiff Attorney Achievement Awards
Howard Schaffner, Hofeld & Schaffner
Keith A. Hebeisen, Clifford Law Offices PC
 
Outstanding Defense Verdict in an Auto Case
Gary R. Eiten, Herbolsheimer Duncan Eiten & Hintz PC
William P. Hintz, Herbolsheimer Duncan Eiten & Hintz PC
 
Highest Reported Illinois Verdict for a Heel Injury
John M. Power, Cogan & Power PC
George T. Brugess, Cogan & Power PC
 
Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Case
Aiju C. Thevatheril, Swanson Martin & Bell LLP
Elizabeth A. Bruer, Swanson Martin & Bell LLP
Jessica A. Levitt, Swanson Martin & Bell LLP
 
Highest Reported DeKalb County Award for Wrongful Death
Vincent J. Petrosino, Serpico Petrosino DiPiero & O'Shea Ltd
Kevin J. O’Shea, Serpico Petrosino DiPiero & O'Shea Ltd
 
Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Work Injury Case
Daniel J. Donnelly, Kralovec & Marquard Chtd
 
Highest Reported Kane County Award for Paraplegia
Patrick M. Flaherty, Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur PC
 
Highest Reported Illinois Verdict or Settlement Since the 2015 TLE Award Event
Reed S. Oslan, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Michael P. Foradas, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Justin A. Barker, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Inbal Hasbani, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
 
Lifetime Achievement Award
Edward J. Walsh, Jr., Walsh Knippen Pollock & Cetina Chtd
Thomas M. Harvick, Kominiarek Bresler Harvick & Gudmundson LLC
 
TOP FIRM IN CHICAGO LAWYER ANNUAL SETTLEMENT REPORT
Power Rogers & Smith PC
 

2016 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence

This annual magazine recaps the 2016 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards & Reception held in downtown Chicago late last year. You'll see full coverage of the 2016 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 2016
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