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Jury Verdict Reporter Award Winners for 2013

Pictured from left to right—
Top row: Richard Hickey, Bob Baker, Tim Heath, Tom Lawler, Joe Bruckner, Steven Hart, Jay Luchsinger, Chris Hurley, Michael Mertz. Middle row: John MacInerney, Julie Ramson, Howard Schaffner, Michael Carter, Bruce Simon, James Ormond, Clifford Horwitz. Bottom row: Bob Napleton, James Montgomery, Sr., Lloyd Williams, Jr., John Shonkwiler, Stephen Novack, John Gilligan III. Not pictured are Bill Cunningham, Terry Hegarty and Anthony Raccuglia.

Jury Verdict Reporter Awards 2013

The 2013 edition of the Annual Jury Verdict Reporter Awards & Reception took place at the Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel on the evening of October 16th. Twenty-five professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of fourteen 2013 categories.  Many of the award winners, lawyers and judges in attendance are pictured in the slideshow above.

Recipients of 2013 Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards

Lifetime Achievement for a Plaintiff Attorney
James D. Montgomery, Sr., James D. Montgomery and Associates

Lifetime Achievement for a Defense Attorney
Lloyd E. Williams, Jr., Williams Montgomery & John

Career Achievement for a Defense Attorney
Julie Ramson, McKenna Storer
William F. Cunningham, Cunningham Meyer & Vedrine
Richard J. Hickey, Hickey Melia & Associates

Outstanding Defense Verdict for Street Hazard
James F. Ormond, Chicago Corporation Counsel
Thomas J. Lawler, Chicago Corporation Counsel

Highest Reported Illinois Verdict for Wrongful Death of Minor
Terrence K. Hegarty, Hegarty & Hegarty
Timothy W. Heath, Timothy Heath & Associates

Outstanding Defense Verdict for Real Estate Contract
Stephen Novack, Novack and Macey
John F. Shonkwiler, Novack and Macey

Highest Reported Verdict for Livingston County
Robert J. Napleton, Motherway & Napleton

Highest Reported Illinois Verdict or Settlement for Lead Poisoning
Howard Schaffner, Hofeld & Schaffner
John J. MacInerney, Hofeld & Schaffner

Outstanding Defense Verdict for Medical Malpractice
Robert S. Baker, Baker & Enright

Highest Reported Bureau County Verdict
Anthony C. Raccuglia, Anthony C. Raccuglia & Associates

Outstanding Defense Verdict for Motorcycle Accident
John W. Gilligan III, Stellato & Schwartz

Highest Reported Illinois Compensatory Verdict for Non-Death Personal Injury
Clifford W. Horwitz, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates
Jay R. Luchsinger, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates
Michael D. Carter, Jr., Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates

Highest Reported DuPage County Wrongful Death Verdict
Christopher T. Hurley. Hurley, McKenna & Mertz
Michael T. Mertz, Hurley, McKenna & Mertz

Highest Reported Illinois Verdict or Settlement in the past year
W. Joseph Bruckner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen
Bruce L. Simon, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw
Steven A. Hart, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

2013 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence

This annual magazine recaps the 2013 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards & Reception held in downtown Chicago late last year. You'll see full coverage of the 2013 Trial Lawyer Excellence award winners, summaries of significant verdicts, and recognition of career and lifetime achievements. There are also plenty of photographs from the event. Enjoy!

Jury Verdict Awards 2013
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