Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence 2014

More than 250 trial attorneys and Illinois judges were in attendance on the evening of October 16th as the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Publishing Company, hosted its annual Jury Verdict Reporter Awards Ceremony & Reception in the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier. Twenty-six professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of eleven 2014 categories.

Additionally, plaintiff attorney Patricia C. Bobb, defense counsel Donald Segal, and Judge William D. Maddux were recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards for their body of trial work, leadership, mentoring and contributions to the legal community.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Patricia C. Bobb, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates; Donald Segal (left), Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd.; and Hon. William D. Maddux, Kravolec Jambois & Schwartz.

Congratulations to these trial attorneys for outstanding representation of their clients

HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT IN A DOG BITE CASE
Devon C. Bruce, Power Rogers & Smith, PC

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASE
Lori A. Vanderlaan, Best Vanderlaan & Harrington  |  Christina M. Tribbia, Best Vanderlaan & Harrington

HIGHEST REPORTED WINNEBAGO COUNTY “WORK INJURY” VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT
Mark Novak, Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen, Ltd  |  Marc A. Taxman, Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen, Ltd  |  Douglas A. Colby, Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen, Ltd.

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A COMMON CARRIER CASE
Melissa A. Durkin, Chicago Transit Authority  |  Geri Pinzur Rosenberg, Chicago Transit Authority

HIGHEST ILLINOIS VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT FOR AN UNNECESSARY HYSTERECTOMY
Keith A. Hebeisen, Clifford Law Offices  |  Brian S. Shallcross (formerly of Clifford Law Offices)

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PREMISES LIABILITY CASE
Chadwel D. Kasdin, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP  |  Robert T. Shannon, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT FOR HEARING LOSS
Martin J. Healy, Jr., The Healy Scanlon Law Firm  |  Terrence J.T. Geoghegan, The Healy Scanlon Law Firm

DEFENSE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Kay L. Schichtel, Swanson Martin & Bell, LLP  |  John M. Stalmack, Ruberry Stalmack & Garvey, LLC   
Louis A. Varchetto, Mulherin Rehfeldt & Varchetto, PC

HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT FOR PARAPLEGIA IN A PLAINTIFF
AGE 60 OR OVER
Richard L. Pullano, Law Offices of Richard L. Pullano, PC  |  Mathew T. Siporin, Law Offices of Richard L. Pullano, PC

OUTSTANDING DEFENSE VERDICT IN AN AUTOMOBILE PERSONAL INJURY CASE
John W. Patton, Jr., Patton & Ryan, LLC  |  C. Zachary Vaughn (formerly of Patton & Ryan)

HIGHEST REPORTED ILLINOIS VERDICT OR SETTLEMENT SINCE LAST YEAR’S EVENT
Linda D. Friedman, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd  |  Suzanne E. Bish, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd  |  George S. Robot, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd  |  Jennifer Schoen Gilbert, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd  |  Mary Stowell, Stowell & Friedman, Ltd

2014 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence

This annual magazine recaps the 2014 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards & Reception held in downtown Chicago late last year. You'll see full coverage of the 2014 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 2014
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