I’m an Illinois lawyer with a nationwide practice who represents members of our society who have been seriously injured or killed due to the irresponsible acts of an individual or company. The injured have the same rights as everyone else — to be treated with compassion and respect — but their vulnerability means they need special protection and representation against those who injure, neglect or abuse them. This is my life’s work.
Elder Abuse Lawsuits: A Troubling, Yet Crucial Case To Pursue In Order To Improve Care For All
I represent elderly nursing home residents against the people and institutions that have caused them harm. Whether by physical abuse or neglect, fraud or emotional trauma, I believe that no one deserves to be a victim of exploitation. My mission is not only to ensure my clients receive all the damages they deserve; it’s also to help them restore the personal dignity to which they’re fully entitled.
Birth Injuries & Injuries To Children: Helping Families Prepare For The Uncertainties Ahead
I also represent infants and children who have been hurt, exploited or neglected. I stand up for children damaged by medical negligence, abused in foster care, and poisoned or injured through others’ carelessness. I do this because children truly have no defense against the thoughtless or the predatory in our society, and because they deserve the same concern and protection that adults take for granted.
Serious Accidents: Appreciating The Impact On The Individual & Their Family
An ignored stop sign. An inexperienced employee. A company trying to make an extra buck. There literally may be an infinite number of reasons why an accident occurred. As a personal injury attorney, my job is to thoroughly investigate the underlying reasons why an accident may have occurred and then to identify what can be done to help my client and their family. In these situations, we regularly represent people in lawsuits involving: car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle collisions, construction site mishaps and other incidents caused by poorly maintained property.
Too frequently serious personal injury cases have become an accepted part of life for many. They should not be. As an advocate for injured men, women, and children I’ve come to appreciate the widespread impact of these cases.
I recognize that an injured person has one opportunity to get the compensation that the law allows. I am fully dedicated and mindful of this responsibility and do everything in my power to ensure that this opportunity is maximized in order to provide for past hardship and future needs.
Making a Difference In The Lives Of Accident Victims
I am a zealous and powerful advocate for vulnerable clients and their families in their time of need. But I’m also a trustworthy counselor who will listen to and empathize with my clients and their loved ones. I am a proud father and a devoted grandchild, and I draw upon my own life experiences when helping families whose worlds have been turned upside down by abuse, a severe injury, or death.
I’m proud to say that I’ve made a difference in how society treats our most vulnerable members. In addition to recovering millions of dollars on behalf of my clients, my successful representation of nursing home victims has forced nursing homes to make changes to their resident care policies and to fire unfit employees. Many elder groups have engaged me to speak about my work and my accomplishments in this area.
I am committed to staying current with the latest developments in the field of personal injury law. I regularly attend and lecture at conferences. I am proud to be a member / affiliated with the following groups:
- American Association of Justice (AAJ)
- Million Dollar Advocates
- Illinois Trial Lawyers
- Illinois Workers Compensation Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- National Law Journal
- Better Business Bureau (A+ rating)
- National Trial Lawyers
- National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
- National Academy of Jurisprudence
- Super Lawyers
When I became a personal injury lawyer, I made a vow to myself and to every one of my future clients: I would always remember that every client and every case is unique and deserves to be handled with respect and attention to detail.
If I cannot personally assist in a matter, I use that same dedication to secure the most qualified attorneys called for by the circumstances. Over the years, I have developed relationships with attorneys across the United State who have experience with various types of 'personal injury' and 'medical negligence' cases. I would be honored to assist you and your family locate these exceptional trial lawyers so that you can reap the benefit of hiring an attorney who has been vetted by myself. I regularly do this service and am pleased to do the same for you.
Nothing takes the place of hard work, completed with integrity. That is my professional code, and it is my promise to you.
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