Brian LaCien

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Smith LaCien LLP
 | 70 W Madison St, Suite 5770
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-815-6829
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Brian LaCien is a founding partner of Smith LaCien LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. LaCien practices personal injury law, serving clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. He handles matters involving aviation negligence, civil rights violations, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, professional negligence, trucking litigation and wrongful death.

    Mr. LaCien has over a decade of experience successfully resolving complex injury cases through negotiation and litigation on behalf of injured Illinois residents. He is dedicated to helping his clients attain fair compensation after sustaining catastrophic injuries caused by negligence. Over his time in practice, he has obtained numerous major recoveries with an overall total of more than $2 billion.

    Understanding that a serious injury can have devastating consequences for families, Mr. LaCien provides empathic and personalized service to each client he serves. He consistently attains favorable results through exceptional representation and aggressive advocacy.

    Outside of the office, Mr. LaCien is an active participant in various legal organizations. He is chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Tort Law Section and the Aviation Law Section of the American Association for Justice. In honor of his accomplishments and successful legal career, Leading Lawyers has recognized him several years in a row and included him on its “top 10 emerging lawyer” list.

    Mr. LaCien graduated magna cum laude from DePaul College of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, a prestigious honors society. He holds a license to practice law before all Illinois state courts. Prior to founding Smith LaCien, he developed his legal skills and experience by serving as assistant legal counsel at the Illinois House of Representatives.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Aviation and Aerospace
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Rights
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Toxic Torts


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

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    About Brian LaCien

    Admitted: 2002, Illinois

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    • Leading Lawyers, 2014 - Present
    • SuperLawyer, 2011 - Present
    • Top Ten Emerging Lawyer
    • “Rising Star”, Illinois Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Tort Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association
    • Chair, Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice
    • Illinois Bar Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Illinois

    Educational Background:

    • University of Iowa, Bachelor of Finance, 1999

    Industry Groups

    • AAJ
    • ABA
    • CBA And ITLA
    • ISBA
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    Office Location for Brian LaCien

    70 W Madison St
    Suite 5770
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-815-6829

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    Last Updated: 9/3/2020

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