Jeffrey J. Kroll

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Kaveny + Kroll
 | 180 N Stetson, Suite 3350
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-761-5585
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll is a partner with the Kaveny + Kroll law firm in Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated, award-winning trial advocate with nearly 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Kroll represents clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and surrounding areas. He works diligently to serve those who have personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from automobile and trucking accidents, dangerous property conditions and premises liability, medical malpractice, brain and birth injuries, and other preventable tragedies.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kroll has secured scores of settlements and verdicts in excess of a million dollars, including numerous multimillion-dollar awards. Among his most recent and notable successes, he served as co-counsel on a legal team that secured a record-breaking jury verdict of more than $148 million for the victim of a shelter collapse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

A leader in his field, Mr. Kroll has written extensively, and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region and around the country on topics related to personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has also facilitated classes at Northwestern Law School and DePaul University College of Law on trial advocacy and medical malpractice law, and he holds the distinction of being the only attorney in Illinois to obtain publication in the Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Edition.

A 1987 graduate of DePaul University, Mr. Kroll returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 1990. The Illinois State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recognized for his professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Kroll has earned designation from The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2011, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The National Law Journal named him among the Top 40 Under 40, and he received the Trial Lawyer Excellence award from the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in 2018. He is also an Illinois Leading Lawyer as well as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Kroll is a member of several local, state and national professional legal organizations, including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and The Chicago Bar Association.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Transportation/Maritime (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Selections

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  • About Jeffrey Kroll

    Admitted: 1990, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://kavenykroll.com/jeffrey-kroll/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Who's Who in America, 1995
    • Addis E. Hull award, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2015 
    • Who's Who of American Law Students, 1990
    • Who's Who of Rising Young Americans, 1991
    • Men of Achievement, 1992
    • Who's Who in America, 1993
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1995
    • Who's Who in the Midwest, 1996
    • Leading Attorneys in Illinois, 2004 - 2017
    • Who's Who in American Law, 1996
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Most Valuable Volunteer Given to Top Instructor in IICLE Courses, 2008
    • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2017
    • National Mock Trial Team Member, DePaul University, College of Law, February 1990
    • Intramural Moot Court Competition, 2nd place, DePaul University, College of Law
    • Moderator, 101 Tips from the Trenches ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation (August 9, 2002), Washington D.C.
    • Judge Olga Jurco Award, Most Outstanding Trial Advocacy Student, DePaul University, College of Law, DePaul University, College of Law, 1990
    • AV (Highest Rating), Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2011
    • Fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation, 1998-present
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2017
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois , 2010
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois , 2013
    • 40 Under 40 To Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2000
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2012
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2015
    • Top 40 Under 40, National Law Journal , 2002
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois , 2011
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois , 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2013
    • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury, Best Lawyers, 2016
    • Most Valuable Volunteer , Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2014
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois , 2012
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois , 2015
    • Trial Lawyer Excellence Award, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Southwest Bar Association of Chicago
    • Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court, November 10, 2008
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2000
    • Core Group, CBA/YLS Health and Hospital Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1995-1996
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1991
    • Illinois Bar, November 8,1990
    • “Exposing Financial Bias of Defense Experts” (July 21, 2016), Los Angeles, California.
    • Member, Public Affairs Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1993 – 1995
    • Member, Admiralty and Maritime Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 1995-1997
    • Chair, Admiralty and Maritime Section, Illinois State Bar Association, 1995-1996
    • Legislative Liaison, Tort Litigation Committee, Young Lawyers Section, Illinois State Bar Association, 1996
    • Member, Civil Practice And Rules, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997-1998
    • Member, Tort Law Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 1996-2000
    • Member, ISBA, Assembly, 1998- 2001
    • Member, Special Committee on Mentoring, Illinois State Bar Association, 2003-2004
    • Member, Amicus Curiae Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - 1995
    • Member, Publication Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 1992- 1995
    • Member, Medical Malpractice Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 - 1994
    • Member, Executive Committee, Product Liability Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1994 - 1997
    • Member, Board Of Advocates, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - 2000
    • Co-Chair, Seminar Planning, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1999-2001
    • Elected Member, Board Of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2000- Present
    • Liaison between the Public Relations Committee and the following Committees: Medicine and the Law; Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Charitable, Religious and Non-Profit Organizations; Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association, 1993 - 1995.
    • Member, Public Relations Committee, Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association, 1993 - 1995
    • Co-Chair, Trial Evidence Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2002-2003
    • Member, American Bar Association Long Range Planning Group in Civil Justice System Improvements, 1993
    • Member, Task Force on the State of the Justice System, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 1993
    • Co-Program Director, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, 1995
    • Member, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee, Torts and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association,  1996
    • Vice-Chair, Trial Techniques Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, 1999-2001
    • Co-Chair, Tips From the Trenches Publication, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 1999-2002
    • Co-Chair, ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2003-2005
    • Chicago Bar Association - Member
    • Co-Chair, Expert Witnesses, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2005-2007
    • Co-Chair, Podcast and Distant Learning Sub Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2010
    • Council Member, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, (2008-2016)
    • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America - Member
    • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
    • American Association for Justice - Member
    • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
    • American Bar Association - Member
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Member
    • DuPage County Bar Association - Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Associate Board, 1993
    • Illinois Supreme Court Subcommittee on Selection and Administration of Juries, 1993 – 1994
    • Member, Host Committee, Section of Litigation, Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, 1995
    • Symposium on the Future of the Civil Jury System in the United States, 1992
    • Member, Host Committee, American Inns of Court Annual Meeting, 1993
    • DePaul Alumni Special Gifts Task Force, 1997
    • DePaul Law Development Committee, 1990 - 1992
    • Marist High School, Building Task Team, 2003
    • Board Member, Marist Brothers, 1996 - 2000
    • DePaul University College of Law – Dean’s Council, 2008 - Present
    • Board of Directors, Polish American Association, 2003 -2005
    • Chicago Inn of Court, 1989 - 2008
    • DePaul University, Board of Trustees, 2008 - 2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Louisiana Association For Justice, Winning with the Masters Seminar: Obtaining a Multi-Million Dollar Verdict in a Knee Injury Case (December, 1996)
    • Journals of Health and Hospital Law - Senior Editor, June 1989 - December 1989, Contributing Editor, August 1988 - June 1989
    • Louisiana Association For Justice, Winning with the Masters Seminar: Maximizing Damages in Catastrophic Injury Casesn(December, 1992)
    • Louisiana Association For Justice, Winning with the Masters Seminar: Maximizing Damages in Wrongful Death Cases (December, 1993)
    • Law Education Institute, Use of Themes & Analogies in a Personal Injury Trial 2003 National CLE Conference (January 7, 2003), Aspen, Colorado
    • Louisiana Association For Justice, 1997 Post-Legislative Retreat: Effective Damage, Arguments in Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Cases (July, 1997)
    • Louisiana Association For Justice, Winning with the Masters Seminar: Using Themes & Analogies to Persuade at Trial (December, 2003)
    • Louisiana Association For Justice, Winning with the Masters Seminar: Using Themes & Analogies to Persuade at Trial (January, 2004)
    • Louisiana Association For Justice, Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade in a Personal Injury Trial (July 31, 2007), La Jolla, California
    • Louisiana Association For Justice, Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade in a Personal Injury Trial - Seminar Wed Live! – LAJ (February 12, 2008)
    • Law Education Institute, Maximizing Damages in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case 2003 National CLE Conference (January 5, 2003), Aspen, Colorado
    • Law Education Institute, Using Themes and Analogies to Maximize Damages in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case 2005 National CLE Conference (January 4, 2005), Snowmass at Aspen, Colorado 
    • Law Education Institute, Maximizing Damages in a Catastrophic Injury or Death Case 2004 National CLE Conference (January 4, 2004), Snowmass at Aspen, Colorado
    • Author, “Humanizing Tips for the New Lawyer.. . .and the Old”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 165, August 24, 2010
    • Law Education Institute, Cross-Examination of the Independent Medical Examiner, 2006, National CLE Conference (January 4, 2006), Snowmass, Colorado
    • Law Education Institute, Luring Them a Tale at Time: The Art of Jury Persuasion Through Storytelling, National CLE Conference (January 6, 2007), Snowmass, Colorado
    • Law Education Institute, One Tale at a Time: Has Technology Changed the Storyteller's Art?, National CLE Conference (January 3, 2008), Vail, Colorado
    • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Using Analogies & Themes to Persuade at Trial, (November 8, 2007), Des Moines, Iowa
    • Author, “Rethinking to a Reasonable Degree,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 120, June 21, 2010
    • Author, “Audience Persuasion Plays Into Jury Trials”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 138, July 16, 2010
    • Author, “Linguistic Competence and the Law,” MinorityNurse.com, Winter, 2010
    • Author, “Lawyers, teachers alike hear a plethora of excuses”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 184, September 21, 2010
    • Author, “The Most Successful Person,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 228, November 22, 2010
    • Author, “The Lawyer as Scrooge; the Lawyer as Santa Claus,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 249, December 22, 2010
    • Author, “Inside and Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies - Selecting Jurors in the 21st Century”, January, 2011
    • Author, “Where have all those happy lawyers gone?” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 23, 2011
    • Chapter Co-Author, “The Scope of Permissible Closing Arguments in Automobile Crash Accidents,” Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases 2007 with 2011 Supplement Compendium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January, 2011
    • Author, “The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an Automobile Negligence Case,” Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases 2007 with 2011 Supplement Compendium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January, 2011
    • Author, “Pedestrian vs. Motorist: Can't We All Just Get Along?” Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases 2007 with 2011 Supplement Compendium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 2011
    • General Editor, Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases 2007 with 2011 Supplement Compendium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 2011
    • Author, “Build a Better Blog”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 157, Issue 13, January 19, 2011
    • Author, “Inside and Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies 2006 Edition, Chapter 2-Selecting Jurors in the 21st Century”, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Spring, 2011
    • Author, “A degree of medical uncertainty”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 157, Issue 34, February 17, 2011
    • Author, “Lawyer adjusts to strike zone,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 13, 2012
    • Author, “The ‘Pulp Fiction’ approach to trying cases,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 20, 2011
    • Author, “One lawyer reflects on the changing practice of law,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 23, 2011
    • Author, “The Realities of Pro Bono Work and the Legal aid Funding Crisis,” DCBA Brief, Vol. 23, Issue 8, May 2011
    • Author, “Weighing the value of life, death and work,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 18, 2011
    • Author, “Maximizing recovery for even the little losses,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 22, 2011
    • Author, “Nuances of emotional damages," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 21, 2011
    • Author, “Direct examination can be as easy as playing catch,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 23, 2011
    • Author, “Cross-examination defense experts requires a plan,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 20, 2011
    • Author, “Halloween illustrates element of surprise at trial,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 18 2011
    • Author, “Lawyers remain civil, courteous,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 22, 2011
    • Author, “Lawyers should take the reins with future damages,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 19, 2011
    • Author, “Don't bring past mistakes with you into new year,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, January 23, 2012
    • Author, “Public speaking skills prove vital,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, February 24, 2012
    • Author, “What does ‘I'm sorry’ mean,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 16, 2012
    • Author, “Teens, distractions equal disaster,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 15, 2012
    • Author, “New Attorney Skills Flashpoints June 2012,” IICLE, on-line articles, www.iicle.comyarticles/article.aspx?ID=l 82, June, 2012
    • Author, New Attorney Skills Flashpoints July 2012, “Automobile Collision Cases,” IICLE, on-line articles, www.iicle.com/articles/article.aspx?ID= 182, July, 2012
    • Author, Chapter 3 - Psychological Injuries: Plaintiffs Perspective, Proving and Disproving Damages In Personal Injury Cases (IICLE), 2012
    • New Attorney Skills Flashpoints, “Taking A Deposition,” IICLE, on-line articles, www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=206, August, 2012
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Effective Illinois Jury Selection: Illinois Law Practice Realities, (April 24, 2003), Chicago, Illinois
    • Author, “Lawyer exposes financial bias,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 10, 2012
    • Author, New Attorney Skills Flashpoints, “Seven C’s of Settlement,” IICLE, on-line articles, www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=222, September, 2012
    • Author, “Lawyers may use judicial notice," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 7, 2012
    • Author, “What you know, won’t hurt you,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 12, 2012
    • Author, New Attorney Skills Flashpoints, www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID=234, “Social Media,” IICLE, on­line articles, October, 2012
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, How to Depose a Treating Physician, (December 9, 1998), Springfield, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Evidence Concerning Damages in Auto Accident Cases, (October 8, 1999), Bloomington/Normal, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Moderator, The Art of Maximizing (or Minimizing) Damages, in a Personal Injury Action, (December 13, 2000), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case: Evidence Concerning Damages in Auto Accident Cases, (October 15, 1999), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Basic Skill/The New Attorneys' Introduction to the Effective Practice of Law: Not Enough Time in the Day: Time Management Tips, (April 14, 2008), Springfield, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Jury Success Strategies: Trial and Error - Post Trial Analysis, (August 16, 2006), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Litigating Back and Neck Injury Cases - Structuring Your Case: Litigation Success Strategies, (February 2, 2007), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Personal Injury Practice Update: 90- Day Trial Preparation Plan, (June 15, 2007), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Litigating Back and Neck Injury Cases - Structuring your Case: Litigation Success Strategies, (February 22, 2008), Chicago, Illinois
    • Forensic Consultants Association, Cross-Examination: Bending But Not Breaking, First Annual California Expert Summit, (March 15,2003), Newport Beach, California
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Basic Skills/The New Attorneys' Introduction to the Effective Practice of Law: Your Law Practice/Their Law Firm, (April 14, 2008), Springfield, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, Managing Media in the High Profile Case - Pretrial Publicity, (July 18, 2008), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Starting Points: Working Up Your First Auto Accident Case - Written Discovery and Depositions, (September 4, 2008), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Your Law Practice/Their Law firm,” New Lawyer Experience Course (April 20, 2010), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Personal Injury Practice: Emerging Issues for 2010-Trial Strategy: Tell the Story” (June 23, 2010), University Center, Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Effective Use of Persuasion in Your Closing Argument”, (July 20, 2010), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Top 5 Deposition Do's and Dont’s”, (Teleseminar - June 29, 2011)
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “The Power of Persuasion Themes and Analogies: Real-life Examples of How a Litigator Uses Life's Situations to Persuade” (September 9, 2011), Chicago, Illinois
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Ethics & Professionalism Seminar – Preparing Witnesses”, (May 2, 2014)
    • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Presenting Evidentiary Issues with Expert Witnesses”, (January 30, 2015)
    • Health & Hospital Law Committee, Overview of Health Law as Field of Practice – Plaintiff’s Perspective, (October 27, 1994)
    • Forensic Expert Witness Association, Expert Witnesses Use of Demonstrative Evidence, (May, 19 2011), Chicago, Illinois
    • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Program: Selling Your Case in Opening Statement and Closing Argument, (August 11, 2000), Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    • Forensic Consultants Association, Demonstrative Evidence & Expert Witnesses First Annual California Expert Summit, (March 15, 2003), Newport Beach, California
    • Depaul College of Law's Center for Law & Science, Current Trends in Product Liability Discovery – “Discovery Planning”, (March 24, 2006), Chicago, Illinois
    • Central Illinois Civil Practice Update & Review Seminar: Demonstrative Evidence, Springfield, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 9, 2002
    • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade and Closing Arguments, (August 4, 2016), Steamboat Springs, Colorado
    • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Immunity Act: Pleadings, Standard of Care and Burden of Proof (November 23, 1992), Chicago, Illinois 
    • Chicago Bar Association, Products Liability Trial Lawyers Workshop: Recent Trends in Product Liability Law (February 20,1995), Chicago, Illinois 
    • Chicago Bar Association, 90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown Detailing Your Case for Trial (December 18, 2000), Chicago, Illinois 
    • Chicago Bar Association, Minimize & Maximizing Damage Awards in Personal Injury Cases: Open/Close for the Plaintiff (April 17, 2001), Chicago, Illinois 
    • Chicago Bar Association, 90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown Detailing Your Case for Trial (September 9, 2002), Chicago, Illinois
    • Central Illinois Shotgun Seminar: Preparing Plaintiff for Deposition, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 4, 1995
    • Current Topics in Injury Victim Advocacy: Proving a Products Liability Case - When the Product has “Disappeared”, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, April 8, 1995
    • Point/Counterpoint Damages Seminar Fractures and Joint Injuries. Plaintiff’s Perspective, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 9,1998
    • Moderator, Trial Techniques Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 12, 1998
    • Evidence Seminar: Evidence Depositions, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 8, 1999
    • Moderator: Update and Review Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, September 18, 1999
    • Moderator: Evidence Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 13, 2000
    • Moderator: Point/Counter Point Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 20, 2001
    • Being Creative and Telling a Good Story, Springfield, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 9, 2008
    • December Update & Review Seminar: Evidence, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October ll, 2004
    • Complying with the New Supreme Court Rule on Continuing Legal Education and Arthur v. Cantour  How to Address It, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 3, 2005
    • Themes, Stories & Great Thoughts, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 8, 2007
    • Nuts and Bolts for the Tort Practitioner – Demonstrative Evidence; Bringing Your Case to Life, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Illinois State Bar Association, June 25, 1999
    • Jury Selection Update & Review Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 1, 2010
    • How Social Media is Impacting Jury Selection, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 1, 2010
    • Non-Economic Damages Update & Review Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 10, 2011
    • Opening Statement Update & Review Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 9, 2012
    • Ethics and Professionalism Seminar: “Preparing Witnesses,” Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 2, 2014
    • Closing Argument Update & Review Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 13, 2014
    • Non-Economic Damages Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 16, 2018
    • Procedural Issues for the 1995 Tort Law Changes, Illinois State Bar Association, November 6, 1995
    • Trial Tactics and Tips: How to Present Your Case to a Jury After Tort Reform: Jury Instruction - When and How to use the I.P.I. Instructions, Illinois State Bar Association, June 21, 1996
    • Trial Techniques - Getting a Case Ready; Getting a Verdict –“Effective Damage Presentation”, Illinois State Bar Association, November 11, 1996
    • “Get Caught Up” An Update of Civil Practice, Insurance, Mental Health and Tort Law Issues-Damages: Making the Most of Your Case, Illinois State Bar Association, December 12,1997
    • Litigating Personal Injury Cases: Recent Decisions Including Taylor Machine Works et al: The Petrillo and Kunkel Decisions, Collinsville, Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association, February 28,1998
    • Staying on Top of Tort Issues in Your Practice: Litigating Soft Tissue Cases: Proving Your Damages, Illinois State Bar Association, December 11,1998
    • Supreme Court Rule 213 and Its Impact in Tort Litigation – Damage Testimony: What are the Elements?, Illinois State Bar Association, October 9, 2000
    • Litigating Tort Cases without Going Bankrupt: Cost Effective Exhibits, Illinois State Bar Association, October 11, 1999
    • State Bar of Arizona: The Art of Story Telling: Making Advocacy Interesting
    • Annual Paralegal Conference: Basic Evidence, Illinois Paralegal Association, October 8,1997
    • Annual Paralegal Conference: 100 Days to Trial, Illinois Paralegal Association, November 11, 1998
    • How to Deal with Insurance Carriers and Get Great Results: Educating Insurers about the Value of Your Case, April 1, 1998
    • How to Depose a Treating Physician, Chicago, Illinois, December 3, 1998
    • How to Depose a Treating Physician, Springfield, Illinois, December 9, 1998
    • Demonstrative Evidence and Expert Witnesses (June, 2005), Hyannis, Massachusetts
    • Southwest Bar Association: Maximizing Damages in Death Cases (March 8, 1995)
    • South Carolina Association For Justice: “Summation in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death” (December 4, 2015), Atlanta, Georgia
    • What Experts and Attorneys Need to Know About Working With Juries; 7th Annual National Expert Witness and Litigation Seminar, (June 19,1998), Hyannis, Massachusetts
    • Maximizing Damages Through the Use of Expert Witnesses; Help Us Help You, 7th Annual National Expert Witness and Litigation Seminar (June 19,1998), Hyannis, Massachusetts
    • Medical Witness Summit (February 20-21, 1999), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • Demonstrative Evidence & Expert Witnesses Tenth Anniversary National Expert Witness & Litigation Seminar (June, 2001), Hyannis, Massachusetts
    • Direct Testimony of Experts: Good, Bad & Ugly Tenth Anniversary National Expert Witness & Litigation Seminar, (June, 2001) Hyannis, Massachusetts
    • Medical Witness Summit (November 16-17, 2002), Chicago, Illinois
    • Powerful Opening Statements: Practical Tips from a Proven Winner (February 7, 2007 - Audio Conference)
    • Demonstrative Evidence and Expert Witnesses (June, 2010), Rosemont, Illinois
    • Rush Presbyterian-ST. Luke's Medical Center:Health Systems Management College of Health Sciences, Health Law Course (April 10,1996)
    • Rainbow Push Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund:“How to Win Billion Dollar Verdicts,” - Opening Statements (June 6, 2007), Rosemont, Illinois
    • Professional Education System Institute:Nursing Home Negligence-The Trial of a Nursing Home Negligence Case: Plaintiffs Perspective (June 4, 2002)
    • Professional Education System Institute: The Absolute Litigators Conference VIII: Using Themes and Analogies, to Persuade at Trial (May 1, 2003), Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Professional Education System Institute: The Absolute Litigators Conference VIII: Proof and Argument of Mental Pain and Anguish (May 2, 2003), Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Pennsylvania Bar Institute: Second Annual Elder Law Institute: Nursing Homes-Tort and Contract Litigation (July 22,1999), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Ohio Association For Justice: The Art of Persuasion in High Stakes Jury Trials (January 26, 2018)
    • New York City Bar Association Bridge the Gap BLE:The Art of Persuasion in High Stakes Jury Trials (January 26, 2018)
    • North American Agricultural Equipment Conference:Is Agricultural Winning the Blame Game? (November 4,1995)
    • The National Trail Lawyers, “Proof and Argument of Physical Pain and Mental Suffering” (January 24, 2012), South Beach, Florida
    • Preparing & Examining Expert Witnesses: Proven Techniques You Can Use Today (December 18, 2006 - Audio Conference)
    • Deposing Expert Witnesses: Proven Tactics You Need to Know (April 14, 2009)
    • Strategic Jury Selection: Win Your Case from the Start (April 3, 2007 - Audio Conference)
    • If a Trial Is A Battle: Themes & Analogies Are Your Secret Weapons (August 7, 2007 - Audio Conference)
    • Everything You Need to Know About Medical Evidence But Were Afraid to Ask (October 24, 2007)
    • Advanced Trial Skills: Persuasive Opening Statements & Closing Arguments (September 24, 2008 - Audio Conference)
    • Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability: Child Death Cases Stemming from Auto Crashes (July 26,1994), Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • “Exposing Financial Bias of Defense Experts” (July 21, 2016), Los Angeles, California.
    • 90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown Detailing Your Case for Trial (December 18, 2000), Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bar Association
    • Minimize & Maximizing Damage Awards in Personal Injury Cases: Open/Close for the Plaintiff (April 17, 2001), Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bar Association
    • 90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown Detailing Your Case for Trial (September 9, 2002), Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bar Association
    • 90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown Detailing Your Case for Trial (December 10, 2003), Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bar Association
    • 90 Days Before Trial - Detailing Your Case for Trial  (October 24, 2007), Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bar Association
    • “Civility in the Profession. . . How to Play Nice.” (November 17, 2014), Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bar Association
    • Tort Committee Seminar “Trial Skills and Opening/Closing Argument.” (March 5, 2015), Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bar Association
    • Trial Advocacy Northwestern School of Law (Fall 2001, 2002, 2004 - 2007)
    • Batson & J.E.B.: The Challenge Continued: Lecture and Demonstration of How to Argue and Defend the Challenge in Civil Cases (May 18,1996), American Society of Trial Consultants
    • Presenting the Complex Civil Case to a Jury-Utilizing Focus Groups in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases (February 26, 1998)
    • Anatomy of Nursing Home Malpractice – Demonstrative Evidence in Nursing Home Litigation Cases (March 13, 1999)
    • New Theories of Liability: Will Your Industry Be in the Crosshairs Next? (February 18, 2000), La Quinta, California, American Bar Association
    • Mealey’s Emerging Coverage Issues: Elder Care (April 7, 2000), Boston, Massachusetts, American Bar Association
    • Moderator, Impact Direct: Making the Most of  Your Direct Examination, ABA Annual Conference  Section of Litigation (April 10, 2003), Houston, Texas
    • Moderator, Voir Dire: Winning Before You Begin, ABA Annual Conference Section of Litigation (April 10, 2003), Houston, Texas
    • Moderator, Using Experts to Teach & Persuade at Trial, ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation (August 4, 2006), Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Second Annual National Institute on E-Discovery Practical Solutions  for Dealing with Electronically Stored Information: Reducing the  Cost of Reviewing ESI (May 2, 2008), Chicago, Illinois
    • “Anatomy of a Personal Injury - Summation” (July 11, 2015), Montreal, Canada
    • Medical Malpractice Law, DePaul University, College of Law (Fall, 1992; Spring, 1993)
    • Trial Advocacy, DePaul University, College of Law (Spring, 1999; Spring 2000)
    • Author, Trial Skill Flashpoints – Creating a Powerful Opening, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (April 2013)
    • Deposition Practicum, John Marshall School of Law (Spring, 2010 - Spring 2011)
    • Author, “Different rules may get applied,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (November 9, 2012)
    • “Lawyer learns of importance of embracing family, friends,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (December 24, 2012)
    • Author, “Road trip provides jury lesson,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (January 25, 2013)
    • Author, New Attorney Skills Flashpoints February 2013 “What the Heck is a Focus Group? Can I Afford it?”
    • Author, New Attorney Skills Flashpoints March 2013, “Tips for the Auto Collision Case Interview,”IICLE, on-line articles, March, 2013 https://www.iicle.com/articles/Article.aspx?ID
    • Author, “Scope of Permissible Closing Arguments in Automobile Crash Accidents,” “Rear-end Collisions,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2014)
    • Author, “For the love of the game – and the law,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (May 24, 2013)
    • Author, “Know your spouse, know your witness,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (June 14, 2013)
    • Author, “There’s no ‘I’ in attorney,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (August 23, 2013)
    • Author, “Preserving the element of surprise,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (October 25, 2013)
    • Author, “Student-athletes need modernized protections after accidents happen,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. (October 29, 2013)
    • Author, “Be good for goodness’ sake,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. (December 6, 2013)
    • Author, “Breaking bad habits of the legal system,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (January 17, 2014)
    • Author, “The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of Automobile Negligence Cases,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2014)
    • Author, “Pedestrian vs. Motorist: Can’t we all just get along?” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2014)
    • Author, “Believing in the benefits of mentoring,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (May 23, 2014)
    • Author, “Involvement isn’t the same as commitment,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (March 21, 2014)
    • Author, Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases [General editor and author], “Complaint, Answer, Motions,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2014)
    • Author, “Depositions: Pre-Trial Strategy in Civil Practice,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (May 12, 2014)
    • Author, “Inside and Outside the Jury Box: Effective Trial Strategies: Selecting Jurors in the 21st Century,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2014)
    • Author, “Trial Skills Flashpoints – Closing Arguments,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (June, 2014)
    • Author, “Pondering law eases fear on mountain hike,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (April 29, 2016)
    • Author, “Never forget about the mockingbird,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (November 7, 2014)
    • Author, “Cross is more fun, but direct is what wins,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, (January 9, 2015)
    • Author, “Summation in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases,” Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit (March 2015)
    • Author, “Heading home reveals changes, inside and out,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (March 20, 2015)
    • Author, “Hate losing, but don’t be afraid to lose,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (May 29, 2015)
    • Author, “Wow, Humpty Dumpty was right: Use every word- and use it precisely,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (January 14, 2016)
    • Author, “A chairlift legal lecture: It’s hardly downhill from here,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (February 26, 2016)
    • 360 Advocacy Institute, Personal Injury Litigator Summit: Re-Direct Examination, (May 8, 2008), Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Author, “Lawyers need to step up to the plate,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (May 20, 2016)
    • Author, “Glimpses of legends among today’s bar group leadership,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (July 1, 2016)
    • Author, “Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases,”  IICLE (2016 Edition)
    • Author, “Catching a witness between the devil and the deep blue sea; it works.” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (March 23, 2017)
    • Author, “Discovery Considerations in Specific Cases,” IICLE (2017 edition)
    • Author, “Verdict amounts are on the rise, but are they fair?”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (November 17, 2016)
    • 360 Advocacy Institute, Personal Injury Litigator Summit: Cross Examination of the Defense Medical Examiner, (May 9, 2008) Las Vegas, Nevada
    • “Lights, Camera, Action-Using Videotapes at Trial in Illinois,”, Vol. 86, January 1998, Illinois Bar Journal
    • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Proof of Damages (June, 1995)
    • State Bar of Arizona, Annual Convention (June 15, 2006), Phoenix, Arizona
    • “Loss of Society and Punitive Damages are Recoverable in Action Under Maritime Law,” Soundings Newsletter,, December 1995, Vol. 31, No. 1, Illinois State Bar Association.
    • “Wild boar gets one free bite,” Tort Trends Newsletter,, January 1997, Vol. 32, No, 4, Illinois State Bar Association
    • “Rescue doctrine saves plaintiff,” Tort Trends Newsletter, January,1997, Vol. 32, No. 4, Illinois State Bar Association
    • “Slip and fall verdict for head chef upheld,” Soundings Newsletter,, April 1997, Vol. 32, No. 1, Illinois State Bar Association
    • “No Medical Testimony? No Problem... Or is it? Tort Trends, Newsletter, June 1997, Vol. 32, No. 6, Illinois State Bar Association
    • “Litigating the Power Tool Case,” Trial, November 1997
    • “Using Themes at Trial,” Automobile Law Committee Newsletter, (Spring 2004) Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section - Automobile Law Committee Newsletter
    • “Itemized Verdicts: When are they to be used and how are the various elements of damages itemized?” Tort Trends Newsletter, April 1998, Vol. 33, No. 4, Illinois State Bar Association.
    • “Offering Evidence of Prior Occurrences,” Products Liability Section Newsletter, Vol. DI, No. 1, Spring, 1998, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
    • “Closing Arguments in Civil Trials: How Far Can Lawyers Go?”, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 86, December 1998.
    • “Pedestrians: An Endangered Species,”, Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases (Ill. Inst, for CLE - 2007)
    • “Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade in a Personal Injury Trial,”, Trial Journal; Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations, Volume 8, No. 1, (Winter 2006)
    • “The Search for an Effective Expert: Sailing the Seven C’s,”, Expert Alert, (Winter, 2006) Expert Witness Committee - Section of Litigation
    • “The Incredible Expanding/Shrinking Right of Children to Sue ‘Parents,’” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 95 (February 2007)
    • General Editor, Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases, (Ill. Inst, for CLE - 2007)
    • “The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an Automobile Negligence Case”, Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases (Ill. Inst. CLE - 2007)
    • “Using Demonstrative Evidence to Maximize Damages: A Plaintiffs Perspective,” Trial Technique Committee Newsletter, (Spring 2001), Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • “Luring Them A Tale a Time: The Art of Jury Persuasion Through Storytelling,” Trial Journal; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2008)
    • “The Art & Science of Pre-Suit Discovery,” Trial, Pg 28 (February 2009)
    • “Special Considerations in an Automobile Case,” Illinois Civil Discovery Practice (Ill. Inst. for CLE - 2009)
    • “Handling a Railroad Crossing Case,” Trial Journal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Vol 12, No. 1 (Winter, 2010)
    • “Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 76 (April 20, 2010)
    • “Video Depositions at Trial,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 156, Issue 99 (May 20, 2010)
    • “High-low Deals: In Vogue or In Trouble?” Tort Trends Newsletter, January 1999, Vol. 34, No. 3, Illinois State Bar Association.
    • “Maximizing Damages in Soft-Tissue Injury Cases,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 87, July 1999
    • “Using Focus Groups to Prepare for Trial,” Tort Trends Newsletter,, March 2000, Vol. 35, No. 2, Illinois State Bar Association.
    • “Reheating Old Soup: Taking a Case to Verdict... A Second Time,”, Tips from the Trenches Newsletter, June 2000, American Bar Association- Section of Litigation
    • “The Case for Making Pre-Impact Fear Compensable in Survival Actions,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 88, August 2000
    • “Demonstrative Evidence in Medical Malpractice Actions: Lead, Follow, Or Get Out of the Way,” The Brief, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Spring 2001), Tort and, Insurance Practice Section
    • “The Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence in the Trial of an Automobile Negligence Case,” Proving Fault in Auto Accident Cases (Ill. Inst. For CLE, 2001, Supplement- 2004)
    • “Revisiting Bulger v. CTA: The Case for Admitting Transportation Company Investigation Results,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 92 (April 2004)
    • “Using Technology to Enhance Medical Demonstrative Evidence,” The, Practical Litigator, Vol. 12, No. 4 (July 2001)
    • “Adverse Examination of Former Employees in Illinois,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 91, (June 2003)
    • “No Damage? No Expert? No Defense!” Tort Trend Newsletter,, October 2003, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Illinois State Bar Association)
    • “Effective Use of Depositions at Trial,” Litigation, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Fall 2003)
    • “The Fear Factor,” Trial February 2004
    • Speaker, Expert Witnesses Use of Demonstrative Evidence , Forensic Expert Witness Association, 2011
    • Speaker, Presenting Evidentiary Issues with Expert Witnesses, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015
    • Speaker, Preparing Witnesses, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014
    • Speaker, The Power of Persuasion Themes and Analogies: Real-life Examples of How a Litigator Uses Life's Situations to Persuade, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2011
    • Top 5 Deposition Do's and Don'ts, Speaker, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2011
    • Speaker, Personal Injury Practice: Emerging Issues for 2010-Trial Strategy: Tell the Story, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2010
    • Speaker, Your Law Practice/Their Law firm, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2010
    • Speaker, Non-Economic Damages, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
    • Speaker, Closing Argument , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Speaker, How Social Media is Impacting Jury Selection , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
    • Speaker, Preparing Witnesses, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Speaker, Jury Selection , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
    • Speaker, Using Life Experience to Persuade Juries, Kane County Public Defender, 2012
    • Speaker, Proof and Argument of Physical Pain and Mental Suffering, Iowa Association for Justice, 2015
    • Speaker, Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade , Louisiana Association for Justice, 2011
    • Speaker, Maximizing Your Discussion with the Jury: Opening & Closing Statements” Juror Deselection, Jury Management, Law Bulletin Seminar, 2010
    • Speaker, Opening Statement , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Speaker, The Art of Persuasion in a High Stakes Jury Trial, Louisiana Association for Justice, 2017
    • Speaker, Closing Arguments, Louisiana Association for Justice, 2015
    • Author, Pondering Law Eases Fear on Mountain Hike, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
    • Speaker, Winning with the Master Delivering the Knock-Out Punch Making Your Closing Argument Count, Louisiana Association for Justice, 2013
    • Author, Verdict amounts are on the rise, but are they fair?, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2017
    • Speaker, Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners , Mass Torts Made Perfect, 2011
    • Author, Catching a witness between the devil and the deep blue sea; it works, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2017
    • Speaker, Knowing, Understanding & Appreciating What the Adjustor & Insurance Claims Department Needs, Wants & Has to Have in Order to Settle the Case , Mass Torts Made Perfect, 2010
    • Author, Glimpses of legends among today's bar group leadership, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2016
    • Speaker, Exposing Financial Bias of Defense Experts, Melvin M. Belli Seminar, 2016
    • Author, Lawyers need to step up to the plate, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2016
    • Speaker, Proof and Argument of Physical Pain and Mental Suffering, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Author, A chairlift legal lecture: I'ts hardly downhill from here, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2016
    • Speaker, Delivering the Knock-Out Punch - Making Your Closing Argument Count, Ohio Association for Justice, 2014
    • Speaker, The Art of Persuasion in High Stakes Jury Trials, New York City Bar Association, 2018
    • Speaker, Summation in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, South Carolina Association for Justice, 2015
    • Speaker, Anatomy of a Personal Injury - Summation, American Association for Justice, 2015
    • Speaker, See It, Here It, Feel It, Sense It! Handling Trial Themes in Difficult Cases, American Bar Association, 2009
    • Speaker, Keyword Searches: Have We Lost Our Way?, American Bar Association, 2009
    • Speaker, Jurors’ Attitudes and Perceptions in a Time of Crisis: Trying Cases After September 11th and the Enron Collapse, American Bar Association, 2002
    • Speaker, The Masters on Deposition – Demonstrations from America's Leading Trial Attorneys , American Bar Association, 2002
    • Speaker, The Multimedia Medical Trial: New Developments in Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiffs Perspective , American Bar Association, 2000
    • Speaker, Deposing the Fatigued Trucker, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2009
    • Speaker, Trial Skills and Opening/Closing Argument, Chicago Bar Association, 2014
    • Speaker, Civility in the Profession. . . How to Play Nice, Chicago Bar Association, 2014
    • Speaker, New Lawyer Toolkit: Basic Skills Course for New Attorneys Civility in the Profession... How to Play Nice , Chicago Bar Association, 2012
    • Speaker, The Power of Persuasive Storytelling , Chicago Bar Association, 2010
    • Speaker, Using Themes and Analogies to Persuade and Closing Arguments , Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2016

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $5,250,000 verdict for the death of a 25-year-old girl.  It was the first shared bicycle death in the United States to go to verdict., 2019
    • $148,190,997 record verdict for a dancer paralyzed at O"Hare airport., 2017
    • Personal Injury Settlement: $12,500,000 for a young man paralyzed during a football practice., 2005
    • Peronsal Injury Settlement: $4,400,000, 2012
    • Personal Injury Settlement: $4,750,000, 2002
    • UNDISCLOSED PLAINTIFF V. UNDISCLOSED DEFENDANT Settlement: $3,500,000, 2017
    • Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict: $3,000,000, 2007
    • DIANE ZDZIARSKI and STANLEY ZDZIARSKI, Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED, et al Defendants Settlement: . $1,650,000, 2015
    • Premises Liability Jury Verdict: $3,000,000, 2004
    • JORDYN BANKSTON, a minor, by his grandmother and legal guardian, SHERRY D. BELANGER,and SHERRY D. BELANGER, individually, v. EDDIE DIAZ Settlement: $1,125,000, 2013
    • Personal Injury Settlement: $5,250,000 for a woman that sustained a closed head brain injury after a yellow cab struck her car., 1998
    • Personal Injury Settlement: $6,850,000, 2002
    • THOMAS NEUHENGEN, Plaintiff v. GLOBAL EXPERIENCE SPECIALISTS, INC., et al., Defendants Jury Verdict: $15,228,068, 2015
    • Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict: $3,500,000, 2000
    • MOISES MOTATO V. CITY OF CHICAGO a Municipal Corporation and SEAN B. DEENIHAN, individually as an agent, servant and/or employee of the CITY OF CHICAGO Settlement: $2,000,000, 2016
    • Premises Liability Settlement: $15,000,000, 1998
    • BRETT MCDANIEL, et al., Plaintiff v. MERCY REGIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM, et al.,Defendants Jury Verdict: $1,200,000, 2014
    • Personal Injury Settlement: $6,500,000, 2000
    • Personal Injury Settlement: $3,065,000, 2011
    • TIERNEY DARDEN, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. CITY OF CHICAGO  Record Illinois Jury Verdict: $148,190,997, 2017
    • Medical Malpractice Settlement: $10,000,000, 2004
    • KATHERINE HIRTE, et al., Plaintiff v. v. NRJM INC., d/b/a DOMINO’S PIZZA et al.,  Jury Verdict: $2,065,000 for unoperated broken hip, 2014
    • Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict: $2,600,000, 2000
    • UNDISCLOSED, et al., Plaintiffs v. UNDISCLOSED MEDICAL FACILITY., et al., Defendants Settlement: $1,251,000, 2014
    • Personal Injury Settlement: $15,504,000, 2004

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., DePaul University, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major: Economics/Finance, Honors:, Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society, Blue Key National Honor Society, Financial Management Association National Honor Society - Treasurer Economics Association, National Dean's List, Dean's List, 1987
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