Jerry A. Latherow

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Latherow & Duignan
 | 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-372-0052
Fax: 312-372-8043
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Latherow, a former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and named in The Best Lawyers of America, has been chosen annually by his peers consecutively each year since the award’s inception in 2005 as one of the top 100 attorneys in Illinois by Illinois Super Lawyers. He has also been chosen annually by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Illinois since the award’s inception in 2010 and has been selected annually by his peers to be named a Leading Lawyer, which is awarded to fewer than 5 percent of lawyers in Illinois.

In addition to having served as President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers, he has served on the Board of Managers of both the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and on the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association.

The verdicts obtained by Mr. Latherow have been recognized by many law publications including The National Law Journal (NLJ) and have been reported in national publications including the Wall Street Journal. Among his record-setting jury verdicts is a $19 million plane crash verdict, recognized by the NLJ as one of the top 100 verdicts in the country. In addition, to that verdict, he has attained outstanding verdicts for his clients in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases. Those verdicts, and many settlements, have been in matters ranging from brain injury, trucking accidents, construction site accidents and sexual abuse cases.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%)

Aviation and Aerospace (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Jerry Latherow

Admitted: 1976, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://latherowandduignanlaw.com/who-we-are/jerry-a-latherow...

Honors/Awards:

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, Selected by his peers as being in the Top 5 percent of all Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice and Transportation Attorneys in Illinois
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois, National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 100 Verdicts Nationally, National Law Journal

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. Federal Court, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 1976
  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. District Court,Northern District of Illinois, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, 1976 - 1982
  • Member, Board of Governors, Loyola University of Chicago Law School, 1979 - 1985
  • President, Loyola University of Chicago Law Alumni Association, 1984 - 1985
  • President, Loyola University of Chicago Law School Student Bar Association, 1975 - 1976
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1983 - 1988
  • Chairman of Political Action Committee, Illinois State Bar Association, 1998 - 1999
  • Chairman, Aviation Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
  • Member, Board of Managers, Chicago Bar Association, 2005 - 2007
  • Trial Attorney and Associate, Corboy & Demetrio, 1982 - 1985
  • Member, Political Action Committee, Illinois State Bar Association, 1993 - 1999
  • Member, Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 - Present
  • President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - 2012
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2003
  • Executive Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1980 - Present
  • Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Past President, Loyola Law Alumni Association
  • Member of Dean's Circle, Loyola Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Loyola University of Chicago Law School Dean's Circle
  • Member, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Aviation Law Committee, American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly, six terms

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Chicago Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Lorman Education Services
  • Lecturer, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining one of the top 100 verdicts in the country, $21 million (reduced to $18.9 million due to the co-pilot's comparative negligence), including $18 million for loss of society damages as a result of a private jet crash, a then record verdict in Illinois for loss of society damages

Representative Clients:

  • Lauterbach v. Archdiocese of Springfield
  • John Doe v. Chicago Board of Education
  • Boy Doe v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Inc. et al.
  • Tom Stritzel v. MSD et al
  • Estate of Donald Laird v. Cook County Hospital
  • Estate of Shannon Eggert v. George Scully, Jr.
  • Estate of Marvin Bailey v. Albert Sheetz et al
  • Celeste Fraser v. Charles Bjork
  • Estate of Cynthia Lee v. Lutheran General Hospital
  • Estate of Shirley Fein v. Chicago Transit Authority et al
  • Estate of Whitener v. Aon
  • Lopez v. Romexterra

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • St. Robert Bellarmine Award, 1986
  • Loyola Law School Leadership and Service Award, 1976

Educational Background:

  • Illinois State University, B.S., 1973
  • Carl Sandburg College, A.S., 1971
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Office Location for Jerry A. Latherow

321 North Clark Street
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-372-0052

Fax: 312-372-8043

 

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Last Updated: 10/18/2018

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