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 - 2020
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
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 10%Aviation and Aerospace

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About Jerry Latherow

    Admitted: 1976, Illinois

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois, National Trial Lawyers, 2011
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Top 100 Verdicts Nationally, National Law Journal
    • 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
    • AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    • 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

    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:

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

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

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

    Educational Background:

    • Carl Sandburg College, A.S., 1971
    • Illinois State University, B.S., 1973
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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: 7/22/2019

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