Joseph A. Power, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Power Rogers & Smith, LLP
 | 70 West Madison, 55th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-236-9381
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph A. Power Jr., is the founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Power focuses his practice exclusively on medical malpractice and serves clients throughout Cook County, Illinois. He has been licensed to practice law since 1977 and has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients over the course of his career.

Mr. Power has received various awards in recognition of his accomplishments. He has been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” multiple years in a row and named one of the “top 10 litigators in the United States” by the National Law Journal.

In addition, Mr. Power has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers and Lawdragon. He has received awards from groups including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Foundation, the City Club of Chicago, Chicago Lawyer magazine, the Civil Justice Foundation and Public Justice.

Mr. Power has held leadership roles with organizations such as the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and serves as president of the Inner Circle of Advocates.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Power received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He is licensed before all Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

 
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Admitted: 1977, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.prslaw.com/our-attorneys/joseph-a-power-jr-/

Honors and Awards:

  • 1999 National Law Journal named as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States and one of the top four plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyers in Illinois.
  • 2001 Awarded "Protector of the Working Man" by the Illinois State Crime Commission
  • 2003 Awarded Citizen of the Year, June 2003, by the City Club of Chicago
  • 2003 Awarded Medal of Excellence by Loyola University School of Law
  • 2003 Awarded Illinois State Bar Association, Medal of Merit
  • 2004 Chicago Lawyer Magazine, named in the Settlement Survey as the No.1 Plaintiff's Law Firm in Chicago
  • 2005 Chicago Lawyer Magazine, named in Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey as one of the top 4 Plaintiff's law firms in Chicago
  • 2007 Chicago Lawyer Magazine, named in Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey as Number 1 Plaintiff's law firms in Chicago
  • 2009 Super Lawyer Magazine, One of Top Ten Lawyers in Illinois
  • 2009 Chicago Lawyer Magazine, named in Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey as one of the top 4 Plaintiff's law firms in Chicago
  • 2010 Best Lawyers in America, selected as Top Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago
  • 2011 LawDragon, selected as One of the Best Lawyers in the country
  • 2012 Public Justice, Champion of Justice Award
  • 2013 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Top Personal Injury and Consumer Lawyer based upon polling of fellow lawyers
  • 2013 Best Lawyers in America Selected as Top Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago
  • 2015 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Top Personal Injury and Consumer Lawyer based upon polling of fellow lawyers
  • 2000 Awarded the Civil Justice Foundation's Special Commendation Award for his thoroughness, tenacity, and courage in uncovering and disclosing the "License for Sale" scandal in the State of Illinois secretary of state's office as part of the Willis case
  • 2002 Chicago Magazine, "30 Tough Lawyers," named one of the 30 toughest lawyers in all fields in Chicago. Those listed are, according to the magazine, attorneys you want "for you, not against you"
  • 2003 Chicago Magazine, October 2003, named in Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey as No. 1 Law Firm in Chicago
  • 2003 Awarded Tribute for Leadership on behalf of social justice and progressive change by US Action and US Action Education Fund
  • 2004 Awarded Illinois Bar Foundation's Distinguished Award for Excellence
  • 2004 The Top Vote-getter in a Poll of Illinois Lawyers of the Top Attorneys in Illinois. Published in Chicago Magazine.
  • 2006 Chicago Lawyer Magazine, named in Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey as one of the top 4 Plaintiff's law firms in Chicago
  • 2008 Chicago Lawyer Magazine, named in Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey as one of the top 4 Plaintiff's law firms in Chicago
  • 2009 Leading Lawyer Network, Top Vote-getter as Leading Consumer and Personal Lawyer
  • 2010 Leading Lawyers Network, Top Personal Injury and Consumer Lawyer in Illinois
  • 2010 Jury Verdict Reporter, Award for Record Medical Malpractice Verdict and for having Over Five Jury Verdicts of Eight Figures or More
  • 2011 Leading Lawyers Network, Top Ten Personal Injury and Consumer Attorney in Illinois
  • 2012 Top vote getter as Leading Personal Injury Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013 Top vote getter as Leading Personal Injury Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Top Personal Injury and Consumer Lawyer based upon polling of fellow lawyers
  • 2016 Leading Lawyers Magazine, #1 personal injury plaintiff’s attorney, the #1 consumer lawyer, and the #2 leading lawyer overall

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1996
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • Northern District of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar, 1982
  • Northern District of Illinois, 1977
  • Illinois Bar, 1977
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Benefactor
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, State Captain, 1988-1994
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Lifetime Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Vice President, 1996-1997
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, President Elect, 1997-1998
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, President, 1998-1999
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Sustaining Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Chairman, Insurance Practices Committee, 1986-1987
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1986-1987 and 1989-1994
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chairman, Membership Committee, 1985-1987
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chairman, Legislative Committee, 1987-1989
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers, 1984-1989
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Third Vice President, 1989-1990
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Second Vice President, 1990-1991
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect, 1991-1992
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1992-1993
  • Inner Circle of Advocates, President
  • Celtic Legal Society, Past President
  • ABOTA (Illinois Chapter), Past President

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Honors: With high honors, Major: Government and International Relations, 1974
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Office Location for Joseph A. Power, Jr.

70 West Madison
55th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-236-9381

 

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Last Updated: 7/10/2018

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