Robert A. Clifford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clifford Law Offices PC
 | 120 North LaSalle Street, 31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-899-9090
Fax: 312-251-1160
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert A. Clifford is an accomplished litigator and founder of Clifford Law Offices, which concentrates its practice in helping victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, mass torts, consumer and health care fraud, product liability, and aviation and transportation disasters. Bob regularly handles complex damage cases and routinely receives multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. 

Bob was named by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report as the Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions in 2016 and again in 2019 in the Chicago metropolitan area. He was appointed to serve as co-lead counsel in a case for which several attorneys recently secured a $250 million settlement against State Farm Insurance company. Bob also serves as co-lead counsel in a data breach case filed in state court against Advocate Medical Group, Illinois' largest health care system, involving more than four million patients and reportedly the largest health care data breah in the nation's history. In addition, Bob was appointed as co-lead counsel in a class action filed against Pella Windows Corporation, a nationwide window manufacturer. U.S. District Court Judge James B. Zagel of the Northern District of Illinois appointed Clifford "as class counsel for his demonstrated skills in the field". Most recently, Bob and other attorneys have joined to represent numerous hospitals across the country in their fight against the manufacturers of opioid drugs. Clifford Law Offices also represents numerous women in their allegations against Johnson & Johnson stemming from use of the company's talcum powder products. Just recently, the National Trial Lawyers named Bob Clifford as the Class Action Trial Lawyer of 2018.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Aviation and Aerospace (20%): Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions, Asbestos

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Asbestos

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Robert Clifford

Admitted: 1976, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.cliffordlaw.com/Attorneys/Robert-A-Clifford.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, 2019, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in the United States, 2019, Best Lawyers in the United States, 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Plaintiffs, 2019, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, 2019, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute, Jury Guardian Fellow, Jury Guardian Fellow, Pound Civil Justice Institute
  • Unity Award, Diversity Scholarship Foundation, 2017
  • Justice John Paul Stevens Award, Chicago Bar Association, 2017
  • L. Sanford Blustin Award, North Suburban Bar Association, 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2017
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois, 2016
  • Who's Who in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
  • 2015 Top Mass Tort/Class Action lawyer in the Chicago metropolitan area,Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2015, Chicago Magazine, 2015
  • Who's Who in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2015
  • Honoree, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Person of Valor, 2015
  • 2014 Elite Trial Lawyers Award, The National Law Journal, 2014
  • Professionalism Award for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2014
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois, 2014
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2014, Chicago Magazine, 2014
  • Who's Who in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2014
  • 2013 Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013, Chicago Magazine, 2013
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois, 2013
  • Who's Who in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2013
  • 2012 Person of the Year, Chicago Lawyer, 2012
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Illinois, 2012
  • Plaintiff's Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2012
  • Who's Who in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2012
  • 2011 Top Ten Consumer Leading Lawyer in Illinois, 2011
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, 2011
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Chicago, 2011
  • 2010 Top Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, Best Lawyers, 2010
  • Trial Lawyer Excellence Award, Jury Verdict Reporter, 2010
  • Ten for Ten, Ten Attorneys Who Raised the Bar Over the Last Decade, 2010
  • Crain's Top Civic, Cultural and Professional Leaders in Chicago, 2010
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Chicago, 2010
  • Top Ten Consumer Leading Lawyer in Illinois, 2010
  • 2009 Best Lawyers' Top Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, 2009
  • Best Lawyers' 2009 Chicago Personal Injury Litigator of the Year, 2009
  • Top Ten Consumer Leading Lawyer in Illinois, 2009
  • Crain's Top Civic, Cultural and Professional Leaders in Chicago, 2009
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Chicago, 2009
  • #1 Super Lawyer in Chicago, 2008
  • Crain's Top Civic, Cultural and Professional Leaders in Chicago, 2008
  • 2004 Plaintiffs' Hot List: "Twenty-five Go-to Teams for When the Going Gets Tough," The National Law Journal, 2004
  • Plaintiffs' Hot List: "Twenty-five Go-to Teams for When the Going Gets Tough," The National Law Journal, 2003
  • 2002 Thirty Toughest Lawyers, Chicago Magazine, 2002
  • 2001 Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation, 2001
  • 2000 Top Ten Most Influential Attorneys in Illinois, American Research Corporation, 2000
  • Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation, 2000
  • Honoree, "A Salute To Those Who Make A Difference," Protector of the Working People Award," Illinois State Crime Commission, 2000, 2000
  • 1999 Top Ten Lawyers in Illinois, National Law Journal, 1999
  • Top Ten Most Influential Attorneys in Illinois, American Research Corporation, 1999
  • Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation, 1999
  • 1998 Top Ten Most Influential Attorneys in Illinois, American Research Corporation, 1998
  • Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation, 1998
  • 1993 The Best Lawyers in America, The National Law Journal, 1993
  • Top Ten Litigators, The National Law Journal, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association (ABA): President-Elect (2010-2011); Chair, Fund for Justice and Education (2016-Present); Board Member, American Bar Foundation (2016-2018); Board Member, ABA Rule of Law Initiative (2016-2018); ABA House of Delegates; Section of Litigation; Task Forces and Committees., 2010
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (IATSBA)
  • ABA Task Forces and Committees: Chair, Special Task Force to Examine Policies Impacting the Recruitment and Retention of Law Students and Young Lawyers (2015-2016); Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession (2003); Standing Committee on Strategic Communications (2006-2012); Special Committee on Multi-District Litigation, Division VIII - Task Forces and Special Meetings (2010-2011); Task Force of Federal Pleading Standards (2010); Special Advisor, 2009 ABA Annual Meeting (2008-2009); Committee on Issues of Concern to the Legal Profession (2005-2008); Chair, Task Force on Hurricane Katrina (2005-2006); Standing Committee on Gevernmental Affairs (2000-2006); Co-Chair, 2005 ABA Annual Meeting Advisory Committee (2004-2005); Image of the Profession Task Force (2004-2005); Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Working Group (2004-2005); Board of Directors, ABA Museum of Law (2002-2005); Civil Justice Institute (2002-2005); Task Forse on Asbestos Litigation (2003-2004); Chair, Task Force on Terrorism and the Law (2001-2002); Special Committee on Reserves (1999-2000); Discovery Standards Task Force (1997-1999); Institute for Trial Practice (1997-1999); Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Task Force on the Recruitment of Plaintiffs; Strategic Planning Implementation Committee (1993-1994, 1996-1997); Co-Chair, ABA Annual Meetings in Chicago (1993-1996); Federal Initiatives Task Force (1995-1996); Task Force on the Justice System (1993-1995); Coordinating Group on Civil Justice Reform (1992-1993); Co-Chair, Task Force on the Adversary System (1991-1992); Liason, American Inns of Court (1991-1992); Co-Director, Division IV, Procedural (1986-1987); Member, Task Force on Tort Reform (1986-1987); Chair, Professional Liability Litigation (1982-1983); Co-Director, Division III, CLO and Programs (1981-1982); Co-Chair Manufacturers' Liability (1980-1981); Chair, Communications (1978-1980)., 2003
  • ABA Section of Litigation: Chair (2001-2002); Chair-Elect (2000-2001); Vice Chair, Section of Litigation (1999-2000); Council Member (1983-1986, 2003-2005); Executive Committee (2002-2003); Co-Chair of the ABA Resource Committee (2015). , 1983
  • ABA House of Delegates: Chair, Illinois State Delegation (2004-2014); Nominating Committee of the ABA House of Delegates (2005-2014); Executive Committee, Conference of State Delegates (2007-2010). , 2004
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA): President (2011-2012); First Vice President (2010-2011); Treasurer (2009-2010); Chair, Nominating Committee (2014); Delegate to ABA House of Delegates (2003-2005); Board of Managers (1992-1994); Membership Committee (2009-2010); Finance Committee (1992-1994, 2007-2010); Committee on Disaster Relief (1990); Committee on Committees (1984-1986); Chair, Tort Litigation Committee (1983-1984); Vice-Chair, Tort Litigation Committee (1982-1983); Secretary, Tort Litigation Committee (1981-1982); Chair, Tort Litigation Subcommittee on Pre-Judgement Interest (1981-1982); Chair, Tort Litigation Subcommittee on Products Liability (1979-1981); Lawyer Referral Panel Screening Committee (1979); Tort Litigation, Civil Practice, and Health and Hospital Care Committees (1976); Chicago Bar Foundation, Sponsor and Life Fellow., 1976
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ): Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Membership Committee (1989-1995); Dean, association of Trial Lawyers of America, Advanced College of Advocacy (1986-1988)., 1986
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA): Advisory Board, Illinois Bar Foundation Fellows (1989); Offer of Judgement Committee (1983-1985); Special Committee on Reduction of Court Costs, Delays and Involvement (1982-1985); General Assembly (1981-1985)., 1981
  • The National Judicial College, Trustee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1982
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA): Director, College of Advocacy (1990); President (1990); President-Elect (1989); Second Vice-President (1988); Third Vice-President (1987); Executive Committee (1986); Chairman, Legislative Committee (1985-1987); Chairman, Committee on Medical Malpractice Legislation (1984-1985); Co-Chairman, Public Relations Committee (1984-1985); Political Action Committee (1983-1984); Membership Committee (1980-1981)., 1980
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2005
  • International Society of Barristers
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1976
  • Rand Institute for Civil Justice, Board member
  • State of Illinois Bar, 1976
  • American Judicature Society, Illinois Committee for Judicial Independence
  • Chicago Inn of Court, President, 1994-1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1996
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • Pound Institute for Civil Justice
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2011
  • The Supreme Court Historical Society, Trustee
  • The American Law Institute (ALI)
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1981
  • The Executives' Club of Chicago
  • Inner Circle of Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Civil Justice Institute, University of California (Irvine), Board of Directors, 2016-Present, 2019
  • The Advocacy Institute, SUNY Buffalo Law School, Board of Directors, 2016-Present, 2019
  • Member, Board of Directors, Isaac Ray Center, Inc., 1992-present, 2019
  • Member, Advisory Board of Judge James A. Geroulis Educational Foundation, 1990-present, 2019
  • Member, DePaul University, Board of Trustees, 1987- present, 2019
  • Member, Advisory Committee Meeting on Civil Jury Trial Symposium, The Brookings Institution, 1991-present, 2019
  • Sponsor, Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Annual Gala, 2017, 2017
  • Sponsor, Chicago Federation of Labor's Labor Day Luncheon, 2017, 2017
  • Sponsor, Jewish Judges Association's Awards Dinner, 2015-2017, 2017
  • Sponsor, Illinois Bar Foundation's Annual Gala, 2017, 2017
  • Sponsor, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's Valor Luncheon, 2015-2017, 2017
  • Sponsor, Marist High School's Law Association Alumni Event, 2017, 2017
  • Sponsor, Multi-Bar Association Fundraiser to Support Relief Efforts of Mexico and Puerto Rico, 2017, 2017
  • Sponsor, Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Annual Gala, 2016, 2016
  • Naples Children & Education Foundation, Immediate Past Chair, 2016, 2016
  • Sponsor, Chicago Federation of Labor's Labor Day Luncheon, 2016, 2016
  • Naples Children & Education Foundation, Board of Directors, (2013 – 2016), 2016
  • Sponsor, Illinois Bar Foundation's Annual Gala, 2015, 2015
  • Sponsor, Teaching Tolerance's Chicago Poker Challenge, Illinois Holocaust Museum, 2013-2015, 2015
  • Sponsor, "The Supreme Court, Business, and Civil Justice," Twenty-First Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 16-17, 2015, 2015
  • Sponsor, Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Annual Gala, 2014, 2014
  • Sponsor, "In Honor of Jack Weinstein," Twentieth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 24-25, 2014, 2014
  • City Council Licensing Committee on Ride-Sharing Regulations, Chicago, 2014, 2014
  • Naples Children & Education Foundation, CEO, 2014, 2014
  • Sponsor, "A Brave New World: The Changing Face of Litigation and Law Firm Finance," Nineteenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 19, 2013, 2013
  • Sponsor, "A Celebration of the Thought of Marc Galanter," Eighteenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 26-27, 2012, 2012
  • Sponsor, "A Festschrift for Professor Robert Rabin," Seventeenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 14-15, 2011, 2011
  • Sponsor, Stop Texting and Talking in Cars (STATIC), 2010, 2010
  • Sponsor, "The Limits of Predictability and the Value of Uncertainty," Sixteenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 8-9, 2010, 2010
  • Sponsor, "Rising Stars: A New Generation of Scholars Looks at Civil Justice," Fifteenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy,DePaul University College of Law, April 2-3, 2009, 2009
  • Sponsor, "The State of Civil Justice in 2015: Where Are We Going?" Fourteenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 3-4, 2008, 2008
  • Sponsor, "Challenges to the Attorney-Client Relationship: Threats to Sound Advice?" Thirteenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 19-20, 2007, 2007
  • Sponsor, "Is the Rule of Law Waning in America?" Twelfth Annual Clifford Symposium on Civil Justice, Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 20- 21, 2006, 2006
  • Illinois Democratic Caucus on Tort Reform, Chicago, May 2005, 2005
  • Sponsor, "Who Feels Their Pain? The Challenge of Non- Economic Damages in Civil Litigation," Eleventh Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 14-15, 2005, 2005
  • Illinois State Legislature, House Judiciary Committee, Pending Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation, May 10, 2005, 2005
  • Sponsor, "Starting Over?: Redesigning the Medical Malpractice System" Tenth Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 15-16, 2004, 2004
  • Sponsor, "After Disaster: The September 11th Compensation Fund and the Future of Civil Justice," Ninth Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 24-25, 2003, 2003
  • Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Care and the Impact of the Civil Justice System on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Insurance, March 2003, 2003
  • Keynote Speaker, Korean American Bar Association, Annual Dinner, March 2002, 2002
  • Sponsor, "Is Tort Law Exportable?" Eighth Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 18-19, 2002, 2002
  • Sponsor, DePaul University College of Law, 50th Anniversary of the DePaul Law Review, May 2001, 2001
  • Sponsor, "Smoke Signals: The Changing Landscape of the Practice, Financing and Ethics of Civil Litigation in the wake of the Tobacco Wars," Seventh Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, April 4-5, 2001, 2001
  • Sponsor, " The Impact of Pop Culture on the Civil Justice System," Sixth Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law; Chicago, Illinois, March 30-April 1, 2000, 2000
  • Steering Committee, Northwestern University School of Education, Center for Social Policy, 1999, 1999
  • Sponsor, "Judges as Tort Law Makers," Fifth Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, April 18-19, 1999, 1999
  • Advisory Expert, Aviation Committee National Transportation Safety Board, sponsored by The Rand Institute, 1998, 1998
  • Sponsor, "The American Civil Jury: Illusion and Reality," Fourth Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law and the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-4, 1998, 1998
  • Sponsor, "A Conference on the Contingency Fee," Third Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, and the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, April 4-5, 1997, 1997
  • Sponsor, "Tort Law and the Science of the 21st Century," Second Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, May 17, 1996, 1996
  • Sponsor, "Experiments in Creative ADR," ADR and Torts: Implications for Practice and Reform, First Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul University, College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, May 18, 1995, 1995
  • Member, Board of Directors, Chicago Executive Committee for University College, Galway, Ireland, 1983-1994, 1994
  • Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation, 1990, 1990
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Board of Directors, 1989, 1989
  • Mediator, Circuit Court of Cook County - CBA Special Mediation Program for the Law Division, 1988-1989, 1989
  • Trial by Jury Program, Illinois State Fair, 1988, 1988
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 1988, 1988
  • Member, DePaul University College of Law, Advisory Council 1987, 1987
  • Member, Products Liability ADR Development Committee, Center for Public Resources, DePaul University, 1985-1986, 1986
  • Member, DePaul University College of Law Visiting Committee and Chair of the Financial Aid Subcommittee, 1982-1985, 1985
  • President, DePaul University Alumni Association, 1983-1985, 1985
  • Member, Board of Directors, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, an affiliate of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1982-1985, 1985
  • Mediation Panelist, Endispute of Chicago, an alternative dispute resolution corporation, 1982-1984, 1984
  • Member, Society of Fellows Foundation of DePaul University, 1976-1983, 1983
  • Member, Commission on Alumni Affairs, DePaul University, 1982-1983, 1983
  • Member, Lex Legio Law Society of DePaul University College of Law, 1976-1983, 1983
  • Member, City of Hope Fund Raising Committees, Mike Royko and James Roberts, Jr., Benefits, 1981-1982, 1982
  • Window to the World Communications (WTTW – Channel 11), Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Court is in Session: Analyzing the Importance of Trial in Aviation Accident Cases," Eleventh Annual McGill University/PEOPIL Conference on International Aviation Liability, Insurance & Finance, Dublin, Ireland, October 19-20, 2018, "Court is in Session: Analyzing the Importance of Trial in Aviation Accident Cases", PEOPIL Conference on International Aviation Liability , 2018
  • "The Trial of Megacles," National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2018, "The Trial of Megacles", 2018
  • Clifford's Notes from Chicago Lawyer Magazine: "Talc Talk," August 1, 2018, "Talc Talk", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2018
  • "The Trial of Al Capone for Murder at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre," American Bar Association (ABA) Mock Trial, Chicago, Illinois, April 13, 2016, "The Trial of Al Capone for Murder at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre", American Bar Association (ABA) Mock Trial , 2016
  • "The Trial of Antigone," Field Museum in partnership with the National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, Illinois, March 10, 2016, "The Trial of Antigone", Field Museum in partnership with the National Hellenic Museum, 2016
  • "The Ethics of Pre-Trial and Trial Work," Moderator, MCLE, Chicago, IL, February 18, 2016, Moderator, "The Ethics of Pre-Trial and Trial Work", MCLE, 2016
  • "Dealing with Parallel Government and Regulatory Investigations: Special issues when government actors are also investigating," Law Seminars International, New Orleans, LA, December 2, 2015, "Dealing with Parallel Government and Regulatory Investigations: Special issues when government actors are also investigating", Law Seminars International , 2015
  • "The Law of ‘Dibs’," American Bar Association Litigation Journal, Fall 2015, "The Law of 'Dibs'", American Bar Association Litigation Journal, 2015
  • "Classic Chicago Closings," ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, Chicago, Illinois, July 31, 2015, "Classic Chicago Closings", ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, 2015
  • "The Chicago Trial that Never Was: The Eastland Disaster Criminal Re-trial," Eastland Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois, June 18, 2015, "The Chicago Trial that Never Was: The Eastland Disaster Criminal Re-trial", Eastland Historical Society, 2015
  • "Video Depositions: Essentials, Resources," American Bar Association Law Practice and Management, e-newsletter, March 2015, "Video Depositions: Essential, Resources", American Bar Association Law Practice and Management, 2015
  • "Where Would You Try a Case?" ABA 2015 London Sessions, London, U.K., June 11- 15, 2015, "Where Would You Try a Case?", ABA 2015 London Sessions, 2015
  • "Opening Statements," Retrial of Sacco Vinzetti, ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 15, 2015, "Opening Statements", ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, 2015
  • "Closing Arguments," Damages Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, February 16, 2015, "Closing Arguments", Damages Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , 2015
  • "Want a Good Physician? You Need a Good Communicator, Someone You Can Trust," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2014/January 2015, "Want a Good Physician? You Need a Good Communicator, Someone You Can Trust", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2015
  • "A Delicate Question that Mixes Law, Medicine: How to help a Client find a Doctor," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2014, "A Delicate Question that Mixes Law, Medicine: How to help a Client find a Doctor", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "Arbitration Mandate Fails PR Test: General Mills Backtracks after Trying to Limit Legal Options," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2014, "Arbitration Mandate Fails PR Test: General Mills Backtracks after Trying to Limit Legal Options", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "This Case Deserves a Second Opinion: Jailed Mother Sues After Giving Birth to a Boy with Scoliosis," Chicago Lawyer Magazine,  June 2014, "This Case Deserves a Second Opinion: Jailed Mother Sues After Giving Birth to a Boy with Scoliosis", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "Taxi Alternatives Need to Take Responsibility: When Something Goes Wrong, They Don't Want to Pay," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 13, 2014, "Taxi Alternatives Need to Take Responsibility: When Something Goes Wrong, They Don't Want to pay", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "Time to Take Data Breaches to Court," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2014, "Time to Take Data Breaches to Court", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "Time for More Accountability in the Health Care Profession," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2014, "Time for More Accountability in the Health Care Profession", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "If Communication is Rockin', the ARDC Won't Come a Knockin'," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2014, "If Communication is Rockin', the ARDC Won't Come a Knockin'", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "Laws Evolve on Phones and Driving," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2013/January 2014, "Laws Evolve on Phones and Driving", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "How to Pick and Talk to a Jury, Plaintiff Perspective," GPSOLO, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, American Bar Association, September/October 2014, "How to Pick and Talk to a Jury, Plaintiff Perspective", Small Firm and General Practice Division, American Bar Association , 2014
  • Ethical Lawyering: "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Practice," A Professional Responsibilities CLE Event, Loyola University Chicago, November 21, 2014, Ethical Lawyering: "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Practice", A Professional Responsibilities CLE Event, 2014
  • "How did we get here? The Development of International and Domestic Aviation Law and Regulation," 2014 International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association Conference, November 13, 2014, "How did we get here? The Development of International and Domestic Aviation Law and Regulation", International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association Conference, 2014
  • "Making Winning Opening Statements," Fred Lane's Trial Technique Institute, Illinois State Bar Association, October 7, 2014, "Making Winning Opening Statements", Illinois State Bar Association, Fred Lane's Trial Technique Institute, 2014
  • "How to Admit and Exclude Evidence (of All Kinds) in Federal Court," An Interactive Discussion with Demonstrations, Chicago, Illinois, September 9, 2014, "How to Admit and Exclude Evidence (of All Kinds) in Federal Court", An Interactive Discussion with Demonstrations , 2014
  • "Demonstration of Opening Statements - The Trial of Wyatt Earp," Litigation Institute for Training, American Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona, April 9, 2014, "Demonstration of Opening Statements - The Trial of Wyatt Earp", Litigation Institute for Training, American Bar Association, 2014
  • "The Trial of Socrates Redux: BYO Hemlock," American College of Trial Lawyers 2014 Spring Meeting, LaQuinta, California, March 8, 2014, "The Trial of Socrates Redux: BYO Hemlock", American College of Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • "The Trial of Orestes," National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, Illinois, January 29, 2014, "The Trial of Orestes", 2014
  • "Getting Tough with the Hackers: Increasingly, Courts are letting Plaintiffs Pursue Data Breaches," Chicago Lawyer Magazine,  November 2014, "Getting Tough with the Hackers: Increasingly, Courts are letting Plaintiffs Pursue Data Breaches", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "Early Steps, Vital Steps: Truck Accidents Require Quick Action to Preserve Evidence," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2014, "Early Steps, Vital Steps: Truck Accidents Require Quick Action to Preserve Evidence" , Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • "Streamlining in Contested Patents," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2013, "Streamlining in Contested Patents", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Dangerous Precedent," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2013, "Dangerous Precedent", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "How to Properly Play SOJ," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2013, "How to Properly Play SOJ", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Texas Messes with Plaintiff Lawyers," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2013, "Texas Messes with Plaintiff Lawyers", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Separating the Good from the Bad," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2013, "Separating the Good from the Bad", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Lawyers, Ethics and Testimony," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2013, "Lawyers, Ethics and Testimony", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Letter to a New Lawyer - My Daughter," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2012/January 2013, "Letter to a New Lawyer - My Daughter", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Navigating The Business of Law," Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, November 22, 2013, "Navigating The Business of Law", 2013
  • "The Case that Pays, What I've Learned from My Big Cases," 49th Annual Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 7, 2013, "The Case that Pays, What I've Learned from My Big Cases", Indiana Trial Lawyers Association , 2013
  • "Closing Arguments," Chicago Bar Association YLS Trial Techniques, Chicago, Illinois, May 22, 2013, "Closing Arguments", Chicago Bar Association YLS Trial Techniques, 2013
  • "Let Jurors Hear This Case," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2013, "Let Jurors Hear This Case", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Demonstration of Opening Statements," Anatomy of a Trial, Bootcamp Trial Training for Young Lawyers, ABA, Section of Litigation Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 24, 2013, "Demonstration of Opening Statements", American Bar Association, 2013
  • "Shaping the Future of the Illinois Courts: Vision, Values & Strategies," 2013 Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Conference, Lombard, Illinois, April 15-16, 2013, "Shaping the Future of the Illinois Courts: Vision, Values & Strategies", Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Conference, 2013
  • "Closing Arguments," Damages Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, February 18, 2013, "Closing Arguments", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • "A Trip Down Memory Lane," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2013, "A Trip Down Memory Lane", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "Trial of Socrates," National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, Illinois, January 31, 2013, "Trial of Socrates", 2013
  • "Drivers and Cyclists Must Mix," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2013, "Drivers and Cyclists Must Mix", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "No Immunity for Negligence," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2013, "No Immunity for Negligence", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • "New Food Law Sits on the Shelf," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2012, "New Food Law Sits on the Shelf", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "When an Offer is not an Offer," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2012, "When an Offer is not an Offer", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Granite State, Granite Heart," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2012, "Granite State, Granite Heart", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Civics 101: Time to Head Back to School," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2012, "Civics 101: Time to Head Back to School", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Sorting Out Legal Issues After Florida Shooting," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2012, "Sorting Out Legal Issues After Florida Shooting", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Digital Records Open a Major Debate," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2012, "Digital Records Open a Major Debate", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Tax Time Also Brings Revised Rules," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2012, "Tax Time Also Brings Revised Rules", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Cameras in the Courtroom," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2012, "Cameras in the Courtroom", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Offering the Personal Touch," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2012, "Offering the Personal Touch", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "The Optimal Jury Trial," 2012 National Symposium on the American Jury, American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, October 4-5, 2012, "The Optimal Jury Trial", American Bar Association, 2012
  • "Navigating the Waters of Mediation," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2012, "Navigating the Waters of Mediation", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • "Taming the Discovery Process & Reducing Costs," Law Bulletin Annual Judges Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, November 14, 2012, "Taming the Discovery Process & Reducing Costs", Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2012
  • "Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor," Just the Beginning Foundation, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, September 21, 2012, "Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor" Just the Beginning Foundation, Chicago Bar Association, 2012
  • "Risk Reflections on Litigation - What Law Students Need to Learn Today to Succeed as Litigators," and "Risk Management - Personal Injury Lawyers and Business Leaders Can Work Together to Manage Risk," 2012 McGlothlin Leadership Forum, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 2-3, 2012, Leadership Forum, "Risk Reflections on Litigation - What Law Students Need to Learn Today to Succeed as Litigators," and "Risk Management - Personal Injury Lawyers and Business Leaders Can Work Together to Manage Risk", 2012
  • "In Defense of Trial Lawyers," Mason School of Business, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 2, 2012, "In Defense of Trial Lawyers", 2012
  • "Across the Border Personal Injury Seminar," Manchester, U.K., November 4, 2011, "Across the Border Personal Injury Seminar", 2011
  • "Picking the 'Best' Jury: Effective Techniques by the Experts," Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 2011, "Picking the 'Best' Jury: Effective Techniques by the Experts", Chicago Bar Association, 2011
  • "If You Can't Pick a Jury, You Can't Win a Trial," ABA Section of Litigation & Criminal Justice Section, CLE Conference, Miami, FL, April 15, 2011, "If You Can't Pick a Jury, You Can't Win a Trial", ABA Section of Litigation & Criminal Justice Section, CLE Conference, 2011
  • "Debate: The Discovery Process is a Mess: Too Long, Too Expensive and Too Liberal?" Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 2011 Spring Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, April 14, 2011, "Debate: The Discovery Process is a Mess: Too Long, Too Expensive and Too Liberal?", Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 2011 Spring Symposium , 2011
  • "The Thing Speaks for Itself," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2011, "The Thing Speaks for Itself", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Class Actions' Brave New World, Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2011, "Class Actions' Brave New World", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Getting Through the Legislative Red Tape," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2011, "Getting Through the Legislative Red Tape", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Cutting Through the Red Tape," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2011, "Cutting Through the Red Tape", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Let's Tell the Full Story," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2011, "Let's Tell the Full Story", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Choosing Jurors in this New World," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2011, "Choosing Jurors in this New World", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "A Constitutional Right to a Trial by Jury," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2011, "A Constitutional Right to a Trial by Jury", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "The Twombly and Iqbal Standards," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2011, "The Twombly and Iqbal Standards", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Improve Judicial Selection," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2011, "Improve Judicial Selection", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Become Familiar with the Changes," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2011, "Become Familiar with the Changes", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Creating a Disaster Plan," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2011, "Creating a Disaster Plan", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2011
  • "Tort Reform and the Civil Justice System from the Perspective of a Plaintiff's Lawyer," 2010 Annual Legislative Conference for State Coalition Leaders, Oak Brook, Illinois, November 8-10, 2010, "Tort Reform and the Civil Justice System from the Perspective of a Plaintiff's Lawyer", 2010 Annual Legislative Conference for State Coalition Leaders , 2010
  • "Air Crash Litigation: Key Issues in the Years Ahead," ABA Forum on Air & Space Law Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 26-27, 2010, "Air Crash Litigation: Key Issues in the Years Ahead", ABA Forum on Air & Space Law Meeting, 2010
  • "A Love-Hate Relationship with the Media," Contemporary Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Mediation, CLE, ABA Section of Litigation, Chicago, Illinois, June 10, 2010, "A Love-Hate Relationship with the Media", Contemporary Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Mediation, CLE, ABA Section of Litigation, 2010
  • "What's Best for you as a Patient," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2010, "What's Best for you as a Patient", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Warning All Groups of People," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2010, "Warning All Groups of People", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Lessons from the Gulf Disaster," Chicago Lawyer, October 2010, "Lessons from the Gulf Disaster", Chicago Lawyer , 2010
  • "How Secure is Airport Security?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2010, "How Secure is Airport Security?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "A Time and Place for Mediation?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2010, "A Time and Place for Mediation?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Duty of Trade Associations," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2010, "Duty of Trade Associations", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Bats' Safety Under Fire," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2010, "Bats' Safety Under Fire", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Innovation in Jury Trials," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2010, "Innovation in Jury Trials", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Working Up a Med-Mal Case," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2010, "Working Up a Med-Mal Case", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Letting the Light Shine In," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2010, "Letting the Light Shine In", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "A Strong Legal System," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 30, 2010, "A Strong Legal System", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "When Law Meets the Internet," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2010, "When Law Meets the Internet", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "The Role of Cameras," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2010, "The Role of Cameras", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2010
  • "Reimbursement Issues," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2009, "Reimbursement Issues", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "A More Even Playing Field," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2009, "A More Even Playing Field", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Soliciting Crash Victims," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2009, "Soliciting Crash Victims", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Lincoln the Lawyer," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2009, "Lincoln the Lawyer", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "To Shovel or Not to Shovel," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2009, "To Shovel or Not to Shovel", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Trends in Personal Injury Litigation/Wrongful Death," Trial Superstars on Presenting Your Case, The CBA Young Lawyers Section, Chicago, Illinois, October 16, 2009, "Trends in Personal Injury Litigation/Wrongful Death", Trial Superstars on Presenting Your Case, The CBA Young Lawyers Section, 2009
  • "The Trial Bar's Aggressive Agenda - The Latest Challenge to the Industry," PCI 2010 Legislative Planning Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 12, 2009, "The Trial Bar's Aggressive Agenda - The Latest Challenge to the Industry", PCI 2010 Legislative Planning Conference, 2009
  • "Objection! When and How to Object at Trial," ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July 30, 2009, "Objection! When and How to Object at Trial", ABA Annual Meeting, 2009
  • "Demonstration of Opening Statements," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Institute for Trial Training, Chicago, Illinois, July 9, 2009, "Demonstration of Opening Statements", American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Institute for Trial Training, 2009
  • "Selecting a Jury of Cynics, Believers and Others," Litigation Magazine, American Bar Association, Winter 2009, "Selecting a Jury of Cynics, Believers and Others", Litigation Magazine, American Bar Association, 2009
  • "Direct Examination," Chicago Bar Association, College of Trial Advocacy, Chicago, Illinois, June 4, 2009, "Direct Examination", Chicago Bar Association, College of Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • "Future Overview of Legal Profession," Distinguished Lecture Series, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2009, "Future Overview of Legal Profession", Distinguished Lecture Series, 2009
  • "Movies on Trial," My Cousin Vinny, CLE Film Series presented by Schopf & Weiss, Chicago, May 8, 2009, "Movies on Trial", CLE Film Series presented by Schopf & Weiss, 2009
  • "Changes in the Legal Profession," Best Lawyers 25th Anniversary Event, Atlanta, Georgia, April 24, 2009, "Changes in the Legal Profession", Best Lawyers, 2009
  • "Wrongful Birth Cases," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November/December 2009, "Wrongful Birth Cases", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Clifford's Notes: The Next 25 Years," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August/September 2009, "Clifford's Notes: The Next 25 Years", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "A Cheerleader's Safety," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2009, "A Cheerleader's Safety", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Search for Airline Safety," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2009, "Search for Airline Safety", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Twittering in the Jury Box," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2009, "Twittering in the Jury Box", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Patients' Rights and Reform," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2009, "Patients' Rights and Reform", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2009
  • "Safety in The Air," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2008, "Safety in The Air", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Don't Jump on The Bandwagon," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2008, "Don't Jump on The Bandwagon", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Is Expert Testimony Needed?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2008, "Is Expert Testimony Needed?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Qualified to Testify," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2008, "Qualified to Testify", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Using Video Properly," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2008, "Using Video Properly", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Judgment Day," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2008, "Judgment Day" , Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Too Close for Comfort," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2008, "Too Close for Comfort", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Justice in the US Tort System - Fact or Fiction?" International Society of Barristers, July 2008, "Justice in the US Tort System - Fact or Fiction?", International Society of Barristers, 2008
  • "The Dilemmas of Confidentiality," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2008, "The Dilemmas of Confidentiality", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life From Great Chicago Trial Lawyers," Law Bulletin Publishing, March 2008, "Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life From Great Chicago Trial Lawyers", Law Bulletin Publishing, 2008
  • "Zealous Advocacy and Civility" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2008, "Zealous Advocacy and Civility", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Zoo Liability," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2008, "Zoo Liability", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "The Candidates and Tort Reform," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2008, "The Candidates and Tort Reform", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "'The High Profile Case,' Managing the Media in High Profile Case: Telling the Story Legally," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, July 18, 2008, "'The High Profile Case,' Managing the Media in High Profile Case: Telling the Story Legally", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2008
  • "Panel debate: Justice in the US Tort System - fact or fiction?" 9th Beaumont International Aviation Conference, London, U.K., June 25-26, 2008, "Panel Debate: Justice in the US Tort System - Fact or Fiction?", 9th Beaumont International Aviation Conference, 2008
  • "Lawyer Advertising Should be Accurate," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2008, "Lawyer Advertising Should be Accurate", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2008
  • "Medical Liability & The Illinois Civil Justice System: A Review of the Options," Loyola University Chicago School of Law, May 7, 2008, "Medical Liability and the Illinois Civil Justice System: A Review of Options", 2008
  • "27th Annual National Trial Advocacy College," University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 5-11, 2008, "27th Annual National Trial Advocacy College", 2008
  • "Confidentiality Agreements Undermine Justice," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2007, "Confidentiality Agreements Undermine Justice", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Does Negligence Toward a Husband Transfer to Wife," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2007, "Does Negligence Toward a Husband Transfer to Wife", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Law Community Benefits from ABA Accreditation Process," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2007, "Law Community Benefits from ABA Accreditation Process", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Transparency in the Civil Justice System," UCLA-RAND Law and Public Policy Conference, UCLA Law School, Los Angeles, California, November 2, 2007, "Transparency in the Civil Justice System", UCLA-RAND Law and Public Policy Conference, 2007
  • "Parents Can be Liable for Their Kids Drinking," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2007, "Parents Can be Liable for Their Kids Drinking", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Case Evaluation - When to Take the Case - When to Settle," Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, October 23, 2007, "Case Evaluation - When to Take the Case - When to Settle", Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2007
  • "Not all Airline Cases Arise Under Federal Law," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2007, "Not all Airline Cases Arise Under Federal Law", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Compensation Funds: Are They Enough?" Chicago, Illinois, ABA CLE teleconference, September 19, 2007, "Compensation Funds: Are They Enough?", ABA CLE teleconference, 2007
  • "When a Civil Matter Follows a Criminal Case," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2007, "When a Civil Matter Follows a Criminal Case", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "The Use of Video at Trial: A Potentially Powerful Tool," President's Challenge, Trial Journal, Illinois Trial Lawyers, Summer 2007, "The Use of Video at Trial: A Potentially Powerful Tool", President's Challenge, Trial Journal, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 2007
  • "Mediation," Litigation Skills Conference, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, September 10, 2007, "Mediation", Litigation Skills Conference, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2007
  • "Courts Try to Define the Value of Losing a Pet," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2007, "Courts Try to Define the Value of Losing a Pet", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Demonstration of Opening Statements," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Institute for Trial Training, Chicago, Illinois, July 12, 2007, "Demonstration of Opening Statements", American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Institute for Trial Training, 2007
  • "Establishing Privilege for Medical Documents," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2007, "Establishing Privilege for Medical Documents", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Working with the Media in High Profile Cases," Australian Bar Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 28, 2007, "Working with the Media in High Profile Cases", Australian Bar Association Conference, 2007
  • "Trial Lawyers Change Name to Emphasize Justice," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2007, "Trial Lawyers Change Name to Emphasize Justice", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Apparent Agency Issues in Illinois," Cassiday, Schade Legal Education Program, Chicago, Illinois, April 19, 2007, "Apparent Agency Issues in Illinois", Cassiday, Schade Legal Education Program, 2007
  • "Drug Ads and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2007, "Drug Ads and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "26th Annual National Trial Advocacy College," University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 5-12, 2007, "26th Annual National Trial Advocacy College", 2007
  • "Willful, Wanton Conduct and Governmental Immunity," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2007, "Willful, Wanton Conduct and Governmental Immunity", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "Introducing Medical Records Without the Physician," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2007, "Introducing Medical Records Without the Physician", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • "The Cangelosi Ruling and Attorney-Client Privilege," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2006, "The Cangelosi Ruling and Attorney-Client Privilege", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "When Outside Information Taints Jurors and Verdicts," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2006, "When Outside Information Taints Jurors and Verdicts", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Governmental Immunity: Protecting the Protectors," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2006, "Governmental Immunity: Protecting the Protectors", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Take Me Out to the Ballgame, But Bring a Mitt," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2006, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame, But Bring a Mitt", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Employees Can be Liable for Violating Patient Confidentiality," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2006, "Employees Can be Liable for Violating Patient Confidentiality", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Courts Should Protect Insureds Against the Fine Print," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2006, "Courts Should Protect Insureds Against the Fine Print", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Avoidable Negligence," Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, May 3, 2006, Voice of the People, "Avoidable Negligence", Chicago Tribune, 2006
  • "Battle Brews Over New FDA Rule Preempting State Law," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2006, "Battle Brews Over New FDA Rule Preempting State Law", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Trial Superstars on Presenting Your Case: Winning Over the Court, The Jury and The Media," Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 2006, "Trial Superstars on Presenting Your Case: Winning Over the Court, The Jury and The Media", Chicago Bar Association, 2006
  • "Construction Case Shows Line Between Tort and Contract," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2006, "Construction Case Shows Line Between Tort and Contract", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Fight Beyond the Grave Saves Estate $1.48 Million," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2006, "Fight Beyond the Grave Saves Estate $1.48 Million", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Using FOIA to Investigate the TWA 800 Crash," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2006, "Using FOIA to Investigate the TWA 800 Crash", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "How to Win a Billion Dollar Verdict," Trial Masters Seminar, 35th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 13, 2006, "How to Win a Billion Dollar Verdict", 2006
  • "Building Partnerships for Perinatal Care", 10th National Perinatal Outreach Education Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 3, 2006, "Building Partnerships for Perinatal Care", 2006
  • "Sensitive Security Information - Does It Impede Justice," Aviation Litigation Seminar, American Bar Association, New York City, New York, June 2, 2006, "Sensitive Security Information - Does it Impede Justice", American Bar Association, Aviation Litigation Seminar, 2006
  • "When is a Medical Expert Qualified to Testify?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2006, "When is a Medical Expert Qualified to Testify?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Negligent Credentialing as a Cause of Action," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2006, "Negligent Credentialing as a Cause of Action", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2006
  • "Boot Camp for Lawyers," Tips National Trial Academy, The National Judicial College, University of Nevada at Reno, March 11-15, 2006, "Boot Camp for Lawyers" , Tips National Trial Academy, 2006
  • "Patient's Plea to Stop Caps Legislation Fell on Deaf Ears," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2005, "Patient's Plea to Stop Caps Legislation Fell on Deaf Ears", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Depositions," Presentation to The Department of Law, City of Chicago Municipal Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, November 15, 2005, "Depositions", Presentation to The Department of Law, City of Chicago Municipal Corporation, 2005
  • "Plenary Session - Preparing for the Hearing," Further Professionalization of Administrative Adjudication, National Association of Administrative Law Judges Annual Meeting and Educational Program, October 31, 2005, "Plenary Session - Preparing for the Hearing", National Association of Administrative Law Judges Annual Meeting and Educational Program , 2005
  • "Servicemen's Cases Can, at Times, March Forward," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2005, "Servicemen's Cases Can, at Times, March Forward", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "2005 Advocacy Showcase, The Business Torts Case: A One Day Trial," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 7, 2005, "2005 Advocacy Showcase, The Business Torts Case: A One Day Trial", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • "ABA Guidelines Give Roadmap to Juries for 21st Century," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2005, "ABA Guidelines Give Roadmap to Juries for 21st Century", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Courts Struggle With Good Samaritans in Hospitals," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2005, "Courts Struggle With Good Samaritans in Hospitals", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "The American Jury Trial-Do We Allow Its Death or Lead Its Rebirth?" A National Summit on the Present State of the Seventh Amendment Right to Trial by Jury, American Board of Trial Advocates, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1, 2005, "The American Jury Trial-Do We Allow Its Death or Lead Its Rebirth?", A National Summit on the Present State of the Seventh Amendment Right to Trial by Jury, American Board of Trial Advocates , 2005
  • "Medical Liability: The New Legal Landscape," Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Chicago, Illinois, March 16, 2005, "Medical Liability: The New Legal Landscape", Professional Liability Underwriting Society , 2005
  • "Law Leaves Jilted Lovers Out in Cold," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2005, "Law Leaves Jilted Lovers Out in Cold", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Rights Expanding for Plaintiffs with In Utero Injuries," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2005, "Rights Expanding for Plaintiffs with In Utero Injuries", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Only the Facts Will Get to Bottom of Medical Reform," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2005, "Only the Facts Will Get to Bottom of Medical Reform", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Popular Media Paints Unrealistic Portrait of Lawyers (and what we can do about it)," Viewpoint, Chicago Bar Association Record, January 2005, Viewpoint, "Popular Media Paints Unrealistic Portrait of Lawyers (and what we can do about it)", Chicago Bar Association Record, 2005
  • "Court Examines Collateral Source Rules on Medical Bills," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2005, "Court Examines Collateral Source Rules on Medical Bills", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "The Time Has Come for Mandatory CLE," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2005, "The Time Has Come for Mandatory CLE", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Cell Phones May Increase Liability Risk," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2005, "Cell Phones May Increase Liability Risk", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Proposed Rules Suggest Changes to Electronic Discovery," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2005, "Proposed Rules Suggest Changes to Electronic Discovery", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Torts Provide Best Relief for Nursing Home Residents," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2005, "Torts Provide Best Relief for Nursing Home Residents", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2005
  • "Trial Tools in the Courtroom," Tort Litigation Committee Meeting, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 16, 2004, "Trial Tools in the Courtroom", Tort Litigation Committee Meeting, Chicago Bar Association , 2004
  • "2004 Served Up Plenty of Juicy Celebrity Litigation," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2004, "2004 Served Up Plenty of Juicy Celebrity Litigation", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Court's Split on Federal Preemption After FDA Approval," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2004, "Court's Split on Federal Preemption After FDA Approval", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Courts Examining Limited Doctor/Patient Relationship," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2004, "Courts Examining Limited Doctor/Patient Relationship", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Patients Deserve Informed Consent in Medical Research," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2004, "Patients Deserve Informed Consent in Medical Research", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Jury Duty," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Tribune, August 23, 2004, Letter to the Editor, "Jury Duty" , Chicago Tribune, 2004
  • "High Court Decision Keeps Patients From Suing HMOs," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2004, "High Court Decision Keeps Patients From Suing HMOs", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Ruling Gives Guidance on Licensing of Expert Witness," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2004, "Ruling Gives Guidance on Licensing of Expert Witness", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Confidentiality May Cost Plaintiffs Plenty in Taxes," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2004, "Confidentiality May Cost Plaintiffs Plenty in Taxes", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Changes to Med-Mal Rules Must Keep Fairness at Center," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2004, "Changes to Med-Mal Rules Must Keep Fairness at Center", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Tort Debate Must Broaden to Address Health Safety ," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2004, "Tort Debate Must Broaden to Address Health Safety", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "Major Med-Mal Ruling has Impact on Cases, Ethics," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2004, "Major Med-Mal Ruling has Impact on Cases, Ethics", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "High Court to Review Patients' Rights to Sue," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2004, "High Court to Review Patients' Rights to Sue", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "New Ruling in Ozik Shows Court's Knowledge of Law," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2004, "New Ruling in Ozik Shows Court's Knowledge of Law", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • "County Fire Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, October 25, 2004, Voice of the People, "County Fire Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided", Chicago Tribune, 2004
  • "Mediating Malpractice," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times, September 27, 2004, Letter to the Editor, "Mediating Malpractice", Chicago Sun-Times, 2004
  • "Deselecting the Jury in a Civil Case," Litigation Magazine, American Bar Association, Volume 30, No. 2, Winter 2004, "Deselecting the Jury in a Civil Case", American Bar Association, 2004
  • "Insurance Regulation is the Better Solution," Letter to the Editor, The Daily Herald, April 25, 2004, Letter to the Editor, "Insurance Regulation is the Better Solution", The Daily Herald, 2004
  • "Look at Insurance Industry," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2004, Letter to the Editor, "Look at Insurance Industry", Chicago Tribune, 2004
  • "Malpractice Facts," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2004, Voice of the People, "Malpractice Facts", Chicago Tribune, 2004
  • "Advanced Techniques of Direct and Cross Examination," Advanced Trial Institute Program, Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, San Francisco, California, August 7, 2003, "Advanced Techniques of Direct and Cross Examination", Advanced Trial Institute Program, Annual Meeting, American Bar Association, 2003
  • "Ethics in the Media: The Ever-Growing Thirst for Information," Aviation Litigation, American Bar Association, New York, New York, June 5, 2003, "Ethics in the Media: The Ever-Growing Thirst for Information", Aviation Litigation, American Bar Association , 2003
  • "The Medical Negligence Case: A One-Day Trial," 2003 Advocacy Showcase, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 3, 2003, "The Medical Negligence Case: A One-Day Trial", 2003 Advocacy Showcase, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
  • "Jury Trials After Enron and WorldCom: How Do We Regain Corporate Credibility," 2003 Corporate Counsel College Program, International Association of Defense Counsel, April 24, 2003, "Jury Trials After Enron and WorldCom: How Do We Regain Corporate Credibility", 2003 Corporate Counsel College Program, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2003
  • "Anatomy of a Malpractice Case from a Litigator's Perspective," DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, February 21, 2003, "Anatomy of a Malpractice Case from a Litigator's Perspective", DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, 2003
  • "The Rachel Barton Trial: Perspective from the Plaintiff's Attorney," Trial Attorney Superstar Series, Chicago Bar Association and John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, February 12, 2003, "The Rachel Barton Trial: Perspective from the Plaintiff's Attorney", Trial Attorney Superstar Series, Chicago Bar Association , 2003
  • "Patients Lose Out with Arbitration Clause," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2003, "Patients Lose Out with Arbitration Clause", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Case Will Clarify Immunity for State-Employed Doctors," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2003, "Case Will Clarify Immunity for State-Employed Doctors", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Ruling on Liability Promotes Good-Faith Settlements," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2003, "Ruling on Liability Promotes Good-Faith Settlements", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Jurors' Questions Pose Tricky Balance," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2003, "Jurors' Questions Pose Tricky Balance", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Court Addresses Electronic Discovery," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2003, "Court Addresses Electronic Discovery", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Insurance Decision May Help Plaintiffs," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2003, "Insurance Decision May Help Plaintiffs", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Back-up Asbestos Suit as Best as you Can," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2003, "Back-up Asbestos Suit as Best as you Can", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Use Checklists Before Settling," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2003, "Use Checklists Before Settling", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Untangling Knots in State Discovery Rule," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2003, "Untangling Knots in State Discovery Rule", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • "Doctors Affix Blame to the Wrong Party," Letter to the Editor, Daily Herald, June 27, 2003, Letter to the Editor , "Doctors Affix Blame to the Wrong Party" , Daily Herald, 2003
  • "Don't Hurt the Injured by Capping Damage Awards" Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, February 25, 2003, "Don't Hurt the Injured by Capping Damage Awards" Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, 2003
  • "Holding Hospitals Responsible for Doctors' Negligence," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2002, "Holding Hospitals Responsible for Doctors' Negligence", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Wrong Remedy, Doc," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times, November 26, 2002, Letter to the Editor, "Wrong Remedy, Doc", Chicago Sun-Times, 2002
  • "Now More than Ever," Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Spring 2002, "Now More than Ever", Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association , 2002
  • "Rule 213: Disclose, Disclose, Disclose," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2002, "Rule 213: Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure" , Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Task Force Examines Legal Issues Relating to Terrorism," ABA Partner, Winter 2002, "Task Force Examines Legal Issues Relating to Terrorism", ABA Partner, 2002
  • "Forum Fights," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2002, "Forum Fights", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Judges Should Let Juries Hear Reliable Expert Witnesses," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2002, "Judges Should Let Juries Hear Reliable Expert Witnesses", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Confronting our Critics," Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Winter 2002, "Confronting our Critics:, Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association , 2002
  • Keynote Speaker, Korean American Bar Association, Annual Dinner, March 2002, Keynote Speaker, Korean American Bar Association, Annual Dinner , 2002
  • "Pretense is Gone in Sealing Court Records," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2002, "Pretense is Gone in Sealing Court Records", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "The Rules for Victims' Comp." Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2002, "The Rules for Victims' Comp.", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Does High Court Decision Hurt Petrillo Doctrine?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2002, "Does High Court Decision Hurt Petrillo Doctrine?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Cross Examining The Scientific Expert," All Star Cross- Examination, Chicago Bar Association and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, October 25, 2002, "Cross Examining The Scientific Expert", All Star Cross- Examination, Chicago Bar Association and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, 2002
  • "Civility in the Courtroom," The Abraham Lincoln Marovitz American Inn of Court Joint Meeting with the Chicago American Inn of Court, Chicago, Illinois, October 22, 2002, "Civility in the Courtroom", The Abraham Lincoln Marovitz American Inn of Court Joint Meeting with the Chicago American Inn of Court, 2002
  • "Personal Injuries," Book Review, Chicago Bar Record, April 2002, Book Review, "Personal Injuries", Chicago Bar Record, 2002
  • "Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Complex Litigation: From Argument to Trial: What Really Works," Complex Litigation, The Sedona Conference, Sedona, Arizona, May 2, 2002, "Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Complex Litigation: From Argument to Trial: What Really Works", Complex Litigation, The Sedona Conference, 2002
  • "Legal Issues Arising from Acts of Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism Efforts," The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey Annual Judicial Conference, New Jersey, March 20, 2002, "Legal Issues Arising form Acts of Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism Efforts", The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey Annual Judicial Conference , 2002
  • "Land Owner Liability," Winning Trial Techniques from Voir Dire to Closing, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, February 18, 2002, "Land Owner Liability", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Pitting Scalpel Against Scalpel," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2002, "Pitting Scalpel Against Scalpel", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Accountant's Liability," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2002, "Accountant's Liability", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Risk Allocation in Tort Cases," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2002, "Risk Allocation in Tort Cases", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • "Harsh Judgment," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times, December 7, 2001, Letter to the Editor, "Harsh Judgment" , Chicago Sun-Times, 2001
  • "The Impact of Popular Culture on the Perception of Lawyers," Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Fall 2001, "The Impact of Popular Culture on the Perception of Lawyers", Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association , 2001
  • "Lots of Factors in Landowners Liability for Criminal Attacks," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2001, "Lots of Factors in Landowners Liability for Criminal Attacks", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Are Lawyers Capable of Behaving Nobly?" Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, October 14, 2001, Voice of the People, "Are Lawyers Capable of Behaving Nobly?", Chicago Tribune, 2001
  • "Airline Relief Legislation Needs Scrutiny," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2001, "Airline Relief Legislation Needs Scrutiny", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Raising the Bar," Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Summer 2001, "Raising the Bar", Opening Statement, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association , 2001
  • "Fifth District Jumps into Trampoline Debate," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2001, "Fifth District Jumps into Trampoline Debate", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Living by the Decision of the Supreme Court," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2001, Voice of the People, "Living by the Decision of the Supreme Court", Chicago Tribune, 2001
  • "Do Lie Detectors Lie or Provide the Truth?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2001, "Do Lie Detectors Lie or Provide the Truth?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Who Owns Your DNA," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2001, "Who Owns Your DNA", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Some Lawyers Selling Out Rights in Product Liability Cases," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2001, "Some Lawyers Selling Out Rights in Product Liability Cases", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Criminal Contempt Use May Prod Discovery," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2001, "Criminal Contempt Use May Prod Discovery", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Experts' Capsule Summaries May be Hard Pills to Swallow," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2001, "Experts' Capsule Summaries May be Hard Pills to Swallow", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Will Miss Manners be an Expert Witness?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2001, "Will Miss Manners be an Expert Witness?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Rule 213 Changes Leading to Double Vision," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2001, "Rule 213 Changes Leading to Double Vision", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Online Medical Advice Raises Legal Concerns," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2001, "Online Medical Advice Raises Legal Concerns", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Use Rule 310 to Speed Appeals," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2001, "Use Rule 310 to Speed Appeals", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2001
  • "Medical Malpractice in Women's Imaging," Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois, November, 2001, "Medical Malpractice in Women's Imaging", Radiological Society of North America , 2001
  • "Ethics in the Media: Are you Crossing the Line?" ABA Annual Meeting, Aviation Litigation, Chicago, Illinois, August 6, 2001, "Ethics in the Media: Are you Crossing the Line?", ABA Annual Meeting, Aviation Litigation, 2001
  • "Hands on Learning at the Federal Courthouse - The Art of Cross Examination," ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August 4, 2001, "Hands on Learning at the Federal Courthouse - The Art of Cross Examination", ABA Annual Meeting, 2001
  • "Mock Trial," Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University Hospital Seminar, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 3, 2001, "Mock Trial", Georgetown University Hospital Seminar, 2001
  • "The Criminalization of Aviation Accidents" Annual Seminar, Aviation Litigation, American Bar Association, New York City, New York, June 7, 2001, "The Criminalization of Aviation Accidents", Annual Seminar, Aviation Litigation, American Bar Association, 2001
  • "Leading Lawyers Pursuing Justice," Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, May 12, 2001, "Leading Lawyers Pursuing Justice", Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, 2001
  • "Winning Arguments and the Psychology of Jury Decision- Making," American Bar Association, Institute for Trial Practice Task Force Proposed Program, Phoenix, Arizona, May 10, 2001, "Winning Arguments and the Psychology of Jury Decision-Making", American Bar Association, Institute for Trial Practice Task Force Proposed Program, 2001
  • "Ten Settlement Truisms," University of Illinois, College of Law Boot Camp, Chicago, January 11, 2001, "Ten Settlement Truisms", University of Illinois, College Law Boot Camp, 2001
  • "Opening and Closing Argument in Barton v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. and Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Co." Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 2000, "Opening and Closing Argument in Barton v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. and Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Co.", Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • "Praising Cook County's Judges," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, November 5, 2000, Voice of the People, "Praising Cook County's Judges", Chicago Tribune, 2000
  • "Media Effort on Tires Will Save Lives," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times, August 14, 2000, Letter to the Editor, "Media Effort on Tires Will Save Lives", Chicago Sun-Times, 2000
  • "Making Amusement Rides Safer," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune , July 19, 2000, Voice of the People, "Making Amusement Rides Safer", Chicago Tribune, 2000
  • "Runaway Juries? The Facts Say No," The National Law Journal, February 21, 2000, "Runaway Juries? The Facts Say No", The National Law Journal, 2000
  • "Mammograms' Reliability Under Question: Should This Be a Cause for Alarm?" Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, Leader Publications, January 2000, "Mammograms' Reliability Under Question: Should This Be a Cause for Alarm?", Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, Leader Publications, 2000
  • "Judiciary's Place in Democracy," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, January, 15, 2000, Voice of the People, "Judiciary's Place in Democracy", Chicago Tribune, 2000
  • "Yes, Virginia, California Can be Reasonable," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 2000, "Yes, Virginia, California Can be Reasonable", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Proximate Cause," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 2000, "Proximate Cause", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Defining Bad Faith," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2000, "Defining Bad Faith", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Courts Asking Whether Dangers are Excessive or Acceptable," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 2000, "Courts Asking Whether Dangers are Excessive or Acceptable", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Educating Drug Companies About Learned Intermediaries," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 2000, "Educating Drug Companies About Learned Intermediaries" , Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Amusement Parks Take Consumers for a Ride," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 2000, "Amusement Parks Take Consumers for a Ride", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Informed Consent Moves Beyond Risk to Participation," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 2000, "Informed Consent Moves Beyond Risk to Participation", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "The Future of Technology and Jury Consultation in Federal Trials in the 21st Century," Federal Litigation in the 21st Century Panel Discussion, Chicago, Illinois, November 28, 2000, "The Future of Technology and Jury Consultation in Federal Trials in the 21st Century", Federal Litigation in the 21st Century Panel Discussion, 2000
  • "Court Lowers Gate on State Tort Laws Regarding Rail Crossings," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 2000, "Court Lowers Gate on State Tort Laws Regarding Rail Crossings", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "When Your Own Trial Witness Blows a Gaping Hole in Your Case, How Far Can You Go to Keep your Case from Sinking Like the Titanic," American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, New York, New York, July 2000, "When Your Own Trial Witness Blows a Gaping Hole in Your Case, How Far Can You Go to Keep your Case from Sinking Like the Titanic", American Bar Association, 2000
  • "Consider Justice in Interpreting Rule 213," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2000, "Consider Justice in Interpreting Rule 213", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Task Force on the Judiciary," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 7, 2000, "Task Force on the Judiciary" , American Bar Association, 2000
  • "Ten Tips for Successful P.I. Settlements," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2000, "Ten Tips for Successful P.I. Settlements", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "The Conflict Between 'Disability' and 'Loss of Normal Life.'" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 2000, "The Conflict Between 'Disability' and 'Loss of Normal Life'", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Settlement and Negotiations," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Past Presidents Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, January 8, 2000, "Settlement and Negotiations", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • "Case Raises Questions About Sanctions in 'Frivolous' Suits," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 2000, "Case Raises Questions About Sanctions in 'Frivolous' Suits", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 2000
  • "Right to Sue Prescribes the Necessary Treatment for HMOs," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 1999, "Right to Sue Prescribes the Necessary Treatment for HMOs", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "Aviation on Trial - In the Trenches with Aviation Accident Litigation," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, New York, New York, May 13, 1999, "Aviation on Trial - In the Trenches with Aviation Accident Litigation", American Bar Association, Section of Litigation , 1999
  • "Tort Deform Strips Constitutional Rights," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 1999, "Tort Deform Strips Constitutional Rights", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "The Advocate's Art: Voir Dire by the Masters," ABA, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April 15, 1999, "The Advocate's Art: Voir Dire by the Masters", ABA, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting , 1999
  • "Dodging Friendly Fire - Know Thy Enemy," A Plaintiff's Perspective, ABA, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April 14, 1999, "Dodging Friendly Fire - Know Thy Enemy", A Plaintiff's Perspective, ABA, Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, 1999
  • "Drawbacks to using Web to Settle PI Claims," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 1999, "Drawbacks to using Web to Settle PI Claims", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "A Plaintiff's Perspective on Limiting the Scope of Practice & Procedure," Federal Judicial Conference Committee on Practice and Procedure, Chicago, Illinois, January 28, 1999, "A Plaintiff's Perspective on Limiting the Scope of Practice & Procedure", Federal Judicial Conference Committee on Practice and Procedure , 1999
  • "Some Doctors Stacking the Thermometers," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 1999, "Some Doctors Stacking the Thermometers", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "High-Low Deals Offer High Sophistication," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 1999, "High-Low Deals Offer High Sophistication", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "Sneak Attacks Uncalled For," June 1999, "Sneak Attacks Uncalled For", 1999
  • "Court Parks Tire Rule Ruling in Daubert's Garage," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 1999, "Court Parks Tire Rule Ruling in Daubert's Garage", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "Are a Psychotherapist's Notes Confidential?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 1999, "Are a Psychotherapist's Notes Confidential?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "Courts Eye Spoliation of Evidence Claims," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 1999, "Courts Eye Spoliation of Evidence Claims", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "Judges and Juries Should Target Gun Policies," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 1999, "Judges and Juries Should Target Gun Policies", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "This is not the Right Time for a Time Clock," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 1999, "This is not the Right Time for a Time Clock", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "Justice Can Cure Ills," Chicago Sun Times, Letter to the Editor, October 7, 1999, Letter to the Editor, "Justice Can Cure Ills", Chicago Sun-Times, 1999
  • "Risk of Rollovers in SUVs," Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, July 3, 1999, Voice of the People, "Risk Rollovers in SUVs", Chicago Tribune, 1999
  • "Jury Selection in a Civil Case: A Plaintiff's Perspective," CBA Brief, October 1999, "Jury Selection in a Civil Case: A Plaintiff's Perspective", CBA Brief, 1999
  • "Issues to Examine in Cases Against Common Carriers," Product Liability Law and Strategy, Leader Publications, New York, June 1999, "Issues to Examine in Cases Against Common Carriers", Product Liability Law and Strategy, Leader Publications, 1999
  • "Road Warriors, The Best Alternative," Woman Attorney Magazine, April - May 1999, "Road Warriors, The Best Alternative", Woman Attorney Magazine, 1999
  • "Just Crossing Street a Hazard to our Health," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times, April 29, 1999, Letter to the Editor, "Just Crossing Street a Hazard to our Health", Chicago Sun-Times, 1999
  • "Railroads Indifferent Despite Verdict," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times, March 5, 1999, Letter to the Editor, "Railroads Indifferent Despite Verdict", Chicago Sun-Times, 1999
  • "Barton Gave Jury Fair Verdict Based on Fact," Chicago Sun-Times, Letter to the Editor, March 5, 1999, Letter to the Editor, "Barton Gave Jury Fair Verdict Based on Fact", Chicago Sun-Times, 1999
  • "Raconteuring," Chicago Inn of Court, October 20, 1999, "Raconteuring", Chicago Inn of Court, 1999
  • "Clinton Should Make Recess Appointment to Federal Bench," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 27, 1999, Letter to the Editor, "Clinton Should Make Recess Appointment to Federal Bench", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1999
  • "Medical Malpractice from a Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective," American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Chicago, Illinois, October 4, 1999, "Medical Malpractice from a Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective", American Society for Healthcare Risk Management , 1999
  • "Allow Punitives in Wrongful Death Cases," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 1999, "Allow Punitives in Wrongful Death Cases", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1999
  • "State-of-the-Art Courtroom Technology in the Courtroom," DuPage County Bar Association, Lombard, Illinois, June 10, 1999, "State-of-the-Art Courtroom Technology in the Courtroom", DuPage County Bar Association, 1999
  • "Power of the People: The Jury in Flight 4184" Chicago Lawyer, Special Section, Illinois Leading Attorneys, May 1998, "Power of the People: The Jury in Flight 4184", Chicago Lawyer, Special Section, Illinois Leading Attorneys, 1998
  • "Restatement 3rd of Torts: Reasonable Alternative Design, A Plaintiff's Perspective," Product Liability Law & Strategy, Leader Publications, New York, May 1998, "Restatement 3rd of Torts: Reasonable Alternative Design, A Plaintiff's Perspective", Product Liability Law & Strategy, Leader Publications , 1998
  • "Jury Selection," Under the Microscope: The Anatomy of a Malpractice Trial, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, December 5, 1998, "Jury Selection", Under the Microscope: The Anatomy of a Malpractice Trial, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , 1998
  • American Academy of Psychiatry & Law Program, Topic: "Standard of Care in Psychiatry," 1998, "Standard of Care in Psychiatry", American Academy of Psychiatry & Law Program, 1998
  • "Maximizing Damages," Trial Technique Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, October 12, 1998, "Maximizing Damages", Trial Technique Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , 1998
  • "Litigating the Titanic," Cross Examination of Plaintiff's Expert, ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, Toronto, Canada, August 3, 1998, Cross Examination of Plaintiff's Expert, "Litigating the Titanic", ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, 1998
  • "Jury Selection and Jury Appeal: What We Learn From Focus Groups," ABA Section of Litigation Aviation Annual Seminar, New York, New York, June 4, 1998, "Jury Selection and Jury Appeal: What We Learn From Focus Groups", ABA Section of Litigation Aviation Annual Seminar, 1998
  • "Presenting the Complex Civil Case to a Jury," American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Chicago, Illinois, February 26, 1998, "Presenting the Complex Civil Case to a Jury", American Bar Association, Section of Litigation , 1998
  • "To Settle or Not to Settle Your Malpractice Lawsuit- Why? When? For How Much? Those are the Questions," Chicago Radiological Society, Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 1998, "To Settle or Not to Settle Your Malpractice Lawsuit- Why? When? For How Much? Those are the Questions", Chicago Radiological Society, 1998
  • "Insurance Issue Grows in Intentional Torts," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 1998, "Insurance Issue Grows in Intentional Torts", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Why Should Venue Changes to the Next County be Allowed?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 1998, "Why Should Venue Changes to the Next County be Allowed?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Why Double the Deposition Work?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 1998, "Why Double the Deposition Work?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Stream of Payments Shields Some Injury Victims from Unwise Decisions, Maximizes Compensation," Law Day Issue, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April, 25, 1998, "Stream of Payments Shields Some Injury Victims from Unwise Decisions, Maximizes Compensation", Law Day Issue, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1998
  • "Who Owns Notes and Reports?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 1998, "Who Owns Notes and Reports?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Column on Tort Reform Elicits Strong Responses," Letter to the Editor, Illinois Legal Times, March 1998, Letter to the Editor, "Column on Tort Reform Elicits Strong Responses", Illinois Legal Times, 1998
  • "Builders Be Upright and Fix SUV Rollovers," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 1998, "Builders Be Upright and Fix SUV Rollovers", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Bill of Rights for Patient's Step Toward Improving Health Care," USA Today, Letter to the Editor, February 22, 1998, Letter to the Editor, "Bill of Rights for Patient's Step Toward Improving Health Care", USA Today, 1998
  • "Restatement Reflects Biases," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 1998, "Restatement Reflects Biases", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Overhauled Federal Rule of Evidence 407 Poses Problems for Plaintiff," Product Liability Law and Strategy, Leader Publication, New York, February 1998, "Overhauled Federal Rule of Evidence 407 Poses Problems for Plaintiff", Product Liability Law and Strategy, Leader Publication, 1998
  • "Tampering with the Evidence Rule," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 1998, "Tampering with the Evidence Rule", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Juries Use Awards to Make Bold Statements," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 1998, "Juries Use Awards to Make Bold Statements", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "High Court Right Tort Reform Decision," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 1998, "High Court Right Tort Reform Decision", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "Electorate Should Ignore Judicial Ratings by Business Group," Letter to the Editor, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 13, 1998, Letter to the Editor, "Electorate Should Ignore Judicial Ratings by Business Group", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1998
  • "Turnabout, Fair Play, and Dishonest Judicial Ratings," Letters to the Editor, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 26, 1998, Letter to the Editor, "Turnabout, Fair Play, and Dishonest Judicial Ratings", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1998
  • "Are Physician Expert Witnesses Practicing Medicine?" A Plaintiff's Perspective, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Leader Publications, New York, September 1998, "Are Physician Expert Witnesses Practicing Medicine?", 1998
  • "The Duty to Warn," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 1998, "The Duty to Warn", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1998
  • "AMA Proposal to Require Experts to be Licensed in the State," Medical Malpractice Law & Practice, Leader Publications, New York, September, 1998, Medical Malpractice Law & Practice, "AMA Proposal to Require Experts to be Licensed in the State", Leader Publications, 1998
  • "AMA Proposal Would Protect Bad Doctors," September 1998, "AMA Proposal Would Protect Bad Doctors", 1998
  • "'Cash Now' Needs Regulating Fast," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, May 16, 1998, Voice of the People, "'Cash Now' Needs Regulating Fast", Chicago Tribune, 1998
  • "Aviation Litigation: Trial Evidence Issues After ValuJet and TWA 800," American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Washington, D.C., April, 1997, "Aviation Litigation: Trial Evidence Issues After ValuJet and TWA 800", American Bar Association Section of Litigation , 1997
  • "Cellular Phones May Drive Drivers to Dangerous Distraction," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 1997, "Cellular Phones May Drive Drivers to Dangerous Distraction", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "The Value of an Individual," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 1997, "The Value of an Individual", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Questions Raised About Daubert," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 1997, "Questions Raised About Daubert", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Victory Adds up to Loss in High Court Case," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 1997, "Victory Adds up to Loss in High Court Case", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Zipped up Documents Zapping the Public," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 1997, "Zipped up Documents Zapping the Public", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Lights, Cameras...Action?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 1997, "Lights, Cameras...Action?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Getting Weight Loss Centers to Fork Over," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 1997, "Getting Weight Loss Centers to Fork Over", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Red Rover, Dead Rover, I Send this Suit Over," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 1997, "Red Rover, Dead Rover, I Send this Suit Over", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Sorting out the Confusion in Cramer," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 1997, "Sorting out the Confusion in Cramer", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Unique Aspects of Handling Motor Vehicle Products Liability Cases," The 1997 National Conference on Products Liability Law, Chicago, Illinois, April 11-12, 1997, "Unique Aspects of Handling Motor Vehicle Products Liability Cases", The National Conference on Products Liability Law, 1997
  • "Trial and Courtroom Techniques," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 17, 1997, "Trial and Courtroom Techniques", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • "Consumers and Alternative Dispute Resolution," Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution, January 30, 1997, "Consumers and Alternative Dispute Resolution", Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution , 1997
  • "Maximizing Results Through Settlement and Trial," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, January 17, 1997, "Maximizing Results Through Settlement and Trial", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • "The Do's and Don'ts of Videos as Demonstrative Evidence," The Use of Videos as Settlement Tools, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 9, 1997, "The Do's and Don't of Videos as Demonstrative Evidence", Chicago Bar Association, The Use of Videos as Settlement Tools, 1997
  • "When a Plane Goes Down," The Washington Post, December 9, 1997, "When a Plane Goes Down", The Washington Post, 1997
  • "Physician Liability in a Managed Care Environment," The Journal of Medical Practice Management, November/December 1997, "Physician Liability in a Managed Care Environment", The Journal of Medical Practice Management, 1997
  • "Litigating the Power Tool Case," Trial Magazine, November 1997, "Litigating the Power Tool Case", Trial Magazine, 1997
  • "Lawyers With Civility Born, Not Legislated," Chicago Sun-Times, October 15, 1997, "Lawyers With Civility Born, Not Legislated", Chicago Sun-Times, 1997
  • "Good Samaritans Needn't Fear Helping," Chicago Sun-Times, September 12, 1997, "Good Samaritans Needn't Fear Helping", Chicago Sun-Times, 1997
  • "Governments Must Act Safely," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, November 3, 1997, Voice of the People, "Governments Must Act Safely", Chicago Tribune, 1997
  • "Heart of Justice Beats Anew," Commentary, Chicago Sun-Times, February 9, 1997, Commentary, "Heart of Justice Beats Anew", Chicago Sun-Times, 1997
  • "Judicial Management of Mass Torts Through Class Actions and MDL," 12th Annual Product Liability Mid-Year Meeting, American Bar Association, Hilton Head, N.C., November 21, 1997, 12th Annual Product Liability Mid-Year Meeting, "Judicial Management of Mass Torts Through Class Actions and MDL", American Bar Association, 1997
  • "Family Members Deserve More," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 1997, "Family Members Deserve More", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Aviation Liability Into the 21st Century," ABA Aviation Litigation Seminar, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1997, "Aviation Liability Into the 21st Century", ABA Aviation Litigation Seminar, 1997
  • "Doctors Should Have a Duty to Admit Errors," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 1997, "Doctors Should Have a Duty to Admit Errors", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1997
  • "Aviation Liability Into the 21st Century," ABA Aviation Litigation Seminar, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1997, "Aviation Liability Into the 21st Century", ABA Aviation Litigation Seminar, 1997
  • "Tort Fight at the Accountability Corral," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 1996, "Tort Fight at the Accountability Corral", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Where Should Plane Crash Cases Land," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 1996, "Where Should Plane Crash Cases Land", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Care Needed In Managed Care Revolution," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 1996, "Care Needed In Managed Care Revolution", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Clearing the Haze Around College Hazing," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 1996, "Clearing the Haze Around College Hazing", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Covenants Ignore the Duty to Public Interest," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 1996, "Covenants Ignore the Duty to Public Interest", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "State Bombs Out in Fireworks Laws," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 1996, "State Bombs Out in Fireworks Laws", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • Illinois Personal Injury Forms, Westlaw, 1996, Illinois Personal Injury Forms, Westlaw, 1996
  • "Certify Candidates, But Keep the Ballot Box," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 1996, "Certify Candidates, But Keep the Ballot Box", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Getting Teed Off Over Golf Balls," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 1996, "Getting Teed Off Over Golf Balls", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Disclosure in a Law Firm: A Sexual Harassment Mock Trial," Trial Tactics and Employment, CLE, Chicago, Illinois, October 9-12, 1996, "Disclosure in a Law Firm: A Sexual Harassment Mock Trial", Trial Tactics and Employment, CLE, 1996
  • "Accountants Facing More Tort Actions in Malpractice Cases," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 1996, "Accountants Facing More Tort Actions in Malpractice Cases", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Understanding Jurors, the Key to Winning Cases," 47th Annual Advocacy Institute, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, May 10-11, 1996, "Understanding Jurors, the Key to Winning Cases", The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • "Families Target Therapists in Memory Cases," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 1996, "Families Target Therapists in Memory Cases", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "The Ultimate Mentoring Seminar," Jury Selection, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, May 4, 1996, "The Ultimate Mentoring Seminar", Jury Selection, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • "Fevered Debate Over Inconsistent Coverage," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 1996, "Fevered Debate Over Inconsistent Coverage", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Airplane Design," Product Liability Litigation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, January 13, 1996, "Airplane Design", Product Liability Litigation, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • "Health Effects of Cellular Phones on Hold," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 1996, "Health Effects of Cellular Phones on Hold", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1996
  • "Full Justice Means Assigning Blame," Voice of the People, The Chicago Tribune, December 9, 1996, Voice of the People, "Full Justice Means Assigning Blame", Chicago Tribune, 1996
  • "Battling for Big Bucks," Litigation Magazine, American Bar Association, Journal of the Section of Litigation, Fall 1996, "Battling for Big Bucks", Litigation Magazine, American Bar Association, Journal of the Section of Litigation, 1996
  • "ValuJet Crash Shows Flawed System," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, June 11, 1996, Voice of the People, "ValuJet Crash Shows Flawed System", Chicago Tribune, 1996
  • "An Electric Complex: Wire Service or Powered Product?" Product Liability Law and Strategy, Leader Publications, New York, April 1996, "An Electric Complex: Wire Service or Powered Product?", Leader Publications, 1996
  • "Judging the Way We Chose Judges," Commentary, Chicago Sun-Times, April 13, 1996, Commentary, "Judging the Way We Chose Judges", Chicago Sun-Times, 1996
  • "Beware Real Costs of Managed Care," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, February 20, 1996, Voice of the People, "Beware Real Costs of Managed Care", Chicago Tribune, 1996
  • "When Lightning Struck," Chicago Bar Association Journal, July 1995, "When Lightning Struck" , Chicago Bar Association Journal , 1995
  • "To Be a Trial Lawyer," F. Lee Bailey Book Review, Trial Magazine, June 1995, Book Review, "To Be a Trial Lawyer", Trial Magazine, 1995
  • "Plaintiff's Case/Defendant's Case Panel," College of Health Sciences, Health Systems Management, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, April 12, 1995, "Plaintiff's Case/Defendant's Case Panel", College of Health Sciences, Health Systems Management, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, 1995
  • "Whatever Happened to Debate, Compromise?" Lawyer's Forum, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 22, 1995, "Whatever Happened to Debate, Compromise?", Lawyer's Forum, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin , 1995
  • "Workplace Violence Generates Two Kinds of Torts," The National Law Journal, April, 17, 1995, "Workplace Violence Generates Two Kinds of Torts", The National Law Journal, 1995
  • "Victims Lose in Capping Damages," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, March 26, 1995, Voice of the People, "Victims Lose in Capping Damages", Chicago Tribune, 1995
  • "Mock Trials Offer Virtual Reality," The National Law Journal, February 27, 1995, "Mock Trials Offer Virtual Reality", The National Law Journal, 1995
  • "Opening Statements," Young Lawyers Section Trial Practice Course, Chicago Bar Association, October 10, 1995, "Opening Statements", Young Lawyers Section Trial Practice Course, Chicago Bar Association, 1995
  • "Two States Give Battered Women Tort Option," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 1995, "Two States Give Battered Women Tort Option", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Hooray for Hollywood: How the Masters Try Cases," American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation Chicago, Illinois, August 5, 1995, "Hooray for Hollywood: How the Masters Try Cases", American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation , 1995
  • "Charting the Court of Nurse's Liability," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 1995, "Charting the Court of Nurse's Liability", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Expansion of Good Samaritan Act Not an Act of Kindness," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 1995, "Expansion of Good Samaritan Act Not an Act of Kindness", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "ABA Needs More than PR to Polish Tarnished Legal Image," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 1995, "ABA Needs More than PR to Polish Tarnished Legal Image", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "When Does Death Occur?" Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 1995, "When Does Death Occur?", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Hot Pursuit Car Chases Lead to Pursuit of Chase Standards," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 1995, "Hot Pursuit Car Chases Lead to Pursuit of Chase Standards", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Short-Sighted Legislators Wearing I-Glasses," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 1995, "Short-Sighted Legislators Wearing I-Glasses", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Gramm Bill Aids Industry for the Health of It," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 1995, "Gramm Bill Aids Industry for the Health of It", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Court, IRS Disagree on Whether Punitive Damages Taxable," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 1995, "Court, IRS Disagree on Whether Punitive Damages Taxable", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Dollar Signs at Railroad Crossing," Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, December 1, 1995, Voice of the People, "Dollar Signs at Railroad Crossing", Chicago Tribune, 1995
  • "Forecast: Storm Warning for Meteorologists," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, February 1995, "Forecast: Storm Warning for Meteorologists", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "O.J. Faces Different Set of Rules in Civil Cases," The Forum, Chicago Sun-Times, October 7, 1995, The Forum, "O.J. Faces Different Set of Rules in Civil Cases" , Chicago Sun-Times, 1995
  • "With Product Liability, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, January 1995, "With Product Liability, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1995
  • "Toy Industry Needs to Stop Playing Around with Child Safety," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, December 1994, "Toy Industry Needs to Stop Playing Around with Child Safety", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "New Liability Infects Hospitals that Catch Marketing Fever," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, November 1994, "New Liability Infects Hospitals that Catch Marketing Fever", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "Government is Best that Plays Sports Least," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 1994, "Government is Best that Plays Sports Least", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "Skill at Taking Depositions Brings Victory in the Courtroom," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 1994, "Skill at Taking Depositions Brings Victory in the Courtroom", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "Like Travel, Travel Litigation is Broadening," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, August 1994, "Like Travel, Travel Litigation is Broadening", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "Tort Surgery will Fail to Excise Health Costs," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, July 1994, "Tort Surgery will Fail to Excise Health Costs", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "Aviation Industry Putting its Head in Clouds," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, June 1994, "Aviation Industry Putting its Head in Clouds", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "Capping Damages Hurts Victims' Rights," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, December 27, 1994, Voice of the People, "Capping Damages Hurts Victims' Rights", Chicago Tribune, 1994
  • "All Lawyers Face Urgent Need for Restoration of Mentoring," Chicago Lawyer Magazine, May 1994, "All Lawyers Face Urgent Need for Restoration of Mentoring", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "The Malpractice Damages Debate," Letters to the Editor, Wall Street Journal, November 11, 1994, Letter to the Editor, "The Malpractice Damages Debate", The Wall Street Journal, 1994
  • "Negligent Tort Reform," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 3, 1994, "Negligent Tort Reform", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1994
  • "Marketing Tools May Increase Hospitals' Liability Exposure," Medical Malpractice Law & Practice, Leader Publications, New York, September 1994, Reprinted in the Illinois State Bar Journal Newsletter, October 1994, "Marketing Tools May Increase Hospitals' Liability Exposure", Illinois State Bar Journal Newsletter, 1994
  • "Litany of Litigation Survey of Lawyers Can't Be Called Objective," Chicago Sun-Times, Commentary, October 8, 1994, Commentary, "Litany of Litigation Survey of Lawyers Can't Be Called Objective", Chicago Sun-Times, 1994
  • "Justice System Correct Its Outrage," Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, September 29, 1994, Voice of the People, "Justice System Correct Its Outrage", Chicago Tribune, 1994
  • "It's 'Duck' Season: Public's Safety Under the Gun," National Law Journal, Podium, August 22, 1994, Podium, "It's 'Duck' Season: Public's Safety Under the Gun", National Law Journal, 1994
  • "Malpractice Suits Do Not Inflate Health Costs," National Law Journal, May 16, 1994, "Malpractice Suits Do Not Inflate Health Costs", National Law Journal, 1994
  • "The False Issue of Malpractice Costs," The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 1994, "The False Issue of Malpractice Costs", The Wall Street Journal, 1994
  • "Proposal on Physician-Patient Privilege Would Send Public Policy up in Smoke," Law Day Issue, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 23, 1994, "Proposal on Physician-Patient Privilege Would Send Public Policy up in Smoke", Law Day Issue, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1994
  • "Must Hold Purveyors of Guns Liable," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, March 7, 1994, Voice of the People, "Must Hold Purveyors of Guns Liable", Chicago Tribune, 1994
  • "Petrillo's Scope Questioned in Two Cases Before High Court" Chicago Lawyer, January, 1994, "Petrillo's Scope Questioned in Two Cases Before High Court", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1994
  • "Jury Persuasion in a Hostile Environment - The Case for Credibility," Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, November 1994, "Jury Persuasion in a Hostile Environment - The Case for Credibility", Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • "Trying a Case from the Plaintiff's Perspective," Chicago Bar Association, November, 1994, "Trying a Case from the Plaintiff's Perspective", Chicago Bar Association, 1994
  • "Product Liability," CBA Young Lawyers Section - Tort Law Committee, October 1994, Tort Law Committee, "Product Liability", CBA Young Lawyers Section , 1994
  • "Is It Ethical for Experts to Work Both Sides?" Product Liability Law and Strategy, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Leader Publications, New York Law Publishing Company, July 1993, "Is It Ethical for Experts to Work Both Sides?", Product Liability Law and Strategy, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Leader Publications, 1993
  • "Collagen Ruling Illogical, Unsupported," Product Liability Law and Strategy, Leader Publications, New York Law Publishing Company, July 1993, "Collagen Ruling Illogical, Unsupported", Product Liability Law and Strategy, Leader Publications, 1993
  • "The Art of Cross-Examining an Expert," Chicago Lawyer, September 1993, "The Art of Cross-Examining an Expert", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1993
  • "Criticism of Malpractice Suits is Undeserved," The National Law Journal, August 2, 1993, "Criticism of Malpractice Suits is Undeserved", The National Law Journal, 1993
  • "Can Experts be IME's for Both Sides? Should They?" Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy Newsletter, Leader Publications, New York Law Publishing Company, July 1993, "Can Experts be IME's for Both Sides? Should They?", Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy Newsletter, 1993
  • "Court Tackles Making Sense of Rule 220," and "Practice Tips," Chicago Lawyer, May, 1993, "Court Tackles Making Sense of Rule 220" and "Practice Tips", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1993
  • "Getting Picky Picking Jurors," Chicago Lawyer, 1993, "Getting Picky Picking Jurors", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1993
  • "P.I. Lawyer Calls Foul Ball on Baseball Act," Chicago Lawyer, May 1993, "P.I. Lawyer Calls Foul Ball on Baseball Act", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1993
  • Breast Implant Litigation Support Group, Franklin Park, October, 1993, Breast Implant Litigation Support Group, 1993
  • "The Masters in Trial Demonstration," American Board of Trial Advocates, 1993, "The Masters in Trial Demonstration", American Board of Trial Advocates, 1993
  • "Certification Masks Competency, Could be Guise for Higher Fees," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 24, 1993, "Certification Masks Competency, Could be Guise for Higher Fees", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1993
  • "Drawing First Blood: Depositions - How to Use Them Effectively" Winning Advanced Trial Techniques, CLE International, October 1993, "Drawing First Blood: Depositions - How to Use Them Effectively", CLE International, 1993
  • "Positive Benefit in Punitive Damages," Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, April 24, 1993, Voice of the People, "Positive Benefit in Punitive Damages", Chicago Tribune, 1993
  • "Presidential Face-Off, Medical Malpractice," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, June, 1993, "Presidential Face-Off, Medical Malpractice", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • "Opening Statement: Plaintiff's Program Point/Counterpoint" Trial Advocacy From Both Sides Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 1993, Trial Advocacy from Both Sides Seminar, "Opening Statement: Plaintiff's Program Point/Counterpoint", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • American College of General Practitioners Education & Research Foundation, "A Plaintiff Attorney's Approach to Malpractice Suits," 1992, "A Plaintiff Attorney's Approach to Malpractice Suits", American College of General Practitioners Education & Research Foundation, 1992
  • "Great Flood Sinks Premise of Tort Reform," Crain's Chicago Business, June 29, 1992, "Great Flood Sinks Premise of Tort Reform", Crain's Chicago Business, 1992
  • "Medical Malpractice-Closing Argument," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 5, 1992, "Medical Malpractice-Closing Argument", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
  • "Win the Write Way with Mirza," Chicago Lawyer, June 1992, "Win the Write Way with Mirza", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1992
  • "Legal Reformers Haven't Made Case," Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, April 12, 1992, Voice of the People, "Legal Reformers Haven't Made Case", Chicago Tribune, 1992
  • "A Plaintiff Attorney's Approach to Malpractice Suits," Program for American Colleges of General Practitioners Education & Research Foundation, September 19, 1992, "A Plaintiff Attorney's Approach to Malpractice Suits", Program for American Colleges of General Practitioners Education & research Foundation , 1992
  • "The Art of Cross Examination," Program for The Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Chicago Bar Association, September 17, 1992, "The Art of Cross Examination", Program for The Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Chicago Bar Association , 1992
  • "War Stories and Maxims Target Book to Young Trial Lawyers," Chicago Lawyer, April, 1992, "War Stories and Maxims Target Book to Young Trial Lawyers", Chicago Lawyer Magazine, 1992
  • "Discovery," Program for Products Liability: In-Depth Study of Litigation Involving Products, Illinois State Bar Association, April 16, 1992, "Discovery", Program for Products Liability: In-Depth Study of Litigation Involving Products, Illinois State Bar Association, 1992
  • "Discovery Practice in the 90's," Program for "A How-To" Seminar Focusing on Competency, Efficiency and Civility, Chicago Bar Association, May 21, 1992, "Discovery Practice in the 90's" , Program for "A How-To" Seminar Focusing on Competency, Efficiency and Civility, Chicago Bar Association, 1992
  • "Wrongful Adoption Gains Acceptance," National Law Journal, September 28, 1992, reprinted in Illinois State Bar Journal Tort Trends publication, December 1992, "Wrongful Adoption Gains Acceptance", National Law Journal, 1992
  • "Tort Reform is Based on False Assumptions," National Law Journal, October 19, 1992, "Tort Reform is Based on False Assumptions", National Law Journal, 1992
  • "Beefy 'Meat and Potatoes' Trial Book Should Allow for Spice," Chicago Lawyer, September, 1992, "Beefy 'Meat and Potatoes' Trial Book Should Allow for Spice", Chicago Lawyer , 1992
  • Products Liability, In-Depth Study of Litigation Involving Products, Similar Occurrences and Discovery, Illinois State Bar Association, 1992, Products Liability, In-Depth Study of Litigation Involving Products, Similar Occurrences and Discovery, Illinois State Bar Association , 1992
  • "Federal Civil Practice 1992 New Edition," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 1992, "Federal Civil Practice 1992 New Edition", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1992
  • "Little Sympathy for Defense," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 14, 1992, "Little Sympathy for Defense", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1992
  • "Objections at Trial and How to Deal with the Difficult Lawyer," Program for Seminar, National Practice Institute, November 15, 1991, "Objections at Trial and How to Deal with the Difficult Lawyer", Program for Seminar, National Practice Institute, 1991
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Programs on: Comparative Negligence, Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases, Medical Malpractice, negotiation Settlement, proof of Fault, Sanctions., Speaker
  • "Secrecy Within the Civil Justice System," Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Orleans, 1990, "Secrecy Within the Civil Justice System", Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1990
  • "Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence," Proof of Fault in Auto Accident Cases, (1979) and updating Supplements, 1983, 1985 (IICLE, 1983, 1985; and rewritten 1988; updated Supplement 1990)., "Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Illinois Psychiatric Association, Annual Conference, 1989, Illinois Psychiatric Association, Annual Conference, 1989
  • "Venue in Federal Civil Litigation," Federal Civil Practice, (1981) and updating Supplements, 1983, 1985, (IICLE, 1983,1985, 1987; and rewritten 1988, Supplement, 1989), "Venue in Federal Civil Litigation", Federal Civil Practice, Updating Supplements, IICLE, 1989
  • "New Law and Practice Respecting Changes in Comparative Negligence Standards and Joint and Several Liability," Program for 1987 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Tort Reform Seminar; National Conference of Product Liability Law, National Practice Institute, Inc., 1988, "New Law and Practice Respecting Changes in Comparative Negligence Standards and Joint and Several Liability", Program for 1987 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Tort Reform Seminar; National Conference of Product Liability Law, National Practice Institute, Inc., 1988
  • "Insurance Companies Lied," Merrill's Illinois Legal Times, May 1988, "Insurance Companies Lied", Merrill's Illinois Legal Times, 1988
  • Illinois Head Injury Association, Annual Conference on Brain Injuries, 1988, Illinois Head Injury Association, Annual Conference on Brain Injuries, 1988
  • Chicago Medical Society, Chicago, Fifth Annual Symposium: The Law, Insurance and Rehabilitation: Partnership for the Catastrophically Injured, 1988, Fifth Annual Symposium: The Law, Insurance and Rehabilitation: Partnership for the Catastrophically Injured, Chicago Medical Society, 1988
  • "Handling the Reality of a Malpractice Suit: Plaintiff's Perspective ," Program for Young Surgeons Representative Meeting, American College of Surgeons, 1988, "Handling the Reality of a Malpractice Suit: Plaintiff's Perspective", Program for Young Surgeons Representative Meeting, American College of Surgeons, 1988
  • "Maximizing Damages in Products Cases," National Conference on Product Liability Law, 1988, "Maximizing Damages in Products Cases", National Conference on Products Liability, 1988
  • "Overview and Judicial Trends in Strict Liability Cases Involving Defective Products," Chicago Bar Association, Products Liability Practice: How to Obtain the Successful Result, 1988, "Overview and Judicial Trends in Strict Liability Cases Involving Defective Products", Chicago Bar Association, Products Liability Practice: How to Obtain the Successful Result, 1988
  • "Rickey Claims," Program for New Areas of Litigation Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1988, "Rickey Claims", Program for New Areas of Litigation Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , 1988
  • "Damages as an Element of Proof," Medical And Hospital Negligence, Callaghan & Company Publisher, 1988, "Damages as an Element of Proof", Medical and Hospital Negligence, Callaghan & Company Publisher, 1988
  • "Working with Experts: Translation of Engineers into English," National Conference on Products Liability Law, 1988, "Working with Experts: Translation of Engineers into English", National Conference on Products Liability, 1988
  • "Settlement from the Plaintiff's Perspective," Professional Education Systems, Inc., Settling Personal Injury Insurance Claims Seminar , 1987, "Settlement from the Plaintiff's Perspective", Professional Education Systems, Inc., Settling Personal Injury Insurance Claims Seminar, 1987
  • "Does Rule 11 Give Judges Too Much Discretion?" Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 3, 1987, "Does Rule 11 Give Judges Too Much Discretion?", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1987
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Plaintiff's Determination of Damages, 1987, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Plaintiff's Determination of Damages, 1987
  • "The Adverse Witness," Program for 1987 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 22nd Annual Trial Evidence Seminar, "The Adverse Witness", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1987
  • "Legislator, Judge and Executioner, Problems with the Imposition of Sanctions on the Court's Own Initiative," Program Materials for 1987 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Sanctions Seminar, "Legislator, Judge and Executioner, Problems with the Imposition of Sanctions on the Court's Own Initiative", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1987
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., Seminar on Settling Personal Injury Insurance Claims in Illinois, 1986, Professional Education Systems, Inc., Seminar on Settling Personal Injury Insurance Claims in Illinois, 1986
  • "The Current Status of the Medical Malpractice Statute," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 7, 1986, "The Current Status of the Medical Malpractice Statute", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1986
  • Book Review, "Preparing Products Liability Cases by Terrence F. Kiely," Journal of the American Bar Association, May 1986, Book Review, "Preparing Products Liability Cases by Terrence F. Kiely", Journal of the American Bar Association , 1986
  • "Tort Reform, Details of Legislation Approved as Response to Insurance Crisis," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 6, 1986, "Tort Reform, Details of Legislation Approved as Response to Insurance Crisis", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1986
  • "Tort Reform, New Law Adopts Strict Federal Rule on Attorney Sanctions," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 10, 1986, "Tort Reform, New Law Adopts Strict Federal Rule on Attorney Sanctions", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1986
  • "Demonstrative Evidence," Master Advocates Handbook, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Publisher, 1986, "Demonstrative Evidence" , Master Advocates Handbook, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Publisher , 1986
  • Professional Education Systems, Inc., Conference on Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, 1985, Professional Education Systems, Inc., Conference on Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, 1985
  • "The 1985 Illinois Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 12-15, 1985, "The 1985 Illinois Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 1985
  • "Comparative Negligence and the Jury," The Law of Comparative Negligence, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1984, "Comparative Negligence and the Jury", The Law of Comparative Negligence, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1984
  • "Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses," Professional Education Systems, Inc., National Products Liability Conference, Chicago, 1983, "Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses", National Products Liability Conference, 1983
  • Faculty Chairman, Federal Trial Bar Advocacy Program, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, 1983, Faculty Chairman, Federal Trial Bar Advocacy Program, Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, 1983
  • "Study of Jury Verdicts Yields Interesting Overview," Legal Times, Vol. V, No. 25, 1982, "Study of Jury Verdicts Yields Interesting Overview", Legal Times, Vol. V, No. 25, 1982
  • "Trial Strategy Under Comparative Negligence, The Plaintiff's Perspective," Civil Litigation Short Course, 1982, "Trial Strategy Under Comparative Negligence, The Plaintiff's Perspective", Civil Litigation Short Course, 1982
  • "Medical Malpractice," Moderator, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 1982, Moderator, "Medical Malpractice", American Bar Association Section of Litigation , 1982
  • "Trial Strategy Under Comparative Negligence, The Plaintiff's Perspective," Civil Litigation Short Course, 1982, "Trial Strategy Under Comparative Negligence, The Plaintiff's Perspective", Civil Litigation Short Course, 1982
  • "Hospital Malpractice and the Independent Contractor Defense: Hospitals Do Practice Medicine," Personal Injury Manual, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1981, "Hospital Malpractice and the Independent Contractor Defense: Hospitals Do Practice Medicine", Personal Injury Manual, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1981
  • "Organizing a Plaintiff's Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law Office," Litigation, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, Summer, 1979., "Organizing a Plaintiff's Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law Office", American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1979
  • "Proof of Damages in Amputation Cases - Plaintiff's Treating Physician, Rehabilitation Physician and Certified Prosthetist," Personal Injury Manual, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1979., "Proof of Damages in Amputation Cases - Plaintiff's Treating Physician, Rehabilitation Physician and Certified Prosthetist", Personal Injury Manual, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1979
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Programs on: Comparative Negligence, Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases, Medical Malpractice, Negotiating Settlements, Proof of Fault, Sanctions., Programs on: Comparative Negligence, Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases, Medical Malpractice, Negotiating Settlements, Proof of Fault, Sanctions, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In 2015, Bob Clifford was lead counsel in a trial against Yellow Cab that resulted in a $25.9 million verdict on behalf of a lawyer who was injured in the back seat when the van crashed into a concrete barrier. , 2015
  • In 2014, Bob was the lead negotiator in the $1.2 billion settlement of numerous 9/11 property damage claims following the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York., 2014
  • One of Bob's most notable cases is the $29.6 million verdict for an internationally acclaimed violinist who was severely injured by a Metra train.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top 10: 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Award of Honor, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 2015
  • Who's Who in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2015
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2015, Chicago Magazine, 2015
  • Top Mass Tort/Class Action lawyer in the Chicago metropolitan area, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Honoree, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Person of Valor, 2015
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2014, Chicago Magazine, 2014
  • Professionalism Award for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2014
  • Elite Trial Lawyers Award, The National Law Journal, 2014
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013, Chicago Magazine, 2013
  • Person of the Year, Chicago Lawyer, 2012

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University, College of Law, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, 2003, 2003
  • DePaul University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976, 1976
  • DePaul University, College of Commerce, 1973, 1973
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Office Location for Robert A. Clifford

120 North LaSalle Street
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Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-899-9090

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