Sean P. Driscoll

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: 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Sean P. Driscoll is a partner with Clifford Law Offices PC in Chicago, Illinois. Nationally regarded as a leading trial lawyer for personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Driscoll has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of clients throughout Chicago and all across the country who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to another party's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Driscoll has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, and he has handled personal injury and wrongful death claims involving all types of motor vehicle accidents, railroad accidents, industrial and construction accidents, medical malpractice and more. At all turns, he delivers highly personalized counsel and support to those he serves as he prepares their cases thoroughly and with a strategic approach aimed at helping them recover the full amount of compensation they deserve.

    Among his most notable successes, Mr. Driscoll secured a verdict of more than $16.75 million for victims of the Amtrak 501 derailment, and he obtained a verdict of more than $16 million for the family of children killed in a grain bin incident, which stands as the largest verdict ever awarded in Carroll County. For his work on this case, he also received the 2015 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Jury Verdict Reporter.

    In addition, Mr. Driscoll has obtained many other multimillion-dollar awards for his clients, and he has earned numerous top rankings and endorsements from his peers. Leading Lawyers voted him among the Top 10 Emerging Lawyers in 2020, and he has received perennial designation as an Emerging Lawyer from Law Bulletin Media each year since 2015. He has also received consistent recognition from Best Lawyers®.

    Mr. Driscoll graduated cum laude from the University of Dayton in 2001, where he was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and received the Upper Classmen Leadership Award. He then attended DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005.

    A dean's scholar in law school, he received both the Jack Madson Graduate Scholarship and the De Paul Faculty and Staff Endowment Scholarship. He also received the CALI Award for Legal Writing, and he served on the moot court as well as evening vice president of the Student Bar Association.

    Mr. Driscoll is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, and he is an active member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations as well as the American Bar Association.

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    Practice Areas
    • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Aviation and Aerospace


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2016

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    About Sean Driscoll

    Admitted: 2006, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers list, 2017 – 2020
    • Best Lawyers® in America, 2018 – 2020
    • Rated Number Two on Top 10 Emerging Lawyers list, Leading Lawyers, 2020
    • Top 100 Emerging Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, 2020
    • Student Bar Association, Evening Vice President, DePaul University College of Law
    • CALI Award Recipient for Legal Writing, DePaul University College of Law
    • Moot Court, Client Counseling, DePaul University College of Law
    • Recipient of the De Paul Faculty and Staff Endowment Scholarship, DePaul University College of Law
    • Recipient of the Jack Madson Graduate Scholarship, DePaul University College of Law
    • Best Lawyers in the United States, 2019
    • Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers, 2018 - 2020
    • Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Super Lawyers, Illinois Rising Stars, 2009-2016
    • Jury Verdict Reporter, Trial Lawyer Excellence, 2015
    • Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyer, 2015
    • Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Top 40 Attorneys Under 40, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court—Southern District of Illinois, 2010
    • Chicago Bar Association: Judicial Evaluation Committee. 2009
    • United States District Court—Northern District of Illinois, 2007
    • United States District Court—Northern District of Indiana, 2007
    • Illinois State Bar Association, 2006
    • American Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chicago Volunteer Legal Service (CVLS), volunteer attorney, 2009-Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Ethics and Social Media, Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, May 8, 2015
    • Personal Injury and Travel Teams at Outer Temple Chambers, Managing PI Cases in the US - The Essentials, Outer Temple Chambers, London, November 25, 2015
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Social Media Do's and Don't's & Some Ethical Pitfalls of the Communication Revolution, Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, April 27, 2012
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), How to Succeed as a New Lawyer, Webinar for Young Lawyers, January 23, 2012
    • Everything You Need to Know About Going to Trial but were Afraid to Ask, CBA Record, Vol. 24, p. 52, January 2010
    • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Personal Injury Practice Update, 90-Day Trial Preparation Plan, Springfield, June 29, 2007
    • The Incredible Expanding/Shrinking Right of Children to Sue "Parents," Illinois State Bar Journal, Vol. 95, No. 2 p. 86, February 2007

    Representative Clients:

    • Whitebread v. Consolidated Grain and Barge Company, trial counsel in a wrongful death action for two individuals who were killed in a commercial grain bin, Order filed June 2015
    • American River Transportation Company, a Corporation v. Ryan (7th Cir. Opinion filed August 2009), lead counsel for claimant-appellant in a maritime personal injury action seeking to preserve common law remedies, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • University of Dayton, Bachelor of Arts with cum Claude, Upper Classmen Leadership Award Recipient and International Golden Key, 2001
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    Office Location for Sean P. Driscoll

    120 North LaSalle Street
    31st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-899-9090

    Fax: 312-251-1160

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    Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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