Complex Cases. Exceptional Results.

Clifford Law Offices prides itself on tackling complex cases and seeing them through to the end. Our commitment to these difficult cases has led to many notable verdicts and settlements — many of them record-setting — in a variety of practice areas.

We have been named in the National Law Journal's Top 50 "America's Elite Trial Lawyers," the only Chicago law firm to be awarded this honor. We have also received first-tier rankings in such practice areas as medical malpractice, product liability and class action work in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Law Firms" Guide.

Our team has the experience, skill and resources necessary to help families recover full compensation after the loss of a loved one. Recently, we recovered $22.7 million for a widow whose husband was killed in an automobile Accident. This was the largest wrongful death verdict in Cook County in more than 10 years.

Recent News:

Clifford Law Offices, a personal injury and wrongful death law firm, has been retained to represent a number of victims of the derailment of Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501 near Tacoma, Washington, Monday (Dec. 18, 2017). The tragic derailment claimed at least three lives. Many of the estimated 77 passengers were injured and taken to numerous hospitals in the area. There were also victims injured on the highway, where a number of the derailed train cars immediately plummeted as the train derailed. The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) is investigating the derailment and has stated that the train was traveling at 80 miles per hour on a curve where the maximum speed limit has been reported to be 30 miles per hour. Clifford Law Offices has already retained highly qualified experts to assist in our investigation of this incident on behalf of our clients.

"Given the series of Similar Amtrak derailments over the past few years, the safety culture of Amtrak must be thoroughly reviewed and analyzed," said Michael S. Krzak, partner at the firm who handled the tragic Union Pacific rail crash derailment case outside Chicago that killed two people in their car below. "Continuing systemic failures or failures in procedures or training protocols are not acceptable. The repeated failures must come to an end."

To speak to the railroad attorneys at Clifford Law Offices about civil liability in rail crashes, please contact Clifford Law Offices Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847 721-0909 (cell).

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