Since 1984, Clifford Law Offices has been dedicated to serving the needs of clients in the Chicago area and throughout the nation. Today, we are one of the premier law firms in Chicagoland and are known nationally for our success in complicated legal matters.
The National Law Journal named Clifford Law Offices one of the 50 Elite Law Firms in the country, and we are the only firm in Chicago to be given this distinction. The National Law Journal has also named the firm as one of the top 10 Litigation Boutiques in the country. And in 2020, Clifford Law Offices was named “Aviation Law Firm of the Year” by the same organization and ALM. This recognition was awarded due to our ongoing success in representing our clients as well as our solid track record of client wins.
In addition to our accolades from the National Law Journal, we have repeatedly been listed in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® publications that announce the best law firms in the country.
At the individual level, our attorneys have received numerous awards and accolades for their exceptional legal work. This includes many Lawyer of the Year awards and other prestigious honors.
When potential clients contact our firm, partner Henry Simmons (Ret.) examines the facts to see how strong the case is. Why does this matter? Mr. Simmons (Ret.) is not only the managing partner of our firm, but he is also a retired judge. The insight he gained during his time as a judge allows us to offer a straightforward, honest assessment of your claim. If we do not believe your case is strong, we will not string you along. We will give you our honest, respectful opinion upfront. If we believe you have a valid claim that should be pursued, we will offer you a candid assessment of what you can expect from the legal process. If we take your case, you pay us nothing and you will never write us a check; we pay all expenses upfront and we only collect if we successfully recover compensation for you.
Our commitment to serving our community goes beyond providing legal services to those who have been injured or lost loved ones. We are also a part of many community organizations, and we sponsor numerous initiatives designed to improve the lives of our friends, neighbors and fellow community members. Our lawyers pride themselves on being involved in community organizations and events, and they work hard to make our community a better place in both their professional and personal lives.
Our law firm is home to some of the most elite legal minds in Illinois and the United States. Our skill and experience rests not only with our most experienced lawyers, but with our younger lawyers as well. Each year, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recognizes 40 of the best young attorneys in the state of Illinois.
At Clifford Law Offices, we take pride in the fact that our lawyers are very well represented in this list. In fact, nine of our lawyers have been named to its “40 Under 40” list. This is just more proof that when you work with our law firm, you will be working with a strong team of lawyers from top to bottom.
We are a multilingual personal injury law firm. We have translators in our team available on hand that speak various languages, including Spanish. They are available to speak to all of our clients. In addition, John V. Kalantzis, associate at Clifford Law Offices, is fluent in Greek, and Marta Kowalczyk Davidson, associate at the firm, speaks fluent Polish. “Although language has never been a barrier for me, I empathize with people who have legal problems whose native language may not be English. I feel that I can better explain to them what may happen and what they can expect in seeking justice through the legal process. It is very heartwarming and satisfying as a career,” she shared.