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    Posted on February 13, 2013 To

    FAA Slow Rule-Making Process Impacts Grieving Families of Victims of Flight 3407

    It has been four years since the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 on its way to Buffalo, New York, killing all 49 aboard and a person on the ground. The families have had to endure much pain and sorrow dealing with the tragedy and the process of getting answers. Of course, those events cannot be changed, but in an effort to do things more safely going forward, the families have been pushing for legislation…

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    Posted on February 12, 2013 To

    Bob Clifford Named One of Chicago Magazine’s Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013

    February 12, 2013 Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was named one of Chicago Magazine’s Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013. In the issue that just hit the newsstands, Clifford is listed among the household words in Chicago including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Chairman of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox Jerry Reinsdorf, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Governor Pat Quinn and…

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    National Law Journal Names Top Ten Litigation Boutiques

    Award Confirms Clifford Law Offices’ Position Among Top Chicago Law Firms The National Law Journal, recognizing it as one of the top Chicago law firms, named Clifford Law Offices one of the 10 Top Litigation Boutiques in the country in 2013. In granting the award to the top Chicago law firm, Editor Leigh Jones wrote, “They may be small, but they command attention.” Of the top litigation boutiques named, she went on to write that,…

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    Posted on February 6, 2013 To

    Bob Clifford Writes About the Ethics of Taking Depositions

    Read Clifford Notes, Chicago Lawyer, Ethics & Testimony article

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    Posted on February 5, 2013 To

    Lawyers, Ethics and Testimony

    Clifford’s Notes, Chicago Lawyer February 5, 2013 By Robert A. Clifford Jimmy Stewart, one of my favorite actors, plays a small-town criminal defense lawyer in “Anatomy of a Murder.” He represents an Army officer arrested for killing a bartender in a trailer park. The self-admitted perpetrator said he did so out of passion because the barkeep allegedly raped and beat his wife, but there was no evidence beyond a black eye to prove the claim….

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    Posted on February 4, 2013 To

    Forget Cold Medicine for Your Youngster and Other Practical Advice

    Have you seen the blog written by Dr. Howard J. Bennett? He’s a Washington, D.C. board-certified pediatrician who, when he’s not seeing patients, writes books and some very practical advice for moms. One of his latest tips was published in The Washington Post newspaper about how “Research has repeatedly shown that cold medicines don’t work for children younger than 6.” He goes on to say that these store-bought, often self-prescribed remedies provide only negligible benefit…

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    Posted on February 1, 2013 To

    Bob Clifford Sits Down for a Heart-to-Heart with his Daughter and Editor of Chicago Lawyer

    After Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was named the 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year, he was contacted by the Chicago Lawyer to do a special interview. His eldest daughter, Erin, was sworn in as a lawyer the month before in November, 2012, and the publication wanted to hear from an experienced practitioner along with his newly-sworn in daughter. Then Editor-in-Chief of the publication, Olivia Clarke, sat down with the…

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    Bob Clifford Defends Socrates – The Vote is In – No Death Penalty

    February 1, 2013 History did not repeat itself when Socrates was “re-tried” before nearly 1,000 people in Chicago Thursday (Jan. 31, 2013). Robert Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was part of the all-star legal team that took part in the mock trial that was sponsored by the National Hellenic Museum. Clifford along with former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb defended Socrates who originally went on trial in Athens 2,400 years ago and was convicted…

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    Posted on January 29, 2013 To

    Carcinogen Found in Children’s Bedding Products

    As many new mothers have found, getting new bedding products for your infant may seem like a special day – changing pads, mattress pads, car seats and other products you buy at your local toy or department store may seem new, but some also have that “funny” smell. Initially, you may attribute it to being wrapped in plastic because the smell dissipates over time. Now comes word that some of these common products sold in…

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