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$38.3 Million Verdict Rendered by Cook County Injury in Truck-Car Collision

A $38.3 million verdict was returned March 26 by a Cook County Circuit Court jury on behalf of a west suburban family who was tragically devastated by a multiple truck-car crash on I-90 near Rockford in 1999. The three-man-nine-woman jury deliberated five days before rendering the verdict against three trucking firms who caused the pile-up Feb. 12, five years ago. Four year old Teagan Yoder...
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Clifford Obtains $10 Million Settlement for Injured Suburban Police Officer

Robert Clifford of Clifford Law Offices obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf of an Arlington Heights police officer who was severely injured when a speeding hearse ran a red light and rammed his police car while he was on routine patrol Oct. 13, 2000.Charles Tiedje, 40, had to be removed by rescuers from his car and was airlifted to Lutrheran General Hospital in Park...
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Clifford Settles Violinist Lawsuit Against METRA for $35 Million

The Illinois Supreme Court today entered an order that brings an end to the case of Rachel Barton vs. Metra and Chicago NorthWestern Railroad. The railroads agreed to pay Barton $35 million dollars for injuries sustained seven years ago. Barton was severely injured in January, 1995, when the conductor allowed the train to leave the station while Barton was pinned to its door. After a...
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Approach the Bench: Richard F. Burke Jr.

Every office should have a Richard Burke. A tireless work horse, Rich is one of those quiet, behind-the-scenes leaders who knows how to get things done. He just wrapped up a case involving the rollover of a sport utility vehicle where with Robert Clifford he received a $22 million settlement against Ford Motor Company, a Ford dealership and a tire retailer and manufacturer. A 15-year-old...
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Approach the Bench: Susan A. Capra

There's a reason why Mack is so protective of Susan Capra. Because he loves her so much. Mack is Susan's four-year-old German Shepherd. And can you blame him? Susan is, perhaps, the most beloved attorney in the office. Soft-spoken, dedicated, loyal, intelligent, sensitive, yet determined. Susan is perfectly fitted in her role as a medical malpractice attorney, defending patients' rights. Susan graduated from Robert Clifford's...
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