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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 Lutheran General Hospital in...
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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 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 month-long...
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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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Approach the Bench: Robert P. Walsh

Your friend's sister's mother-in-law was driving her son's van when a plumbing truck, personally owned by the plumber, hit her. He is ticketed. Two children in the van are seriously hurt-one is the mother-in-law's grandson; the other is his 10-year-old best friend. The son, who owns the van, has limited insurance coverage. The plumbing company has a $250,000 policy and the plumber has an individual...
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