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    Approach the Bench: Sarah F. King

    So many of the attorneys at Clifford Law Offices are products of growing up in Chicago’s back yard – in its wonderful neighborhoods or the surrounding areas. Sarah King, associate at the firm, could have been literally anywhere in the world, yet she still found her way to Chicago and 120 North LaSalle Street in a story that perhaps only could come from someone’s imagination. But it’s true. Sarah grew up in North Hollywood, the…

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    Posted on December 23, 2014 To

    Approach the Bench: Hon. Henry R. Simmons

    Retired Judge Henry R. Simmons who is the son of former Chicago Public School teachers grew up on the South side of Chicago. His family’s strong work ethic provided him with a solid example to build upon throughout his career. He now takes on the position as managing partner at Clifford Law Offices, which is the bulk of all activity at the firm. The intake of every case originates through Judge Simmons. His goal will…

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    Posted on July 14, 2014 To

    Approach the Bench: Bradley M. Cosgrove

    Brad Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, decided to help victims of personal injury through a very tragic personal story that hit his home when he was just 10 years old. In 1991, his father, a Chicago firefighter, was driving the family van with Brad’s mother when a semitrailer truck jackknifed on the Stevenson Expressway and crushed the vehicle into the median. His father was ejected through the front windshield, cutting off a portion of…

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    Posted on December 23, 2013 To

    Approach the Bench: Kenneth C. Chessick M.D.

    Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick recently joined Clifford Law Offices as Of Counsel to the firm. His experience and education add breadth and depth to the medical malpractice team at the firm. For nearly three decades, Dr. Chessick had been the principal partner at The Law Office of Kenneth C. Chessick, M.D. He has accomplished much in that time, obtaining record setting verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice – from birth injury cases to…

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    Posted on December 15, 2012 To

    Approach the Bench: Pamela Sakowicz Menaker

    Pamela Sakowicz Menaker is an accomplished journalist, attorney and educator but ask her of what she is most proud and she will say her three children. As a single mother, Pam has taken great pride in juggling her career with motherhood. Her three adult children are well on their way to success: Michelle is Showbiz Shelly in the morning on B96 radio in Chicago (WBBM, 96.3 FM) for the past seven years, Elise is launching…

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    Posted on December 13, 2009 To

    Approach the Bench: Robert A. Clifford

    Looking back on the last 25 years of practicing law in Chicago, it is with great pride and humility that I see how far my firm has come. It has been an honor and privilege to represent so many people over the last two and a half decades, working on behalf of those who have put their trust in me and my firm when they have been in their greatest hour of need. As I…

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    Posted on December 13, 2007 To

    Approach the Bench: Shannon M. McNulty

    Shannon McNulty was a freckled redhead, growing up on Chicago’s South Side. Shannon recalls her dad planning the family’s annual vacations, and trips to her uncle’s Michigan home, where the entire clan would gather for water-skiing. Shannon also recalls the many days she would spend with her grandmother, then a Chicago police officer. Her grandfather, too, was a Chicago police officer. Although she describes her family as a “typical Irish Catholic household which didn’t eat…

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    Posted on December 18, 2006 To

    Approach the Bench: Craig J. Squillace

    Ask Craig Squillace his most memorable case and he tells the story of a young woman who was physically challenged early in life due to a brain aneurysm. Dependent on public transportation, she was on a bus heading to her government job. On the way, the bus lost control and hit an embankment in suburban Mount Prospect. The 46-year-old woman was thrown from her seat and suffered severe bruising, contusions and fractured ribs which became…

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    Posted on July 13, 2001 To

    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 girl was severely injured, and two teenage girls were killed,…

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