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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $56.78 Million in Settlements in Seattle Amtrak Derailment

Sean P. Driscoll and Kristofer S. Riddle, attorneys at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a total of $56.78 million in settlements involving the derailment of Amtrak Train 501 outside DuPont, Washington, four years ago. The settlement concludes the cases filed by Clifford Law Offices in Federal District court involving a speeding Amtrak 501 train that left dozens of people injured and multiple fatalities. The National Transportation Safety...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $1.1 Million Verdict in First Civil Trial in Winnebago County since the Beginning of the Pandemic

Keith A. Hebeisen and Sarah F. King, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $1.1 million verdict on June 4, 2021 on behalf of the estate of a 75-year-old man who died following a negligent cardiac catheterization procedure performed at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford in December, 2017. This was the first Winnebago County civil jury verdict in 16 months for a case...
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The Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section to Introduce New Slate of Leadership at Annual Meeting in June

The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association will introduce Tracy Brammeier as their next Chair as well as a new Executive Council at the YLS Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on June 2, 2021. Brammeier, an attorney at Clifford Law Offices, P.C., focuses on aviation, transportation, premises, and construction liability in addition to other areas of personal injury and wrongful death...
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Sarah King Elected WBAI Financial Secretary

Sarah F. King, partner at Clifford Law Offices, will become the 2021-22 Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Financial Secretary June 1 for a one-year term. The new officers will be officially installed at a virtual event June 17. King, who has been active with the WBAI for years, also serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors and has been very active...
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Pam Menaker Named Advocate of the Month by the Advocates Society of Chicago

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, was profiled as the Advocate of the Month in April by the Advocates Society, the Association of Polish-American Attorneys, in Chicago. She has been a member of the Advocates Society for more than a decade and is currently on the Board of Directors as well as the PR/Newsletter Committee. "The purpose of the Society is to...
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