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    Posted on July 18, 2014 To

    A Look Back into Clifford Law Offices History

    Robert Clifford is no stranger to the media. Here he is pictured in 1987 facing the press following the filing of a legal action on behalf of Nancy Clay, a 31-year-old woman who died of smoke inhalation in a Chicago high-rise when firefighters were unable to reach her, despite her many calls for help. As Bob Clifford put it, “It is one of those rare cases that [raise] the public’s consciousness about two primary issues:…

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    Posted on July 16, 2014 To

    A Look Back Into Clifford Law Offices History

    Bob Clifford (yes, he wears eyeglasses sometimes) is pictured here with a client from 1993 — Lillie Ruth Roberts of Chicago’s South Side. Mrs. Roberts received a record $14.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice action more than 20 years ago. Following the two-week trial, Mrs. Roberts said, “My attorneys made it all possible. I think they did a great job. Even when I had some doubts, they made me feel it was always possible….

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    Posted on July 1, 2014 To

    Here are Some Interesting Facts on Grilling — Some May Surprise You!

    BY THE NUMBERS 14 MILLION GRILLS Americans took home 14 million new grills in 2013 alone. June and July are peak grilling months, but 60 percent of owners report grilling year-round. Source: Grilling Facts and Figures, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association 25% WOMEN Despite the traditional view that men rule the family grill, a national survey found that 25 percent of women handle the outdoor grilling duties, up from 20 percent last year. Source: More Women Taking the…

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    Posted on June 30, 2014 To

    Summer Grilling Facts – Just in Time for the Fourth of July

    Know How to Use, Clean, and Store Your Grill Properly  Kids under five suffer 25 percent of all grill burns. Create a 3-foot “no kid” zone around your grill. Residential fires in America caused 14,700 injuries, 2,470 deaths and $12.4 billion in damages in 2012. While statistically smaller by comparison, grill fires tallied 140 injuries, 10 deaths and $96 million in property damage annually from 2007 to 2011, according to reports from the National Fire Protection…

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    Posted on June 25, 2014 To

    Respected Malpractice Attorney Explains Tort Reform

    Clifford Law Offices partner and attorney Keith A. Hebeisen answered a number of questions regarding tort reform. He explained how those most affected by tort reform are people who have been injured by someone who is negligent and limited (or prevented) from having full compensation. “The overall objective of tort reform is to make it harder or impossible for people in companies to be held accountable when they negligently injure other people,” shared Hebeisen. The…

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    Posted on May 23, 2014 To

    Giving Fresh Produce to Chicago Communities in Need

    A legal assistant at our Chicago Law Offices owns and operates a certified organic vegetable and fruit family farm with her daughter in southwestern Wisconsin. Through the help of the farm, people in need are provided with essential resources to support them. Last year, at the end of each weekly farmer’s market, the farm donated unsold fresh vegetables, herbs, and beautiful cut flower bouquets to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry in Arlington Heights. This organization…

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    Posted on May 6, 2014 To

    Team Durkin Participates in the Chicago Police Memorial “Run to Remember”

    Congratulations to Team Durkin that ran in Saturday’s Chicago Police Memorial “Run to Remember”. Kevin Durkin, partner at Clifford Law Offices, sponsored a team in the 5K race that is a major fundraiser for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation that helps families of fallen and injured police officers. Durkin also is on the Board of the Foundation that he supports year round. The weather was near perfect and helped to make it a wonderful day…

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    Posted on April 27, 2014 To

    Bob Clifford Testifies Before City Council Licensing Committee on UberX and Other Ride Sharing Vehicles

    Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, testified Thursday (April 24, 2014) before the Licensing Committee of the Chicago City Council on its proposal to regulate ride sharing in the city. Safety of consumers was the underlying theme of the hearing. An ordinance is being considered that would require ride sharing companies to keep better track of its drivers, require testing of the drivers and the vehicles as well as pay taxes to…

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    Posted on April 21, 2014 To

    Statement of Rafal and Mariola Zapalski; Extensive Media Coverage of $14 Million Verdict

    STATEMENT OF RAFAL AND MARIOLA ZAPALSKI On behalf of myself and my wife, we would like to say a few words about the seven long years that we have been waiting for this day. We both came from Poland to America for a better life. My wife and I were very happy in the Chicago area and we trusted the doctors here. Instead, because a doctor did not take care of my wife properly, she…

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