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    Posted on January 1, 2016 To

    Here is a recap the Newsletter from Clifford Law Offices, P.C. Winter, 2015 Volume 19 Number 2 edition:

    Clifford’s Corner
    Robert Clifford
    was named the top Best Lawyers in the Chicago metropolitan area in Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort/Class Actions in 2015. Clifford also was once again named one of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.

    Clifford Law Offices’ Press Room
    Best Lawyers named the following lawyers at the firm to its 2016 list in various practice areas: Robert Clifford, Keith Hebeisen, Kevin Durkin, Shannon McNulty, Richard F. Burke, Susan Capra, Bradley Cosgrove and Hon. Henry Simmons (ret.).

    Tracy Brammeier moderated a program involving some of the top Cook County officials who offered a walk-through the court system at the Daley Center.

    Kevin P. Durkin received an award for Trial Lawyer Excellence presented by John Kirkton of the Jury Verdict Reporter.

    Brad Cosgrove spoke at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Annual Medical Malpractice seminar.

    Sarah King is Co-Chair of the Planning Committee for WOMEN EVERYWHERE: Partners in Service, Inc.’s annual fundraiser.

    Final Judgments
    Robert Clifford and Brad Cosgrove obtained a $20 million settlement in a trucking accident case on behalf of a man who was severely injured when a tractor carrying hazardous materials t-boned his vehicle.

    The Law of “Dibs”
    You’re patiently waiting in your car for someone to pull out of a parking spot only to have someone come out of nowhere and zip into it without any acknowledgment that you had dibs on it. George Costanza on Seinfeld would have none of that when he stood for weeks in an empty parking spot because the space was “just too good to give up.”

    Approach the Bench
    Clifford Law associate attorney, Kristofer Riddle, has two sides of his personality that combine to work in service of his clients. He is a well-liked, thoughtful attorney with knowledge well beyond his years. His role has him involved in handling some of the most complex litigation at the firm. He does so with a steady, even demeanor, one that his clients and his colleagues appreciate and respect. But don’t be fooled by his affable outside. Inside, he is a life-long hockey player.

    Bill of Particulars
    Drones May be Dangerous, Especially for the Young.
    It is estimated that as many as one million drones will be given as holiday gifts this season, according to a recent article in Popular Mechanics. The National Geographic even published the 10 most popular drones.

    You need to be the best at what you do
    Whether you are a litigator or an estate-planning attorney, nothing is more important than being skilled at your craft.

    Clifford Law Offices Continuing Legal Education Program
    Bob Clifford will be moderating a panel on “The Ethics of Preparation of Pre-Trial and Trial Work” in a free continuing legal education program sponsored by the firm for the ninth annual consecutive year. Professor Robert Burns of Northwestern University Law School, Mary Robinson of the Robinson Law Group and formerly a commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC).

    Are Drug Ad Warnings Too Long and Confusing?
    All of us have heard commercials for prescription drugs of one kind or another and towards the end of the spot, the announcer rattles off a list of possible side effects or dangers, some which may even include death. Despite the flowers and smiles.

    Consumers’ Corner
    Clifford Law Offices was among the first firms in the country to file a class action against the growing Volkswagen emissions scandal involving millions of vehicles across the world.

    Clifford Law Scrapbook
    Bob Clifford received the Award of Honor by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, dedicated to providing support for officers injured or killed in the line of duty and for their families.

    Bob Clifford speaks to DePaul Law School students about what they can expect in their legal careers.

    Bob Clifford spoke to a group of externs and clerks on life after law school organized by the Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Presiding Judge of the Municipal Division, Cook County Circuit Court.

    Bob Clifford spoke with Justice John Paul Stevens, formerly of the Supreme Court of the United States, before he addressed a crowd at the American Bar Association meeting in Chicago in August.

    Bob Clifford was part of a panel at the American Bar Association Meeting in Chicago that discussed “Beginning with the End in Mind – Classic Chicago Closings.”

    Bob Clifford attended a celebration honoring long-time Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reporter John Rooney who received a byline posted on the famed Billy Goat tavern’s wall.

    To view the Winter 2015 newsletter, please click here.