Four attorneys at Clifford Law Offices have been recognized as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Chicago area for 2023 across four different areas of specialization. Selection for this award is based directly on peer review, ultimately identifying only the top individual in a given geographical region and practice area.
The following Clifford Law Offices attorneys have received the designation of “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas:
Keith A. Hebeisen, partner
2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
With over three decades of experience as a medical malpractice attorney, Mr. Hebeisen has become known as one of the most respected lawyers in Illinois. Known for his direct and comprehensive approach to case investigation, preparation, and trial methods, Mr. Hebeisen has secured impressive verdicts and settlements in some of the most complicated matters. He was the Lead Attorney on the trial team that obtained the record $101 million verdict on behalf of a baby who sustained brain damage at birth at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois. Although his practice is concentrated in medical malpractice, he has also represented clients in a variety of practice areas including transportation, product liability, and toxic torts, as well as numerous appeals in the Illinois appellate and supreme courts. For three decades, Mr. Hebeisen has been the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Editor of the Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook relied upon by lawyers across the state. To learn more about Mr. Hebeisen and his work, click here.
Kevin P. Durkin, partner
2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Aviation Law & Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Mr. Durkin’s extensive career representing victims of aviation and transportation accidents is globally recognized. He has been involved in the litigation of nearly every major commercial airline crash over the last forty years, often serving as lead counsel. Mr. Durkin’s work ethic and dedication to his clients’ pursuit of justice have led to multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in well over one hundred cases including record-setting aviation cases. In addition, he holds a high level of commitment to the Chicago community, as well as the legal community, sharing his expertise through leadership positions with bar associations and continuing education opportunities. To learn more about Mr. Durkin, click here.
Shannon M. McNulty, partner
2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs & Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
With nearly two decades of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, Ms. McNulty has secured her reputation in the practice areas of product liability, sexual assault, harassment, auto accidents, and medical malpractice. She has been involved in a number of high-profile product liability cases including a $34 million dollar verdict against Proline Casement windows. She is currently handling a case involving the death of an infant due to injuries sustained from a lighter that allegedly lacked sufficient child safety mechanisms. Ms. McNulty is an active philanthropist in the Chicago community and has been recognized for outstanding service by the U.N.I.T.E. civic organization. To learn more about Ms. McNulty’s accomplishments, click here.
Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner
2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Mr. Cosgrove has nearly two decades of experience handling complex medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases as a trial lawyer. Throughout his career, he has gained a reputation as a tough, yet fair trial attorney who lets the success of his work speak for itself. Mr. Cosgrove has obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients including a record-setting $101 million verdict for the family of a baby who was brain-damaged at birth at a Chicago-area hospital. In 2022, he was part of the team that obtained a record $5.2 million verdict on behalf of a family that lost their unborn child due to an improper reading of the ultrasound, which led to unnecessary surgery for the mother. To learn more about Mr. Cosgrove and his accomplishments, click here.
“Lawyer of the Year” distinction reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading professionals in the same communities and the same practice areas for the quality of their work, their professionalism, and their integrity.
Congratulations to each of the attorneys who have been recognized! To learn more about Clifford Law Offices, click here.
Clifford Law Offices is ranked among the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country in the areas of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases such as medical malpractice, aviation litigation, products liability, premises liability, and transportation litigation. The firm has also developed a reputation in qui tam litigation or whistleblower cases and handles class action matters as well as commercial litigation cases. To learn more about Clifford Law Offices, visit https://www.cliffordlaw.com.