Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, is among four finalists around the country to receive the 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice, an organization that celebrates and recognizes the work of an attorney or team of attorneys working on behalf of individuals and groups that have suffered grave injustice or abuse.
Clifford is being recognized for his work in the $250 million settlement in Hale v. State Farm Insurance, a case that spanned 20 years and involved an underlying case where the insurance giant quoted or replaced lower quality automotive parts from non-brand manufacturers to repair vehicles of about 4.7 million policyholders in the 1980s and 1990s. It ultimately became a court battle over Dark Money and the Illinois Supreme Court.
To read more about the settlement in the State Farm case, click here.
Others on Clifford’s team of lawyers on this case included Clifford Law Offices partner Kevin P. Durkin and Kristofer S. Riddle; Elizabeth Cabraser, Robert Nelson and Kevin Budner of Lieff Cabraser Heiman & Bernstein of San Francisco; Steve Blonder of Much Shelist of Chicago and Tom Thrash of Thrash Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The awards will be announced at a gala at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego on July 29. Public Justice pursues high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the earth’s sustainability and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses.
Public Justice presents its Trial Lawyer of the Year Award to the attorney(s) who made the greatest contribution to the public interest within the past year by trying or settling a precedent-setting, socially significant case. To learn more about this award, click here.
For further information, please contact Clifford Law Offices Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909.