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Stephen Duane Phillips

Stephen Duane Phillips

also known as Stephen D. Phillips, Steve Phillips

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Personal Injury

About Me

In a statewide survey of lawyers, Steve was voted in the top 100 Consumer Lawyers in the State of Illinois. In another statewide survey of lawyers he was voted as one of the Leading Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois. Finally, he was voted a Superlawyer by his peers in yet another statewide survey of lawyers. He is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School Chicago. He has received the highest possible ratings for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    30 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
    30 years
  3. Birth Injury: 15%
    30 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    30 years
  5. Other: 35%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Mr. Phillips is perhaps one of the best mal practice attorneys practicing in the chicagoland area. With over 25 years of experience and numerous large verdicts and settlements he would be my first choice for representation. Further he will always find the time to speak personally to either you or your family during the sensitive time that your case is pending.

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    Conrad Szewczyk
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 4925
Chicago, IL, 60601-3296

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198505/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Illinois Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Who's Who in Collegiate FacultyMontclair Publishing2012
Illinois Super LawyersThompson Reuters2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Rated Lawyer:Managing PartnerAmerican Lawyer Media2012
Who's Who In Collegiate FacultyMontclair Publishing2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
Illinois Super LawyersThompson Reuters2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 100 LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2010
Illinois Super LawyersThompson Reuters2010
Leading Lawyers NetworkLeading Lawyers Network2010
Illinois Super LawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2010
Illinois Super LawyersKey Professional Media2009
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Illinois Super LawyerKey Professional Media2008
Leading Lawyers NetworkLeading Lawyers Network2008
Top 100 AttorneysAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Leading Lawyers NetworkLeading Lawyers Network2007
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association (TheATLA.com)2007
Illinois Super LawyerKey Professional Media2007
Leading Lawyers NetworkLeading Lawyers Network2006
Illinois Super LawyerKey Professional Media2006
President's AwardN/A2005
Leading Lawyers NetworkN/A2004
Who's Who RegistryWho's Who Legal2000
Illinois Network of Leading American AttorneysN/A2000
International Who’s Who of ProfessionalsGilbralter Marketing1995
President's AwardN/A1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentIllinois Trial Lawyers Association2013 - 2013
Managing PartnerPhillips Law Offices1985 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association2nd Vice President2011 - Present
International Academ of Trial LawyersFellow2011 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association3rd Vice President2010 - 2011
American Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Attorneys2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeSupporting Member2007 - Present
Loyola University School of LawAdjunct Professor2006 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Chairman of the Publications Committee2004 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Chairman of Medical Negligence Committee2003 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee2002 - 2004
John G. Phillips Scholarship CommitteeChairman2001 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationNominating Committee for ITLA Officers2000 - Present
Society of Trial LawyersMember1999 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2004
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationTreasurer1999 - 2000
Justinian Society of LawyersScholarship Committee1998 - 2008
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationEditorial Board - ITLA Journal1998 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee1997 - 1998
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1997 - 1998
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember - Legislative Committee1996 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationTreasurer1996 - 1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember-Special Advisory Committee for Constitutional Challenge1996 - 1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationParliamentarian1995 - 1996
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1996
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1997
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationContributing Member1994 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Chairman - Publications Committee1994 - 2003
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Managers1993 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember - Medical Negligence Committee1993 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationSustaining Member1992 - 1994
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman - Expert Testimony Exchange1991 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1987
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1997
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - 1996
American Trial Lawyers AssociationBirth Trauma Litigation GroupN/A
Loyola UniversityPresidents ClubN/A
Justinian Society of LawyersMentor for Mentor ProgramtN/A
Illinois Bar FoundationFellowN/A
N/AMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kamalia vs. Suburban Lung Associates, Et. al.$7.4 million
Bowdish vs Loyola University Hospitals$7 million
Smith vs. Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, et al.,$5.6 million

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
IICLE – 2012 Edition, Illinois Civil PracticeIllinois Civil Practice: Opening the Case2012
ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookLearned Medial Treatises2011
Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association: Winter 2011Practice Tips: Cross Examination of the Expert Witness: Rutherford et al vs Kochell et al.2011
IICLE Civil Practice (Illinois): Opening the Case 2009IICLE - Development of the Case on Facts and Law2009
ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook SupplementITLA Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook Supplement2008
Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook SupplementITLA Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook Supplement2007
ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook SupplementMedical Malpractice Trial Notebook Supplement2006
Justinian Society Newsletter From a Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Desk2004
Chicago Tribune - Letter to the Editor - Voice of the People Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums2003
Chicago Sun-Times - Letter to the EditorMedical Malpractice Premiums, Legal Malpractice Premiums and boat Insurance Premiums2003
IICLE - Development of the Case on Fact and Law2002
ITLA Trial Journal The Use and Abuse of Medical Literature2000
IICLE Practice HandbookProving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases2000
ITLA - Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookLearned Medical Treatises1999
ITLA Trial JournalLost Pension Benefits in a Wrongful Death Action-a Wrong without a Remedy1998
IICLE - Modern Medical Malpractice LitigationStandard of Care1998
Letter from the Editor - Illinois Legal TimesResponse to "Publishers' Prerogative" on Tort Reform1998
ITLA - Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookLearned Medical Treatises Supplement1998
ITLA - Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookSupplement1998
ITLA Edition of the Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookLearned Medical Treatises1997
Illinois State Bar Association Bar NewsJury Selection - Consultants are Needed1996
IICLE - Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury CasesSupplement for Physical Injuries - Plaintiff's Perspective1996
Crain's Chicago Business - Letters to the EditorUnethical Conduct--Allstate Insurance1996
IICLE - Illinois Civil Discovery PracticeLimitations on Discovery1996
Illinois State Bar Association Bar NewsTort Reform Uninformed1996
Illinois PoliticsViewpoint "Why We Don't Need a Law prohibiting Jury Selection Consultants"1995
IICLE - Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury CasesPhysical Injuries - Plaintiff's Perspective1993
IICLE - Illinois Structural Work Act PracticeTrial Practice - Plaintiff1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJuris Doctor1985
University of IowaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Update & Review SeminarEvidence & Procedure2012
ITLA Medical Malpractice SeminarMedical Malpractice Case Selection2012
ISBA – Foundations, Evidence, and Objections SeminarJury Selection2012
IICLE Illinois Civil PracticeOpening The Case2012
IICLE - Pretrial Preparation in Civil Practice SeminarDeveloping a Prosecution or Defense Plan2012
2012 Spring SymposiumDay In The Life Video- A Case Study2012
Webinar On Medical LiteratureWebinar On Medical Literature2011
University of Notre Dame Law SchoolDepositions of Defendants in Automobile Cases and Medical Malpractice Cases2011
Medical Malpractice SeminarMedical Malpractice Seminar Opening Statement2011
University of Notre Dame Law SchoolDepositions of Defendants in Automobile Cases and Medical Malpractice Cases2010
Sharpen Your Trial SkillsOpening Statements2009
ITLA Medical Malpractice SeminarDeposition and Cross Examation of Defendants and Defense Experts2009
Insurance, Liens & Settlements SeminarMaxinizing Settlements2009
Medical Negligence SeminarCross Examining and Deposing Defendants and Defense Experts2008
ITLA Medical Malpractice SeminarDeposing The Defendant and Defense Experts2008
IICLE Personal Injury PracticeCutting Edge Medical Negligence Issues2008
IICLE Personal Injury PracticeDamages In Injury & Death Cases2008
IICLE Personal Injury PracticeConstruction Law2008
ITLA Medical Malpractice SeminarCrunch Time 120 Days to Trial2006
Tort Reform Debate ParticipantTort Reform2005
The American Association of Critical Care NursesHow to Avoid the Deposition Jitters2005
Advocacy Showcase: The Art of Advocacy — A one day TrialCross Examination of Plaintiff’s Damage Expert Witness2005
ITLA — Medical Malpractice SeminarObstetrics and Gynecology Malpractice2003
ITLA - Overcoming Juror Bias Seminar - Trial StoryPresenting the Case2003
Illinois Tort Reform — What it MeansIllinois Tort Reform — What it Means2003
American College of Occupational and Environmental MedicineHow to Prepare to Testify2003
Ross and Hardies Litigation Group LecturesPreparing a Case for Trial2002
ITLA - Tort Litigation - From Intake to Verdict SeminarModerator2002
ITLA - Medical Malpractice SeminarCardiac Cases2001
IICLE - How to Depose a Doctor SeminarModerator2001
ITLA - Medical Malpractice SeminarInvestigating the Defense Witnesses2000
ITLA - Anatomy of a Trial SeminarHandling the Defense Experts2000
ITLA - Trial Techniques SeminarModerator1999
IICLE - Modern Medical Malpractice LitigationStandard of Care1999
Valparaiso Law School - LitigationPlaintiff vs Defense Practice1998
Ross and Hardies Litigation Group LecturesPreparing a Case for Trial1998
John Marschall Law School - Preparation and Tiral of a Product Liability CasePlaintiff's Perspective1998
ITLA - Under the Microscope: The Anatomy of a Malpractice TrialJury Instructions1998
ITLA - Negotating and Settling Personal Injury CasesInitial Settlement Considerations1998
ITLA - You're on Trial Shotgun SeminarSubsequent Remedial Measures1997
ITLA - Maximizing results through Settlement and TrialProsecuting the Negligence Case - Opening Statement and Closing Argument1997
ITLA - Issues, Answers, and Legal TrendsLiens1997
ITLA - Update and Review SeminarStructural Work Act and Construction Negligence1996
ITLA - Medical Malpractice SeminarPresenting the Plaintiff's Expert for Deposition1996
ISBA - Trial Techniques SeminarGetting a Case Ready; Getting A Verdict - Opening Statements1996
CBA - Countdown to TrialPreparing Your Case for Trial1996
ITLA - The Nuts and Bolts of Handling Automobile Accident CasesPreparing your case for Trial1995
ITLA - Medical Malpractice SeminarCombating Defense Tactics1995
ITLA - Civil Practice - Update and Review SeminarSettlement/Kotecki Update/Confidentiality Order1993
ITLA - Young Lawyers SeminarObtaining and Presenting Expert Witnesses1992
ITLA - Civil Practice - ModeratorUpdate and Review Seminar1992