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Zedrick Thomas Braden III

Zedrick Braden’s Legal Cases

41 total


  • Kurzawski v. Chicago Transit Authority

    Practice Area:
    Slip and Fall Accident
    Date:
    Nov 14, 1986
    Outcome:
    Judgment for CTA.
    Description:
    The plaintiff, Kurzawski, sued the Chicago Transit Authority for an amount in excess of $50,000 for personal injuries that she claimed to have suffered as a result of being allowed to exit a bus in an area with tall grass. As the per diem defense attorney for the CTA I argued to the jury that the plaintiff had voluntarily exited the bus and that the CTA had no liability for defendant's actions. After deliberation, the jury entered a judgment for my client, the Chicago Transit Authorty.
  • People v. Jane Doe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Outcome:
    Finding of Not Guilty
    Description:
    My client, Jane Doe, was charged with obstructing a police officer in his official duty and was arrested and jailed for several hours. We demanded trial by jury. The State called three police officer witnesses who testified that my client had committed the crime. I then put on three witnesses who testified favorably for my client. After several hours of deliberation, the jury reached a verdict of not guilty. I am very happy that we successfully defended this client who I believe to this day was innocent.
  • American Family Insurance v. John Doe

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Outcome:
    Judgment for Defendant, John Doe.
    Description:
    John Doe discovered that his license had been suspended for failure to have insurance, after an accident. He denied having an accident with the plaintiff's insured and contacted me to have the judgment vacated. I successfully vacated the judgment and the matter was set for trial at the Daley Center. After a bench trial the court entered a judgment for my client, John Doe. The plaintiff was unable to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that my client struck the auto of plaintiff's insured.
  • People v. Jane Doe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Outcome:
    Finding of not guilty after bench trial.
    Description:
    My client, Jane Doe, was charged with battery and arrested by Harvey, Illinois police officers. A tenant accused Jane Doe of repeatedly striking her in a dispute involving the client's refusal to allow repairs to the apartment. Jane Doe entered a plea of not guilty. After a bench trial at the Markham Courthouse, the presiding judge found her not guilty.
  • Jane Doe v. Board of Education

    Practice Area:
    Libel & Slander
    Outcome:
    We were successful in settling the case.
    Description:
    Jane Doe brought an action against a Board of Education on account of negligent infliction of emotional distress, slander and liable.
  • Jane Doe v. Ada S. McKinley

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Date:
    Dec 03, 1996
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict for Plaintiff
    Description:
    Jane Doe served as a federal and state contract procurement specialist for Ada S. McKinley. She claimed that Ada S. McKinley breached the terms of the contract that she had with the agency which specified that she would be entitled to a certain percentage dollar amount for all contracts procured by her for the benefit of Ada S. McKinley. We made a demand for a jury trial, after attempts to settle the case were unsuccessful. The jury awarded my client a substantial sum of money based upon her claim. The case was very complex and involved federal and state contracts. Over 200 exhibits were prepared for trial. My client was extremely happy with the outcome of the case.
  • People v. John Doe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 18, 2000
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury
    Description:
    Client, John Doe, was charged with attempted murder of his wife. John Doe pleaded not guilty on grounds that he was protecting his young son from being run over with a car by his wife. The incident occurred in the horse shoe shaped driveway of his home in Homewood, Illinois. According to John Doe, his wife backed into him with her car and pinned him against his car, just after John Doe was able to push their child out of danger. John Doe then testified that his wife pulled forward, but that when he saw her backup lights flash on he pulled a revolver from his pocket and attempted to shoot out the tires of his wife's car. John Doe's wife was struck in the leg with a bullet and she drove away. The jury was unable to reach a verdict and the Judge entered a finding of "Hung Jury". The State was intent on winning this case and even brought in laser technology to illustrate the trajectory of the bullet to no avail. We considered this a victory.
  • Avalon Industries v. John Doe

    Practice Area:
    Trademark Infringement
    Date:
    Jun 12, 2001
    Outcome:
    Matter transfered to proper forum.
    Description:
    The issue was whether Chicago was the proper forum for the litigation. The trademark infringement case had been filed in the Federal District Court/Northern District of Illinois and was assigned to the Honorable Blanche Manning, Federal District Judge. With the assistance of our client's attorney from out east, we were successful in getting the case transferred to his home state.
  • John Doe v. John Doe, Ald & Pk. Dist. Comm.

    Practice Area:
    Election Campaigns & Political Law
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    We were successful in convincing the Office of the State's Attorney to enter the case on behalf of the People of the Illinois County. The outcome has been quite favorable.
    Description:
    We filed a Petition In Quo Warranto for a Chancery court determination as to the legality of an elected official holding two seats that our client argues are incompatible. The Office of the Attorney General and State's Attorney have failed to act, even though requested to do so.
  • People v. Jane Doe

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Outcome:
    Felony charged dismissed.
    Description:
    Jane Doe was charged with felony identity theft and credit card fraud. We filed a motion to quash her arrest on grounds that the arresting officers of Matteson, Illinois had no probable cause to arrest her. There was no evidence linking her to a crime. After several court appearances, the court voluntarily dismissed the felony charge and Jane Doe pleaded guilty to a simple misdemeanor.