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  1. Trucking Accident: 20%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Wrongful Death: 20%

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Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

70 West Madison Street 55th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197708/17/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Top 10 Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Top Personal Injury and Consumer LawyerIllinois Leading Lawyer Network2013
Top Personal Injury AttorneyBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 10 Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Top Personal Injury and Consumer LawyerIllinois Leading Lawyer Network2011
Top 10 Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Top 10 Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Top Personal Injury and Consumer LawyerIllinois Leading Lawyer Network2009
Top 10 Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Top Attorneys in IllinoisN/A2004
Distinguished Award for ExcellenceIllinois Bar Foundation2004
"30 Tough Lawyers,"N/A2002
Named One of Ten Top Trial Lawyers in the United StatesNational Law Journal1999
Named One of Ten "Top Litigators in the United StatesNational Law Journal1995
Invited MemberInner Circle of AdvocatesN/A
Medal of MeritN/AN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPower Rogers & Smith, PC1994 - Present
AttorneyPower Rogers & Lavin1991 - 1993
AttorneyHayes & Power1984 - 1991
AttorneyJohn D. Hayes and Associates, Ltd.1977 - 1983
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticePresident1998 - 1999
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticePresident Elect1997 - 1998
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeVice President1996 - 1997
American College of Trial LawyersMember1995 - 1995
American College of Trial LawyersFellow1995 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1992 - 1993
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeBoard of Directors1992 - 1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident Elect1991 - 1992
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationSecond Vice President1990 - 1997
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationThird Vice President1989 - 1990
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,Executive CommitteeMember1989 - 1994
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association ,Legislative CommitteeChairman1987 - 1989
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaChairman1986 - 1987
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,Executive CommitteeMember1986 - 1987
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association,Membership CommitteeChairman1985 - 1987
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Managers1984 - 1989
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Willis v. Transamerica Leasing, Inc., et al.$100,000,000.00 Settlement
Mederos v. Advocate Health and Hospital$55,439,269.59 Verdict
Rooney v. Seadog Ventures, Inc., et al.$13,500.00 Verdict
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Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationAccident Reconstruction2011
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationEthics and Professionalism2011
Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law SectionJury Selection2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Notre DameN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Illinois Trial PracticeEvaluating and Enhancing the Overall Value of Your Case for Settlement and Trial2014
Illinois Trial PracticeEffective Use of Demonstrative Evidence2013