Mike Fradin succeeded heroically with a case involving my elderly but very healthy mother being injured by an employee of a corporation, in this case, working for a vast grocery store chain in Florida, with stores throughout the south and southern mid-Atlantic. Although Mr. Fradin lives and works in the Illinois area, he was able to analyze the situation with a fine legal eye and activate an approach that put the corporation on the defensive.
Mr. Fradin's defense of my mother, who was permanently injured by the grocery store's negligence, which occurred when an employee dropped a case of food on her while she was shopping, was vigilant. He also found a top Florida attorney who knew the laws of that state. Partnering with him, Mr. Fradin developed a personal injury case that challenged the corporation's usual assumption that they could just roll over people.
After multiple attempts by the corporation to delay the case, Mr. Fradin was able to force them into a mediation process. Representing my mother, I was at the table face to face with the attorneys representing the corporation who could not shrink from the human damage they had caused. More importantly, Mr. Fradin, with the assistance of the Florida attorney's inside knowledge of Florida law, was relentless in negotiations to ensure the corporation did not shrink from its obligations to my mother, who had suffered through multiple surgeries and doses of anesthesia, which is extremely damaging to elderly people.
After a rather tough and often rude mediation experience, thanks to the recalcitrant corporation, Mr. Fradin was able to secure an agreement that covered all my mother's medical expenses. This was not easy and took will and unyielding negotiations. It was also a well-deserved acknowledgement to my mother, whose wounds never really healed, but who was always grateful to Mr. Fradin.