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We are committed to obtaining full compensation for our clients in the shortest time possible.We have a great record in prosecuting claims against automakers and other product makers.We have won verdicts and settlements against major hospitals in the Chicago and central Illinois.We have succeeded in all types of personal injury cases.Our wrongful death verdicts show our ability to understand and demonstrate our client's losses.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1984||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10, Illinois Super Lawyers award||Chicago magazine||2011|
|"AV" rating||Martindale Hubbell||2011|
|Chicago Product Liability lawyer of the year||Best lawyers||2011|
|Product liability, personal injury and medical malpractice||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|President's Award||Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||2000|
|Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year||Trial Lawyers for Public Justice||1998|
|President, Founding Partner||Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Legislation committee||2002 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee||1994 - Present|
|Supreme Court Special Committee on E-Business||Chair||2011 - 2011|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||National Board Member||2001 - 2007|
|Illinois Pattern Instructions committee||Member||1999 - 2010|
|J.P. v. Central Illinois manufacturer||$7,500,000 settlement|
|Bryant v. Kim||$30,000,000 verdict|
|Okaro v. Edgewater Medical Center||$9,346,663 verdict|
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|Chicago Bar Assocation Record||The [Jurors] Right to Submit Questions||2009|
|ITLA's Medical Negligence Notebook||Update for Medical Negligence Notebook, “Res Ipsa Loquitor,”||2007|
|ITLA Journal||Enforcing Darling Liabilities||2005|
|Voir Dire magazine (American Board of Trial Advocates)||Jury Trials in Complex Cases Survive Iowa Fight||2004|
|Voir Dire magazine||Too Complex for a Jury?||2003|
|Chicago Daily Law Bulletin||Texts Should Have Vital Role in Litigation||2001|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Technology to Know Now in Tort Litigation||"Presenting the Case to a Jury"||2012|
|AAJ (American Association for Justice) Annual Convention||Consumer Expectations and Risk-Utility in Strict Products Liability||2009|
|Settlement Workshop||Settlement Approaches: Plaintiff's Perspective||2008|
|Trial Practice||Opening Statements||2007|
|Product Liability Cases||Crashworthiness Cases||2007|
|Masters in Trial: Crashworthiness case||Expert witness examination||2007|
|ITLA update and review||Use of Literature||2007|
|ITLA update and review||Product Liability: Evidence and Jury Instructions||2007|
|AIEG Spring Conference||Automotive Seat Defect cases||2007|
|ATLA Midwinter Convention||Investigating and Proving Crashworthiness Cases||2006|
Posted by Joanne
I had the privilege of having Bruce Pfaff and Pfaff and Gill represent my family in a medical malpractice wrongful death law suit for my husband. When I first met Bruce, his demeanor was very calm, professional, assuring and determined to get to the truth. Bruce was diligent in investigating every aspect of the case, uncovering every detail, and letting the fact's speak for themselves. He went above and beyond his duties to obtain the best expert witnesses that were needed for the complexity of the case.
Over the months of hard work Bruce and his staff were always compassionate and caring as they met with my children and me. He created a personal relationship with my family and always answered all of our questions and concerns. Bruce sat down with my children and explained every detail of the case which made them feel comfortable when they had to do their depositions and testify during trial.
At the trial, Bruce was remarkable in eloquently stating the issues and getting his point across. He took facts that were very technical and turned them into details that were clear and concise, so that the jury could understand and was successful in winning our case. Bruce without question is an exceptional attorney that I would highly recommend. My family will always be grateful for his compassion and undeniable dedication to the law and the truth.
Posted by Sandy
We had the good fortune to be introduced to Bruce Pfaff through a trusted family friend for a medical malpractice suit involving the “off label” use of a medication during a surgery that left my husband critically ill and permanently disabled.
Bruce was generous enough to initially meet with me at my home while my husband was still hospitalized. Bruce’s quiet, self-assurance and confidence in the validity of our case were immediate and comforting.
In spite of my faith in choosing Bruce to handle our legal proceedings, I was encouraged to pursue 2nd and 3rd opinions. In each instance, no other lawyer could be bothered to meet with me directly and, instead, sent young “associates” to hear our story. My decision to choose Bruce was confirmed.
During the course of the lawsuit, Bruce continued to meet with us at our home, as my husband was physically disabled and travel was difficult. Bruce’s years of experience and professional relationships in the medical field proved beneficial. In spite of being up against a highly regarded, accomplished doctor, Bruce was able to defy the odds and find supportive, expert testimony on our behalf. The ensuing correspondence with Bruce and his staff was consistently respectful and professional.
Our case was ultimately settled out of court within 2 years. Although, it is difficult to put a dollar amount on the pain and suffering of a loved one and what the future may hold, we trusted Bruce’s counsel on a fair settlement.
We feel fortunate to have had a trustworthy, compassionate, exceptional legal advisor to advocate on our behalf during our darkest hours. We will forever be grateful to Bruce Pfaff for his incredible professionalism and personal integrity.
Leslie McPadden, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have the privilege representing a family with Bruce. In 20 years of practice, representing clients in my home state in Connecticut and several other states, I have never known someone as direct and effective as Bruce. His clarity, confidence and instincts are unmatched. He is completely fearless and the best advocate in the United States.
Judson Graham, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Pfaff is one of the best in Chicago. He has consistently taken on challenging cases, and has achieved phenomenal outcomes for his clients. I have had the pleasure of sitting at Daley Center and watching him work a case through a jury trial, and he is meticulous, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable. For product liability cases, there are few on par with Mr. Pfaff.