Each year, Chicago Lawyer and Jury Verdict Reporter — a sister publication within Law Bulletin Media — examine the top reported settlements. The 2018 JVR Settlements Report is based on $1.5 billion in settlements of Illinois cases submitted to Jury Verdict Reporter between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
Pulled from Jury Verdict Reporter cases from July 1, 2017, to June 30 of this year, here are a few stories of attorneys who successfully defended their clients against what could have potentially been a bonanza for the plaintiff.
DACA and the later Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, allowed many immigrants to be open about their status and allowed the five people in this article to share their stories with Chicago Lawyer. These are lawyers who can’t vote or work government jobs; law students who can’t apply for federal student loans.
Dig into the psyche of many lawyers and you’ll find a desire to become a writer who has published something other than formal legal documents. Ronald Balson has also seen a fair degree of success as a historical fiction novelist.
Amy Rubenstein has only worked for DLA Piper since January, but in that short amount of time she’s already helped reunite two families thanks to her pro bono work.
Women in Law 2018Chicago Lawyer is proud to present the 2018 Women in Law special section.