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Verdicts & Settlements


  • Confidential Minor v. Norfolk & Western, $1,500,000 involving a poorly designed railroad crossing
  • Summers v. Dr. Brian Russell - $490,000 settlement in a medical malpractice claim.
  • Trent v. Ford, $900,000 settlement for products liability and negligence claims.
  • Confidential Medical Malpractice Settlement - $360,000 for the failure to perform an emergent c-section resulting in wrongful death.
  • Industrial failure - $250,000
  • Baughman v. Waste Management - $250,000 for a products liability claim involving a cardboard bailing machine.
  • Confidential v. Durbin - $250,000 settlement for the negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Schneider v. Booth, Hackleman $130,000 judgment for tortuous conduct.
  • Ivan Nelson v. Dealer, $250,000 settlement in a products liability action involving a faulty gas line burning the plaintiff's arm.
  • Confidential Motorcycle crash $500,000 settlement.
  • Faw v. Cook, $350,000 settlement in a car accident claim.
  • Fresch v. Santa Fe Southern Railway, $100,000 for injuries resulting from the incorrect positioning of the locomotive resulting in the inability to clearly see in its direction of travel.
  • Howard v. American Family Insurance, $204,000 against the injured parties' insurance company in a hit and run where the insurer denied coverage due to the so called 'no-contact' provision in many under-insured motorist coverage provisions.
  • Confidential v. OUSD, $135,000 settlement for negligent supervision of minor's.
  • Confidential v. Kelly, $100,000 policy limits settlement for wrongful death.
  • Daniels v. Barrett, $50,000 judgment for negligent entrustment of an automobile to a minor.
  • Stear v. Lingenfelter, $77,500 for whiplash injuries in rear accident.
  • Owens v. Hart, Lourash, $80,000 for injuries incurred while escaping an approaching dog.
  • Howard v. Air Land Transport, $150,000 for injuries from a trucking accident.

Published Appellate Cases

  • Sallenger v. City of Springfield, 473 F.3d 731 (7th Cir. 2007)
  • In re Thornton, 373 Ill.App.3d 200 (3rd Dist. 2006)