Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.
Chicago's Top Personal Injury Lawyers
Power Rogers & Smith is a Chicago personal injury trial law firm devoted to representing individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries or were killed due to the wrongful conduct of others, including insurance companies, corporations, trucking companies, manufacturers, hospitals, doctors and other wrongdoers. Power Rogers & Smith works on a contingent fee basis. It only gets paid if you win and obtain compensation. Any fees or costs will only be charged if there is a recovery for the client.
Power Rogers & Smith is consistently listed among the best Chicago personal injury trial law firms in the United States. Its named partners are listed among the "Best Lawyers in America" and "Illinois Super Lawyers." Two of its partners are members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select legal organization limited to 100 of the nation's best plaintiff lawyers. They are also Fellows of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers as well as the American Academy of Trial Lawyers.
In 2013, the lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith notably settled three cases, one for $40 million dollars as a result of accounting and banking malpractice, one for $35 million dollars as a result of medical malpractice, and the third for $23 million dollars for a work-related injury. In addition, two cases were tried to verdict in May and June of 2013, resulting in wins for the Plaintiff. The first involved a motorcycle collision, which resulted in a verdict for the Plaintiff of $5.5 million dollars. The second case resulted in a jury verdict of $7.25 million dollars and involved allegations of medical malpractice and wrongful death against the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition, Joseph A. Power, founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, was named the top personal injury and consumer lawyer in Illinois for 2013, the second consecutive year, by the publication Best Lawyers in America.
Power Rogers & Smith has recovered over $3 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements. Power Rogers & Smith has achieved the #1 spot in the Chicago Lawyer Annual Settlement Survey again in 2013, meaning the firm obtained more dollars in settlements than any other Chicago personal injury law firm. In fact, Power Rogers & Smith has finished first in the settlement survey in eight of the last fourteen years and has held the first place spot for the past four consecutive years, surpassing its next closest competitor by more than $400 Million in total settlement awards since 2000.Since inception, Power Rogers & Smith has obtained Chicago personal injury jury verdicts and awards of over $3 billion dollars for its clients in major trucking, medical malpractice, defamation, aviation, product liability and work place injury cases. Among its many record awards is the highest compensatory and medical malpractice verdict of $55.4 million dollars as well as a record recovery of $100 million dollars for a case involving the wrongful death of six children in a combined trucking and product liability case. The investigation that resulted from this case led to over 74 criminal convictions, including that of a former Illinois Governor and the retesting of over 2000 truck drivers. In addition, Power Rogers & Smith has obtained a verdict of $17.6 million for an individual suing his accountants for professional negligence.
Other notable trucking cases handled by the Chicago personal injury attorneys of Power Rogers & Smith include almost $40 million dollars for a family whose father was killed and wife and children severely injured when a truck rear-ended them, causing the car to burst into flames. Recently, the firm obtained a verdict of $25 million dollars for another client who was injured when a truck crashed into his vehicle.
Power Rogers & Smith also obtained a record $7 million dollar verdict for an Illinois Supreme Court Justice in a defamation case. The firm also represented and obtained multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of two former Chicago Bear football players who suffered permanent injuries as a result of medical malpractice and currently represents one of the nation's top NBA basketball players in a defamation action. In addition, the firm's primary focus has been representing children, fathers, mothers, men, women, widows and orphans who were victims of Chicago personal injury.
Firm cases for Chicago personal injury have resulted in widespread societal benefits including the retesting of over 2000 truck drivers, the creation of new policies and procedures at a hospital requiring fetal monitoring of babies while high risk mothers are in labor, use of state of the art centralized testing of newborns for metabolic disorders and product recalls. In addition, in another highly publicized case that resulted in a $9 million dollar recovery, a teenage boy was left to bleed to death outside a hospital's doors. This case spurred a federal regulation requiring hospital personnel to assist people in need of care within a reasonable distance or the sight of the hospital entrance.
- Power Rogers & Smith Tops Chicago Lawyer Annual Settlement Survey for the Fifth Consecutive Year On October 1, 2014, Chicago Lawyer publishes the results of its 2014 Annual Settlement Survey. The Annual Survey is based on a compilation of the ....
- Joseph W. Balesteri Inducted As President Of The Society Of Trial Lawyers Partner Joseph W. Balesteri was recently inducted as the President of the Society of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Balesteri’s Presidency was made official ....
- Larry Rogers, Jr. Obtains Settlement On Behalf Of Chicago-Area Woman for $5.5 Million Partner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. and Associate Kathryn L. Conway recently obtained a settlement of $5.5 Million for the family of a woman who was struck ....