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Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina Wins Prestigous 2014 Litigator Award

SEP 08 | 2015

Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina Wins Prestigous 2014 Litigator Award

Edited by Amy Harris

Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered named 2014 Litigator Award Winner™. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Automobile Accidents, Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Spinal Cord Injury Litigation.

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: SEPT. 8, 2015 - Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, a Trial Law Firm in Wheaton, Illinois was ™awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award™ for extraordinary achievement within the field(s): Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Automobile Accidents, Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Spinal Cord Injury Litigation.

Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyers {firms} who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement within one or more of 72 pre-defined “Practice Specialty” categories. Based strictly on “Verdict and/or Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, the Litigator Awards™ are perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged trial law rating. Simply being nominated is to be set among the elite of the profession. Those awarded are generally considered among the finest trial lawyers in the nation.

To be Award Eligible, Nominees must prove achievement of litigation “Performance Benchmarks” that includes not less than:

a). Two verified “Verdicts or Settlements” of at-least $1 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 5 year period prior to Nomination*, or

b). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $5 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 10 year period prior to Nomination**, or

c). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $10 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 20 year period prior to Nomination.

It is a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all Lawyers, and truly a testament to each Award Recipient’s remarkable performance relative to peers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded annually in any given Practice Specialty*.

Winning a 2014 Litigator Award™ is a “Powerful Endorsement” of superior litigation achievement that provides discerning clientele {as well as referring professionals} with a strong reason to trust their case with an Award Recipient. Moreover, it offers a testament to their remarkable performance relative to peers.

Standing among the Top 1% of all Lawyers, Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina has amassed an enviable record that includes, but is not limited to, the following notable case results:

Medical Malpractice Cases

Cann v. Life Products, Inc.
$10 Million Jury Verdict

Bechtol v. Campbell
$7.3 Million Jury Verdict

Thomas v. Ibrahim
$5.7 Million Settlement

Kilgore v. Heggen
$5.7 Million Award

LoCoco v. Garbowski
$2.6 Million Jury Verdict

Anderson v. Brendan Thompson
$2.5 Million Settlement

Knauerhaze v. Allen
$2.485 Million Jury Verdict

Krywokulski v. Wilbur, et al.
$2.2 Million Award

Garcia v. Horwitz, M.D., et al.
$1.775 Million Award

Bork vs. Johnson, MD
$1.75 Million Settlement

Compton v. Ubilluz, M.D.
$1.73 Million Jury Verdict

Enyart v. Rahn, MD, et al.
$1.550 Million Settlement

Automobile/Truck Accident Cases

Murray v. R. A. Bright Construction Company
$1.9 Million Award

Out of State Automobile Accident
$1.1 Million Award

Bus/Automobile Collision
$800,000 Award

Automobile/Van Collision
$480,000 Award

Car/Truck Collision
$420,000 Award

Personal Injury Cases

Aliotto vs. Belec Electrical, Inc., et al.
$18.6 Million Settlement

White vs. Thoele et al.
$3.125 Million Settlement

Clucas vs. City of Joliet
$3.3 Million Award

Franzen vs. Fry’s Electronics
$1,600,000 Settlement

Callahan v. Bernz-O-Matic
$2.7425 Million Award

Rader v. City of Chicago
$1.9 Million Award

Personal Injury : Boat
$1.5 Million Award


To learn more go to: www.LitigatorAwards.com

Media Contact

Amy G. Harris
2014 Litigator Awards™
(800) 992-9049
info@LitigatorAwards.com


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Law Firm Profile

Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered

2150 Manchester Road
Ste 200
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
630-462-1980


221 North LaSalle Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-372-1980


brad@wkpc-law.com

ABOUT THE LAWYERS

Ed Walsh, Esq.
Mr. Walsh is the founding (1980) member of the Firm and for 39 years he has been a consumer advocate trial lawyer committed to securing justice for his clients. He has promoted justice by securing numerous multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts for his injured clients. His most significant accomplishments include a $10,080,000.00 jury verdict after the completion of a six (6) week medical malpractice/products liability trial in Chicago and a $7,287,083.00 medical malpractice jury verdict, the highest jury verdict on record in Illinois for facial disfigurement.

Ed has secured the largest medical malpractice settlement, $5,735,000.00, in the history of the Circuit Court of Will County, Joliet, IL. This complex case involved the failure of doctors to diagnose Group B Strep infection in a newborn baby. As a result of the doctors' medical negligence, the baby needlessly suffered profound brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy.

Ed, along with partner Brad Pollock, secured a Cook County, Illinois settlement award of $18,605,733.00 to a Chicago construction worker who suffered a brain injury following the collapse of a piece of construction equipment.

Jim Knippen, Esq.
Mr. Knippen is a principal in the firm who specializes in complex litigation, including personal injury, professional negligence, chancery and business litigation. He also represents units local government. His work in the personal injury area has included representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has co-counseled multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts and is a specialist in the creation and use of demonstrative exhibits.

Brad Pollock, Esq.
Mr. Pollock is a senior partner with Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered. He has been practicing law since 1995 and concentrates his practice on compassionately and aggressively representing seriously injured clients. Brad understands the profound physical, emotional, and financial tolls that a serious injury can have not only on his injured clients, but also on their families. He practices in the areas of personal injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, construction negligence, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, product liability, automobile and trucking accidents, animal attacks, and fall injury. As a trial lawyer, Brad has obtained record setting money verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients throughout the Chicagoland area, which have been featured in the news media.

While the award of money damages cannot undo the life changing effects of a traumatic injury, it can provide necessary compensation for the losses and future needs experienced by victims of wrongful conduct. Some of Brad’s noteworthy cases include a Cook County, Illinois settlement award of $18,605,733.00 to a Chicago construction worker who suffered a brain injury following the collapse of a piece of construction equipment; a DuPage County record result of $3,125,000.00 for an ankle injury; a Will County medical malpractice record verdict of $1,066,000.00 on behalf of an 82 year old woman that sustained a hand injury; Ed Walsh and Brad hold the record for a paraplegia injury in DuPage County, Illinois amounting to $5,700,000.00; a $7,287,087.00 medical malpractice jury verdict in Cook County, Illinois; and a $5,250,000.00 settlement in a Cook County, Illinois explosion case, along with other multimillion dollars verdicts and settlements.

Mike Cetina, Esq.
Mr. Cetina is a partner with Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered.He began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in DuPage County, IL where he handled misdemeanor and felony trials.He entered private practice as an insurance defense attorney for a 300+attorney firm in Chicago.He gained valuable insight into the thought process and tactics of insurance companies.He recognized that his desire was to assist those severely injured rather than improve the bottom line of insurance companies. Mike has been an advocate for those who were needlessly injured or killed through the negligence, neglect or wrongful conduct of others since 1990.He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, motor vehicle & trucking collisions, institutional sexual assault and slip & fall cases.

Mike has secured multiple millions in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients


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