Cook County Jury Trials Experience Award Given To Anthony R. Elman

Jury trials experience can be a critical advantage in achieving substantial vehicle accident injury compensation.

Vehicle accidents often cause serious injuries. Some accidents lead to one or more fatalities. Following these accident injuries, those who are injured due to the negligence of others often seek to get injury compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. In those instances where negligence has led to a fatality, relevant parties may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

As discussed on this site, unfortunately, many people who have been injured do not receive proper plaintiff legal representation due to legal malpractice. In these instances, a legal malpractice lawyer may be engaged to get money due to the professional negligence.

Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Law Group, recently received a lifetime achievement award testifying to his leading jury trials experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

On October 24, 2019 more than 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the annual Trial Lawyer Excellence Award event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  This event is hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Media.  The event recognizes the state’s top civil litigation attorneys.

An excerpt from the 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award page:

Fifty-four professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of seventeen 2019 categories.

At this Trial Lawyer Excellence Award Event, Anthony R. Elman received the special Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter historical recognition for “the most reported jury trials as a plaintiff attorney” during the last 30 years.  This award, as well as other awards, verdicts and settlements indicates the level of experience and proven results that the Elman Law Group has achieved in Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

This level of jury trials experience has proven valuable to Elman Law Group clients.  Many clients have received substantially more money for their injuries after the Elman Law Group took their lawsuits to court after settlement offers proved inadequate.

Anthony Elman has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. This designation, which is based upon various criteria encompassing lawyer performance and peer review, is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys.

Elman Law Group has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for over 25 years.  During this 25+ year period, the Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  This breadth of experience and success in jury trials provides valuable insights in determining the course of action that will lead to the optimal resolution of a personal injury or wrongful death case.

Additional information concerning the Elman Law Group and its performance can be seen on the “Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer” page.

Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Regarding Personal Injury Case

As discussed elsewhere throughout this website, there are a variety of factors that may be grounds for filing a successful legal malpractice lawsuit.  One such factor is the failure of a lawyer to meet applicable deadlines, including the failure to file a personal injury lawsuit before the expiration of the statute of limitations.  Other such factors are discussed on the Chicago Legal Malpractice Trial Lawyer page.

One example of an alleged missed statute of limitations deadline is seen in a personal injury legal malpractice lawsuit as discussed in The MadisonRecord.com article of June 2, 2015 titled “Legal malpractice lawsuit filed against St. Louis firm over statute of limitations expiration.”

The article describes a lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Circuit court.  The underlying personal injury accident involved a man, James L. Alexander of Belleville, who allegedly fell into a hole dug on his property by the St. Clair County Township Sewer Department.  He hired a legal firm to pursue compensation for his accident injury.

The personal injury legal malpractice claim is discussed within the article.  An excerpt:

Alexander claims he consulted with Abramson and hired him to represent him in a lawsuit against the sewer department, the suit states. However, Alexander alleges Abramson failed to file the action within the one-year statute of limitation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois legal malpractice case can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Madison Record article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm that handles personal injury legal malpractice cases.

Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.

“Loss Frames” Discussion

In an article titled “How Lawyers Can Minimize Professional Mistakes During a Scandal Like That at Penn State” of August 10, 2012, John Dean discusses what he refers to as a “loss frame.”

Here is an excerpt:

Richard Painter has done some remarkable work in analyzing what he calls “the psychology of cover-ups.” Drawing on the work of Nobel Prize laureates Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, and their now classic 1979 essay “Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Under Risk,” Richard notes how persons who find themselves in “loss frames” (or losing situations) are inclined to take greater risks to avoid even more loss, even when the risks are irrational, than others. In addition, the loss frame creates a “cognitive bias toward concealment.”  Richard thought that this might have happened to Nixon and others with Watergate.  I can confirm without any doubt that he was correct: That was the case for us all.

When one looks at situations like that of Penn State (or Enron and countless other related situations) it is obvious that bad, if not irrational decision-making, is almost the norm in the loss frame.  But these insights, as Richard Painter has written, not only explain how lawyers (and others) make serious mistakes in these situations, but also provide a means to prevent this from occurring.

The article continues by discussing how to deal with such “loss-frame” situations, and uses the Penn State situation as a “classic loss-frame situation.”

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Elman Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm that handles personal injury legal malpracticecases.

Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.