The lawyers at Clifford Law Offices represent years of practice in the area of personal injury law including aviation, transportation, medical malpractice and product liability law. The largest personal injury law firm based in Chicago concentrating on plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death law, Clifford Law Offices’ attorneys have hundreds of years of combined experience. Some of the partners have held leadership positions within various bar associations on the local, state and national level. Every member of the firm upholds the highest principle of the legal profession in placing the individual client first. The firm often is said to set the standard in professional excellence. Moreover, it is important to note that as a result of the litigation handled by the firm, many defective products and dangerous practices have been changed or abandoned altogether.

The National Law Journal named Clifford Law Offices one of the 50 Elite firms in the country, and they are the only firm in Chicago to be given this distinction. The National Law Journal also named the firm as one of the 10 Top Litigation Boutiques in the country in 2013. With over 20 Chicago personal injury lawyers, Clifford Law offers experienced counsel in a wide range of critical practice areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Maritime Law / Maritime Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice and Hospital Negligence
  • Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Transportation Liability
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Truck Accidents and Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Qui Tam / Whistleblower
  • Pelvic Mesh / Mass Torts
  • Natural Gas Explosions
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Commercial Aviation Liability
    Management & Demographics
    Male: 11
    Female: 6
    White / Caucasian: 17
    Of Counsel (but not partners)
    Male: 3
    White / Caucasian: 3
    Male: 3
    Female: 3
    White / Caucasian: 6
    Attorney Management / Department Heads
    Male: 1
    White / Caucasian: 1
    About Our Clients

    Clifford Law Offices is exclusively a plaintiffs’ law firm. Since 1984, the firm has established a reputation that has now become one of national, if not international, significance in the area of plaintiffs’ litigation. The firm sets itself apart in its standard of excellence in securing the nation’s top experts on a matter and then taking a case all the way to trial, if necessary, so that the client feels that justice has been achieved. From lawsuits dealing with high-rise safety to train protocol, from airline safety standards to the regulations governing the construction of porches and scaffolding.

    Clifford Law Offices, headed by senior partner Robert Clifford, has been involved in a number of high-profile cases that impact Chicago and beyond. Many times the lawyers go that extra step in trying to secure equitable relief for a client, such as the family who lost a son to binge drinking at Northwestern University. The parents wanted the university to become part of the Red Watch Band program whereby students would be trained to watch for students who became victims of binge drinking and report it to authorities, without consequences to the student, so that lives could be saved. Northwestern finally agreed to become part of the program and it has spread to colleges and universities across the country.

    The firm also has become part of No Texting and Driving to make the roads safer, particularly for teenagers. In 2010, before No Texting and Driving became a law in Illinois, Clifford Law Offices sponsored a program at a local high school where driving simulators would be shipped from school to school so that new drivers could see the effects of alcohol when driving. Illinois’ Secretary of State Jesse White along with state legislators and other local leaders took part in the day’s event along with the Illinois Governor proclaiming it STATIC Day – Stop Texting And Talking in Cars.

    A young woman was trapped in a high rise years ago, and despite her calls for help in a burning building, she died of smoke inhalation. Her family turned to Clifford Law Offices that also saw to it that changes were made in the 911 response system to vanity addresses, as her parents insisted her death could not be in vain.

    More recently, when the tragic news of eight young women suffering injuries, some of them permanent and crippling, in a horrific collapse in Rhode Island at the Ringling Brothers Circus, seven of them reached out to Clifford Law Offices, halfway across the country, to represent them in their greatest time of need. Many of them are from foreign countries and English is not their first language, yet they turned to Clifford Law Offices after learning of our dedication to helping those who need quality representation.

    Pamela Menaker
    Communications Partner

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    • Aviation Litigation
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Consumer Protection Law
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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    A roundup of notable news of listed lawyers in Illinois.

    In the News: Illinois

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    Discovery has become more expansive in litigation, despite the fact that the vast majority of civil cases settle before trial.

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