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Patrick C. Anderson is an associate attorney with the Healy Scanlon Law Firm, in Chicago, where he concentrates in personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He is a member of the Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. He earned his B.A. from Lewis University with honors, where he competed with the American Mock Trial Association and was a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Catholic Honors Society, and his J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating first in his class. While studying at Loyola, he won awards for Academic Excellence in Illinois Litigation, Advanced Civil Procedure, Advanced Writing for Civil Litigation, and Legal Writing.
Tyler D. Beckerle is a Senior Trial Attorney with Zimmer & Associates, in St. Louis, where he focuses on personal injury defense.
Bruce A. Beeman is a Partner with Wolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan, LLP, in Springfield, where he maintains a general law practice with special concentrations in municipal, real estate, and injury law. He has many years of trial experience in civil and criminal law and has served as lead or sole trial counsel in cases in which he has obtained jury verdicts in Central Illinois totaling in excess of $50 million. Mr. Beeman has been selected annually as a Leading Personal Injury Lawyer in the Leading Lawyer Network and as an Illinois Super Lawyer, has been named as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has served as an author and as a speaker for IICLE®, and served as a lecturer for the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar as well as the Illinois and American Trial Lawyer’s Associations. Mr. Beeman is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the United States Supreme Court. He earned his B.S. from Southern Illinois University and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. Mr. Beeman is pleased to practice with his youngest son, Brent A. Beeman, who is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Christopher Patrick Ford is a solo practitioner in the Law Office of Christopher Patrick Ford, in Chicago, where he concentrates primarily in preeminent personal injury and medical malpractice cases. For over three decades, he has represented working families in courts in Chicago and across Illinois, prosecuting a wide gamut of negligence cases including automobile and truck collisions, premises liability (elevator failures, utility and power line incidents, building code violations), medical malpractice (hospital negligence and physician negligence), products liability, drug liability, construction and workplace injuries, aquatic safety (pools and water facility injuries), sexual abuse and molestation, railroad and train liability, and governmental liability (road construction, signage, police chases). Mr. Ford earned his B.A. from Kalamazoo College and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
Martin J. Healy, Jr., is a Founding Partner of the Healy Scanlon Law Firm, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in products liability, interstate trucking, construction, railroad, medical malpractice, and many other types of injury cases. He has received numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts for seriously injured plaintiffs in cases involving brain damage, paralysis, amputation, death, and hearing and vision loss. Mr. Healy is Past President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Past Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was designated a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, was recognized by Leading Lawyers as one of the Top 10 Plaintiff Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois, served as Counsel for the Illinois House of Representatives, and served as the First Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago. He has also served on the Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions and as a Commissioner on the Character and Fitness Committee. Mr. Healy has lectured and written extensively for numerous bar associations and other organizations, including ATLA, AAJ, ITLA, the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, and IICLE®. Mr. Healey was a law clerk for Justice Thomas E. Kluczynski of the Illinois Supreme Court. Mr. Healy earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the law review.
David S. Jasmer is Principle of the Jasmer Law Firm, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in plaintiffs’ personal injury law, including motor vehicle negligence, products liability, and medical malpractice. He served as an intern for the Honorable Joyce Hens Green in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Jasmer is a member of American Association for Justice, the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the AAJ, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. He earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Dennis M. Lynch is a member of the Healy Scanlon Law Firm, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in all areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation, and has successfully resolved many cases through settlement, arbitration, and trial. He has also pursued appeals in the Illinois Appellate and Illinois Supreme Courts. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (a member of the Board of Governors), a Past Chair of the Tort Law Section Council, and a member of the American Association for Justice (Board of Governors of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group). He has been frequently invited to speak or write on behalf of ITLA, IICLE®, APITLA, ISBA, and AAJ on a wide variety of topics. Mr. Lynch has also lectured at Loyola University Chicago School of Law regarding construction law and related tort and personal injury concepts. He earned his B.A. from Lewis University with highest honors and his J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
J. Wesley Mitchell is a Founding Partner of Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in plaintiffs’ personal injury matters, including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, wrongful death, and construction accidents. He has been recognized with the Leading Lawyers Award (2016, 2017) and is a member of the Illinois State Bar and Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations. He earned his B.S. from Indiana State University and his J.D. from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
John E. Norton, the Managing Partner of Norton and Bruss, LLC, with offices in Chicago and Wheaton, has been an active trial lawyer for over 35 years. He has tried cases in the state and federal courts throughout Chicago, the collar counties, and northern Illinois. He has litigated thousands of cases in the areas of professional negligence, personal injury, and civil rights at both the trial and appellate levels including the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Mr. Norton has been elected a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the DuPage County Bar Association. He has also lectured on various medical malpractice subjects for IICLE®. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. He obtained a Certificate in Mediation Skills from Northwestern University and is a court-certified and appointed mediator and arbitrator in DuPage and Kane Counties.
Larry R. Rogers, Jr. is an Equity Partner with Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., in Chicago, where he is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience advocating for victims and successfully securing multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts in a variety of personal injury and wrongful-death matters. Mr. Rogers has been featured on or in Good Morning America, NBC Chicago, the Chicago SunTimes, the Chicago Tribune, and Crain’s Chicago Business, by which he was recognized as one of the top trial lawyers of his generation. He is a member and Past President of the Cook County Bar Association, has served on the Board of Directors of the National Bar Association, and has served on the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Lawyers’ Assistance Program and has served on its Board of Directors. Mr. Rogers has authored articles and given presentations on a range of subjects, including automobile and birth-related medical negligence, and has spoken at seminars on topics important to the practicing trial attorney. Mr. Rogers received his B.S. from the University of California, Davis, and his J.D. from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Jason G. Schutte is a Partner with Koepke, Hiltabrand & Schutte, in Springfield where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation, including personal injury, professional liability, long-term care, and casualty defense. He is a member of the Illinois State and Missouri Bar Associations, the Construction Law Counsel, the Illinois Health Care Association, and Associated Builders and Contractors. Mr. Schutte earned his B.A. from Western Illinois University and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Steven C. Ward is an associate with Drake, Narup & Mead, P.C., in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in insurance defense and litigation. He is AV rated and is the author of several articles for the Illinois State Bar Journal and the Trial Lawyer’s Guide. He is a member of the Sangamon County and Illinois State Bar Associations. Mr. Ward earned his B.A. from DePauw University and his J.D. from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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