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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.
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.
Christian D. Biswell is a Shareholder and President of Drake, Narup & Mead, P.C., in Springfield, where he concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, insurance and medical malpractice defense, contracts, civil rights, and subrogation. Mr. Biswell received his B.A., M.A., and J.D. from Southern Illinois University.
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Christopher Patrick Ford is a solo practitioner in Chicago, where he focuses on injury cases filed on behalf of working families. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers named him Chicago Litigation Lawyer of the Year, and in September 2021, Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers awarded him the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He participates as an instructor in trial advocacy programs at Emory University School of Law and Harvard University Law School. 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 Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, where he focuses on products liability, interstate trucking, construction, railroad, medical malpractice, and many other types of injury cases. He is a Past President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Past Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Healy earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the law review.
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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. He is a member of American Association for Justice, the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. Mr. Jasmer earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
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Jeffrey J. Krollis a Senior Trial Attorney at Kaveny + Kroll, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury and wrongful death. Kroll has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers (2005 – 2020). Additionally, Kroll has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) for ten consecutive years. He received his B.A. from DePaul University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
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.
Steven C. Ward is Of Counsel to Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, in Springfield, where he focuses on litigation. He is a member of the Sangamon County and Illinois State Bar Associations. He has written several chapters for IICLE® and spoken at seminars on various topics. Mr. Ward earned his B.A. from DePauw University and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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