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Amy Frantz Authors Article in Illinois Bar Journal

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | May 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Purcell & Wardrope Senior Associate Amy Frantz was recently awarded 2nd place in the Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln writing contest for her article titled “What's So Special About Special Interrogatories?” The article was published in the May 2020 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal. In th...

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P&W Defends Client in Legal-Malpractice Trial

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tom Underwood and Mike Sanders tried a two-week legal-malpractice case in the Circuit Court of Cook County. They were able to knock out $32 million of the plaintiff's claims by way of motions in limine and a directed verdict. The jury then returned a compromise verdict on the remaining damages th...

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P&W’s latest victories

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brad Purcell presented at IICLE's 5th annual Worker's Compensation Institute on March 1 on the topic of third-party subrogation strategies at  mediation in multiparty litigation. Aaron LaRue and R.J. VanSwol were selected as Rising Stars in the fields of Civil Litigation Defense and Insuranc...

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Construction Negligence Cases Post-Carney

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court in Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad, 2016 IL 118984, decided a construction negligence case in favor of the defendant owner and provided clear parameters to Section 414 of the Restatement (Second) of Torts. Trial and appellate courts are following suit by grant...

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P&W Win Highlighted in DRI’s The Voice

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kingshuk Roy and Aaron LaRue were highlighted in the DRI's The Voice for obtaining a defense verdict in Chicago on behalf of a steel erection subcontractor in a construction negligence case in Ronald Campagna v. Lorig Construction. The case involved a 53-year-old union ironworker who was injured ...

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