CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Marquis Who's Who, one of the world's most trusted biographical publishers, has presented its Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award to Chicago Attorney Joseph A. Power Jr. A prestigious accomplishment that speaks to an historic career, the Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon the nation's most accomplished leaders who've demonstrated unparalleled success in their fields.
As Founding Partner of one of Chicago's most elite personal injury and civil trial law firms, Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., Joseph A. Power Jr. has cultivated national recognition for his work protecting the rights of clients, families, and consumers who've been harmed by the negligent and wrongful acts of others, and for his consistent ability to prevail in claims against even the most powerful corporations and insurance companies.
After becoming the country's youngest attorney to secure a $1+ million jury verdict at the age of 28, Mr. Power has since secured over 200 jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million dollars. His more than 40 years in practice are marked by numerous notable achievements, some of which include:
- More than $1 billion in compensation recovered for clients.
- Proven success in complex medical malpractice cases, including a perfect litigation record and Illinois' largest medical malpractice jury verdict in history ($55.4 million).
- Hundreds of millions in compensation recovered for clients injured in truck and commercial vehicle accidents, including one $100 million trucking case that unearthed Illinois' infamous "licenses for bribes" scandal, and led to over 70 criminal convictions, including the indictment and conviction of a former Illinois Governor.
- Appointments to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as Chairman's Advisory Council, and appointed Chairperson of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee.
In addition to an impressive track record of recoveries in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, and other complex matters of personal injury and civil litigation, Mr. Power has dedicated himself to the local and legal communities. His work has produced an often emulated arsenal of trial techniques, support for the passage of new laws, and critical changes that benefit the public and the health and safety of people across Chicago, Illinois, and the country.
A former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Power currently serves as President of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a professional legal organization comprised of the nation's top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers. He has been awarded the "Champion of Justice" award by national public interest firm Public Justice, the Illinois State Bar Associations "Medal of Merit," and has been named among The Best Lawyers in America for more than 30 consecutive years, The National Law Journal's top ten litigators in the U.S., and recognized by numerous other publications, professional associations, and attorney rating services.
Joseph A. Power Jr. is a Founding Partner at the Chicago-based personal injury law firm of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. Over the course of his career, he has secured record-setting results, hundreds of million-dollar case results, and over $1 billion in compensation for the men, women, and families he has represented. His contributions have had a marked impact on the lives of his clients and their families, as well as communities across Illinois and the country. More information about Mr. Power and the firm can be found at www.prslaw.com.
SOURCE Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.