Awards & Recognition

  • US News Best Law Firms

    Best Law Firms 2015

    Power Rogers & Smith has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

  • Inner Circle of Advocates

    Inner Circle

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor, and we are proud to have two of our attorneys included.

  • The Best Lawyers in America

    The Best Lawyers in America

    All three of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers

    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Membership in this organization is invitation-only, and extended only to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Membership is invitation-only and only extended after a careful vetting process during which lawyers are evaluated on criteria such as experience and integrity.

  • Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 Lawyers

    Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 Lawyers

    Super Lawyers® is a prestigious rating services that recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in each state based on a process of peer review and independent research.

  • Lawdragon

    Lawdragon

    Lawdragon recognizes the top attorneys in the nation based on a process of law firm nominations, votes and comments from legal professionals, and editorial research.

CHICAGO PERSONAL
INJURY ATTORNEYS

Entrust Your Future to Chicago’s Top Injury Law Firm

In the aftermath of a catastrophic accident, you may be dealing with the reality of life-altering injuries, disability, or the loss of a loved one. When so much has been lost through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, call on one of Chicago’s top personal injury law firms to fight for your rights. Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. has won more than $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients, that’s $500 million more than our closest competitor. When you need a winning attorney in your corner, call on an advocate at our firm.

Medical Malpractice

We have handled hundreds of complex Medical Malpractice cases with multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Medical Malpractice

Truck Accidents

Our attorneys have successfully recovered over $260 million in verdicts and settlements for Trucking Accidents.

Trucking Accidents

Meet Our Personal Injury Attorneys

  • Joseph A. Power Jr

    As a founding partner of Power Rogers and Smith, Joseph Powers is a highly recognized trial attorney. At age 28, he was the youngest in the country to win a million dollar jury verdict for his client. Since 1987, he has been listed in the Harvard Law Graduates Naifeh and Smith book The Best Lawyers in America every year. Amidst his plethora of awards, Mr. Powers was honored the “Medal of Excellence,” “Citizen of the Year,” and “Special Commendation Award” for exposing the bribe scandal in the Office of Secretary, where he recovered $100 million dollars for his clients.

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  • Larry R. Rogers Sr.

    As one of the “Ten Most Influential Illinois Lawyers,” stated by American Lawyer Media, Larry Rogers has dedicated the last 25 years in offering the best law services out there. Early in his career, Mr. Rogers made a name for himself. In 1985, just two years after being admitted into the Illinois Bar, he won $27 million in a product liability case, which at the time was the largest personal injury verdict in Illinois. Since then, he has gone on to win many multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts. He has been awarded many awards, some of which include The DePaul University College of Law Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession and Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Xavier University. His extensive experience and passion for his work make him one of Illinois’ premier lawyers.

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  • Todd A. Smith

    Todd Smith is one of Illinois’ largest personal injury attorneys. A founder at the firm, he has dedicated over 30 years fighting personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Mr. Smith blazes trails in the trial attorney firm. He was the president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a group with 60,000 members. He was also named “Person of the Year” by the Chicago Lawyer Magazine. His many distinguished years in the field and vast experience led was rewarded with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the American Association of Justice. Mr. Smith works hard to defend citizens against big corporations, insurance companies, hospitals, and government agencies. Find out what he can do for you!

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  • Thomas G. Siracusa

    Thomas Siracusa has been with Power Rogers and Smith since 1986. He has won numerous multimillion dollar settlements for victims of medical malpractice. He obtained $23 million dollars for a woman who experienced brain damage and quadriplegia due to a malpractice during her labor. The outcome of the case was heralded as the largest settlement for a birth-related injury. When not in court, Mr. Siracusa stays involved in the legal conversation going on by publishing work for The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

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  • Thomas M. Power

    Thomas Power has been a partner at Power Rogers and Smith since 1992. He is a prolific litigator who defends against wrongful deaths, automobile negligence, product liability, and medical malpractice. His prior experience includes working seven years as a public defender at the Cook County Public Defender Murder Task Force. During his time there, he handled 300 cases. He has won multiple medical malpractice cases, such as one where a terminally ill patient developed bedsores while at the hospital. After two weeks, the case was settled and the victim was awarded $2.5 million dollars.

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  • Larry R. Rogers Jr.

    Larry Rogers Jr. has been advocating for victims’ rights for over two decades. He helped settle a trucking accident case that left a reverend and his wife severely burned and killed their 6 children. Mr. Rogers won $100 million dollars for the family and made it so that truck drivers were re-tested to ensure safer roads. He also helped settle a medical negligence case, where a young boy was denied urgent aid because he was outside the emergency room. The verdict of the case brought about changes to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. Mr. Rogers works tirelessly to make sure that everyday people are treated fairly against big corporation and negligence.

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  • Devon C. Bruce

    A partner at Power Rogers and Smith, Devon Bruce is a premier attorney, practicing in personal injury and wrongful death. But not satisfied of constraining his fields of interest, Mr. Bruce also practices in accounting and banking malpractices. In 2014, he resolved over $29 million dollars for his clients. He settled a case for the City of Dixon against their treasurer. Rita Crundwell stole $53 million dollars from the city and Mr. Bruce was able to retrieve $40 million of those dollars. He was named one of the “40 Lawyers Under 40” by The Chicago Lawyer magazine. And since 2011, Mr. Bruce has annually been elected as a leading lawyer by his peers.

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  • Joseph W. Balesteri

    Before joining Power Rogers and Smith, Joseph Balesteri worked as a defense lawyer for Hinshaw and Culbertson, where he defended hospitals, doctors, and nurses. His experience as a defender gives him insight into the way these medical corporations work. He brings these insights into fighting for plaintiffs for PRS. Since starting at Power Rogers and Smith in 2000, Balesteri has won over $400 million dollars for his clients. He was named a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company by the time he was 34, a distinction only allotted to 5% of all personal injury attorneys in Illinois. He was selected as a “Top 100 Lawyer” by the Illinois Super Lawyer Publication in 2015. His experience and training make him an ideal lawyer for any personal injury cases.

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  • Sean M. Houlihan

    Sean Houlihan has been a part of Power Rogers and Smith since 2002. He is a member of the Chicago premises liability lawyers, as well as the Chicago malpractice lawyers. His experience in both areas makes him successful and aggressive in fighting for what’s right. Not only that, Mr. Houlihan is very much a part of the intellectual legal community. He has authored several articles for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and Illinois State Bar Association. He works hard to obtain justice.

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  • Brian LaCien

    Having worked as an assistant legal counsel to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Brian Lacien had plenty of experience in legal dealings. He utilizes his experience and efforts to fight medical negligence, wrongful death, vehicle negligence, product liability, and more. Mr. Lacien won many cases, including one where a woman was struck by a garbage truck that malfunctioned. He was able to obtain $3.9 million dollars for his client.

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  • Carolyn Daley Scott

    Graduating from DePaul University College of Law, Carolyn Daley Scott joined Power Rogers and Smith in 2006. She practices in personal injury and wrongful death, as well as prosecuting qui tam, which is fraud committed against the United States, the state of Illinois, and the city of Chicago. Ms. Scott is an active member of the legal community, being part of various organizations such as Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. She works hard to make sure victims are treated fairly and served justice.

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  • Jonathan M. Thomas

    As a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Jonathan Thomas is a perfect fit for Power Rogers and Smith. He joined the firm in 2011 and practices in product, premise, and automobile liability as well as aviation litigation. He was selected as the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and is an active member of multiple legal organizations.

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  • Kathryn L. Conway

    Kathryn Conway joined Power Rogers and Smith in 2011. She focuses primarily on wrongful death, automobile negligence, bicycle and motorcycle collision, among others. She was named as an “Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star,” a distinction only awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois. She has been awarded multiple honors, including “the Friedman Award for Outstanding Performance in Trial Practice.” She diligently works to help those less fortunate and fights for what’s right.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Handling Critical Cases
for Widespread Benefit

Since 2000 when our firm opened, we have been committed not only to pursuing justice for victims, but to affecting change. When an individual is injured in a trucking accident, we fight to change policy so it never happens again. When patients suffer devastating injuries through hospital negligence, we fight to implement new procedures to mitigate risk and promote patient safety.

In one instance, we handled a highly public, $9 million case in which a teenage boy bled to death outside a hospital’s doors. The case prompted federal regulators to take action and mandate that all hospital personnel assist anyone in need of care who is within their reach.

In another case, we obtained a record recovery of $100 million in a combined trucking accident and product liability case. Six children were wrongfully killed. The incident prompted an investigation that eventually led to the conviction of 74 wrongdoers, including a former Illinois Governor, and also mandated that more than 2,000 truck drivers be retested.

We fight for change and we fight for justice. Entrust your future to the caring, competent, and zealous personal injury advocates at Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious or catastrophic incident, let the Chicago injury lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith fight for you. Call today for a free consultation!

We Fight To Win.

#1 in Recoveries for five Consecutive Years

Through hard work, preparedness, and tenacious advocacy, Power Rogers & Smith has been the number one injury law firm in terms of financial recoveries for five consecutive years. We thrive on complex cases involving large corporations, insurance companies, manufacturers, hospitals, and others accused of wrongs, doing whatever it takes to secure justice and maximum financial recovery for our clients. When we fight, we fight to win.

Recovered Over $3 Billion in Verdicts and Settlements

View Our Record of Success

$100 Million

Settlement / Trucking Accident

*Illinois' largest personal injury award to a single family.

  • $55.4M

    Verdict / Medical Malpractice

  • $40M

    Settlement / Accounting and Banking Malpractice

  • $39.9M

    Settlement / Wrongful Death

  • $35M

    Settlement / Medical Malpractice

  • $27M

    Verdict / Product Liability

The Benefits of Hiring PRS

  • Experience

    Since 2000 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $500 million more than our closest competitor. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingent Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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