Contingent Commercial Litigation
Highly Rated Business Litigation Lawyers Serving Chicago & Northern Illinois
Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. has successfully obtained a number of
multi-million dollar results for individual, corporate, and municipal
clients in commercial litigation. Our firm has handled accounting, legal,
and banking malpractice cases. These types of professional negligence
claims are extremely complex and document intensive and require Chicago
commercial litigation attorneys with the knowledge, experience and resources
to successfully handle them.
No Fees Unless You Win!
Power Rogers & Smith pursue these commercial cases on a contingency
fee basis and the client owes no fees or expenses unless the firm recovers
Most recently, we handled a case on behalf of the City of Dixon and recovered
$40,000,000.00 arising out of accounting malpractice and banking negligence.
Read on to learn more about our individual attorneys.
Over $4 Billion
in Verdicts and Settlements
View Our Record of Success
Commercial Litigation Attorney Todd A. Smith Serving Chicago
Todd A. Smith is a founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith. In addition
to his J.D. degree as a lawyer, he obtained his Master's in business
administration (M.B.A.) from the highly regarded Kellogg School of Management
at Northwestern University. His concentration was in finance / economics
and accounting. He has obtained multi-million dollar awards for his clients
in a broad range of professional / commercial negligence cases.
Some of his distinguishing case experiences and accolades include the following:
He obtained a
record $17.6 million dollar verdict against the international big four accounting firm KPMG in a complex financial
/ accounting malpractice case. There was no offer to settle by the defendant
in that Peoria, Illinois trial.
He has obtained
multi-million dollar awards in a financial Ponzi scheme investment case, as well as other economic
loss cases where individuals or companies have suffered economic loss.
In 2015, Todd was appointed by a federal district court judge for the Southern
District of Florida in Miami to be the
national co-lead counsel for economic loss in the Takata Airbag Litigation. This litigation entails the assessment
and pursuit of claims for the economic loss to more than 34 million vehicle
owners as a result of the recall by 10 different auto manufacturers of
car models that contain defective Takata airbags.
Todd is a member of the
Inner Circle of Advocates, which is limited to 100 of the very best trial lawyers in America.
Meet Attorney Devon Bruce at Power Rogers & Smith
Devon Bruce, a partner at Power Rogers & Smith, represents clients
in a number of areas of contingent commercial litigation. Most recently,
Mr. Bruce was hired by the City of Dixon to recover funds from the embezzlement
committed by City Treasurer Comptroller Rita Crundwell. This theft was the
largest reported municipal embezzlement in the history of the United States. Mr. Bruce filed a lawsuit and pursued an action against the City of Dixon's
accounting firms and Fifth Third Bank. Mr. Bruce ultimately recovered
$40 million dollars from these entities for the taxpayers of the City
of Dixon. Mr. Bruce's recovery for the City of Dixon was the
largest reported recovery for a municipality arising out of embezzlement in the country's history.
Mr. Bruce has represented clients in areas involving:
- Accounting malpractice
- Banking malpractice
- Violation of the Uniform Commercial Code
- Qui tam litigation
Mr. Bruce has been an invited guest speaker on the issues of embezzlement,
accounting malpractice, and banking malpractice to a number of organizations,
- The City Club of Chicago
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law
More of his case successes and accolades include the following:
- In 2015, Mr. Bruce obtained a significant recovery for a physicians group
in a banking malpractice case. The case arose out of an employee of the
physician's group who stole health insurance checks made payable to
the physician's groups. The bank improperly allowed the employee /
embezzler to then open fraudulent accounts and cash the checks in the
medical group's name.
- Mr. Bruce is also representing a radiology group in an accounting malpractice
action arising from overbilling and unfounded charges being approved by
the group's accounting firm.
Mr. Bruce is currently representing over 30 farmers and farming entities
in individual actions against Syngenta, a Swiss corporation. The Syngenta
litigation arose out of false sales and
marketing of a genetically modified seed corn
manufactured by Syngenta and sold into the United States, which caused significant
economic damage to Illinois farmers.
Mr. Bruce was named in 2009 by the
Chicago Lawyer magazine as the 40 Lawyers under 40 and has been selected every year from
2011 to 2015 as a Leading Lawyer by his peers.
To learn more about our firm and our attorneys,
call Power Rogers & Smith
at (312) 313-0202 for a
free case evaluation.