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James Power

Associate

jamespower@prslaw.com

In November of 2016, Mr. Power joined the law firm of Power Rogers & Smith, and he primarily focuses his practice in the area of personal injury and wrongful death including:

In addition, Mr. Power assists Mr. Devon Bruce in pursuing environmental claims on behalf of home-rule cities and small towns across the State of Illinois.

Experience & A Strong Track Record of Success

Since joining the firm, Mr. Power has already successfully argued multiple motions brought by defendants that sought to defeat our client’s claims. These successes include

  1. A motion to dismiss our client’s products liability count in a case involving a severe crushing injury to a truck driver, which was denied in November of 2016
  2. A motion for summary judgment brought by the defendant hospital in a wrongful death medical malpractice case, which was denied in January of 2017
  3. A motion to dismiss based on the Contact Sports Exception in a case involving a high school cheerleader who suffered a concussion during her team’s competition, which was denied in February of 2017.

Mr. Power has extensive experience in the areas of pre-trial motion practice and pre-trial litigation, including the taking and defending of expert and fact witness depositions.

R. M. v. Metal-Matic Inc.

(2017) Personal Injury, Trucking, Double leg Amputee:

Power Rogers & Smith attorneys Joseph Power, Jr. and James Power recently secured a $95,477,464 million jury verdict for our client who suffered massive leg injuries that required a double above-the-knee amputation in 2014. Our client, a truck driver, was transporting carbon steel tubing. The crane operator at the delivery location attempted to unload the cargo, but because the tubing was improperly stacked and configured for unloading, one bundle of the tubing rolled out and crushed his legs, lacerating his right popliteal artery and fracturing his fibula and tibia. His right knee was amputated above the knee, and after his left leg developed a fungal infection, the doctors had to amputate that one above the knee as well.

JURY VERDICT: $95,477,464.00

R.L. v. Allied Barton

(2017) Wrongful Death, Negligent Security:

The Plaintiffs worked for a law firm in the large office building located at 500 West Madison Street. Allied Barton provided Security Services to the building. On December 8, 2006, a former client of the firm’s entered the 500 West Madison office building armed with a revolver, chain, padlock, hunting knife, and hammer in order to seek out and kill one of the attorneys who he mistakenly believed had wronged him. After loitering in the building’s lobby and being turned away by the security desk, the former client was permitted access to the law firm, located on an upper-level floor, by Allied Barton security. Once he had gained access to the law firm, he shot and killed three individuals and injured the fourth. Joseph A. Power, Jr. represented the Estate of M.M. and recovered $14.6 million for his client. Larry R. Rogers, Jr. represented the Estate of A.H. and secured an $11 million verdict for his client. James Power represented R.L. and secured a $5 million verdict.

JURY VERDICT: $33,400,000.00

U.H. v. Gidwitz

Breach of contract: After a complex trial, a Cook County Judge ordered Ron Gidwitz, Donald Trump’s Illinois finance committee Chairman, to pay his former attorneys $5.7 million in unpaid legal fees. Judge Patrick Foran Lustig ruled that Gidwitz breached his contract with Ungaretti & Harris by refusing to pay fair and reasonable legal fees incurred on his behalf. Co-counsel Joseph A. Power, Jr.

VERDICT: $5,700,000.00

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 2012

Mr. Power grew up in the City of Chicago, on the City’s Northside, prior to attending the University of Arizona where he studied history and political science. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in 2012, Mr. Power attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law. During his time at Loyola, Mr. Power focused his studies in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy, while working full time as a law clerk for Power Rogers & Smith. In 2016, Mr. Power received his JD from Loyola as well as a certificate of merit from the school’s trial advocacy program.

  • Illinois State Bar, 2016
  • United States District Court For The Northern District Of Illinois, 2016
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Experience

    Since 1993 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 $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. 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.

  • Contingency 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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