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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

        On October 26, 2017, nearly 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the 8th Annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media. The by-invitation-only event at the Peninsula Chicago recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 professions from sides of the trial bar in civil litigation. Only three defense attorneys and two plaintiff’s attorneys in the entire state of Illinois were recognized for their individual body of work, among those individuals honored was Clifford W. Horwitz. In addition, superior outcomes and record verdicts achieved by individuals and teams of trial lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense bars were recognized.

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

        Chicago, IL, United States, November 1, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 2 practice areas.

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        National Association of Distinguished Council Selects Two Attorneys at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates

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        We are proud to congratulate both Clifford Horwitz and Michael Wierzbicki on their selection to the Nation’s Top One Percent, a list comprised by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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        The Famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

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        Insurance companies attempting to deprive millions of justice in court rooms

        The McDonald’s coffee case is flaunted as the poster child for “frivolous lawsuits”. Insurance companies and corporations pushing tort reform commonly rally behind and argue the legal system is “out of control”. The insurance companies spend millions promoting misconceptions about tort cases to promote their agenda and continue increasing profits for their shareholders.

        The insurance argument: “How is this McDonald’s fault? She spilled it. Everyone knows coffee is hot.”

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        How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Offer is Fair?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        Wayne L. Newman, a partner and workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        The insurance company is offering to settle my case, but I’m not sure if their offer is fair? How do I know?

        You don’t know, and that’s the problem.

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        Five Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

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        Chicago, IL, United States — Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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        Strict Limits on Attorney Fees, Now Overturned, Stand Out Among States

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        Marc A. Perper, a partner and Chicago workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, was asked to explain the difference between the statutory fee structure in Illinois and the statutory fee structure in Florida following a Florida Supreme Court decision.

        The Florida Supreme Court recently declared that the statutory caps on claimants’ attorney fees in the Florida workers’ compensation system are unconstitutional and a violation of an injured worker’s due process rights.

        The Florida workers’ compensation statute allows for an attorneys’ fee equal to 20% of the first $5,000 in benefits secured for a client, 15% of the next $5,000 and 10% of any amount secured in excess of $10,000 with no room for exceptions.

        In its decision for Castellanos v. Next Door Co., the Florida Supreme Court ruled that this structure creates a disincentive for claimants’ attorneys to take on “low-value complex” cases.

        According to Marc Perper, there is a major distinction between the Illinois and Florida acts. In Illinois, workers’ compensation attorneys get 20% of the settlement or award and this total is not to exceed the 364-week cap. However, when a full 20% fee exceeds the 364-week cap, attorneys can petition the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission for a fee in excess of the 364-week cap. As long as the client agrees to the fee, there is usually no problem in getting the commission to approve it.

        Due to publishing restrictions, the story is no longer available to read on our website. To read the full story please visit WorkCompCentral: Strict Limits on Attorney Fees, Now Overturned, Stand Out Among States

         

        Chicago Injury Attorney, Thomas A. Kelliher, Argues Before the Illinois Supreme Court

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        On May 11, 2016, Thomas A. Kelliher, an injury attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates argued on behalf of plaintiff appellant, Ronald Bayer, before the Illinois Supreme Court.

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        The Horwitz Brothers – They’re Far Smarter Than the Average Bear – and Lawyer

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        LeadingLawyers Magazine recently published their Consumer Edition for 2016, featuring an article on Clifford and Mitchell Horwitz!

        The article titled, “The Horwitz Brothers – They’re Far Smarter Than the Average Bear – and Lawyer” takes a look into the development of not only the brothers’ unique focuses in injury and workers’ compensation law, but also the unique legal strategies they have developed along the way – strategies that shed light on how devoted they are to helping those who have been injured in Illinois.

        We are proud to congratulate Clifford Horwitz, Mitchell Horwitz, Marc Perper, Wayne Newman, Jay Luchsinger, Michael Wierzbicki and Michael Carter, seven partners at our firm, who have been honored by their peers as Leading Lawyers, a distinction earned by fewer than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois. We also are proud to congratulate Tyler Berberich who was selected as an Emerging Lawyer – a distinction earned by less than 2% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

        We are especially excited to congratulate Mitchell Horwitz, who earned the honor of being listed as one of the Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Illinois. Mitch was voted No. 6 – moving up 4 spots from last year – through a survey of his peers conducted by LeadingLawyers.
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        Two Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

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        Chicago, IL, United States — Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce that two lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. read more