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.

“We’ve been publishing civil jury verdicts for nearly 60 years, and this is the 8th year that we have recognized the state’s top civil litigation attorneys,” said John Kirkton, Editor, Jury Verdict Reporter. He continued, “I congratulate this year’s Trial Lawyer Excellence award winners.”
Clifford W. Horwitz was one of two plaintiff’s attorneys to receive the Plaintiff’s Attorney Achievement award. To date, only fourteen attorneys in the history of the JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards have been recognized with the Plaintiff’s Attorney Achievement award. To be eligible for this Trial Lawyer Excellence award, a plaintiff’s attorney must have secured five or more Illinois jury verdicts in excess of $5 million. Although achieving one jury verdict of $5 million is notable, securing five or more is exceptional. Along the way, the trial lawyers honored with this award have achieved many record verdicts, some of which have stood for over twenty years.