Joseph Power, Jr.
Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.
Loyola University Chicago
1973 - 1977
Areas of Practice
Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Product Liability; Aviation Litigation; Premises Liability; Wrongful Death Law; Vehicular Accident Law; Structural Work Act
1977, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1982, Federal Trial Bar; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Loyola University, J.D., 1977
University of Notre Dame, B.A., with high honors, 1974
Chicago (Chairman, Federal Trial Advocacy Program, 1984), Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1992-1993; President Elect, 1991-1992; Second Vice President, 1990-1991; Third Vice President, 1989-1990; Board of Managers, 1984; Chairman, Committees on: Membership, 1985-1987; Legislative, 1987-1989; Member, Executive Committee, 1986-1988); Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member; Chairman, Insurance Practices Committee, 1986-1987); Trial Lawyers For Public Justice (President, 1998-1999; President Trial, 1997-1998; Vice-President, 1996-1997, Board of Directors, Lifetime Member, Benefactor and State Captain). The Inner Circle of Advocates. American College of Trial Lawyers, 1995; International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Recipient: Medal of Merit Award, Illinois State Bar Association, 2003; Tribute for Leadership Award on behalf of social justice and progressive change, U.S. Action and U.S. Action Education Fund, 2003; Medal of Excellence Award, Loyola University School of Law, 2003; Citizen of the Year Award, The City Club of Chicago, 2003; "Protector of the Working Man" Award, Illinois State Crime Commission, 2001; "Board Member of the Year" Award, Little City Foundation, 2001; Special Commendation Award, Civil Justice Foundation, 2000. Named One of Top Trial Lawyers in the United States, The National Law Journal, 1999. Named, Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey as No.1 Law Firm in Chicago, Chicago Magazine, 2003. Named, one of 30 Tough Lawyers, Chicago Magazine, 2002. Listed in Who's Who in American Law. Listed by Harvard Law Graduates Naifeh and Smith in their book "The Best Lawyers in America," 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, and 2005-2006. Named, One of the Nation's Top Ten Litigators, National Law Journal, 1995. In a recent poll of Illinois attorneys published in "Chicago Magazine" rating the best attorneys in Illinois, Joe Power was the top vote-getter. Author of numerous articles relating to the trial of cases and related law subjects. Frequent presenter at seminars and meetings across the country. A representative listing of both articles and presentations may be found at the Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. web site (www.prslaw.com). Chairman, Trial Bar Advocacy Program; Member, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman's Advisory Council, 1994; and Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 1995-1997.
Tonarelli v. Gibbons, et al., 121 ILL App. 3d 1042, 460 N.E. 2d464 (1984); Harrington v. Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 210 Ill. App. 3d 183 580 N.E. 2d114 (1990); Carlson v. City Construction Co., 239 Ill.App.3d 211, 606 N.E.2d 400 (1992); Tierney v. Community Memorial General Hospital, 1994 WL 685073, 268 Ill.App.3d 1051 645 N.E.2d 284, Ill.App.3d (1st Dist. 1994), Leave to Appeal Denied, Ill.2d (April 5, 1995); Dahan v Uhs of Bethesda, Inc. et al 295 Ill.App. 3rd 770 692 N.E.2d 1303 (1998); Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine, a Division of Brunswick Corporation, 123 S.Ct. 518 (2002).