CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Clifford Law Offices, a national renown personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Chicago, is absorbing and merging with the Law Office of Kenneth C. Chessick, M.D., effective Nov. 1.
Dr. Chessick's practice, which opened nearly 30 years ago, concentrates in medical malpractice litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and patients. Dr. Chessick will become of counsel to Clifford Law Offices.
Dr. Chessick was honored last weekend at his alma mater, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, for his multi-million-dollar donation to the school that helped to build the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Athletic Practice Facility, in his and his wife's name. The dedication and ribbon cutting was held before the Huskies football game. The team is 8-0 and is ranked 17th nationally in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
Also joining Clifford Law Offices are three associates from the Chessick firm: Magdalena Dworak-Mathews, Jasna Krupalija Davis and Marta M. Kowalczyk. Chessick's Arlington Heights office will close and the new lawyers will move into Clifford Law Offices at 120 N. LaSalle St., Chicago.
Dworak-Mathews begins a medical malpractice trial Monday with Clifford Law Offices' partner Bradley Cosgrove. Keith Hebeisen, partner at the firm who concentrates in medical malpractice along with partner Susan A. Capra and associate Sarah F. King, begins a med mal trial Tuesday in the Cook County Circuit Court.
"Ken has a unique perspective as a medical doctor as well as a lawyer," founding partner Robert A. Clifford said of the merge. "We are very excited about this because we feel it enhances our work in this field as well as our commitment to our clients."
The addition of the four attorneys brings the total number of lawyers at the firm to 24.
About Clifford Law OfficesClifford Law Offices is ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country in thearea of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases such as medical malpractice, aviationlitigation, products liability, premises liability and transportation litigation. It also has developed areputation in qui tam litigation or whistleblower cases and handles class action matters as wellas commercial litigation cases. Robert Clifford, senior partner at the firm founded in 1985, wasnamed 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year by Chicago Lawyer magazine and one of thetop one hundred most powerful Chicagoans in 2013. He was named the #1 lawyer in the state by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2013. To learn more about Clifford Law Offices or Robert Clifford, visit www.CliffordLaw.com or call 312-899-9090.
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