Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers
Clifford Law Offices
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 899-9090 or(800) 899-0410
Law Firm Overview
Clifford Law Offices is one of the most respected Chicago personal injury law firms. The firm was founded by Robert A. Clifford in 1984. For decades, the firm has worked to establish a national reputation. Bob Clifford was named 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs in Chicago by Best Lawyers. Robert Clifford was named the Best Lawyers 2010 Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year by the oldest peer-reviewed organization in the country. Best Lawyers in America also named Mr. Clifford the 2009 Chicago Personal Injury Litigator of the Year based upon his particularly high ratings for his ability, professionalism and integrity. He was profiled as the front-page story in Illinois' Leading Lawyers, published by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. He also was selected by the same organization as one of the Top 10 Attorneys who Raised the Bar Over the Last Decade in Chicago. Clifford Law Offices was named by the National Law Journal as one of the top 20 “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in 2003, and in 2004 as one of the 25 “Go-To” plaintiffs’ law firms in the country. Robert Clifford was named one of the Illinois Super Lawyers in 2005 by Law and Politics, a national organization that conducted independent research among his peers across the state. In the initial announcement of the top five percent of the state’s lawyers, Mr. Clifford was selected to appear on the cover of the inaugural issue. He also has consistently been selected as one of the top three Leading Lawyers in Illinois, an organization that represents five percent of the state’s top lawyers as selected through an extensive research process including peer recommendations.
The Chicago Lawyer named Clifford Law Offices the top Chicago personal injury law firm in its Annual Settlement Survey in 2009, 2008, 2005 and in 2002, leading with $100.7 million, $121.82 million, $86.7 million and $136.85 million respectively in numerous settlements for the year. Robert Clifford was singled out as the leading individual attorney with the highest total dollar figure in settlements at $77.32 million in 2002. Mr. Clifford was chosen to be part of a select group of aviation attorneys to advise the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, a California-based research think-tank. Its mission: to study the investigative process of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the government arm that oversees investigations of major transportation accidents in the air, on the rails or at sea. Mr. Clifford was most interested in seeing that the families of those who lost loved ones in a crash be allowed to get involved in the investigatory process. Currently, families are not now permitted by statute to participate in the NTSB fact-finding process. He and partner Kevin Durkin also were appointed to the Aviation Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, an Advisory Board on aviation matters composed of lawyers and experts from around the world.