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Parente & Norem Trial Attorneys Obtain $1.75M Jury Verdict

Cole Munvez Dennis Lynch The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. trial attorneys, Dennis Lynch and Cole Munvez, obtained a $1.75 million gross verdict for a union carpenter apprentice who broke his leg and injured his knee on a downtown jobsite.  The apprentice has since returned to work and became a journeyman.  The verdict was reduced by the apprentice's contributory negligence.  It is Dennis Lynch's first trial since joining Parente & [...]

Parente & Norem Trial Attorney, Cole H. Munvez, Achieves Top Settlement In Cook County

The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. is proud to congratulate trial attorney Cole H. Munvez, on achieving the top settlement in Cook County in the category of $700,000. Way to go, Cole! To read more click here.

Parente & Norem Update on NBC Channel 5 News – Maggie Daley Park Slide Injuries

The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. was featured again on NBC Channel 5 News as the 25-foot-tall Tower Slide at Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park is set to be removed after dozens of reports of injuries and lawsuits have been made, as well as several emergency vehicles responding to the park.   You can view attorneys Christopher Norem and Jason Gatzulis by clicking on this link: Maggie Daley Park Will Lose Popular Attraction Following Injuries, Lawsuits.  [...]

$3.9 Million for ORD Truck Rollover

Download Article Subcontractor hauling dirt for projects at O’Hare had shoulder, knee injuries BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A truck driver who was injured when the dump truck he was operating flipped onto its driver’s side has settled his lawsuit with all but one of the defendants for more than $3.9 million. Circuit Judge Irwin J. Solganick entered a settlement order on Jan. 7 after the parties completed four mediations with retired [...]

$18.6M awarded in fatal tractor trailer crash

Download Article High-low agreement, however, reduces sum to $15M; transit broker included in verdict BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A federal jury awarded $18.6 million to the wife of a Canadian truck driver who died after a collision with a tractor trailer on Interstate 80 in LaSalle County. But the plaintiff, Natalia Volkova, will recover $15 million following a high-low agreement the lawyers entered into after closing arguments. The high was $15 [...]

Parente & Norem on NBC Channel 5 News – Maggie Daley Park Slide Injuries

The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C. was featured in an NBC Channel 5 News investigative report relating to the Maggie Daley Park Tower Slide Injuries.  You can view Christopher Norem in the NBC Channel 5 News investigate report by clicking on this link: Has Maggie Daley Park Cleaned Up Its Slide Issues? NBC Channel 5 News originally did a piece regarding growing safety concerns at Maggie Daley Park back on August 20, 2015.  Four [...]

Matthew J. Coleman has been named partner

The Law Firm of Parente & Norem, P.C. takes great pleasure in announcing Matthew J. Coleman has been elevated to a Partner at the firm and head of its Workers' Compensation practice.  Parente & Norem, P.C. is a Plaintiff’s litigation and trial practice firm that concentrates in workers' compensation, wrongful death, medical negligence and all forms of personal injury including FELA. We have offices in Chicago and Joliet, IL. Matt and the rest of our attorneys [...]

$1.95 Million for I-55 rear-end auto accident by Will County Deputy

Download Article 29-year-old driver suffered back injury in highway collision BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A man who sustained a back injury after a Will County sheriff’s deputy rear-ended him has settled his suit for $1.95 million. The settlement entered on Thursday was reached roughly two weeks before the case was scheduled for trial, according to plaintiff’s attorney Christopher M. Norem of Parente & Norem P.C. In June 2014, Justin Wojtkowski was [...]

Man settles injury case for $6.1M, including $700K in post judgment interest, after the verdict was affirmed by the Appellate court.

Download Article Man settles injury case for $6.1 Million BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A diesel mechanic has settled his lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Co. for $6.1 million seven years after he sustained lower back and groin injuries when he slipped while working at a rail yard. The settlement agreement was reached in November after a series of post-trial motions and an unpublished 1st District Appellate Court opinion, according to plaintiffs’ [...]

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