Stephen D. Phillips to be installed as President of ITLA

Contact: Kevilee Burge
JUNE 3, 2013
(217) 789-0755

STEPHEN D. PHILLIPS, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago (, will be installed as the 60th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) on Friday, June 7, 2013, at its annual convention. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1981 and his law degree in 1985 from Loyola University School of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar shortly thereafter. [Read more…]

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Shouldn’t My Doctor at Least Apologize?

Injured patients who consult a medical malpractice attorney in Chicago are often suffering from debilitating physical pain as the result of a medical practitioner’s error. However, quite often, their complaint has an element of emotional hurt as well. After all, you placed your faith and trust in your doctor. Discovering that the person to whom you entrusted your well-being may have treated you with negligent disregard feels like a personal betrayal.  Shouldn’t your doctor at least apologize? [Read more…]

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Economic Damages: More than Just Paying the Bills

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Nursing Home Neglect

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What are the Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

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