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Illinois State Bar Association

Immunize People – Not Corporate Wrongdoing, by Todd A. Smith

Efforts to find an effective COVID-19 vaccine to protect the public are well underway, and some show great promise. Meanwhile, our only recourse is protection of another kind: face coverings, hand sanitizer, social distancing and quarantine. Click here..

Illinois State Bar Association

Smith LaCien Founding Partner Todd A. Smith Named to 2021 Best Lawyers List

Illinois State Bar Association “Bar News” story from August 4, 2020 on Todd A. Smith included in 2021 list of Best Lawyers in America.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

What Can Be Learned from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire?

An insightful article comparing society’s Covid-19 response to reforms after the famous 1911 fire, by partner Todd A. Smith. Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 13, 2020 

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Brian LaCien Selected for AAJ Board of Governors

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s June 19, 2020 people in the news hails partner Brian LaCien forhis selection to the Association of Justice Board of Governors.

Sterigenics Lawsuit continues on in the Circuit Court of Cook County against toxic polluter.

The Sun-Times covered this important story, as Todd A. Smith continues representing residents harmed by toxins released into a local suburban neighborhood. Article July 19, 2019.

Illinois State Bar Association

Smith LaCien LLP to Concentrate in Catastrophic Injury, Medical Malpractice

Todd A. Smith and Brian LaCien, two of Chicago’s top trial lawyers, have launched the firm Smith LaCien LLP, concentrating in catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Legal Eagles - Congratulations to Todd A. Smith

Skyline news story on Smith LaCien LLP featuring Todd A. Smith, May 20, 2020 and the launch of the new firm.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Smith, LaCien Launch Own Firm

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin May 4, 2020 article on our new firm, giving more background on, and interview quotes from, our founding partners. It also explores the firm’s goals and the transition of pending cases,  

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Illinois State Bar Association

Leading Lawyers Profiles Todd A. Smith

Leading Lawyers magazine 2019 in-depth profile feature on our founding partner, Todd Smith, and a perspective on his career as a leader among trial lawyers.