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Smith LaCien founding partner Brian LaCien was a recent guest on Jonathan Brickman’s Spotify podcast where he talked about his career path, the impact of Covid on the legal profession and the critical importance of case preparation in the practice of injury law. Check it out here. https://tinyurl.com/2p82bxv2
Todd Smith was among six law firm managing partners who shared their insights with Chicago Lawyer on the pandemic’s impact, pay increases, a potential recession and other changes. Todd noted that litigation has historically weathered an economic downturn. Full article here.
Smith LaCien founding partner Brian LaCien discusses how his client became wheelchair-bound by vaping on a WGN TV news segment which aired November 10, 2022.
In a 5-page article, he reflects on his legal past, present, future
Discusses damages and marijuana in personal injury lawsuits
The family of a woman who died after a failed endoscopy at a suburban hospital settled a wrongful death suit for $7.3 million.
A man who allegedly suffered a spinal injury from an accident during a bubble ball game as a teenager settles a lawsuit for $10 million.
Todd A. Smith is featured as a “2021 Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America” in the December 2021 issue of LawDragon magazine.
Brian LaCien is featured in the 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.
Todd A. Smith served as co-lead counsel for economic loss in the multi-district case.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported that Todd Smith was elected for a 3-year term to the prestigious IATL board.
Trial magazine published an article by Todd A. Smith and Allyson Cox about how the courts have applied SCOTUS’s unanimous 2021 ruling in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana—and the collective impact on personal jurisdiction.
Smith LaCien’s newly hired attorney Jason Williams is featured in the ISBA Bar News blog.
Smith LaCien founding partner Brian LaCien and the firm’s client Tyler Meier discuss the importance of getting automotive recalls repaired during a “WGN Investigates” TV segment on the June 30, 2021, evening newscast.
A past President of the American Association of Justice (AAJ), Todd was invited to conduct an interview with its CEO Linda Lipsen for a profile in the April 2021 issue of Trial magazine.
Skyline noted in its March 10, 2021 edition that Todd was named the #2 lawyer in all categories in the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.
Launching a new firm during the pandemic? Todd Smith is surprised it didn’t ruin his plans. He is featured in Chicago Lawyer magazine, sharing his experience.
Partner Todd Smith wrote a thoughtful article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the Flu fiasco of ’76 and the lessons we can learn in immunizing the public against COVID-19.
Lawdragon featured Todd Smith in their popular Limelight section.
In the fall 2020 issues of Best Lawyers Midwest magazine, Todd A. Smith writes about the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has significantly impacted the way justice is delivered across the U.S.
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.
Illinois State Bar Association “Bar News” story from August 4, 2020 on Todd A. Smith included in 2021 list of Best Lawyers in America.
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’s June 19, 2020 people in the news hails partner Brian LaCien for his selection to the Association of Justice Board of Governors.
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.
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.
Skyline news story on Smith LaCien LLP featuring Todd A. Smith, May 20, 2020 and the launch of the new firm.
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.
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.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s article from October 29, 2019 including co-lead counsel Todd Smith on a commercial sterilizing company that emitted carcinogens into a local suburban community.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s September 19, 2019 story on a cyclist who suffered traumatic brain injury after an accident due to a poorly maintained bike route.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s article from January 30, 2019 on a woman who received a $3.5M settlement for injuries she sustained in a grocery store parking lot.
An article from January 12, 2018 on overturning the dismissal of a malpractice case, represented by Todd Smith and Brian LaCien.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s article from March 1, 2018 on settlement with Honda and Nissan led by co-lead counsel Todd Smith.
Emerging Lawyers 2016 profile of our partner Brian LaCien and his exceptional performance in personal injury law.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s article on Todd Smith and Brian LaCien’s setting a state record for a helicopter liability case.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s story on settlement for victims of a motorcycle crash represented by Todd Smith and Brian LaCien.
An article covering the settlement for a family, represented by Todd Smith and Brian LaCien, whose son drowned at summer camp.
A Chicago Sun-Times story on a settlement obtained by Todd Smith on behalf of a movie extra who suffered a brain injury on the set of a Transformers movie.
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