Firm News - 2014

Bruce Pfaff will give a speech to the Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association Medical Malpractice Seminar this December

Posted on November 20, 2014

Bruce Pfaff will give a speech to the Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association Medical Malpractice Seminar on December 6, 2014. The Topic will be "Gifts You Receive At Trial."

Attorney Ports elected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates

April 30, 2014

Matthew D. Ports was recently elected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He joins his fellow shareholders, Bruce Pfaff and Michael Gill, as members in the premier national trial lawyer's organization.

Membership is by invitation only and requires the applicant to have tried a significant number of cases to verdict and to be a credit to the trial bar. We are very proud of Matt's accomplishment and professional recognition.

There are one hundred members of ABOTA in Illinois and we count it as a great distinction that all three shareholders in the firm have been elected into ABOTA. The organization is dedicated to preserving and promoting the right to trial by jury in civil cases and to advance professional standards of ethics and trial techniques.

Chicago Attorney comments on Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213

Posted on February 4, 2014

In an article published today by Chicago Lawyer, attorney Bruce Pfaff, of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., comments on Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213, Cook County's pilot program for simultaneous disclosure of witnesses by plaintiffs and defendants, and the debate about letting jurors ask questions of witnesses at trial.

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Attorney Pfaff Establishes College Scholarship for Aspiring Civil Trial Lawyers

Posted on January 28, 2014

Bruce Pfaff recently established the Pfaff Trial Lawyer Scholarships at his law school alma mater, University of California, Hastings College of the Law. The purpose of the scholarships is to identify law students who have strong desire and aptitude to be great civil trial lawyers. With law school tuition exceeding $50,000 per year (it was $700 per year when Bruce attended in the late 1970's), deserving law students will get substantial help paying their bills and relieving their debt loads.

Attorney Bruce R. Pfaff quoted in Chicago Tribune Article on Medical Malpractice Investigations.

Posted on January 7, 2014

Attorney, Bruce R. Pfaff, of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article published today about the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's handling of investigations into complaints of physician misconduct and error: http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/
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