ISBA member and personal injury attorney Patrick Flaherty has been honored with the 2016 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award by the Jury Verdict Reporter.
The annual Jury Verdict Reporter award recognizes case and career achievements of Illinois lawyers. Flaherty was one of only 13 Illinois lawyers to receive a JVR award for case achievement in 2016. The awards were presented at an invitation-only ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago.
Flaherty is an accomplished trial lawyer who has devoted his professional life to helping victims of negligence and wrongdoing. He has been a partner for many years at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., a well-regarded personal injury and commercial litigation law firm in Aurora, Illinois.
The JVR award was given to Flaherty for achieving the largest paraplegia verdict or settlement in Kane County history on behalf of a woman who became paralyzed due to the delayed diagnosis of a thoracic spinal infection. He has also obtained other record-setting verdicts and settlements, including the highest birth injury award in Kane County and the highest wrongful death award in Will County.
Flaherty is a graduate of Marmion Academy, DePaul University and the Northern Illinois University Law School. He has served as president of the Kane County Bar Association and has been a frequent speaker and writer for legal education programs. He has been honored with the Community Service Award from the KCBA and with the Lyle Oncken Community Service Award from the Kane County 708 INC Board for outstanding advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities.