The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago has nominated Matthew A. Passen to join its Board of Directors. The organization helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as the economically disadvantaged.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Passen Law Group, a leading Chicago personal injury lawyer firm, has been blogging on traumatic brain injuries the whole month to raise awareness of brain injury causes, symptoms, statistics and prevention.
Matthew A. Passen, as Co-Chair of Law Week for the Chicago Bar Association, was recognized by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for his efforts in soliciting nominations for the Liberty Bell Award, given to a non-attorney who has rendered service that strengthens the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under law.
Mr. Passen's $19 million verdict received national recognition by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Jury Verdicts in the Nation.
Matthew A. Passen, as a Special Projects Coordinator for the Chicago Bar Association, organized an event with featured speaker, Honorable Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
On March 25, 2009, Passen Law Group secured a $610,000 jury verdict on behalf of a married couple, ages 80 and 76, who was injured when their vehicle was rear-ended by a semi tractor-trailer. The $550,000 award to the 76-year-old wife was the largest Illinois verdict ever recorded for purely soft tissue injuries.
Crain's Chicago Business highlights Stephen Passen's $19 Million verdict on behalf of the family of 9-year old Mariano Hernandez against the Archdiocese of Chicago for brain injuries he sustained when a TV cart fell on him at St. Genevieve Catholic School in Chicago, Illinois. The verdict is one of the top jury verdicts in the nation in 2007.
Mr. Passen's $15 Million settlement on behalf of the family of Tractor-Trailer Accident victims who sustained Catastrophic Personal Injuries was discussed by the Daily Herald publication.
The Associated Press discusses Stephen Passen's $19 Million Verdict on behalf of the family of a 9-year-old boy who sustained a traumatic brain injury.
The Chicago Sun-Times commented on Stephen Passen's record $19 Million verdict on behalf of 9-year-old Traumatic Brain Injury victim.
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