(1933 - 2020)
Gene Pavalon was a highly respected trial attorney with more than forty years of experience. Mr. Pavalon began devoting his energies to personal injury and wrongful death cases during the 1960s, when the law on behalf of the plaintiff was expanding dramatically. Since that time, he focused primarily on these areas, winning numerous record setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Mr. Pavalon was a noted teacher and lecturer is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law teaching Trial Advocacy. He also appeared on a number of TV and radio shows, including 20/20 and Good Morning America, discussing various issues relating to the civil justice system. He was the recipient of a number of honors including the American ORT Jurisprudence Award (1989), the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (1996) and the Harry M. Philo Justice Award of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1997), The Champion of Justice Award of the trial Lawyers for Public Justice (2000) and the Champion of Justice Award of Association of Trial Lawyers of America (2003). Mr. Pavalon had been continuously listed in numerous prestigious directories including "The Best Lawyers in America."