Power Rogers LLP
Three First National Plaza
70 W. Madison St., 55th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60602-4212
Joseph A. Power, Jr. is the founding partner of the Power, Rogers, LLP law firm in Chicago, Past-President of the Inner Circle, Public Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and a prominent trial lawyer focusing on cases involving medical malpractice, trucking collisions, wrongful death, product liability and catastrophic personal injuries. As a leading Chicago personal injury wrongful death lawyer, when Joe Power steps into a courtroom or near a negotiating table, his adversaries and colleagues know that they are in the presence of a formidable foe. Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, Joe Power was recently voted the top injury attorney in Illinois and one of the top Chicago injury attorneys in an article published in Chicago Magazine
. He has also been described in the media as "Darth Vader to the insurance companies" and "one of the most influential lawyers in the state." He has been committed to fighting for the underdog for more than a quarter of a century. With unique talents and dedication from his first foray into the courtroom at age 28, Joe Power was the nation's youngest injury attorney to win a million-dollar verdict on behalf of a plaintiff. He tried the case alone after the offer to settle for $75,000 was declined. Joseph Power has obtained more than 200 jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 Million, including the largest jury verdict in Illinois history for a medical malpractice case of $55.4 Million, and a recovery of $100 Million in a trucking case which led to seventy-six criminal convictions, including the former Governor of Illinois in the "licenses for bribes" scandal, triggering the retesting of over 2000 truck drivers. Mr. Power has obtained similar success in each of his trucking cases. For example, an Illinois family recovered almost $40 million, which was all the insurance coverage available, when a husband and father of two was killed and his teenage daughter suffered serious injuries as a result of a negligent truck driver in Indiana. Mr. Power also obtained a $23 million dollar verdict for a 50-year-old man seriously injured in a trucking collision in Illinois. In 2017, Joseph Power and his son, James Power, obtained a verdict of $95,477,464.00 for a plaintiff who lost both of his legs when he was working as a truck driver and the cargo he was transporting fell onto him. This verdict was the largest jury verdict in Illinois history for a contested liability personal injury case. The day after obtaining that verdict, Joseph Power, Larry Rogers, Jr. and James Power set out on another complex trial and obtained a verdict of $33.4 Million for their clients in a negligent security case against Allied Barton. In another noteworthy case, a local hospital allowed a teenage gunshot victim to bleed until he was near death in an alley outside its doors, until the police came to his rescue and carried him into the hospital. He later died. This case resulted in a federal investigation, review and clarification of the federal law concerning hospital emergency room duties. The family of the deceased teenager ultimately recovered $12.5 million. Mr. Power also represented the then Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court where a jury awarded $7,000,000.00 for defamation. He has recovered over $2 Billion for his clients.
Mr. Power has tried and recovered numerous medical malpractice cases including $43,000.000.00, $35,000,000.00, $30,000,000, $25,000,000.00, $21,700,000.00, $18,750,000.00, $18,000,000.00, $15,700,000.00, $13,000,000.00, $12,800,000.00, $12,500,000.00, $12,250,000.00, and $12,000,000.00. Each one of his jury verdicts have resulted in the payment of between $43 and $2 million dollars, depending upon the amount of the defendants insurance policy.
Joe Power has been repeatedly selected as one of the top lawyers by LawDragon, a group which selects the top 500 lawyers in the country. He has been named a top personal injury and consumer lawyer based upon polling of fellow lawyers in the Leading Lawyer Magazine
since 2009 and is one of Super Lawyers Magazines
top ten lawyers in Illinois. Additionally, Mr. Power has been named in the Best Lawyers in America
since inception. He has been recognized by several organizations for his work as a trial lawyer. Power was awarded "Protector of the Working Man" by the Illinois State Crime Commission, "Citizen of the Year" by the City Club of Chicago and "Board Member of the Year" by the Little City Foundation. He received the Medal of Merit and Distinguished Award for Excellence from the Illinois State Bar Association and the Medal of Excellence by the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He was awarded the Tribute for Leadership on behalf of social justice and progressive change by US Action and US Action Education Fund, as well as the prestigious Leonard Ring Award
which is awarded to someone who has devoted, as Leonard Ring did, a substantial part of their life and their practice to the Illinois Trial Lawyers, someone who has done more than is called for, and to someone who has the standards, work ethic and commitment to the Illinois Trial Lawyers that Leonard had. Most recently, Joe Power was awarded the Justice John Paul Stevens award which is presented annually by the Chicago Bar Foundation and Chicago Bar Association to attorneys who best exemplify the Justice's commitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law.