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Chicago Lawyers Hired By the City To Defend Police Misconduct Cases

The City of Chicago is increasing their defense in cases where police officers have been charged with misconduct. Chicago personal injury attorneys have helped victims charge city police officers and in the past the city has settled, perhaps too quickly. However the new system is considered by some to be too harsh.

According to an article in the Chicago Sun Times, the city of Chicago is paying outside lawyers $25,000 to defend the city in a lawsuit. The defense lawyer stands to make an additional $20,000 if they win the case. This new system has caused cases against Chicago police to drop 47% in 2011.

In a recent case involving Christopher Reis, he was awarded $4 million for his case only to have it overturned when the city of Chicago appealed the case and won.

Reis sued the Chicago police because they left a suspect alone in the back of a squad car with the keys in the ignition. The suspect stole the squad car and the police initiated a chase. During this chase the suspect crashed the squad car into Reis’ car while he was stopped at a stop light.

Reis is now stuck with significant medical bills related to the incident. However he is not giving up. Reis and his personal injury attorneys are asking the case to be re-heard by the state’s high court.

This change in legal policy means that if you believe you have been wronged at the hands of a police officer you need to consult with a Chicago personal injury attorney right away to evaluate your case. The city of Chicago may not be settling as quickly but your personal injury attorney will fight for what you deserve.

Choosing a law office like Malman Law with a No Fee Guarantee means that you do not have to pay your lawyer if they fail to obtain an award on your behalf. Trust your instincts if you believe you have been injured at the hand of someone else and get a Chicago personal injury attorney working for you.

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Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

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  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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