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Patrick J. Blum, Esq., Joins Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen Ltd.

Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen Ltd. (Anesi Ozmon) announced that Patrick J. Blum has joined the firm as an associate.

Blum, an accomplished trial attorney with more than fifteen years of experience, brings a track record of success in a multi-faceted portfolio. He has successfully litigated federal and state personal injury and wrongful death claims relating auto and tractor-trailer crashes, police brutality, product liability, medical and dental malpractice, premises liability, violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act and violations of Section 1983 of the United States Code, and has achieved several six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements.

“Patrick is an excellent addition to our dedicated team of attorneys at Anesi Ozmon,” stated John Popelka, President/Managing Partner. “His proven track record, depth of knowledge, and legal skills will be a valuable asset as he represents our clients.”

Blum’s work has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers who named him a Top 40 Under 40 attorney for three years. The National Trial Lawyers also named Blum to their list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Leading Lawyers Magazine named him an Emerging Lawyer from 2015-2019. Blum earned...

Anesi Ozmon Partners Steve Berman & Brian Teven recognized by AAJ Magazine in Workplace Safety case.

Thank you to the American Association for Justice for recognizing Anesi Ozmon Attorneys and AAJ Members, Steve Berman and Brian Teven. In a workplace safety case, the defendant failed to provide fall protection, and our client slipped and fell 14 feet, landing on the concrete floor below. He suffered injuries that required multiple surgeries and will cause lifelong pain. The parties settled for $2.1 million. Read full article here.

Anesi Ozmon Associate Lisa M. Ciharan Obtains Half-Million Dollar Verdict for Injured Caregiver

Anesi Ozmon Associate Lisa M. Ciharan obtained a half-million dollar verdict in a premises liability case on behalf of a 68-year-old woman injured in a fall during a family luncheon at a Chicago restaurant, Hash House A Go Go. The Plaintiff was descending the stairs to the basement dining area when she encountered a steep, 10.25” stair riser which violated City code. The dangerous and unsafe condition caused her to fall. It was further alleged that the Defendant failed to take any action to remedy or warn the Plaintiff about the dangerous condition. The Plaintiff is the primary caregiver for her husband who recently suffered a stroke. She is also a full-time intake case manager for an organization that provides rehabilitation, recovery skills training, social skills, and recreation for adults with mental illness.

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