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Robert Clifford

Robert Clifford

  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability ...
  • Illinois
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Attorney Robert A. Clifford founded his Chicago law firm, Clifford Law Offices, in 1995 with the goal of protecting the rights of innocent victims living throughout Illinois and across the country. At the time of the firm's founding, Mr. Clifford had already built a reputation as one of the country's most respected personal injury lawyers, and his reputation for excellence has only grown over the past 20-plus years.

Mr. Clifford began his legal career in 1976 after earning his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and receiving his approval to practice law in the state of Illinois. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois' state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 7th Circuit, and the Illinois Supreme Court Historical Preservation Commission have also issued their approvals for him to practice in their courtrooms.

Mr. Clifford is very involved in professional associations. Some associations include:

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
American Bar Association (Chair, Fund for Justice and Education, 2016-2019)
American College of Trial Lawyers
The American Law Institute (ALI)
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
National Judicial College
Chicago Inn of Court, Past President
Chicago Bar Association, Past President
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
American Bar Association, Chair, Illinois Delegation, 2005-2014
Inner Circle of Advocates
International Society of Barristers
Rand Institute for Civil Justice, Board of Trustees

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Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Nursing Home Abuse
Elder Law
Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • Aviation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability Law
  • Mass Torts / Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment / Employment Discrimination
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
DePaul College of Law
J.D. (1976)
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Best Lawyers® in America list
Best Lawyers®
• Commercial Litigation • Bet-the-Company Litigation • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs • Qui Tam Law
2019 “Lawyer of the Year" in Chicago Area
Best Lawyers®
Robert A. Clifford was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs in the Chicago area.
Best Lawyers® in America list
Best Lawyers®
Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation;Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs; Qui Tam Law
Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Unity Award
Diversity Scholarship Foundation
Justice John Paul Stevens Award
Chicago Bar Association
L. Sanford Blustin Award
north suburban bar association
Lifetime Achievement Award
America’s Top 100 Lawyers
#1 Super Lawyer in Illinois
Super Lawyers
Top 10: 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers
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Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Award of Honor
Top Mass Tort/Class Action lawyer in the Chicago metropolitan area
Best Lawyers®
Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2015
Chicago Magazine
Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Elite Trial Lawyers Award
The National Law Journal
Chicago Magazine
Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2014
Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013
Chicago Magazine
Who's Who in Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Honoree, Person of Valor
Professionalism Award
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
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Articles & Publications
Talc Talk
Chicago Lawyer Magazine
Flight Risks
Chicago Lawyer Magazine
Changing the Story
Chicago Lawyer Magazine
Watergate a Watershed
Chicago Lawyer Magazine
Websites & Blogs
Clifford Law Offices
Chicago Legal Blog
Contact & Map
120 N La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 899-9090