Power Rogers & Smith is consistently listed among the best personal injury trial law firms in the United States. Its name partners are listed among the "Best Lawyers in America," and "Illinois Super Lawyers". Two of its partners are members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select legal organization limited to 100 of the nation's best plaintiff lawyers. They are also Fellows of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers as well as the American Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Power Rogers & Smith is a personal injury trial law firm devoted to representing individuals, who have sustained catastrophic injuries or killed due to the conduct of others, against insurance companies, corporations, trucking companies, manufacturers, hospitals, doctors and other wrongdoers. Since 2000, Power Rogers & Smith has obtained over a billion dollars in recoveries which is three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) more than its closest competitors according to the Law Bulletin Publishing Co annual survey. It was again the top ranked law firm in recoveries in the 2011 annual settlement survey published in the Chicago Lawyer.
Since inception, Power Rogers & Smith has obtained jury verdicts and awards of over $2 billion dollars for its clients in major trucking, medical malpractice, defamation, aviation, product liability and work place injury cases. Among its many record awards is the highest compensatory and medical malpractice verdict of $55.4 million dollars as well as a record recovery for a case involving the wrongful death of six children in a single family of $100 million dollars in a combined trucking and product liability case. Their investigation into this highly publicized case led to over 74 criminal convictions including a former Illinois governor and retesting of over 2000 truck drivers. Other notable trucking cases include almost $40 million dollars for another family and recently $25 million dollars for another client. Power Rogers & Smith also obtained a record $7,000,000 million dollar verdict for an Illinois Supreme Court Justice in a defamation case. The firm also represented and obtained multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of two former Chicago Bear football players who suffered permanent injuries as a result of medical malpractice and currently represents one of the nation's top NBA basketball players in a defamation action. In addition, the firm's primary focus has been representing children, fathers, mothers, men, women, widows and orphans who were victims of wrongdoing.
Firm cases have resulted in widespread societal benefits including the retesting of over 2000 truck drivers, the creation of new policies and procedures at a hospital requiring fetal monitoring of babies while high risk mothers are in labor, use of state of the art centralized testing of newborns for metabolic disorders and product recalls. In addition, in another highly publicized case, which resulted in a $9 million dollar recovery, a teenage boy was left to bleed to death outside a hospital's door. This case spurred a federal regulation requiring hospital personnel to assist people in need of care within a reasonable distance or the sight of the hospital entranceway.
Power Rogers and Smith works on a contingent fee basis. It only gets paid if you win and obtain compensation. Any fees or costs will only be charged if there is a recovery for the client.