In November, 2014, Martindale-Hubbell identified DBMS as one of only 212 law firms in Illinois with 20% of their attorneys holding an AV Preeminent Rating.
On September 5, 2014, a Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of a defendant obstetrician/gynecologist and his practice group, represented by Richard H. Donohue and Todd J. Stalmack
DBMS congratulates Donald J. Brown, Richard H. Donohue, John A. Krivicich, J. Kent Mathewson and Robert W. Smyth, Jr., for each being named among Illinois' Top Ten Lawyers in their practice areas.
On October 15th Richard Foster lectured to over 100 attorneys at the Chicago Bar Association on Evidentiary Foundations and Objections.
On October 8th Richard Foster lectured to over 150 internal medicine residents and staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Medical Center.
Mark H. Boyle and Edward E. Fu obtained summary judgment, with award of attorneys' fees and costs, in favor of Defendant Ford Motor Company in a sudden acceleration product liability case.
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Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC is one of Chicago's pre-eminent trial practice firms. Founded in 1995, the firm successfully tries difficult, high exposure cases in the country's most challenging jurisdictions. The firm is known as one of the "go to" firms in Chicago for particularly difficult or high stakes cases and, since its founding, no firm in Chicago has tried as many complex cases as successfully as DBMS. Two partners have been ranked by Chicago Lawyer magazine as among the top 20 tort defense lawyers in Chicago and four partners have been elected as Fellows of The American College of Trial Lawyers.