In The News

April 17, 2019
Congratulations to J. Kent Mathewson and Laura C. Ieremia for successfully obtaining a verdict in favor of a general surgeon in a wrongful death action brought by the 36-year-old decedent's husband.

April 11, 2019
DBMS attorneys John McGarry and Meagan VanderWeele successfully defend an infectious disease physician in a three-week medical negligence/wrongful death trial.

April 10, 2019
DBMS attorneys Stetson Atwood and Ashley Dus successfully defend a hospital in a medical negligence trial in which the plaintiff asked the jury to award $16 million in damages.

April 3, 2019
Sherri Arrigo to share insights at ISBA New Lawyers CLE Program "The Hot Seat: Taking and Defending Depositions"

March 27, 2019
John Duffy to share insights at 2019 Spring ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference

March 25, 2019
Karen Kies DeGrand shares insights on Patient Safety Act and Medical Studies Act under recent Appellate Court of Illinois decision

March 21, 2019
DBMS welcomes new associate Olivia Smith

March 21, 2019
Karen Kies DeGrand profiled in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

March 18, 2019
Kent Mathewson shares litigation insights at joint conference for Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons and Chicago Ophthalmological Society

March 11, 2019
Law360 discusses DBMS litigation in international aerospace products liability case

February 15, 2019
Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC elects Karen Kies DeGrand Managing Partner

January 24, 2019
16 DBMS attorneys named to 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

January 11, 2019
Leading Lawyers recognizes 20 DBMS attorneys

January 2, 2019
Daniel Cozzi named partner

December 19, 2018
DBMS appellate victory named by AMA among 2018 top five medical decisions

November 9, 2018
DBMS announces three new associates

November 1, 2018
DBMS named to 2019 U.S. News "Best Law Firms" list

October 12, 2018
Sherri Arrigo and Timothy Hogan recognized for Outstanding Defense Verdict by Jury Verdict Reporter

September 12, 2018
Leading Lawyers recognizes four DBMS attorneys as practice leaders

August 28, 2018
Kent Mathewson profiled in Leading Lawyers as a leader in ophthalmology defense

August 15, 2018
Richard Donohue and Donald Brown named 2019 "Lawyers of the Year" in Chicago

April 25, 2018
Suzie Florez elected to Chicago ALA Board

April 21, 2018
DBMS announces two new associates in April 2018

April 6, 2018
Rick Foster shared insights on jury selection at ISBA event

February 2, 2018
Sherri Arrigo and Ashley Dus pen IICLE Attorneys' Legal Liability chapter

January 25, 2018
DBMS congratulates its 17 attorneys named to the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

December 11, 2017
Karen Kies DeGrand reappointed to IL Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility

November 13, 2017
DBMS announces three new associates in November 2017

November 1, 2017
DBMS named to 2018 U.S. News “Best Law Firms” list

October 3, 2017
DBMS delivers strong showing at 2017 Race Judicata

August 15, 2017
DBMS congratulates its three "Best Lawyers"

August 11, 2017
Sherri Arrigo and Laura Testa speak on best practices in medical malpractice claims

July 10, 2017
DBMS announces seventh new associate in 10 months

June 26, 2017
Sherri Arrigo speaks at Women in Law Leadership event

May 3, 2017
DBMS appoints Mark Burden as Managing Partner

April 11, 2017
Kent Mathewson speaks on best practices in incident management at Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons meeting

April 5, 2017
DBMS announces two new associates in April 2017

March 21, 2017
DBMS announces two new associates in March 2017

February 20, 2017
Kent Mathewson receives Defense Achievement Award from Jury Verdict Reporter

January 13, 2017
DBMS congratulates its 15 attorneys named to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

December 7, 2016
DBMS congratulates its five Emerging Lawyers

December 1, 2016
DBMS announces two new associates

October 17, 2016
Kent Mathewson speaks at American Academy of Ophthalmology

September 23, 2016
Karen Kies DeGrand inducted to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

July 8, 2016
DBMS announces the arrival of two new associates

June 2, 2016
Stetson Atwood speaks at Illinois Region IX Emergency Medical Services Conference

March 11, 2016
Kent Mathewson speaks at Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons conference

February 11, 2016
Karen Kies DeGrand elected to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

January 15, 2016
DBMS congratulates 16 attorneys named to 2016 Super Lawyer & Rising Stars list

December 22, 2015
DBMS takes lead against Illinois six-person jury ruling

October 8, 2015
Sherri Arrigo speaks at the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women evnt

April 24, 2015
Karen Kies DeGrand authors chapter for Illinois Institute for CLE on Illinois Civil Appeals: State and Federal

April 9, 2015
Karen Kies DeGrand named one of the “Top 10 Women Civil Appellate Attorneys in Illinois” by Leading Lawyers

April 8, 2015
Sherri Arrigo named one of the “Top 10 Women Civil Defense Lawyers in Illinois” by Leading Lawyers

April 2, 2015
Kent Mathewson as featured speaker and guest of honor at a recent New England Ophthalmology Society meeting in Boston

March 23, 2015
Sherri Arrigo profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine as one of The Top Women Lawyers in Illinois

March 4, 2015
Karen Kies DeGrand participates in an Appellate Lawyers Association panel discussion on Appellate Practitioners' Advice to Trial Attorneys

March 1, 2015
Illinois Supreme Court appoints Karen Kies DeGrand to serve a three-year term on the Court’s Committee on Professional Responsibility

January 14, 2015
DBMS congratulates 11 attorneys selected as 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 13, 2015
DBMS congratulates Todd. J Stalmack as a 2015 Illinois Rising Star

November 12, 2014
Martindale-Hubbell identifies DBMS as one of only 212 law firms in Illinois with 20% of their attorneys holding an AV Preeminent Rating

October 17, 2014
Five DBMS attorneys named among Illinois’ Top Ten Lawyers in their practice areas

October 16, 2014
Richard Foster lectures at the Chicago Bar Association

October 15, 2014
Richard Foster lectures at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Medical Center

October 6, 2014
Mark Burden speaks at Annual Summit of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons

September 29, 2014
Sherri M. Arrigo inducted as Fellow in The American College of Trial Lawyers

July 24, 2014
2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition credits 11 DBMS attorneys

April 8, 2014
DBMS announces the election of its new Management Committee

April 7, 2014
Super Lawyers honors a dozen DBMS attorneys

April 6, 2014
Leading Lawyers recognizes 13 DBMS attorneys

April 4, 2014
Seven DBMS lawyers rated AV by ALM

April 2, 2014
DBMS congratulates Donald J. Brown, Jr. for receiving the MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law

April 8, 2013
Ford Motor Company selects DBMS for Go-To Law Firms for the Fortune 500