November 17, 2020

Karen K. DeGrand Re-Appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility

The Illinois Supreme Court recently announced that Karen K. DeGrand, chair of Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth’s appellate practice group, has been re-appointed to a 2-year term on the Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility.  In addition, Ms. DeGrand has been appointed Vice-Chairperson of the committee.  Her appointments take effect on January 1, 2021 and…

November 17, 2020

DBMS Obtains Summary Judgment in Favor of a Local Fire Protection District

DBMS recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a local fire protection district and its paramedics/firefighters on plaintiffs’ claims of negligence and willful and wanton conduct. Asserting wrongful death and survival claims, plaintiffs alleged that the fire protection district paramedics did not timely respond to an emergency dispatch to the home of plaintiffs’ decedent, who…

November 11, 2020

DBMS in Tier 1 in U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” List for 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have released the 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the 11th edition of this highly anticipated annual analysis.  Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth ranks in Tier 1 in the Chicago metropolitan area for Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants and Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and in Tier 2 for Appellate Practice. …

October 6, 2020

Sherri Arrigo Elected Vice-President of The Society of Trial Lawyers

DBMS is pleased to announce that Sherri Arrigo has been elected Vice-President of The Society of Trial Lawyers.  Arrigo will serve a one-year term as Vice-President of the organization and is expected to lead the group as President beginning in September of 2021. Founded in 1934, The Society of Trial Lawyers is an elite, invitation…

August 20, 2020

Six DBMS Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in 2021

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth is proud to announce that six of the firm’s associate attorneys have been included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2021.  Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in practice for less than ten years in the United States.  Like…

August 20, 2020

Six DBMS Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth is proud to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021.  Those six attorneys, and their recognized areas of practice, are: Sherri M. Arrigo Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Richard H. Donohue Medical Malpractice Law –…

March 7, 2020

Mark Burden inducted as Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Donohue Brown is proud to announce that Mark M. Burden has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The special induction ceremony at which Mark M. Burden became a Fellow took place during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2020 Spring Meeting of…