February 1, 2021

12 DBMS attorneys named to 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys have been recognized in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. Eight partners and 2 Of Counsel attorneys with the firm have been recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers, as well…

February 1, 2021

Atwood Elected to Membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates

DBMS is pleased to announce that Stetson F. Atwood has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Atwood election occurred at the ABOTA National Board meeting held on January 23, 2021. Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated…

December 14, 2020

DBMS Obtains Affirmance of Order Enjoining Plaintiff from Filing Additional Malpractice Cases Against Legal Aid Clinic

DBMS obtained a temporary injunction against a pro se plaintiff due to the litigant’s repeated, frivolous filings against a Legal Clinic and two of the clinic’s attorneys.  The plaintiff filed an interlocutory appeal of the temporary injunction order, and DBMS secured an appellate victory: the Second District of the Appellate Court ruled that the DuPage…

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…