October 25, 2019

DBMS partner Karen Kies DeGrand moderates a federal and state appellate judicial panel for the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

At the 2019 fall meeting of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers in Chicago, DBMS partner Karen Kies DeGrand moderated a federal and state appellate judicial panel exploring topics ranging from practical advice for handling appeals to broader issues facing the courts, such as the courts’ proper role, both as adjudicator of individual cases and…

August 15, 2019

The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognizes four DBMS attorneys

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. Congratulations to the firm’s attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers. ·          Donald J. Brown, Jr. (Legal Malpractice Law- Defendants) ·          Karen Kies DeGrand (Appellate Practice) ·          Richard H. Donohue (Medical Malpractice…

July 20, 2019

Donald J. Brown, Jr. Awarded 2019 John Carroll Alumni Medal

Congratulations to Donald Brown, Jr. on being awarded the 2019 John Carroll Alumni Medal, the highest award given annually by the John Carroll University Alumni Association. This prestigious award recognizes an individual’s accomplishments in their profession, contributions to their community, exemplary family and personal life and dedicated service to John Carroll University post-graduation. Mr. Brown,…

June 16, 2019

DBMS welcomes associate Cristina Mares to the firm

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth is pleased to announce that Cristina Mares has joined the firm as an associate. The news follows the addition of Olivia Smith as an associate earlier this year. Ms. Mares will focus her practice on professional negligence and product liability. Before joining Donohue Brown, Ms. Mares was an associate at…

March 25, 2019

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

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth Managing Partner Karen Kies DeGrand will share insights on the privilege provisions in medical malpractice litigation under a recent Appellate Court of Illinois decision at a free CLE seminar later this month. Ms. DeGrand will discuss the distinctions between the litigation privileges under the federal Patient Safety Act and the…

March 21, 2019

Karen Kies DeGrand profiled in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth’s new Managing Partner Karen DeGrand was profiled in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about her history with the firm and plans for the future. In the article titled “Donohue Brown names DeGrand as managing partner,” Ms. DeGrand discussed the firm’s growth and accomplishments since she joined as part of the…

March 21, 2019

DBMS welcomes new associate Olivia Smith

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth is pleased to welcome Olivia Smith as an associate at the firm. This news closely follows the firm’s addition of three new associates in November. Ms. Smith concentrates her practice in professional negligence and has experience in conducting depositions, drafting and arguing motions, negotiating settlements and preparing for trial. Prior…