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…

February 15, 2019

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC elects Karen Kies DeGrand Managing Partner

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth is pleased to announce that Karen DeGrand has been named Managing Partner of the firm. She succeeds Mark Burden, who held the role since 2017, and joins the firm’s 3-partner Management Committee with Stetson Atwood and Michael Borree. “For nearly 25 years, Donohue Brown has maintained a reputation as a…

January 24, 2019

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

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth is pleased to announce that 16 attorneys were named to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers lists, including two Rising Stars. This news closely follows 20 firm attorneys receiving recognition as 2019 Illinois Leading and Emerging Lawyers. Illinois Super Lawyers · Sherri Arrigo · Stetson Atwood · Norman Barry · Michael…