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$1.6 Million Settlement Secured With Trucking Company and Freight Broker

By remaining aggressive and utilizing Mr. Connelly's unique knowledge of the trucking industry, trial attorneys Craig Brown and Thomas Connelly were able to maximize their client’s recovery by identifying a third-party logistics company to secure an additional $600,000 from a freight broker on top of the $1,000,000 settlement with the trucking company.

“Prior to my career as a trial attorney, I worked for a large logistics company and learned the ins and outs of the trucking and logistics industry. I now use my past experience and unique knowledge of the industry to better identify all responsible parties which helps maximize our clients’ recoveries when they are injured in a trucking crash,” said Tom Connelly.

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A car crash can happen in a blink of an eye leaving you in a complex situation to navigate on your own. The actions taken in the minutes and days following an accident can have a significant impact on your case, that is why it is important to educate yourself on the steps to take beforehand. Click below to learn what to do at the scene and afterwards to help build your case.

  1. Do Not Leave The Scene
  2. Call 911
  3. Speak With Police
  4. Gather Evidence
  5. See A Doctor 
  6. Contact An Attorney
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TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

Thomas Connelly Received the 2022 Kane County Bar Association Outstanding New Lawyer Award

We are pleased to announce attorney Thomas Connelly received the 2022 Kane County Bar Association Outstanding New Lawyer Award.


“I am honored to have received this award,” Tom said. “I am thankful for the great work environment we have at Meyers & Flowers that has allowed me to be a passionate and successful advocate for our clients. I would not have been able to receive this award without help from my colleagues and mentors at Meyers & Flowers along the way.”

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Peter Flowers Named in Top 10 Lawyers in Illinois

We are very proud of Founding Partner Peter Flowers for being named among the Top 10 Plaintiff Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois for a second year! In addition, Mr. Flowers was named among the the Top 10 Class Action & Mass Tort Plaintiff’s Lawyers for 2022 in Illinois.


Congratulations to all the 2022 honorees for their continued dedication to the legal field!

Meet Our New Teammates!

Meyers & Flowers is thrilled to welcome Paralegal Stacy O’Connor to our growing litigation team. We look forward to utilizing her 20+ years in the legal field to continue to better serve our clients. She will be focusing her time on matters related to mass torts and personal injury law.


Additionally, we would like to wish our interns a warm welcome as they join us for the summer! Alexis, a second-year law student, and Emma, a college senior, are eager to gain experience in the field. This summer, they will be assisting with research, learning from our paralegal team, drafting documents, and observing in the courtroom.

What do you like to do when you are not working? Watching TV/ Going to White Sox Games/Exploring the City


Where did you grow up? Chicago/Chicago Suburbs


What is your motto or personal mantra? No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.


Favorite line from a movie, book, or song? “Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don't Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional? Graduating from Loyola Chicago in 3 years & obtaining a 75% scholarship to attend law school at UIC Law.


What motivates you? Making myself and my loved ones proud!

Three words to best describe you: Loyal, Determined, and Optimistic


What is the one thing, you cannot live without? Laughter


What is one food that you cannot resist? Anything chocolate


What were the last songs you listened to? The brand new album, AM Gold, by Train!


What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional? Being a mother to my three children is simply the greatest achievement of my life.  


What show or movie have you rewatched the most? That’s a tie between “The Wedding Date” and “The Proposal”. I’m a hopeless romantic!

 

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Don’t sweat the small stuff.


Where is your favorite place in the world? Lake Kegonsa in Stoughton, Wisconsin


Three words to best describe you: Determined, loyal, kind


What were the last songs you listened to? Ribs by Lorde, and Hypotheticals by Lake Street Dive


Favorite line from a movie, book, or song? “Isn’t it amazing, despite all the space in the world, I’m close to you” - Maude Latour, Lovesick


What are your hobbies? Soccer, tennis, and music

June Work Anniversaries

FDA Pulls Cancer Drug Approvals Due to Safety Concerns


On June 1, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration withdrew its approval for the cancer medicine umbralisib (Ukoniq) permitted for the treatment of adults with marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) and follicular lymphoma (FL), the agency announced in a safety communication. FDA officials have determined the risks outweigh the benefits of treatment based on review of a randomized, phase 3 clinical trial, which showed a possible increased risk of death in patients taking the medicine.

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Investigating: Defective OneWheel Devices


Electronically powered motor devices have taken over the transportation industry throughout the last 10 years. Despite advertisements of a dependable and easy to use product, OneWheel has been the cause of many injuries and subsequent lawsuits. Some of the most common injuries caused by this product are lacerations, broken bones, and severe brain injuries. In some of the most extreme cases, OneWheel skateboards have even caused death.

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One of the top law firms in Chicago, Meyers & Flowers is committed to securing justice for our clients. Our lawyers and staff are well seasoned in their fields, with the knowledge and winning track record to prove it. Every attorney in our firm is here because they’re dedicated to ensuring our clients obtain full and just compensation for all of their injuries: physical, emotional, and financial. Our unique legal and personal backgrounds help us fulfill our clients' needs with exceptional results. Whatever your legal difficulty may be — let us help you put your life back in order. When we’re done, we hope you’ll agree that we’ve got some of the best lawyers in Chicago.
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