Local Attorney Receives Honor

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Local attorney Brad Lakin, President of the Lakin Law Firm, has been selected by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2008. The honor is only given to 5% of lawyers in Illinois.

Local attorney Brad Lakin, President of the Lakin Law Firm, has been selected by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2008 (http://www.superlawyers.com). The honor is only given to 5% of lawyers in Illinois.

Lakin was selected by his peers for this honor not only because of his skill as an attorney and his strong administrative leadership, but because he is known as an advocate for his clients nationwide. "This recognition from my peers is humbling," says Brad Lakin. "To receive an honor that demonstrates I've earned the respect from the legal community is truly rewarding."

Lakin was also honored in 2006 as 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. A graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, Lakin concentrates in personal injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, railroad injuries, and class action suits. Lakin is known across the nation for his firm's handling of personal injury lawsuits, having tried cases in Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas, West Virginia, Nebraska, and Missouri. In a 2005 product liability trial, Lakin helped his clients win a $43 million victory - the second largest verdict in Illinois and the 30th nationwide.
Lakin authored and provides a free e-book to the public, How to Select a Nursing Home for a Loved One. The e-book is available at http://www.nursinghomechoice.com.

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