Clifford Law Offices Managing Partner Receives Judge of the Year Award

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Judge Henry Simmons (Retired) receives the John Powers Crowley “Judge of the Year” Award presented by the Lawyers Assistance Program on November 14th, 2014.

Hon. Henry R. Simmons (Ret.) and Illinois Supreme Court Justice, Anne M. Burke.

Judge Henry Simmons (Retired) Receives Judge of the Year Award by Pro Bono Organization

On Friday, November 14th, 2014, Judge Henry Simmons (Ret.), Managing Partner at Clifford Law Offices, received the John Powers Crowley Award for Judge of the Year by the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) for his volunteer work with the organization.

Judge Simmons, along with hundreds of others, gathered at the Union League Club where the
keynote address was delivered by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke. Other recipients included the Hon. James M. Wexstten (Ret.) who received the President’s
Award and Tressler LLP who was given the Carl H. Rolewick Award.

Lawyers Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to lawyers, judges, law students and their families with alcohol abuse, drug dependency or mental health problems including education, peer assistance, intervention, information and referral. Judge Simmons has been involved in LAP for six years, particularly in the intervention area of help to the legal community.

About Clifford Law Offices
Clifford Law Offices is ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country in
the area of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases such as medical malpractice,
aviation litigation, products liability, premises liability and transportation litigation. It also has
developed a reputation in qui tam litigation or whistleblower cases and handles class action
matters as well as commercial litigation cases. To learn more about Clifford Law Offices, visit

About Hon. Henry R. Simmons (Ret.)
The Honorable Henry R. Simmons (Retired) is Managing Partner at Clifford Law Offices. He
joined the firm in 2014 coming from ADR Systems of America where he served as a Senior
Mediator and Arbitrator for three years. He also worked as a Special Master and Neutral Fact
Finder for ADR Systems, one of the top mediation services in the country. His Experience in
personal injury and multi-party disputes serves him well in running the 20+ lawyer firm at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago. He is known throughout the Chicago area as a fair person, a man with a calm demeanor and a personality that resonates with people of all ages, races, income levels, ethnicities and backgrounds. To learn more about Judge Henry Simmons (Ret.) visit

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