Pfaff, Bruce Robert
Address: One East Wacker Drive Suite 3310, Chicago, IL 60601
Lawyer Firm: Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.
|Areas of Practice||Products Liability Law, Medical Malpractice, Litigation & Appeals, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|
Bruce Pfaff has been a trial lawyer since 1979, representing people injured or killed by wrongful conduct. He received excellent training from two premier law firms before starting his own practice in 1991. Bruce has succeeded for clients in cases including those hurt by unsafe or defective products, medical malpractice by obstetricians, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, neurosurgeons, other doctors and hospital personnel, careless driving, poor maintenance of property, sexual assault, legal malpractice, and other forms of personal injury cases in Chicago.
In six cases, his clients have each received more than $10 million in jury verdicts. He is one of a handful of Illinois lawyers who have had similar trial success. In addition to representing clients and managing the law firm, Bruce writes Friend of the Court briefs for the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association and for the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Lawyer RatingsBruce holds the highest possible ratings from Martindale-Hubbell ("AV") and AVVO.com ("10.0 superb"). He is among the top 100 of Illinois Super Lawyers issued by Chicago Magazine and has been elected to The Best Lawyers in America for personal injury and medical negligence law.
Professional Associations and Memberships
American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted 2017International Academy of Trial Lawyers, inducted 2013International Society of Barristers, inducted 2008American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), National Board of Directors, 2001 – 2007American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Editorial Board, 2003 – PresentAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee, 1999 – 2007American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Illinois Chapter, President, 1999 – 2000American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Foundation, Senior Life FellowIllinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Amicus Curiae Committee, 1989-present; Chair, 1994-presentIllinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Board of Managers, 1993 – 1995Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Medical Malpractice Committee, 1986-present; Chair, 1989Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Ad Hoc Supreme Court Appeal Committee, 1995-1998; 2005-2010Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Legislation Committee, 2002 – PresentIllinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Legislation Committee Vice Chair, 2003 – PresentIllinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Amicus Curiae Committee, 2003 – PresentIllinois Supreme Court Committee, Instructions in Civil Cases, 1999 – 2010Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on E-Business, Chair, 2011 – presentTrial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), Finalist – 198 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Sustaining MemberLeading Lawyers Network Advisor Board, Chosen top 5% of Illinois Lawyers, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law
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