Mr. Baird specializes in trial work. He has tried hundreds of jury cases to verdict.
Mr. Baird is primarily engaged in the prosecution of personal injury claims, but has also successfully defended a number of law firms and companies in professional negligence claims. He is rated A.V. by Martindale-Hubbell.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
BA Philosophy 1974
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Graduated 1977 with High Honors
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
-AVVO Rating of 10/10
-Super Lawyer 2014, 2015, 2016
– Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
– National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
– Illinois State Bar Association
– Chicago Bar Association
– Chicago Bar Association Elder Law Subcommittee
– Admitted to Illinois Bar 1982
– Licensed to practice in Illinois and The United States District Court for Northern District
– Member of the Federal Trial Bar
– Admitted pro hac vice in Wisconsin
AREAS OF PRACTICE
$17.5 Million-Huang v. City of Chicago, Cook County – Wrongful Death
$2.25 Million-Zentefis v. Duncan, Cook County – Wrongful Death$1.3 MillionPasen v. Rex’s Service Station, Cook County – Back injury
$1.3 Million-Pasen v. Rex’s Service Station, Cook County – Back injury
$2.5 Million-Salin v. Hubbard et al., Cook County – Brain Injury
$1.9 Million-Quentere v. City of Chicago, Cook County – closed head injury.
$2.8 Million-Fernandez v. Temple Steel, Cook County – closed head injury.
$3.0 Million-Honsen v. Good Sheppard Hospital, Lake County – brain damage
$4.75 Million-Conroy v. Sherwin Williams, Cook County – double amputation
$4.5 Million-McGuigan v. AMC, Federal District Court – closed head injury.
$6.3 Million-Jones v. Dr. Dedelow, et al., Cook County – labor & delivery, brain injury of an infant, subsequent death.
$1.017 Million-Sanabria v. Hochstedter, etal., Cook County – failed orthognathic surgery TMJ problems
Other Civil Matters
Successfully got defended college football defensive coordinator accused by NCAA of making false statements to impede an investigation.
Got NFL player’s suspension rescinded and player reinstated in time to play for winning team in Super Bowl.
Olk v. T.K. Aviation, 243 Ill.App.3d 299, 611 N.E.2d 1144 (1993)
Tierney v. Community Memorial Hospital, 268 Ill.App.3d 1050, 645 N.E.2d 284 (1995).
People v. Kevin Healy, 293 Ill.App.3d 684, 698 N.E.2d 546 (1997)
Jones v. Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, 316 III. App.3d 1121, 738 N.E.2d 542 (2000)
- Sports Planning Unlimited
- Beazley Group
- Diamond Chain International
- Chicago Future LLC
- Ambar Inc.