Stephen Libman

Stephen Libman

Chicago- Attorney Stephen M. Libman is co-founder of Burnes & Libman, a 22-year-old Chicago-based law firm, which has gained national prominence and local acclaim for jury verdicts and multi-million dollar settlements. He specializes in transportation litigation.

Libman is the principal founder of the Center for Trucking Safety, a forum where advocates collaborate to improve motor carrier and transportation safety through legislation and litigation. He is recognized for arguing new and innovative theories to gain multi-million dollar settlements and gained the national spotlight recently by successfully winning a $16.5 million wrongful death settlement in a federal case against a motor carrier, transportation broker and shipping manufacturer.

For consecutive years, Libman's cases have been included in Chicago Lawyer Magazine's “Top 100 Settlements or Verdicts in Illinois,” with a Top 5 listing in 2006. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America's National Advisory Board; the American Association of Justice; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Attorneys; Chicago Bar Association. He has earned industry recognition as an author and lecturer on vehicle dynamics, trial strategies and transportation litigation.

He is listed in Rue's Ratings Best Attorneys in America.

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