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Renowned Chicago Attorneys Honored as Champions of Justice for Relentless Pursuit of Public Interest Law and Support of Public Interest Foundation

Renowned Chicago Attorneys Honored as Champions of Justice for Relentless Pursuit of Public Interest Law and Support of Public Interest Foundation

2012 Champions of JusticeJoseph A. Power, Jr., and Jeffrey M. Goldberg – widely known for taking on major corporations, institutions and even high-level public officials in their pursuit of justice – were honored as “Champions of Justice” at the Public Justice Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Gala in Chicago on July 31.

Both Chicago attorneys, Power and Goldberg were cited for their histories of beating back attempts to deny plaintiffs their day in court and efforts to limit their damages awards; and for holding wrongdoers accountable for cheating, mistreating or misleading consumers

Power is a partner in Power, Rogers & Smith, PC.  Goldberg’s practice is Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices.

Power was the lead attorney in a 1999 case that exposed a bribery scandal involving trucking licenses that resulted in 76 criminal convictions, including that of then Gov. George Ryan, and rocked the Illinois secretary of state’s office.

Goldberg was co-counsel in a 2010 watershed case in which the state cap on damages for medical malpractice in Illinois was found to be unconstitutional.

Both Power and Goldberg are past presidents of the Washington, D.C.-based Public Justice Foundation.  Each sponsors a fellowship at Public Justice, enabling the firm to maintain one of the comprehensive public interest dockets in the country.

The Champion of Justice Award is the Public Justice Foundation’s highest honor.