Awards

09.04.2015// Wexler Wallace Associate Named “Top 40 Under 40” Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers

Corey G. Lorenz has been selected to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. The Top 40 Under 40 List is comprised of lawyers “who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership.” Corey has been recognized specifically for her work as a Civil Plaintiff trial lawyer.

Corey began working at Wexler Wallace in early 2012 shortly after graduating from the DePaul University College of Law. She has devoted her practice to mass tort litigation working with plaintiffs who have been injured by a variety of different medical devices and pharmaceutical products, including vaginal mesh, metal-on-metal hips, Yaz/Yasmin, Granuflo and Zofran, amongst others. In August 2014, Corey was a member of the Huskey trial team, which achieved the first verdict in federal court involving a transvaginal mesh sling. This bellwether trial resulted in a verdict of $3.27 million on behalf of the plaintiff and advanced the litigation on behalf of thousands of women. Corey played an integral role in all areas of trial preparation and performed the trial examinations of several key witnesses. She is currently involved in upcoming transvaginal mesh trials pending around the country. In addition, Corey served as a panelist at the 2015 HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference on Zofran and has written for the ABA’s Section of Litigation Product Liability News and Development blog. We congratulate Corey on this honor and are proud to have her as a member of the Wexler Wallace team.

01.14.2015// Wexler Wallace Partners Recognized by Super Lawyers

Three Wexler Wallace partners have been recognized as 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers. Founder and managing Partner Kenneth Wexler makes his eighth appearance on this list, having been named every year since 2008. Named partner Edward Wallace was recognized as a Super Lawyer for the second year in a row. Partner Mark Miller is recognized as a 2015 Rising Star. He also received this distinction in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Wexler Wallace is proud to have three of its partners recognized in such an elite group of attorneys.

Wexler Wallace’s Super Lawyers profile can be see in the February 2015 issue of Chicago Magazine or here.

11.21.2014// Wexler Wallace Earns Top Recognition from Benchmark Plaintiff

Wexler Wallace LLP is once again listed among the top Illinois plaintiff’s firms in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Plaintiff. The firm, for the fourth year in a row, has been named a Highly Recommended Illinois plaintiffs firm. In addition, both named partners, Kenneth Wexler and Edward Wallace, were recognized as local litigation stars. Each has been named a local litigation stars since the inaugural Benchmark Plaintiff publication in 2011. They were noted for their work in antitrust, securities, mass tort and general commercial litigation.

Benchmark Plaintiff nominees are recognized as being firms that “are consistently recommended within the US business and legal communities for the quality of their litigation professionals and trial work within their respective jurisdictions.” Wexler Wallace is proud to receive this recognition and hopes to continue earning the reputation it has as a hard-working, respected Plaintiffs firm.

04.29.2014// Wexler Wallace LLP Partner Edward A. Wallace One of Chicago’s Top-Rated Lawyers of 2014

On Friday, Legal Leaders recognized Wexler Wallace LLP Partner Edward A. Wallace as one of 2014’s top-rated lawyers in Chicago.  From the article:

“Wexler Wallace LLP partner Edward A. Wallace joined the firm soon after its founding in 2000 and has helped lead it to national prominence.  Ed focuses his practice on complex, multi-party litigation, including class actions and mass tort cases.  His reputation for integrity, efficiency, strategic planning, understanding the relevant science, and achieving success has led to his appointment to many prominent leadership positions in high-stakes litigation across the country.  Ed has been recognized multiple times as an Illinois “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Plaintiff and as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers in the class action and mass torts practices areas.  He is the recipient of an “AV Preeminent®” Martindale-Hubbell peer rating, indicating he is ranked “at the highest level of professional excellence by his peers.”

01.14.2014// Four Wexler Wallace Partners Recognized by Super Lawyers

The 2014 list of Super Lawyers has been announced and, for the seventh consecutive year, Wexler Wallace attorneys are among this elite group. Named partners Kenneth Wexler and Edward Wallace are each recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and new partners Amber Nesbitt and Mark Miller are recognized as Rising Stars for the third consecutive year. Super Lawyers rates outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas and recognizes attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Wexler Wallace is proud to have so many of its partners named among this exclusive group of attorneys.

10.23.2013// Edward Wallace Named Among Leading Illinois Plaintiff Attorneys

Wexler Wallace LLP partner Edward Wallace was recognized for his commitment to plaintiffs work by Benchmark Plaintiff. He has been named multiple times by Benchmark Plaintiff as a Illinois Local Litigation Star and will be included in the 2014 edition of the publication. Benchmark Plaintiff bills itself as the definitive guide to America’s leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys. Ed and the firm have been included in this publication since its inception. His profile on Benchmark’s website can be found here. To learn more about Edward and his practice at Wexler Wallace please click here.

09.23.2013// Amber Nesbitt Named Among Top Women Attorneys in Illinois

Partner Amber M. Nesbitt is named in this month’s Chicago Magazines October 2013 issue, which spotlights The Top Women Attorneys in Illinois. Amber, who focuses her practice on antitrust and consumer protection class action litigation, is listed as part of a select group of “rising star” attorneys noted for their class action and mass tort work.  Candidates appearing in this special section have been named to a 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list. Amber was named a Rising Star in 2012 and 2013. We congratulate her on this recognition.

09.18.2013// Wexler Wallace Firm, Partners Recognized by Benchmark Plaintiff

Since the inaugural edition of Benchmark Plaintiff, Wexler Wallace LLP and its attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their field. This year is no exception. The firm and partners Kenneth A. Wexler and Edward A. Wallace have been honored for their outstanding plaintiffs work the 2014 edition of Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms and Attorneys.

For the third year in a row, Wexler Wallace LLP has been recognized as a Highly Recommend Local Litigation Firm in the state of Illinois. Partners Kenneth A. Wexler and Edward A. Wallace also were singled out as Local Litigation Stars for their work in the fields of antitrust, mass tort, general commercial and securities litigation. This is the third such nomination and recognition for both partners.

Benchmark Plaintiff said of the firm, “Chicago-based Wexler Wallace is a highly regarded litigation boutique known for taking on high-stakes cases around the country involving antitrust, business and commercial litigation, securities and corporate governance, mass tort ligation and more. Founding Partner Kenneth Wexler has more than 30 years of legal experience, focusing his practice on complex class actions and commercial ligation. Edward Wallace focuses his litigation on complex multi-party cases, often serving in leadership roles in high-profile matters. He played an instrumental role developing the firm’s mass tort practice group.”

Benchmark Plaintiff’s selections are consistently recommended within the US business and legal communities for the quality of their litigation professionals and trial work within their respective jurisdictions. For more about Benchmark Litigation’s Illinois Plaintiff awards, please click here. For more about Wexler Wallace and its practice, please click here.

01.03.2013// Wexler Wallace Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers

For an impressive sixth year in a row, Wexler Wallace attorneys have been recognized as leading lawyers in their state. Manager and founding partner Kenneth Wexler has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2008 and has made the 2013 list as well.  Also recognized this year by Super Lawyers are associates Amber Nesbitt and Mark Miller. Both have been named Rising Stars by the publication for the second year in a row. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas and recognizes attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Wexler Wallace is proud to have been named among this elite group of attorneys.

09.17.2012// Wexler Wallace, Ken Wexler and Ed Wallace Receive Highest State Honors from Benchmark Plaintiff

Once again Wexler Wallace has been named a Highly Recommend Local Litigation Firm in the current edition of Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms and Attorneys. In addition to the firm-wide recognition, partners Kenneth A. Wexler and Edward A. Wallace have been named local litigation stars. The Highly Recommended and Local Litigation Star designations are the highest awards given by Benchmark Plaintiff at the State level for plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Benchmark Plaintiff said of Wexler Wallace, “Despite a small roster of attorneys, the firm routinely goes toe-to-toe with some of the largest companies and corporations in the nation.” In the previous year, the firm has filed several cases against large corporations like Johnson & Johnson and Abbott, while pursing cases on behalf of consumers for antitrust and securities actions as well as mass torts. This past year, Wexler Wallace also saw the closure of a number of very successful cases, including Contaminated Pet Food and the Average Wholesale Price litigation, which when combined had settlements of more than $500 million.

Benchmark Plaintiff recognizes firms and litigators who have been consistently recommended as reputable and effective by clients and peers. Firms and attorneys selected were identified for inclusion based on their ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions.

For more about Benchmark Litigation, please click here. For more about Wexler Wallace and its practice, please click here.

03.12.2012// Benchmark Plaintiff Honors Wexler Wallace

In the inaugural issue of Benchmark Plaintiff, Wexler Wallace LLP was recognized as a highly recommended Illinois plaintiffs' litigation firm. Wexler Wallace LLP was one of only seven firms in the state to receive this recognition. Partners Kenneth A. Wexler and Edward A. Wallace were selected as "Local Litigation Stars" by the publication as well.

Benchmark Plaintiff, The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys, was spawned by Benchmark Litigation in 2011. It is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.  According to its Website, the guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. During these interviews Benchmark examines recent casework handled by the firms and asks sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas.

For a complete list of Illinois rankings, click here.

10.25.2011// Amber Nesbitt, Mark Miller Selected as Rising Stars

Wexler Wallace is pleased to announce that Amber Nesbitt and Mark Miller have been selected as Rising Stars for inclusion in Super Lawyers magazine’s Illinois 2012 edition.  Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research.  The Rising Stars designation is limited to the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 or under, or have been practicing for 10 years or less.  No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.