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Vincent B. Browne

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Vince Browne is a trial lawyer. His practice is focused on the representation of Plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has successfully tried a wide variety of cases to verdict, with an emphasis on medical negligence, dental negligence, nursing home abuse and neglect, construction negligence, premises liability, motor vehicle liability and the Federal Employers Liability Act. He has also devoted significant time to civil justice organizations, including the American Association for Justice, where he has served as the Chair of the New Lawyers' Division, Vice-Chair of AAJ PAC, and on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee. He was a grateful recipient of AAJ's Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Vince has also been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois by the American Trial Lawyers Association and named an Illinois Super lawyer multiple times. A graduate of DePaul University College of Law and recipient of the Sweig Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, he has also served as a member of DePaul's adjunct faculty since 2006, teaching upper-level legal writing and research.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2006

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1997
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Philosophy

Representative Cases

  • Acres v. American Insurance Company, No. 99-C-1570, 2000 WL 220500 , 2000, N.D. Ill.
  • Callis, Papa, Jackstadt & Halloran, P.C. v. Norfolk and Western Ry. Co., 195 111. 2d 356, 748 N.E.2d 153 , 2001
  • Bodkin v. 5401 S.P. Inc., 329 lit. App. 3d 620, 768 N.E.2d 194, 263 Ill. Dec. 434, 2002, 1st Dist.
  • Chandler v. Illinois Cent. R. Co., 207 Ill. 2d 331, 798 N.E.2d 724 , 2003
  • Wakulich v. Mraz, 203 111. 2d 223, 785 N.E.2d 843, 2003
  • Hinkle v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 2:2005-CV-00574, 2006, S.D.Ohio
  • McKia-Coy v. Horseshoe Hammond, L.L.C., No. 08-C-1709, 2008 WL 4326468 , 2008, N.D.111

Classes/Seminars

  • Life , Liberty and the Pursuit of Justice: Practical Tools for the New Lawyer, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, Boston, 2004
  • Railroad Law Section Educational Program, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, Toronto, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Named, Illinois Super Lawyer
  • ATLA Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence
  • ATLA New Lawyers Division Chair Award
  • ITLA Amicus Volunteer Award
  • DePaul University College of Law Sweig Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DePaul University College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, 2006 to Present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Executive Committee , 2004 to 2005
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Board of Governors , 2004 to 2005
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Public Affairs Committee , 2004 to 2006
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Key Person Committee , 1999 to 2008
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Law Student Services Committee, 1999 to 2003
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Chair of New Lawyers Division , 2003 to 2004
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), ATLA PAC Task Force, 1999 to 2008
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (IL), 2010 to Present
  • The Pound Civil Justice Institute, Board of Trustees , 2005 to 2007
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee , 1998 to Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee , 1999 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1997 to Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2004 to 2014
  • American Association for Justice, 1997 to Present