1 CURRICULUM VITAE Michael W. Clancy DATE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1959 PLACE OF BIRTH: OFFICE ADDRESS: ADDRESS: UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: LEGAL EDUCATION: Durham, North Carolina Clancy Law 7 South Second Avenue St. Charles, Illinois (630) Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1981 Boston College Law School Newton Centre, Massachusetts Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1984 Member, National Moot Court Team, Center for Conflict Resolution Chicago, Illinois Forty Hour Mediation Training May, 2006 POSITIONS HELD: Clancy Law Offices St. Charles, Illinois Partner Civil trial lawyer concentrating in the areas of catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, products liability, civil rights, personal injury 2000 to present Clancy Mediation St. Charles, Illinois Civil Case Mediator 2006 to present
2 TRT, Inc. Leesburg, Virginia Instructor CLE instructor on trial practice topics 2004 to 2007 Center for Conflict Resolution Community Mediator Chicago, Illinois 2006 to 2008 Clancy Higgins & Clancy, Ltd. St. Charles, Illinois Partner Civil trial lawyer concentrating in the areas of catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, products liability, civil rights, and personal injury and complex commercial litigation 1992 to 2000 Law Offices of Michael W. Clancy Founding Partner Worcester, Massachusetts to 1992 Bowditch & Dewey Associate, Litigation Department Worcester, Massachusetts to 1987 BAR ADMISSIONS: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1985 Illinois Supreme Court, 1992 Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1998 United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1985 United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), 1992 United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1998 United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1998 United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2005
3 United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1985 United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1992 BOARD CERTIFICATION: National Board of Trial Advocacy (civil), 1995 Recertified, 2000, 2005 HONORS: American College of Trial Laywers Fellow 2009 to present Litigation Counsel of America Fellow 2010 to present American Board of Trial Advocates Diplomat 2001 to present Illinois Super Lawyers Selected member 2006 to present Top 100 in Illinois 2010 Leading Lawyers Network Selected member 2008 to present The American Trial Lawyers Association Selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Illinois 2009 Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America Selected member Fall, 2006 Winter, 2007
4 DuPage American Inn of Court Master of the Bar Team Leader Invited member 2005 to 2008 Martindale Hubble AV Peer Review Rated APPOINTMENTS/ ELECTED OFFICES: American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition Committee Member 2011 to present Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors Elected member from Area III Scope and Correlation Committee Elected member Special Committee on Amicus Curaie Appointed Chair and member Special Committee to Implement the Operational Study Appointed Chair and member Special Committee on ISBA Facilities Appointed member Standing Committee on Supreme Court Rules Appointed member Tort Law Section Council Appointed member
5 Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council Appointed member Mentor (selected by the ISBA Special Committee on Mentoring Implementation) Kane County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee Member 2000 to present Kane County Bar Foundation Board of Governors Executive Committee 2005 to present Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Kane County, Illinois Arbitrator (chair qualified) 1995 to present National Board of Trial Advocacy Examiner February, 1998 Exam July, 1999 Exam November, 2000 Exam February, 2001 Exam February, 2002 Exam October, 2004 Exam Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Negligence Committee Appointed member 2000 to present Civil Practice & Rules Committee Appointed member DuPage County Bar Association
6 Medical-Legal Committee Worcester Superior Court Worcester, Massachusetts Court Appointed Arbitrator TEACHING/INVITED PRESENTATIONS: TYLA/ACTL National Trial Competition Regional Judge 2011 to present National Championship judge 2012 DuPage County Bar Association Preparing Your Client for Mediation: One Mediator s Wish List January, 2012 Kane County Bar Association New Rules of Evidence December, 2010 DuPage County Bar Association High Tech and Low Tech Trial Presentations February, 2009 National Business Institute CLE Moderator What Civil Court Judges Want you to Know November, 2008 United States Department of Justice Negotiation and Mediation Columbia, South Carolina April, 2008
7 DuPage County Bar Association Civil Law Trial Advocacy Workshop Direct Examination of an Expert February, 2008 National Constitution Center Keys to Effective Client Selection: What You Need to Know February, 2008 United States Department of Justice Federal Tort Claims Act Seminar - A Plaintiff s Perspective on the Settlement of Catastrophic Claims Columbia, South Carolina November, 2007 National Constitution Center Most Common Settlement Gotcha s and How to Avoid Them July, 2007 National Business Institute How to Present Your Case at Trial June, 2007 DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Third Party Interventions in the Negotiating Process Rolling Meadows, Illinois March, 2007
8 Illinois State Bar Association Back to Basics: Tort Law The Call Hoffman Estates, Illinois February, 2007 TRT, Inc. Getting Ready For Your Client s Deposition Leesburg, Virginia (by telephone) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; TRT, Inc. Picking The Right Cases - When To Just Say No Leesburg, Virginia (by telephone) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Medical Malpractice Claim Evaluation Springfield, Illinois May, 2006 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Medical Malpractice Claim Evaluation Chicago, Illinois May, 2006 Kane County Bar Association Paralegal Committee Written Discovery May, 2006 TRT, Inc. Effective Jury Persuasion Leesburg, Virginia (by telephone)
9 ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; TRT, Inc. Do You Really Want This Case? Leesburg, Virginia (by telephone) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; National Business Institute Conducting Depositions in Illinois Oak Brook, Illinois September, 2005 TRT, Inc. Demonstrative Evidence in Your Personal Injury Trial - When, What, Why and How Much? Leesburg, Virginia (by telephone) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; TRT, Inc. Personal Injury Case Evaluation and Intake - Make Your Accountant and Malpractice Insurer Happy Leesburg, Virginia (by telephone) ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; National Business Institute Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Illinois Schaumburg, Illinois March, 2005
10 Kane County Bar Association Moderator Civil Practice Update Seminar Geneva, Illinois March, 2005 National Business Institute Nursing Home Malpractice in Illinois: Successful Case Management From Investigation to Trial Rockford, Illinois June, 2004 Illinois State Bar Association Anatomy of an Automobile Case Chicago, Illinois May, 2004 Illinois State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Invitational Judge and Evaluator Kane County Judicial Center January, 2004 National Business Institute Medical Records for Illinois Attorneys Rockford, Illinois October, 2003 Northern Illinois University College of Law Taking Depositions DeKalb, Illinois March, 2003 Illinois Paralegal Association Amended Rule 213 Chicago, Illinois November, 2002
11 Kane County Bar Association Amended Rule 213 Geneva, Illinois June, 2002 Illinois Trial Lawyers Association HMO Liability Chicago, Illinois September, 2001 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Preparation and Handling of Experts Chicago and Springfield, Illinois September, 2001 Kane County Bar Association CLE Moderator Damages: How to Minimize - How to Maximize Geneva, Illinois May, 2001 Kane County Bar Association Settlement: How To Do It & How Not To Do It Geneva, Illinois May, 2000 Northern Illinois University/ATLA From Classroom to Courtroom: Trial Techniques for the New Lawyer Dynamic Demonstrative Evidence DeKalb, Illinois March, 2000 DuPage County Bar Association Second Annual Mega Meeting Discovery Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois February, 2000
12 Legal Ease Kane County Bar Association s Public Access television show appearance discussing Big Verdicts January, 2000 Illinois Paralegal Association Annual Education Seminar Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213(f) and (g) - A Primer Chicago, Illinois November, 1999 DuPage County Bar Association Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213(f) and (g) and Medical Lien Issues Wheaton, Illinois October, 1999 DuPage County Bar Association Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213(f) and (g) Wheaton, Illinois April, 1999 Kane County Bar Association Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213(f) and (g) Geneva, Illinois January, 1999 Kane County Bar Foundation Volunteer Lawyer in the Classroom Geneva High School, Geneva, Illinois 1998 to 2004 Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Instructor Training for New Arbitrators Geneva, Illinois September, 1998
13 ISBA Allerton House Conference Invited Participant Practicing Law in the Twenty First Century: Professionalism, Technology and Dispute Resolution Champaign, Illinois May, 1998 Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Lecturer/Instructor for continuing legal education programs on various subjects including trial practice, evidence, and law practice management WRITTEN PUBLICATIONS/ LITERATURE CONTRIBUTIONS: Claim Evaluation Medical Malpractice Handbook (Levy and Brown, Ed.) IICLE 2010 (co-authored Chapter 3 with Richard Hunsaker). Medical Malpractice Claim Evaluation and Intake Tort Trends, Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Council, Vol. 39, No. 5 pp. 1-3 (May 2004). Selection and Management of Expert Witnesses Tort Trends, Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Council, Vol. 38, No. 3 pp. 1-5 (Jan. 2003). Handling Accident Cases (West 2001) (contributed pleadings) Vol. 1, Chapter 116, Sect. 156C. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: American Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association Wisconsin State Bar Association Kane County Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Will County Bar Association American Association for Justice Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Illinois Bar Foundation - Fellow
14 Kane County Bar Foundation Million Dollar Advocates Forum The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law. Certification is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.
15 SIGNIFICANT CASES: First Choice Bank, Guardian of the Estate of Hannieh Johnson v. Jeffrey Bargar, Deborah Goss-Johnson, Margarita Mendoza and Health Professionals, Ltd., 08 CV 5017, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (May, 2011 settlement of $2,100,000 in a failure to prevent an attempted suicide of an inmate at the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville, Illinois). Chelsea Mertz v. Onofrio Lorusso, et al., 09 L 483, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois (May, 2011 settlement of $2,300,000 in an automobile collision involving a brain injured teenager). Granger v. Health Professionals, Ltd., 03 L 65, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Joliet, Illinois. Tried January, 2007 ($3,016,250 verdict in a medical malpractice case involving substandard care resulting in a stroke suffered by an inmate incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Corrections). Estate of Wang v. Lee, et al., 04 L 73, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, DeKalb, Illinois (May, 2006 settlement of $1,375,000 in a failure to timely diagnose lung cancer case). Smith v. Dongas, et al., 01 L 124, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County (December, 2005 settlement of $2,000,000 in a failure to timely diagnose and treat aortic dissection case). Hart v. Daniel, et al., 02 L 12, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Lee County, Illinois (August, 2003 settlement of $1,450,000 in a failure to timely diagnose rectal cancer case). Krenc v. South Elgin Gun Shop, Inc., L KA , Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois (May, 2002 settlement of $695,000 on the eve of trial for a gunshot elbow injury to a 42 year old man). Moreno v. Community Unit School District 304, 00 C 5142, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (January, 2002 settlement of $4,340, in automobile collision involving two
16 fatalities and significant orthopedic injuries to a third passenger). Estate of Berghauer v. Heyl, et al., 98 CV 164, Circuit Court Outagamie County, Wisconsin. Tried July, 2000 ($546,000 verdict in psychiatric malpractice/suicide case. Reportedly largest verdict in jurisdiction in ten years. Case subsequently settled after a favorable decision in the Wisconsin Appeal Court for $624,000). Meister v. North Aurora Motel, L KA Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois. Tried September - October, 1999 ($3,700,000 verdict for plaintiff in carbon monoxide poisoning case). Hiland v. Roadrunner Distribution Services, Inc., 96 L 16931, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois ($970,000 settlement for brain injured woman). Benninger v. Jones, 92 L 63, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Stephenson County, Illinois ($1,375,000 settlement for brain injured teen in rural Illinois jurisdiction). Pickett v. Chudwin, et al., 91 L 5642, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Tried January - February, 1996 ($10,300,000 verdict for plaintiff in failure to diagnose cancer in a medical malpractice case). Goins v. Mercy Center, 281 Ill.App.3d 480 (2 nd Dist. 1996) (case establishing dual capacity doctrine in Illinois Second Appellate District). Natriello v. Flynn, United States District Court for D. Mass. Tried 1992 (civil rights verdict in excess of $700,000 in inmate suicide case) Worcester Housing Authority v. Worcester Retirement Board. Tried 1991 in Worcester Superior Court (Welch, J.), Massachusetts ($700,000 verdict recovering improperly assessed contributions to state retirement system).