Dudley & Lake File Suit Against Waukegan Gun Range After Employee Discharged Gun Severely Injured Patron

The following article was published on Lake and McHenry County Scanner on May 5, 2022.   A lawsuit has been filed against a gun range in Waukegan after an employee discharged a gun, shooting himself and a 19-year-old patron, causing…

J. Matthew Dudley: Who’s to Blame for Docs’ Premium Hikes?

The following letter to the editor by ITLA President J. Matthew Dudley was published on Crain's Chicago Business website on March 16, 2022.  Who's to blame for docs' premium hikes? A recent article ("Illinois docs see big increases in liability…

J. Matthew Dudley: Settling Civil Cases

The following letter to the editor by ITLA President J. Matthew Dudley was published in the Daily Herald on February 8, 2022 A recent letter disparaging Illinois’ business climate relied on a biased study to bolster its misleading claims.…

Illinois Legislation Would Make Corporations Liable for Punitive Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

via Corporate Crime Reporter Legislation introduced into the Illinois legislature last month would make corporations liable for punitive damages in wrongful death cases. As the law stands now in Illinois, if someone is seriously injured…

Massage Therapist Accused Of Nonconsensual Sexual Touching: Suit

via Patch ORLAND PARK, IL — A woman is suing Ultimate Massage in Orland Park and a massage therapist who previously worked there after she said he groped her sexually. Another woman had previously filed a police report accusing the same…

J. Matthew Dudley to Be Installed as President of ITLA

J. MATTHEW DUDLEY, co-founder of the firm of Dudley & Lake in Libertyville, Illinois, will be installed as the 68th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) on Friday, June 4, 2021, during its virtual board meeting. Dudley,…

2019 motorcycle crash nets $5.3M settlement

By Jessie M. Molloy Chicago Daily Law Bulletin May 19, 2021 Two Winnebago County motorcycle riders who were seriously injured in a 2019 crash have settled their case for $5.3 million. Cook County Circuit Judge Karen L. O’Malley dismissed…

Kevin J. Golden Named as Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) has named Kevin J. Golden as a Fellow of the peer-selected and invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Attorneys named as Fellows have been vigorously vetted for effectiveness and accomplishment…

Kevin Golden Named Treasurer Of ABOTA Illinois

On June 23, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Illinois ABOTA Chapter appointed  Kevin J. Golden  the Treasurer of ABOTA Illinois. ABOTA is a national organization of civil trial lawyers comprised of an equal  number of plaintiff and  defense…