As Principal Partner and lead trial lawyer of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Cliff has devoted his entire career to achieving justice for those who have been victimized by corporate negligence. He has won numerous jury verdicts amounting to many hundreds of millions of dollars in awards for his clients. In addition to securing what was the highest personal injury jury verdict of all time in Illinois for an individual, over 25% of his verdicts have been record-setting. Cliff engages in cases that focus primarily on: personal injury; back injury; spine injury; brain injury; injuries to the neck, knees and shoulders; falling protection; crane; scaffold; iron beams; automobile accidents; truck accidents; motorcycle accidents; wrongful death; airplane/aviation accidents; railroad injuries; riverboat & maritime injuries; product liability; general negligence (carelessness); and premises liability.
Cliff requires a team-oriented environment where lawyers from the Horwitz firm enjoy the resources, the support, the time and the freedom to do what is best for injured clients. The firm's strategy is to place highly skilled and experienced lawyers as trial lawyers, position them where they are the strongest, and partner them up with other lawyers in their positions of strength. It is no different than finding the attributes of your best players on a football, basketball or hockey team and putting them in a position to succeed.
A structured and detail-oriented trial lawyer, Cliff has invested heavily in technology to provide the highest level of efficiency for clients. The firm's systems are entirely paperless, with the fastest and highest-quality computer technology
Unlike some law firms that focus entirely on workers' compensation claims, Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has different departments that concentrate on different areas of law. In addition, when companies other than the employer share in some of the legal responsibility for an injury, the firm's third party department takes over that portion of the case. Rather than referring these portions out to other law firms, the Horwitz firm develops a comprehensive legal strategy from the start designed to maximize each client's financial recovery. Some of Cliff's more interesting recoveries can be found by clicking on the following line: verdicts and settlements. Cliff has also handled pro-bono cases, cut fees when it was fair to do so, and kept the client's interests first. A graduate of New Trier High School, the University of Florida, and Loyola University School of Law, Cliff was born and currently lives in Chicago, where the two most important things in his life are his family and representing the injured.