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Effective Use of Medical Evidence in a Personal Injury Case

  • Thu, January 26, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Effective Use of Medical Evidence in a Personal Injury Case CLE

Thursday, January 26, 2023 • 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Listen and learn from with trial lawyers Richard Pullano and Michael Pullano on how to maximize the value of personal injury cases by effectively using medical evidence during discovery and at trial.  Specific topics that will be discussed include:

  • Tips to maximizing the strength of a treating physicians’ opinions regarding the nature, extent and duration of an injury and proximate cause;
  • Factors impacting when to hire a retained medical expert and how to hire the right expert for your case;
  • Attacking defense medical expert’s credibility and opinions;
  • How to minimize the strength of common defenses, including claims that the plaintiff was a non-compliant patient, malingering or exaggerating, and lack of causation due to pre-existing conditions;
  • Steps to take during discovery to ensure compliance with Illinois Supreme Court Rules; and
  • Utilizing photos, videos, models and medical illustrations to enhance damages.

Registration Rate:

Members - Free
To receive your complimentary rate, register using the email address associated with your membership. If you cannot remember your email address, contact the NSBA office at 847-759-8700 or email us at
Non-Members - $25

Panel Speakers:

Richard L. Pullano
Pullano & Siporin, Founding Partner

Richard Pullano is a DePaul alum who graduated in 1982. He began his legal career in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he served as a prosecutor in the Felony Trial Courts and Gang Crimes Unit. Since 1987 he has dedicated his entire practice to protecting injury victims and securing justice on their behalf. In 1998 Richard became the founding partner of Pullano Law Offices, which is now doing business as Pullano & Siporin. Over the past 35 years Richard has obtained more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients and obtained a $14 million record breaking settlement for a spinal cord injury victim who was rendered a paraplegic in a horrible tow truck accident on Chicago’s South Side. In addition to his trial work, Richard was an Adjunct Professor here at DePaul where he taught Trial Advocacy.  He recently served as President of the North Suburban Bar Association and currently sits on the Board of Managers at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Over his career Richard has been consistently recognized for his exceptional lawyering skills receiving various honors including being named to America’s Top 100 Attorneys in 2018, an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2006, an Illinois Leading Lawyer since 2009, receiving the Jury Verdict Reporter Award for Trial Lawyer Excellence in 2014, and receiving the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Michael J. Pullano
Pullano & Siporin, Associate

Michael Pullano joined Pullano & Siporin in the summer of 2021. Since then, Michael has played an integral role in obtaining multiple seven-figure settlements, including a $6 million settlement for a construction worker that fell through an unguarded opening on a construction site. Throughout his legal career, Michael has concentrated his practice in many areas of tort and personal injury including trucking accidents, medical malpractice actions, FELA litigation, wrongful death, and construction accidents. Before his arrival at Pullano & Siporin, Michael spent four years at Cogan & Power, a personal injury and medical malpractice firm. While there, Michael had the opportunity to second and third chair several medical malpractice and FELA trials, including three trials that resulted in seven-figure awards for the plaintiff. 

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