The Complaint, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, alleges that United Airlines Inc. negligently, carelessly and improperly breached its duty of care by its failure to immediately land the aircraft despite Mr. Christman's acute medical attack. As a direct result, Mr. Christman suffered severe injuries during a flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, on May 21, 2016.

Seal of the Illinois Supreme Court

On May 11, 2016, David A. Axelrod appeared before the Illinois Supreme Court on the case Kakos v. Bauer, et al. to argue regarding the constitutionality, and authority, of the General Assembly to have passed Public Act (P.A.) 98-1132 section 10, which provides for juries of 6 in all civil cases.

Click here to view the video of Mr. Axelrod arguing before the Illinois Supreme court.

Illinois Trial Lawyer Association Announces Williams J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award

On Friday, June 10, 2016, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) will be recognizing the recipients of the 2016 William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award.  Included in this year's recipients are David A. Axelrod and Stacey Leinheiser. This award recognizes "dedicated volunteer service and professional efforts on behalf of the ITLA Amicus Curiae Committee in preparing legal briefs before the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts during the past twelve months."


This award is in addition to Mr. Axelrod being recognized as an Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now American Association of Justice) Top 100 Trial Lawyer, an Illinois Super Lawyer® and an Illinois Leading Lawyer. As Senior Partner and founder of David A. Axelrod & Associates, Mr. Axelrod has many notable successes winning millions of dollars on verdicts and settlements.

Awards & Memberships

Leading Lawyer Network
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Esteemed Lawyers of America
The National Trial Lawyers
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