Brion W. Doherty

Brion W. Doherty

Brion Doherty’s practice is focused on trials involving serious injury and wrongful death. He handles cases stemming from auto, truck, and bus accidents, medical negligence, unsafe property conditions, construction injuries, dangerous products, and police misconduct.

Brion has obtained or helped obtain numerous favorable jury verdicts and settlements for his clients over the years. Highlights include:

  • $19,000,000 settlement (negligent security/property management)
  • $6,025,000 settlement after verdict (automobile accident)
  • $5,900,000 settlement (landlord negligence/failure to remove unsafe tenant)
  • $5,500,000 settlement at the outset of trial (products liability)
  • $5,225,000 settlement at the outset of trial (garbage hauler negligently injured resident-customer)
  • $4,768,000 wrongful death verdict (automobile accident)
  • $2,650,000 settlement (construction hazard)
  • $2,250,000 wrongful death settlement (automobile vs. pedestrian)
  • $1,999,999 wrongful death verdict (police misconduct – police shooting)
  • $1,650,000 wrongful death settlement (automobile vs. pedestrian)
  • $1,500,000 settlement (confidential)
  • $1,375,000 settlement (medical negligence – failure to diagnose spinal injury in ER and on x-ray led to nerve injuries)
  • $1,300,000 verdict (premises liability – failure to remove ice at gas station caused slip/fall hazard)
  • $1,350,000 wrongful death settlement (automobile vs. pedestrian)
  • $1,250,000 settlement (medical negligence – failure to diagnose cancer leading to a delay in treatment)
  • $1,200,000 settlement (medical negligence – surgical error caused nerve dysfunction in arm)
  • $1,000,000 settlement before suit filed (automobile v. pedestrian)
  • $1,000,000 settlement after second week of trial (medical malpractice)

In addition to his legal work, Brion is active in several local and national lawyers’ groups. He is the Chair of the Tort Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the former chair of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Young Professional’s Board and the Chicago Bar Association’s Tort Litigation Committee. He has lectured on the topics of trial advocacy and litigation.

Brion is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only group that dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. ABOTA champions ethics, professionalism and principles of the legal profession. Brion has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers and a “Leading Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers Magazine. For years, he was a regular columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, a prominent legal newspaper in Chicago.

Brion obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.