Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., represents individuals and families relating to tragedies that occurred due to the conduct of another in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of aviation and vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, FELA, product liability, premises liability, and construction accidents. The Firm was named in October, 2004, by "Chicago Lawyer" Magazine as Number One law firm with settlements over a million dollars, the only Illinois firm in the top two in "Chicago Lawyer" Magazine's annual survey for million-dollar settlements, for the fifth consecutive year. Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., and its trial lawyers have obtained for its clients more than 300 verdicts and settlements exceeding $1,000,000. In 1992, Mr. Power became Illinois Trial Lawyers Association President. In 1995, Mr. Power was named by "The National Law Journal" as one of the country`s top ten trial lawyers. In 1998, "Chicago Lawyer" Magazine named Todd A. Smith as its Lawyer of The Year. In 1997, Mr. Smith was President of the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Power, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Smith are named in "The Best Lawyers in America." In 1999, Mr. Rogers became Illinois Trial Lawyers Association President, and was named by "The National Law Journal" as one of the country's top ten trial lawyers. He was President of the Cook County Bar Association in 1991. In 1999, Mr. Smith was elected Association of Trial Lawyers of America Parliamentarian. In 2002, Mr. Smith was elected Vice President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In 1999, Mr. Power obtained a settlement of $100,000,000 for the wrongful death of six children and injuries to the parents, which settlement was the highest of its kind in Illinois history. This case led to the license-for-bribe scandal which involved the indictment of over 70 people and 57 convictions. Those indicted include the former governor of Illinois and his chief-of-staff. Also in 1999, Mr. Power was invited to become a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates and was selected by "The National Law Journal as one of the top four plaintiff`s personal injury trial lawyers in Illinois and one of the best trial lawyers in the country. In 2000, Mr. Power, along with Mr. Rogers, obtained an award in the amount $55,439,269.59, the largest personal injury award in Illinois history. In 2002, Mr. Power settled a case involving the death of a father and injuries to his wife and two children for the entire insurance coverage available in the amount $39,910,186.38. In 2004, a poll of Illinois attorneys published in "Chicago Magazine" named Mr. Power as the highest vote-getter of the top attorneys in Illinois. In 2004-2005, Mr. Smith served as President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In 2005, he was also invited to membership in The Inner Circle of Advocates.