Craig A. Hoffman
Craig handles a wide variety of litigation and trial work.
He practices regularly in State and Federal Courts. He has
also tried numerous medical malpractice cases to verdict in Cook
County and has tried several other cases to verdict in Illinois and
many other states.
Craig began his career working for a plaintiff's
litigation trial firm in Chicago, where he acquired
substantial experience. Since joining RSG, Craig has defended
numerous clients in high exposure personal injury cases and medical
malpractice cases throughout the United States. His
experience on the plaintiff's side has enabled him to obtain
the most favorable settlements and verdicts for his
Additionally, Craig has successfully mediated over 70 high
exposure trucking and catastrophic negligence cases throughout the
country, covering over twenty states, obtaining excellent results
for his clients. Craig also has substantial experience in
Appellate Practice, and has authored several appellate briefs and
Petitions for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Illinois.
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Craig's case results include:
San Diego, CA - Plaintiff demanded $500,000;
case settled for $50,000. Plaintiff was a sub-contractor
hired to lay concrete at a construction site. He was
terminated from the project and filed suit against the
contractor. Case was litigated for several years, ending in a
mediation where plaintiff agreed to dismiss many of his
claims. After the mediation, plaintiff filed suit for bad
faith and fraud among other things, and claimed that he had been
forced into the previous settlement which he did not consent
to. Craig represented the sued party in the second suit.
Plaintiff claimed over $175,000 in actual losses and damages.
Columbus, GA - Plaintiff demanded $620,000;
case settled for $215,000. Plaintiff was driving her vehicle
and was struck in the rear by the insured's tractor trailer
traveling at a high rate of speed. Plaintiff suffered a
detached retina, an aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc
disease, and a fractured right ankle which would require surgery in
the future. Plaintiff's medical specials were $48,000 and her
lost wages were over $400,000.
Seattle, WA - Plaintiff demanded $1.5 million;
case settled for $550,000. Plaintiff was driving her vehicle
and was struck in the rear by a vehicle that was struck by the
insured's tractor trailer. All three vehicles were
totaled. Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries and underwent
three separate lumbar surgeries, as well as several cortisone
injections. Plaintiff's medical specials were $309,000 and
her lost wages were over $100,000. Prior defense counsel
recommended a settlement of $800k, since the probable jury verdict
would be $800k to $1 million.
Garden City, NY - Plaintiffs demanded $1.5
million; case settled for $350,000. Plaintiff and her minor
daughter were pedestrians in midtown Manhattan when they were
struck by the insured delivery truck. Plaintiff suffered knee
injuries resulting in a microfracture surgery and an arthroscopic
surgery, while her daughter suffered permanent facial scars.
The case was venued in the Bronx, NY. Prior defense counsel
recommended a settlement of $525k becuase of a likely jury verdict
Philadelphia, PA - Plaintiff demanded $1
million policy limit; case settled for $687,500. Plaintiff's
vehicle was struck by a set of tractor trailer wheels that became
loose and flew off of the truck and into plaintiff's
windshield. Plaintiff suffered serious injuries, Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. All
of the defense IME experts and treating physicians called it "the
worst case of PTSD" they have ever seen.
- Volunteer youth basketball coach at Breakthrough Urban
Ministries, East Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois
- Council Member of ISBA Young Lawyer's Division
10 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois 60603
General Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Product Liability;
Professional Liability; Premises Liability; Professional Liability;
Practice / Specifications:
Mr. Hoffman concentrates his practice in General Litigation and
Tort Law and has experience in many specific areas such as Medical
Malpractice, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Trucking
Liability, and Appellate Practice.
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Western New England College - School of Law, J.D.
- Northern Illinois University, B.A.
- Supreme Court of the State of Illinois
- United States District Court, Northern District of
- United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
- United States District Court, Southern District of
- Member of Federal Court Trial Bar