Laird Ozmon

Law Offices of Laird M. Ozmon, Ltd.
54 N Ottawa St Ste B5
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-7700

Mr. Ozmon concentrates his practice in personal injury law with an emphasis on medical malpractice, negligence and products liability cases. He obtained one of the largest punitive damage awards in Illinois in (Jerry Ross v. Black and Decker, Inc.). He has also received the largest malpractice settlement of $8 million in Illinois regarding the misdiagnosis of a genetic disorder and the largest settlement of $9.2 million in a medical malpractice case in Will County. In addition, he coauthored the chapter ?Trial Tactics in Medical Malpractice,? for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989-92. He is a frequent speaker on tort-related issues. Mr. Ozmon has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in a variety of other areas of personal injury.

BA 1976 with high honors, Lewis University;
JD 1979, Loyola University

Admitted to Practice
1979 Illinois;
1979 Illinois Supreme Court;
1980 U.S. Court of Appeals;
1983 U.S. Supreme Court;
1980 Florida

Professional Associations
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association:
Executive Committee 2003-2004
Chair Executive Committee 1997
President 1997-1998
President Elect 1996-1997
2nd Vice President 1995-1996
Executive Committee 1994-1999
3rd Vice President 1994-1994
Executive Committee 1991-1992
Legislative Committee 1988-1990
Exec Committee 1987-1988
Public Relations Committee Chair 1987-1988

Other Associations:
The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The Florida Bar
Illinois State Bar Association (Assemblyman 1998-99);
American Bar Association;
The Society of Trial Lawyers;
American Board of Trial Advocates:
Super Lawyers; and
Leading Lawyers

American Association for Justice (AAJ)
formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America:
Elected National Officer - Parliamentarian, 2012-2013;
National Finance Council, Member, 2007-2014;
National Officers and Executive Committee, Representative, 2006-2011;
Board of Governors, Board Member, 2004-2013;
AAJ PAC Board of Trustees,2004-2008;
State Delegate - Committee Member, 1988-1994;
Committee Chair - Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, 1988-89.
Mr. Ozmon has also served as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions in Civil Cases from 1/1/2006 - 12/31/2014.