Mr. Flaherty limits his practice to all phases of personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases, including medical malpractice, auto accidents/truck accidents, construction accidents, defective products, premises accidents, train accidents, nursing home injuries and sexual abuse. His extensive experience in medical malpractice includes birth injuries, diagnosis errors, surgical errors and medication errors. He has been recognized by his peers as among the top five percent of all Illinois lawyers in personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical negligence litigation (“Super Lawyers” and "Leading Lawyers") and has received the highest peer rating for skill and integrity. He has obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and is widely respected as a champion for the victims of negligence and wrongdoing.
Bar Admission: He was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in 1978. He is also admitted to the Federal Trial Bar in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Education: He graduated from Marmion Military Academy in 1969. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University in 1975 and his law degree from Northern Illinois University in 1978.
Honors: He has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Illinois by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” by survey of his peers, signifying that he is among the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers in the field of personal injury litigation. He has also been named a “Leading Lawyer in Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Medical Malpractice” by survey of his peers, a distinction likewise limited to the top 5% of all lawyers who practice in Illinois. He was selected by Law & Lawyers Magazine as one of the top five lawyers in all practice fields and one of the top four lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation/Workers' Compensation from Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties in Illinois. Kinnally Flaherty Krentz & Loran PC is the only law firm with two members named among the top five lawyers in the tri-county area. He has also received the highest rating from his peers for skill and integrity with an A-V designation by Martindale Hubble. He has been voted to the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and to the Board of Directors of the Kane County Bar Association. He will be president of the Kane County Bar Association in 2007 - 2008. He also has been appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District.