Dominic C. Loverde

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Mr. LoVerde is a trial lawyer with Power Rogers LLP, where his practice focuses on catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He is committed to representing victims in cases involving construction injuries, dangerous products, auto and truck collisions, medical malpractice, corporate and financial fraud, unsafe property conditions, and civil rights violations.

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Biography

Mr. LoVerde is a trial lawyer with Power Rogers LLP, where his practice focuses on catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He is committed to representing victims in cases involving construction injuries, dangerous products, auto and truck collisions, medical malpractice, corporate and financial fraud, unsafe property conditions, and civil rights violations.

Mr. LoVerde has successfully obtained numerous favorable settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims throughout the country, and he is the youngest attorney in Illinois to serve as lead trial counsel to obtain a multi-million dollar verdict. For example, Mr. LoVerde helped recover a $50 million settlement, $3.03 million verdict for pharmaceutical negligence, $7.5 million trucking settlement, $2.6 million trucking settlement, $1.35 million medical negligence settlement, and $1m trucking settlement. In addition, he helped secure a $108 million settlement against a corporation for securities fraud violations, a $29.5 million settlement against a company for antitrust violations, and a $150,000 jury verdict for a client who was injured by unsafe property conditions. Several of his results are among the Top 10 and Top 20 verdicts and settlements in Illinois, and also a Top 50 settlement in the United States.

Mr. LoVerde is one of the youngest attorneys in Illinois to serve as lead trial counsel to secure a multi-million dollar verdict.

Mr. LoVerde has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. He has been recognized by his peers as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyer; U.S. News Best Lawyers One To Watch; National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 civil plaintiff trial lawyers; Super Lawyers Rising Star; and an Illinois Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. In 2021, he received the “Above & Beyond” award from the American Association for Justice for his continued efforts of service to the organization and to protecting to Seventh Amendment. In 2022, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association for his continued efforts and to protecting those who are injured.

He has a robust pro bono practice representing victims of civil rights claims through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. He also serves as a Board Member for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, and Lawyers Lend-A-Hand, an organization that uses the legal community’s resources to assist and support disadvantaged youth in disadvantaged Chicago communities. Mr. LoVerde has presented and published numerous articles for bar association journals and legal publications regarding personal injury, complex litigation, and trial techniques.

He has a robust pro bono practice representing victims of civil rights claims through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Mr. LoVerde is a 4th generation Chicagoan, born and raised on Chicago’s south side. He is a tenacious advocate with extensive experience in trials and navigating the courtroom on high stakes cases. He is uncompromising and relentless in his work ethic for every single client, fighting to recover full value and a successful result no matter the circumstances.

Power Rogers has recovered over $5 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements. Power Rogers has achieved the #1 spot in the Chicago Lawyer Annual Settlement Survey 14 of the last 15 years, meaning the firm obtained more dollars in recoveries than any other Chicago personal injury law firm in Illinois, surpassing its next closest competitor by more than one billion dollars in total recoveries since 2000.

Results

R.C. and L.C. v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Stephanie Kielb.

Result: $10,455,566



Power Rogers attorneys Carolyn Daley and Dominic LoVerde secured a $10,455,566 verdict for their clients in a medical malpractice case. The case involved Dr. Kielb and Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s failure to properly diagnose R.C.’s incontinence, then negligently placing retropubic mesh and sling. The sling was removed months later, but R.C. continued to have pain and burning sensations in her pelvic region due to muscle and nerve damage. After a 2.5 week trial, the jury returned a verdict of $10,455,566, which was 5x more than Dr. Kielb and Northwestern’s pretrial offer.

J.G. v. Foreign Motorcycle Manufacturer (2023)

Result: $1,050,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $1,050,000.00 settlement. In 2022, J.G. was driving a recently purchased motorcycle when another driver cut him off. J.G. attempted to engage in an evasive maneuver but was unable and fell off the motorcycle, sliding underneath the rear right wheel of the vehicle and sustaining significant injuries. The Power Rogers team inspected the motorcycle and uncovered information that the braking system was negligently designed and manufactured. The parties settled after litigation. The settlement represents the limits of the insurance coverage available.

D.G. v. Confidential Health Care Group (2023)

Result: $1,350,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $1,350,000.00 settlement. His client, who was diagnosed with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities, resided in a 24/7 care facility and aspirated on food. Defendants strongly contested liability but the case resolved after mediation.

R.D. & Z.D. v. Trucking Company (2023)

Result: $2,600,000.00



Power Rogers attorneys Joseph Power and Dominic LoVerde secured a $2,600,000.00 settlement. In 2020, Z.D. and R.D., an elderly couple, were rear-ended by a semi-tractor trailer when reducing their speed to turn right into a gas station. Z.D. lost control of her vehicle, careened off the road and crashed into a tree. Defendant trucking company contended that it was a low-impact collision, and Z.D. accelerated after the impact and drove erratically into the tree. After two lawsuits regarding insurance coverage and several years of litigation, the insurance companies agreed to settle.

Motorcycle v. Automobile Driver (2023)

Result: $1,000,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $1,000,000.00 settlement. In 2022, the client was driving his motorcycle and struck a car that turned left in front of his lane of travel. The motorcyclist received a ticket for failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, and defendant driver argued the motorcyclist was traveling 30 to 40 mph above the speed limit in downtown Chicago and drove through a red light. After an investigation, negotiations and litigation, the insurance company representing the driver agreed to settle.

S.M. v. Maintenance Company (2023)

Result: $620,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $620,000.00 settlement. His client slipped and fell twice within three weeks at Midway Airport and injured their wrists, back, and shoulder.

R.O. v. Confidential Defendants (2022)

Result: $50,000,000.00



Power Rogers attorneys Joseph Power, Thomas Power, James Power and Dominic LoVerde recently secured $50,000,000.00 on behalf of their client who suffered serious injuries in an accident that occurred while trimming branches from a tree on his property, including severe burns and the loss of both arms and a leg.

J.L. & L.L. v. Trucking Company (2022)

Result: $1,000,000.00



James Power and Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of their clients secured a $1,000,000.00 settlement. In October of 2018, the client was on his way to fill vending machines at a local racetrack when he was T-boned by the Defendant driving a semi-tractor trailer. It was alleged that the driver had fallen asleep after working too many consecutive hours behind the wheel. The settlement represents the limits of the insurance coverage available.

L.K. v. Security Company (2022)

Result: $527,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $527,000 settlement. In November 2021, L.K., a minor, and three others allegedly broke into a commercial property. It was alleged that while L.K. left the premises, security guards pursued L.K. and exercised unreasonable force causing L.K.’s injuries. L.K. was charged with criminal trespass but the charges were dropped. The security company contested liability but after negotiations and litigation, were willing to resolve.

D.F. v. Dog Owner (2022)

Result: $230,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $230,000 settlement for a dog bite victim who was injured while visiting another’s residence.

A.M. v. Compounding Pharmacy (2021)

Result: $3,035,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $3,035,000.00 verdict. In October of 2019, a compounding pharmacy misfilled a prescription drug and then distributed it to the client. It was alleged that the misfilled prescription caused a thyroid storm and PTSD. At trial, the pharmacy contested causation and the nature and extent of Plaintiff’s injuries. The $3,035,000 verdict exceeded the pharmacy’s insurance coverage available. The case later settled for the full judgment plus costs and post-judgment interest.

M.S. v. Trucking Company (2021)

Result: $975,000.00



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $975,000 settlement. The client was on their way home in a snow storm when a semi-tractor trailer struck black ice and lost control of the semi then the client’s vehicle contacted the semi. The client was taken to the emergency room where their BAC was .196. The trucking company disputed liability but after negotiations, were willing to resolve. The settlement represents the limits of the insurance coverage available.

Results

$975,000.00 Settlement – M.S. v. Trucking Company (2021)

– Dominic LoVerde



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of their client, secured a $975,000 settlement. The client was on their way home in a snow storm when a semi-tractor trailer struck black ice and lost control of the semi then the client’s vehicle contacted the semi. The client was taken to the emergency room where their BAC was .196. The trucking company disputed liability but after negotiations, were willing to resolve. The settlement represents the limits of the insurance coverage available.

$1 Million Settlement- J.L. & L.L. v. Trucking Company (2022)

– James Power, Dominic LoVerde



James Power and Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of their clients secured a $1,000,000.00 settlement. In October of 2018, the client was on his way to fill vending machines at a local racetrack when he was T-boned by the Defendant driving a semi-tractor trailer. It was alleged that the driver had fallen asleep after working too many consecutive hours behind the wheel. The settlement represents the limits of the insurance coverage available.

$1 Million Settlement – Motorcycle v. Automobile Driver (2023)

– Dominic LoVerde



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $1,000,000.00 settlement. In 2022, the client was driving his motorcycle and struck a car that turned left in front of his lane of travel in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Police Department witnessed the occurrence, and the motorcyclist received a ticket for failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision. The defendant driver argued the motorcyclist was traveling 30 to 40 mph above the speed limit and caused the collision. After an investigation, negotiations and litigation, the insurance company representing the driver agreed to settle.

$1.05 Million Settlement – J.G. v. Foreign Motorcycle Manufacturer (2023)

– Dominic LoVerde



Dominic LoVerde, on behalf of his client, secured a $1,050,000.00 settlement. In 2022, J.G. was driving a recently purchased motorcycle when another driver cut him off. J.G. attempted to engage in an evasive maneuver but was unable and fell off the motorcycle, sliding underneath the rear right wheel of the vehicle and sustaining significant injuries. The Power Rogers team inspected the motorcycle and uncovered information that the braking system was negligently designed and manufactured. The parties settled after litigation. The settlement represents the limits of the insurance coverage available.

Result: $1,050,000.00

$2.6 Million Settlement – R.D. & Z.D. v. Trucking Company (2023)

Joseph Power, Dominic LoVerde



Power Rogers attorneys Joseph Power and Dominic LoVerde secured a $2,600,000.00 settlement. In 2020, Z.D. and R.D., an elderly couple, were rear-ended by a semi-tractor trailer when reducing their speed to turn right into a gas station. Z.D. lost control of her vehicle, careened off the road and crashed into a tree. Defendant trucking company contended that it was a low-impact collision, and Z.D. accelerated after the impact and drove erratically into the tree. After two lawsuits regarding insurance coverage and several years of litigation, the insurance companies agreed to settle.

Result: $2,600,000.00

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2016
    • Honors: With honors
    • Honors: Student Bar Association, President
  • University of Dayton
    • B.A. – 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With honors
    • Major: Political Science, Economics, and Pre-Law
    • Minor: English

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automotive And Trucking Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Breach Of Contract
  • Professional Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, pro hac vice, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, pro hac vice, 2019

Published Works

  • “Gaining Trial Experience & Protecting the Seventh Amendment,” Am. Ass’n for Justice, New Lawyers Division Newsletter, Fall 2021
  • “Take Control of the Pandemic And Your Life,” Am. Ass’n for Justice, New Lawyers Division Newsletter, Spring 2021
  • “Getting to the Courtroom as a Complex Litigation Associate,” Fed. Bar Ass’n, Perspectives, Spring 2019.
  • “Private Litigation & Audit Quality in the 21st Century,” Am. Constitution Soc’y For Law and Policy, Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall 2016
  • “Recent Developments in Employment Law & Litigation,” Am. Bar Ass’n, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law J., Vol. 51, No. 2, Winter 2016.
  • “Lawyer Solicitation & Ethical Considerations,” Am. Ass’n for Justice, Aviation Law Newsletter, Spring 2015
  • “Aviation Safety Action Programs and Litigation,” Am. Ass’n for Justice, Aviation Law Newsletter, Spring 2015
  • “Major Issues in Major Cases: Recent Aviation Disaster Cases Lexington to Malaysia,” Int’l Air & Transportation Safety Bar Ass’n, November 14, 2014 (co-author)
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