Crain’s Chicago Business Features Shareholder Brian Riordan on 2023 Notable Litigators List
Clausen Miller proudly announces that Brian Riordan earned a spot on Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2023 Notable Litigators and Trial Attorneys list. Brian was honored for his litigation victories on behalf of clients, his leadership within the firm and his role as a Trustee for the Village of Orland Park.
In his practice, Brian represents professional indemnity and general liability carriers and their insureds in the full range of both litigated and non-litigated matters. He also specializes in the defense of cases involving commercial and professional liability, including the representation of attorneys, architects, engineers, insurance and investment advisors and broker/dealers.
Within the past year, Brian successfully defended clients in several litigation matters. He defended a client facing a legal malpractice suit in the 7th Circuit, subsequently saving the client $9 million in damages. Furthermore, he represented Illinois condo management associations in a class action lawsuit, which was dismissed and affirmed on appeal. He also represented a design engineer who faced 10 lawsuits – including six wrongful death claims – related to the tornado that struck an Edwardsville Amazon plant in December 2021. Brian effectively argued that the structure of the columns was unrelated to his client’s engineering work, resulting in the dismissals of the claims.
Brian dedicates significant time to projects benefitting the firm and the overall community, including Clausen’s pro bono program and Chicago Bar Association initiatives. He implemented numerous beneficial policies for Clausen as Chair of the Associate-Partner Liaison and Mentoring Committees and was integral in executing the firm’s 2022 Day in the Life event as part of the DEI Committee.
Outside the firm, Brian serves as an elected Trustee for the Village of Orland Park, where he has lived for 13 years. Through this position, he was instrumental in developing year-round therapeutic recreation services to individuals with special needs in the area through the village’s Special Recreation Department. This program is widely recognized for its inclusiveness and innovative programming that benefits the community.
For more information on the Notable Litigators and Trial Attorneys list, please visit Crain’s Chicago Business.