Ardwin E. Boyer
20 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Mr. Boyer received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics cum laude from UCLA in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego in 1980. He has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1980 and in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, where he is a member of the Federal Trial Bar. He is also licensed to appear before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Boyer is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he serves on the Amicus committee. His memberships also include the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.
Mr. Boyer has negotiated settlements and won judgments for people who have suffered injuries as varied as brain damage, spinal injuries, loss of limbs, quadriplegia and death. He has represented people injured by defective products such as automobile seat belts, automatic transmissions and utility vehicle rollovers caused by defective design. He has also represented people severely injured through hospital and medical negligence.
Mr. Boyer is a founding member of the firm of The Law Offices Newman, Boyer, & Statham, Ltd. He concentrates on civil trial practice in state and federal courts, including business and contract litigation, personal injury, product liability and professional malpractice litigation.
The following lists some of the recent settlement/verdicts obtained by Mr. Boyer.
Plaintiff v UPS - $1.85 million
A 35 year old female driving home from a business meeting was T-boned by a UPS vehicle. The UPS driver was running last minute packages from a UPS delivery center to O’Hare Airport. The plaintiff suffered severe fractures of her leg, arm and knee. She missed 8 months of work as a trade show planner.
Plaintiff v Peoples Gas, Light & Coke
Wrongful Death- Toxic Torts - Benzene exposure
A 40 year old male working in a boat yard developed non-hodgkins lymphoma which caused his death after prolonged treatment. Our investigation showed that the boat yard was the site of a former Peoples Energey manufactured gas plant (MGP) site. Documents pulled from Peoples Gas in-house library showed that during the late 1800’s and through the early 1900’s toxic residue was dumped into the ground and left forgotten. Other documents from Peoples Gas and the Illinois EPA showed that the site was filled with ultra hazardous substances including benzene. Peoples Gas cut a deal with the State EPA to begin cleaning sites that were in suit over property disputes. They did not alert the current property owners or workers that they were working in land filled with toxic waste. Peoples Gas paid $3 million to settle this dispute.
Plaintiff v GRP Bricktown, LLC - $450,000
Slip and Fall on Ice
A 65 year old female slipped and fell on black ice while entering the Bricktown Mall at Fullerton and Narragansett in Chicago, causing a decompression injury in her neck. Security reports revealed that a different customer fall on ice in the same parking lot a few hours earlier, with no call by management to salt or de-ice the lot. Case settled for $450,000.00.
Plaintiff v 633 Partners - $800,000 for fractured hip
Iowa City fire escape collapse
A 21 year old University of Iowa student living in off campus housing was watching fireworks on a second floor fire escape, when the fire escape pulled free and crashed to the ground. The student suffered hip fracture. Several months before the crash, the owner put new siding on the home, but did not properly anchor the fire escape bolts to the building. The defense paid $800,000.00 to settle the dispute.
Plaintiff v Silver Cross Hospital
Medical Malpractice - Radiology - Aortic Dissection - $1.7 million
A 63 year old male went to the Silver Cross Hospital emergency room complaining of severe chest pain. A chest CT scan was read as “normal.” The patient was admitted for observation. The following morning, a radiologist re-read the CT and saw a clear aortic dissection. The patient was transferred to a heart surgery center, but the aorta dissected before surgery could commence. The patient eventually died leaving a spouse and two adult children. The hospital and radiology group paid $1.7 million to settle the case.
- Civil trial practice
- State and federal courts
- Business and contract litigation
- Personal injury
- Products liability
- Professional malpractice litigation
- 98 percent of practice devoted to litigation
- Illinois, 1980
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
- University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 1980
- UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1975
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: cum laude
- Federal Trial Bar
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Amicus Committee
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
Past employment positions
- Ardwin E. Boyer, Attorney, 1989 - 1991
- Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd., Attorney, 1980 - 1989