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Illinois Accident Attorneys

If you have suffered an injury in an accident or lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, call the personal injury attorneys who, for decades, have made a difference to thousands of people throughout the Chicago region. Call Cogan & Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law - The professional expertise you need; the personal attention you deserve.

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Our attorneys have litigated complex injury and medical malpractice cases in both federal and state court.

Illinois Accident Attorneys
Attorney Cogan Power

Michael Cogan, Founding Partner

Michael P. Cogan is a trial attorney who spends his days in the courtrooms of Illinois fighting for victims' rights. His law firm, Cogan and Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law, has obtained over $250 million on behalf of injured people.

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Areas of Practice :

Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury,
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

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George T. Brugess

george t brugessGeorge T. Brugess has been a partner at Cogan and Power, P.C. since November of 2015. An experienced Federal Employer Liability Act litigator, he has more than 30 years of experience representing plaintiffs in railroad-related personal injury cases throughout the country.

After graduating from DePaul law school in 1981, George handled his first FELA case for an Amtrak coach cleaner injured at Chicago Union Station. In 1985, George was appointed General Attorney for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in Chicago. At the CNW, George litigated catastrophic cases for the railroad, including the Fox River Grove school bus accident case. He also had system-wide responsibility on the CNW for occupational illness cases, managing outside counsel in six states.

After the Union Pacific Railroad acquired the CNW, George continued as General Attorney for the UPRR in Chicago until 1996. Since then, George has successfully litigated FELA cases to verdict on behalf of injured railroad workers. In November 2014, George opened his own practice.

George’s jury verdicts include $33 million for a switchman who suffered double leg amputation, $3.9 million for multiple injuries in a van accident, $1.5 million for a back injury caused by excess locomotive vibration and $1.25 million for a partial thumb amputation. In addition, he has secured many million dollar settlements for injured railroad workers.

George did not have much time to settle into his role as partner at Cogan & Power, P.C.. On his first day with the firm George started a trial with his new partner, John Power, and achieved a record FELA verdict in Cook County of $24.5 million. The previous record FELA verdict in Illinois was $15 million.

George is admitted to practice in Illinois State and Federal Courts and he is admitted to practice in Federal Courts in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska as well as the Seventh and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. George has tried jury cases to verdict in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa and Illinois State and Federal Courts.

George previously served as President of the Board of Education for Morton High School District overseeing a budget in excess of $25 million. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.

Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm