The National Law Journal has recognized Lewis Rice member Joseph J. Trad in its “Big Money Wins of 2013” for his victory in Gori v. Schmickle. “Big Money Wins” catalogs extraordinary accomplishments of plaintiffs' lawyers based on jury verdict awards or settlements.
Mr. Trad represented the plaintiffs, partners of an Edwardsville, IL asbestos law firm, who lost a combined $98,898 to Mr. Schmickle, an unlicensed commodities broker operating in Bolivar, MO. In a unanimous jury verdict, the Missouri Circuit Court for the County of Polk ordered defendant Eric Schmickle to pay $30 million in punitive damages to Randy Gori and Barry Julian in an investment fraud case. To read more on the verdict, click here.
Mr. Trad practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, banking litigation, and securities litigation. For more than 25 years he has been a lender’s “go-to” choice for handling its most troublesome restructurings and collections.
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