Elgin attorney Loren S. Golden of Golden Law Offices received a “Trial Lawyer Excellence” award from the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Publishing Company, at the “6th Annual JVR Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence” in October 2015.
His award recognized outstanding representation of his client, who had injuries sustained in a grain bin accident. The three-week jury trial for the case was held in Carroll County, Illinois. The verdict was appealed by the defense and the Second District Appellate Court in Elgin affirmed the jury verdict of $830,109.50, the highest reported Carroll County Verdict in a personal injury case. Recently, the Supreme Court of Illinois denied Defendant’s request for leave to appeal that decision, making the verdict final.
Golden has practiced law in the Elgin and West Dundee areas since 1983. He concentrates in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Over the years, he has negotiated many large personal injury awards for his clients through settlement or trial.
A native of Kewanee, Illinois, Golden served as Carroll County’s state’s attorney from 1972- 1976. He received his Juris Doctorate from Drake University in 1968.
Golden is a member and former president of the Illinois State Bar Association and member of the Kane County Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
A jazz pianist, Golden performs with the Elgin Reunion Jazz Ensemble and in the Kane County Bar Association variety show.
He and his wife Patricia Piper Golden, Judge (Retired) reside in West Dundee. They have three adult children, Josh Golden, Zach Golden and Julie Golden.
Golden Law Offices is located at 2400 Big Timber Drive, Elgin, IL 60124. He can be reached at 847-289-5700.