Carroll County Verdict - Grain Bin Accident Nets $16M

According to an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, a Carroll County jury awarded a total of $16 million to the families of two teens killed in a 2010 grain bin accident in northwestern Illinois. The verdict was against Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., also known as CGB Enterprises Inc.

Attorney Loren Golden represented William Piper, who jumped in the grain bin to try and help the two teens. As cited in the article, the verdict is "a validation of what he did," Golden said. "He did the right thing when he tried to rescue those kids." The verdict for William Piper was in excess of $830,000.

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Loren Golden Serves as Delegate to American Bar Association Conference

Attorney Loren S. Golden of Golden Law Office recently attended the American Bar Association Conference held February 14-20, 2001 in San Diego, California. Golden served as a member of the House of Delegates in his capacity as second vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association.

In her keynote address to the audience, the American Bar Association president, Martha Barnett of Tallahassee, Florida, stressed the importance of providing pro bono legal representation to children who are in the process of immigration and naturalization.

According to Golden, "Illinois attorneys are encouraged to supply volunteer time as part of their practice. Many attorneys throughout the State and in the Fox Valley are generous in devoting time to assist clients in need." Golden and Jason King, an associate in his firm, provide pro bono work through Prairie State Legal Services for women in need who are in the process of divorce. The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

Golden has served seven years on the ISBA Board of Governors and chairs the Special Committee on Professional Fulfillment. He was elected to the Board of Governors in 1993, served as ISBA treasurer in 1994-95 and secretary in 1997-98 and has been a member of the Tort Law Section Council and Committee on Media Law. He continues to succeed through the various ISBA executive officer positions and will move to 1st vice president in June 2001 and ISBA president in 2002-03.

For the past nineteen years, Golden has practiced law in the Elgin and West Dundee areas. He concentrates in personal injury and medical malpractice. Over the years, he has negotiated many large personal injury awards for his clients through settlement or trial. His office is located at 2400 Big Timber Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 289-5700.