From October 2 to October 8, 2017, Mr. Stephens defended State Farm’s insureds, Mr. and Mrs. Amoroso in a jury trial before the Honorable Joan Powell in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The plaintiff was hit by the nanny of the Amoroso’s while driving their car. She made a left turn on a green light while the plaintiff proceeded through the intersection. The plaintiff suffered injuries to his pelvis and lower back requiring surgery and external fixators. He also developed chronic pain. Before trial, the plaintiff demanded $775,000 to settle. At trial, the counsel for plaintiff asked the jury for $3.6 million. At trial, Mr. Stephens offered $725,000 to settle the case. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $479,000.