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Robert E. Harrington III

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Railroad Injuries

Biography

Bob Harrington has represented injured plaintiffs and families whose loved one have been killed as a result of negligence for twenty years. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Bob proudly serves as Designated Legal Counsel (DLC) for SMART-Transportation Division. He is member of SMART-TD Local 1548.

Bob's experience extends beyond representing railroad employees in FELA claims but also individuals and families suffering from injury or wrongful death due to defective products, automobile crashes, nursing home abuse and medical negligence.

A sampling of his past successful results include:

- $13 million for a railroad conductor who suffered an arm amputation during switching operations;
- $6 million to a railroad conductor for a leg amputation after being crushed between two railcars during switching operations;
- $2.35 million to a railroad conductor for a partial leg amputation after falling under a moving railcar;
- $1 million in both FELA injury and FRSA whistleblower to an employee who was terminated after reporting a permanently disabling knee injury after falling over debris in a railroad yard;
- $1 million in total damages and attorney fees to a railroad conductor in an OSHA proceeding relating to the employee being fired for refusing to perform an unsafe task.

Bob additionally serves on the Executive Board of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA) which is the preeminent organization of attorneys representing railroad employees in FELA injury claims throughout the United States. ARLA is the Designated Legal Counsel (DLC) organization for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLET).

Since 2015, he has been named both a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer.

 

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2002
  • John Carroll University
    • B.A. - 1999

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Presentations

  • SMART Transportation Division, Mini-Regional Meeting, Michigan City, Indiana 2021 (Moderator and Presenter)
  • • SMART Transportation Division, Ohio Mini-Regional Meeting, Columbus, Ohio 2021
  • B&O General Committee, SMART Transportation Division, Reorganization Meeting, Orlando, Florida 2019
  • SMART Transportation Division – Eastern Regional Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island 2015
  • SMART Transportation Division – Eastern Regional Meeting, Chicago, Illinois 2016
  • SMART Transportation Division – Eastern Regional Meeting, New York, New York 2017
  • SMART Transportation Division – Eastern Regional Meeting, Hollywood, Florida 2018
  • SMART Transportation Division –Annual Meeting, San Diego, California 2019
  • B&O General Committee, SMART Transportation Division, Reorganization Meeting, Orlando, Florida 2015
  • SMART Transportation Division, Illinois Legislative Reorganization Meeting 2020
  • SMART Transportation Division, Indiana Legislative Reorganization Meeting 2020

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Board Member 2019-present
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Past Positions

  • Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Partner, 2002 to 2020