TWO PROMINENT ILLINOIS LAW FIRMS TEAM UP TO SERVE ROCKFORD COMMUNITY
In a new project, Meyers & Flowers joins Clark Frost Zucchi to represent clients with personal injury claims
CHICAGO, IL – Today, nationally recognized law firm Meyers & Flowers and Rockford-based law firm Clark Frost Zucchi launch a joint venture designed to enhance the level of legal service and care provided to those injured in the Rockford area and throughout Northern Illinois.
The joining of the two Illinois-based Plaintiffs’ firms will strengthen the presence of the personal injury firms in the Rockford market to ensure existing clients and those in need of legal representation have access to renowned legal representation.
By providing clients with the additional resources and experience of two firms, the strategic partnership will provide exceptional legal services in areas of personal injury, including: product liability, wrongful death, motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and a specialization in defective medical device litigation.
Meyers & Flowers and Clark Frost Zucchi share a deep commitment to personalized client care and compassionate advocacy, a shared value that both firms hope to amplify in their collaboration.
Peter Flowers, Meyers & Flowers Founding Partner, said, “We are extremely excited to work in unison with the seasoned attorneys and staff of Clark Frost Zucchi. Throughout the years, I have worked closely with Kevin Frost and his team and have always been impressed by their professionalism and the quality of their work.”
Kevin Frost, Clark Frost Zucchi Partner, said, “This venture allows us to remain firmly grounded in our community and to serve our clients in new ways with a wealth of new resources. I am thrilled for this opportunity and the next chapter for our firm. Clients in our community get the best of both worlds, first class local attorneys with a nationally recognized law firm, with leaving our community.”
After years of friendship, shared referrals, and common case work – notably on the Chemtool litigation active in Rockton, IL and the DePuy ASR hip litigation - Peter Flowers and Kevin Frost recognized the commonalities between their firms’ values and successes in the courtroom, and discussions of a joint venture talk transpired from there. The new partnership boasts a collective 16 experienced attorneys and over 40 professional staff members.
Meyers & Flowers has been headquartered in St. Charles, IL since its inception in 2011 and spans back to an earlier iteration of the firm as Foote Meyers Mielke & Flowers, which opened in 1990. Meyers & Flowers subsequently opened offices in Chicago and Peru, IL. Operating from a simple philosophy – put the client first – Meyers & Flowers has grown from a small but dedicated group of trial attorneys into one of the top law firms in Chicago obtaining historic verdicts throughout the nation.
Serving the Rock River Valley area for more than 40 years, Clark Frost Zucchi with an office in Rockford and Loves Park, Illinois. Always helping their clients obtain the compensation they deserve; Clark Frost Zucchi continues to provide responsive and successful representation to all of their clients.
Meyers & Flowers will continue to operate in Saint Charles, Chicago and Peru, Illinois with Clark Frost Zucchi remaining based in Rockford and Loves Park, but the firms will work jointly on select cases, commuting between offices as necessary.
Advocating Against Chemtool Together
In June 2021, Meyers & Flowers and Clark Frost Zucchi filed some of the first individual civil lawsuits against Chemtool Incorporated and The Lubrizol Corporation on behalf of Rockton, Illinois residents affected by a catastrophic explosion at a local chemical plant.
Since then, the duo has taken on representation of 111 Winnebago County citizens seeking to hold Chemtool accountable for its alleged negligence, willful and wanton conduct, and trespass that created adverse health and safety implications for the local community. Filing suit just days after the disastrous event, Meyers & Flowers and Clark Frost Zucchi have remained entrenched in the legal process and dedicated to obtaining justice for the families affected by this preventable event.
Over A Decade Representing DePuy ASR Hip Clients
In 2014, Peter Flowers spearheaded the $2.5 billion settlement against DePuy Orthopaedics for more than 8,000 patients suffering from defective ASR-hip replacement devices implanted in their bodies. Peter Flowers and Kevin Frost worked jointly to file lawsuit on behalf of 19 individuals suffering from these metal-on-metal devices, recovering more than $2,970,000 for their clients.
The pair has continued to work as co-counsel on various defective hip replacement litigations and medical malpractice claims.
About Meyers & Flowers
Led by Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyer and former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Peter J. Flowers, the Meyers & Flowers’ team of experienced trial attorneys routinely take on large challenges and succeed. For more than two decades, the firm has represented clients both locally in Chicago and nationally in a full spectrum of cases involving catastrophic personal injuries, medical malpractice, workplace injuries and wrongful death.
About Clark Frost Zucchi
The personal injury attorneys of Clark Frost Zucchi are powerful, dedicated advocates for individuals and families in Rockford and throughout the Rock River Valley region. Kevin Frost is an Illinois Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer. He has represented those involved with the Canadian National Train Derailment, the REACT Helicopter Crash and other high profile cases. He and the firm handle all aspects of injury claims and lawsuits, including car and truck accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical negligence, defective medical devices, dangerous or defective drugs, slip-and-fall accidents, and dog bite injuries. For more than 40 years, they have helped injury victims obtain the compensation they need and deserve.