CHICAGO, February 2, 2024Brian LaCien, a founding partner of Smith LaCien LLP – Trial Lawyers, has been named by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 100” Illinois lawyers. The state has more than 94,000 attorneys.

LaCien has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016 and was a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2011 to 2015. Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers in every state, using criteria such as peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. Eligible nominees from more than 70 practice areas are considered.

LaCien has served in a leadership capacity in several national, regional and local law associations. He was selected by the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) to serve on the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Board of Governors. In 2023, he was appointed to four AAJ committees, including the Evergreen Advisory Board, National Finance Council, Membership Oversight and Public Affairs. He continues to serve as a member of its Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee.

Smith LaCien LLP concentrates in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, trucking litigation, birth injuries and mass torts. The firm has a lengthy track record of achieving exceptional results for clients, with more than $2.5 billion in verdicts and settlements, and over 100 cases with results of at least $1 million each.