Brian Hurst grew up in Chicago and has served the city and surrounding community as an attorney for over two decades. He has been recognized by various organizations for his exemplary legal services, talent as a trial lawyer and commitment to the community.
Prior to embarking upon a career in law, Mr. Hurst graduated from Eastern Illinois University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude-with highest honors. He then attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he obtained his law degree. Mr. Hurst serves on the College of Sciences Advisory Board of Eastern Illinois University.
Mr. Hurst is married with two small children. His 3-year-old-son suffers from profound cerebral palsy and requires full-time care. A lifelong resident of Chicago, Mr. Hurst and his family now live in the western suburbs and are actively involved in supporting several charities including Feed My Starving Children, The Salvation Army, the Brain Injury Association of Illinois and Almost Home Kids.
Mr. Hurst has obtained several millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured people in cases involving medical malpractice and other personal injury, including wrongful death, transportation catastrophes and premises liability. In May, 2006, Mr. Hurst, along with Ernest W. Beutel, obtained an Illinois record verdict of $5 Million on behalf of a couple formerly of Du Page County.
Mr. Hurst has also successfully represented injured people before the Illinois Appellate Court. In Booker v. Lal, 312 Ill.App.3d 170, 726 NE.2d. 638, 244 Ill. Dec. 663 (1st Dist. 2000), leave to appeal denied, 731 N.E.2d 762, 246 Ill. Dec. 913, Mr. Hurst successfully represented, on appeal, the rights of heirs of the estate of a deceased woman whom the defense had sought to exclude as wrongful death beneficiaries. Mr. Hurst authored the main and reply briefs and argued the case before the 1st District Appellate Court, Justice Cahill, presiding.
Mr. Hurst has lectured extensively on health care law and personal injury law, including medical malpractice and liability of managed care providers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, and has served on the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. Mr. Hurst has been admitted to the bar in Illinois and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
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