Lyndon M. Flosi currently concentrates his trial practice on the defense of cases involving product liability and toxic tort litigation. He also has prior extensive experience in the areas of automobile/trucking litigation, premises liability and construction litigation.
His overall assignments have included the defense of motor vehicle insureds, trucking companies, construction contractors, elevator/escalator companies, property owners/managers, hotel chains, employers and product manufacturers.
During his 30 plus years of practice, Lyndon has primarily emphasized trial work. His experience includes 13 first chair jury verdicts, in excess of 100 bench trials and/or arbitration hearings, and extensive motion practice. He has also taken and participated in hundreds of depositions, including those of expert witnesses and treating physicians.
Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 1993, Mr. Flosi was in-house counsel for American Family Insurance Group, where his practice focused on personal lines defense, including automobile and premises liability matters.
His responsibilities as an in-house litigator included a caseload of approximately 100 files in which he handled all litigation phases from inception to ultimate resolution or verdict.
- Koehler v. Harley Davidson: This double fatality case involved an intersection collision between a Harley Davidson motorcycle and an Oldsmobile operated by defendant, William Lindsey. Mr. Lindsey turned left in front of the motorcycle, resulting in the deaths of both husband and wife riders.
- In addition to asserting a negligence claim again Mr. Lindsey, the estates of both plaintiffs also set forth strict products liability counts against Harley Davidson and its brake manufacturer/designer, Nissin Brake Ohio and Nissin Kogyo.
- Mr. Flosi and Hinshaw Partner, Jeff Fertl, represented the Nissin defendants. The plaintiffs asked the jury for $6 million for both estates. After a three-week trial, the jury returned a no liability verdict in favor of Harley Davidson and both Nissin defendants.
- Ioan Dumitru v. Juan Mendoza: Plaintiff, a neighbor of the defendant, allegedly was asked to come up on the roof of the defendant’s two-story building in order to assist with the removal of a tree branch which weighed several hundred pounds.
- Plaintiff subsequently fell off the roof and filed litigation against the defendant under a negligence theory. The plaintiff sustained left hip fractures and bilateral fractures/dislocations to his elbows.
- Mr. Flosi defended the defendant homeowner and the case was tried over a period of four days before Judge Abishi Cunningham, in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled in excess of $115,000.
- Prior to trial the plaintiff had demanded the policy limits of $500,000. The offer prior to trial was $50,000. The plaintiff asked the jury for $1.6 million. The jury returned a “no liability” verdict in favor of the defendant.
- J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 1985
- B.A., DePaul University, 1982
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