On January 25, 2013, Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci received an award from the Missouri Lawyers Weekly newspaper, at an awards ceremony in St. Louis, for the most reported plaintiffs’ jury verdicts in the State of Missouri for 2012. Only those verdicts reported that had an amount over $100,000 were considered. As trial attorneys, we had the great privilege of representing some really terrific folks at numerous jury trials in 2012 (JVM lawyers tried 10 cases to juries in 2012). We hope we at least made some small, positive difference in the lives of these clients, most of whose lives had been terribly changed by careless actions of others.
While JVM appreciates this award, it is the faith and trust that our clients place in our firm that truly motivates and honors us to enter the Courtroom time and again. We are trial attorneys simply because that is sometimes the only way to bring justice to those who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of others. Too often insurance companies refuse to pay on legitimate claims. Whether it is medical malpractice, slip fall, trucking collision cases, or any other kind of personal injury matter - we know that insurance companies will not pay fair value unless and until they are faced with the very certain risk that a trial attorney will hold them accountable. While we hope that readers do not need our services, we also want everyone to know that if an insurance company refuses to treat you fair - there are still attorneys willing to take your case to a jury trial.