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Robert Clifford to Defend Socrates in Mock Trial

Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices will defend Greek mythological figure, Socrates, in a mock trial hosted by The American College of Trial Lawyers on March 8th, 2014 in La Quinta, California.

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, Robert A. Clifford, has been invited to speak at the Spring Meeting of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The event will consist of a mock trial titled, "The Trial of Socrates Redux: BYO Hemlock", which will be held on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 in La Quinta, California.

Robert A. Clifford and Dan Webb of Winston & Strawn will defend the Greek philosopher, Socrates, who is known for corrupting the youth and disrespecting the Greek gods. Patrick M. Collins of Perkins Coie LLP and Patrick Fitzgerald of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP will represent Athens. The same sides were drawn in last year's popular retrial of Socrates hosted by the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago where Clifford and Webb saved Socrates from death. The Honorable Terrence K. Lavin of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, will also participate in this year's mock trial.

"The trial of Socrates in Chicago was a memorable experience last year," said Clifford. He adds, "I look forward to teaming up with Dan Webb again to represent Socrates at the American College of Trial Lawyers spring meeting". 

The American College of Trial Lawyers is hosting the trial that will be held on the morning of March 8th at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, California. Attendees will be able to get eighty minutes of continuing legal education credit. The event is limited to Fellows, Inductees and a spouse or guest. 

About Robert A. Clifford

Robert A. Clifford was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013 and Crain's Chicago Business named Clifford once again as one of the "most influential people in Chicago" in 2013. Clifford remains committed to raising the quality of the practice of law in the state of Illinois and promoting civility. He was named the 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year. Based upon his trial accomplishments, and his contributions to the legal community and the Chicago area, his colleagues nominated him for the prestigious honor given to one person each year. He is the founder of Clifford Law Offices, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm in Chicago concentrating in aviation, transportation, personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability law. To learn more about Robert Clifford visit

About Clifford Law Offices 

Clifford Law Offices is ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country in the area of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases such as medical malpractice, aviation litigation, products liability, premises liability and transportation litigation. It also has developed a reputation in qui tam litigation or whistleblower cases and handles class action matters as well as commercial litigation cases. To learn more about Clifford Law Offices, visit

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Media Contact: Darla Bea Smith, Clifford Law Offices, 805-895-3400, [email protected]

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