Chicago Lawyer Loses Appeal in $700,000 Malpractice Lawsuit

Jan. 26, 2023, 11:55 PM

A Chicago lawyer failed in his appeal to reverse a $700,000 judgment against him in a legal malpractice case because he didn’t follow state civil procedures, a unanimous Illinois appellate panel held Thursday.

Robert C. Goldberg, counsel at Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg LLC, argued the trial court making the award improperly admitted evidence. First District Illinois Appellate Court Justice Mary Katherine Rochford wrote that Goldberg failed to file a post-trial motion raising his claim about the evidence. “[A]s the admission of the purportedly improper evidence was not shown to be prejudicial, we affirm,” she wrote for the panel.

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