Place of Employment: Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Area of Practice: Catastrophic Personal Injury, Construction Accidents, Civil Rights, Sexual Abuse
Year of Admittance: 2014
CBA Involvement: Vice-Chair Tort Litigation Committee; Special Project Coordinator; Blog Steering Committee; Legislative Liaison
A Paragraph Describing Your Professional Background: Martin D. Gould is an associate attorney and trial lawyer at the Chicago based tort litigation law firm of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, where he concentrates his practice on wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury which includes police misconduct and the representation of victims of sexual abuse. Working alongside Antonio Romanucci, founding partner at the firm, Martin has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of those who have been harmed as a result of wrongful conduct. Recently, Martin and his team recovered a $44.7 million verdict against the City of Chicago in a case where an off-duty police officer shot his friend in the head leaving him paralyzed; this was the largest verdict in Illinois for a police misconduct case. Martin also recovered a $1.4 million settlement against the Diocese of Joliet where his client was sexually abused by a priest as a minor; $1.175 million settlement on behalf of a woman who fell through a plexiglass covering on a rooftop; a $1.1 million settlement in a wrongful police shooting death case in Wisconsin; and a $250,000 verdict in a school bullying case in Woodford County, Illinois, the largest bullying verdict reported in Illinois.
A Paragraph Describing Your Interests When You Aren’t Billing or Blogging: When Martin is not working, he enjoys running or biking; watching the History Channel and Game of Thrones; and traveling the world with his wife, family and/or friends.
Best Thing About Being a Lawyer: The best thing about being a lawyer is being able to help people. In personal injury cases, we often are representing people who are at the most vulnerable time of their lives. No better feeling than being able to improve a client’s life, however large or small.